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University of Washington

4.2 out of 5 (16 ratings / 10 reviews) 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.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Education & Training (1)



The UW’s colleges and schools 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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University Ranking

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.
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.


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

Medical services

UW-Seattle offers a wide range of health and wellness services, from exceptional medical care and counseling services to recreation classes, safety resources, peer health advocacy, trainings and more. Some services on this site are limited to currently matriculated UW-Seattle students, while others are open to faculty, staff and the general public.

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.

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. Currently enrolled or prospective students should contact the Office of the Registrar to review accreditation documents for the University and the respective departments to review programmatic accreditation documents.

Student Reviews

I am a young man of 24 year of age and aspiring to became an international business man and to this my aspirations I need to study deep into my area of study and need financial support. I am brilliant and will make optimum use of any opportunity that come
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied at the university of cape coast Ghana. During my study, I gathered a lot of experience and knowledge and will like to acquire more in my field of studies in Otha that I will be well equip for international purposed.

How I came to become academically self-reliant and successful despite lacking the social support to get me there
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Washington offers very solid preparation in terms of coursework difficulty for future careers and academic programs. However, in a school of 45,000, 30,000 of whom are undergraduates, class sizes tend to be curved and very large, even throughout the later years of certain degrees. Biochemistry was unfortunately not an exception to that, and as a result,...

I had a great time at this school overall!! But it wasn't perfect!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed studying Japanese at the University of Washington. There is a nice small library and community for those studying/interested in all East Asia related studies, which helped to make a large university feel a bit smaller and more managable. The school also has a lot of clubs and extracurricular oppurtunities, I mainly enjoyed attending/working in the Japanese...

Seattle, Washington, United States

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