University of Washington

Seattle, Washington, United States
The University of Washington educates a diverse student body to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship.



Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast.


  • We have 16 colleges and schools and offer 1,800 undergraduate courses each quarter.
  • We confer more than 12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees annually.


The Office of Research will create an outstanding climate of support for University of Washington researchers, broadly enabling stellar research advances.


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Master's Programmes

Business & Management (11)
Computer Science & IT (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Education & Training (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Housing services

A variety of housing options are available at the UW. Offering traditional residence halls, the newest state-of-the-art facilities, apartment-style living and fraternity and sorority housing, there is something for everyone.

Library services

  • Articles & Research Databases
  • E-Journals
  • Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
  • E-Newspapers, Media, Maps & More
  • Research Guides
  • Citation Styles & Tools
  • Course Reserves
  • Collections & Archives

ICT services

IT Services provides information systems support for University of Washington Medicine. Its core purpose is about making a difference through the use of information technology for the teaching, research and clinical mission.

Medical services

Hall Health offers many mental health services, including counseling, crisis intervention, medication evaluation, group therapy and support groups, mindfulness meditation and more.

Student Life

Campus life

The UW is a multi-campus university in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell, as well as a world-class academic medical center.

Sports facilities

Club Sports are voluntary Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) established by students who are motivated by a common interest to participate in a specific sport or physical activity. Clubs offer a program of instructional, recreational or competition-based activity; but should not be confused with varsity sports, which are administered by the University of Washington Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and regulated by the NCAA.

Student clubs

Some of the student associations available:

  • HCDE Student Associations
  • HCDE Graduate Student Association
  • The HCDE Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • Undergraduate Student Association
  • The Human Centered Design & Engineering Undergraduate Student Association (HCDESA)
  • UW Japanese Student Association


The University of Washington is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Individual schools and colleges are members of the various accrediting association in their respective fields.

Seattle, Washington, United States