The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2015 rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.  So what defines our students, faculty and community members? Above all, it’s our belief in possibility and our unshakable optimism. It’s a connection to others near and far. It’s a hunger that pushes us to tackle challenges and pursue progress. It’s the conviction that together we can create a world of good. Join us on the journey.

UW named TOP 10 GLOBAL UNIVERSITY by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings( tied with Johns Hopkins University and Yale University), and No. 2 among US public institutions.

RANKINGS: UW ranked among the top 10 most innovative universities in the world by Reuters, No. 25 world university ranking in The Times Higher Education, and ranked No. 13 by the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities from the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai JiaoTong University.  ARTS & SCIENCES ALUMNUS WINS NOBEL: 2017 NOBEL PRIZE in Physiology or Medicine awarded  jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall — an alumnus of the University of Washington — along with Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.”

The following UW AREAS OF STUDY ranked in the top 25 of the U.S. News & World Report Global University Rankings by subject: Biology and biochemistry (No. 14), Clinical medicine (No. 7), Geosciences (No. 5), Immunology (No. 10), Materials science (No. 25), Microbiology (No. 3), Molecular biology and genetics (No. 7), Neuroscience and behavior (No. 20), Pharmacology and toxicology (No. 5),Social sciences and public health (No. 8).


Location & Facilities

Seattle is a seaport city  in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, in Washington State. A world class city with many attractions and surrounded by unmatched natural beauty: it has abundant parks and greenbelts: that is why it is called the "Emerald City" . The major industries in Greater Seattle: Aerospace., Agriculture., Life Sciences & Healthcare., Clean Technology., Information Communication Technology, Maritime.  Home to Amazon, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Expedia Microsoft, among others.

CAMPUS. The UW is a multi-campus university in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell. HOUSING: Love where you live. Live where you learn. Discover a lifestyle that keeps you closer to everything: friends, classes, dining, and boundless opportunity. Join our 7,500 satisfied residents in on-campus housing. Undergraduate Students: Our residence halls, anchored by our Residential Life Program, provide comfort, connection and support to help make your university experience enriching, rewarding and fun. Graduate Students: Consider our on- and off-campus apartments if you are looking for a more private environment and the independence of apartment life. WASHINGTON ATHLETICS:

Washington Athletics inspires champions on the field and in the classroom. Like the region and world-class University they represent, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities. The Huskies (Football Team)  have consistently placed among the top three universities in the Pac-12 in both Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR).


List of Departments (Faculties)

Undergraduate, graduate, Bachelor`s, Master`s and PhDs.

The UW is a WORLD-CLASS ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER. 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.  It is recognized as a Carnegie Research University, very high Research Activity,


Courses offered

COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES: 1 With 9,400 undergraduate majors, 9,500 undergraduate pre-majors, and 2,700 graduate students, Arts and Sciences is the largest College at the University, producing more than half of all UW bachelor’s degrees on the Seattle campus. Our students have been honored repeatedly as Rhodes Scholars, Gates Cambridge Scholars, and Goldwater Scholars. Undergraduates pursuing non-Arts and Sciences degrees still take about 40 percent of their credit hours in the College.  More than 6,500 undergraduate courses offered annually, 1,115 academic and research faculty. The UW Mathematics' department ranked in the Top 50. worldwide. The UW English department ranked as the 3rd best place in the country to study.  More than 50 languages taught.

v  ARTS DIVISION: Departments: Art + Art History + Design, Dance, Drama, Music, : DXARTS (Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media),

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY + DESIGN: The School of Art + Art History + Design, one of the largest majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a diverse education in the visual arts. Degrees: BACHELOR OF ARTS in Art History, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts, Painting and Drawing, Photomedia, Ceramics, Glass, and Sculpture, Visual Communication Design, Interaction Design, Industrial Design. MASTER OF FINE ARTS,, Ceramics, Glass, and Sculpture, Painting and Drawing, Photomedia, MASTER OF DESIGN. MASTER OF ART, Art History, PHD, ART HISTORY.

The SCHOOL OF DRAMA develops innovative and courageous artists and scholars poised to be the creative leaders of tomorrow.  Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Drama, Drama Performance, Drama Design, and Individualized Studies (Musical Theater); Master of Fine Arts options in Acting (Professional Actor Training Program), Directing, Costume Design, Lighting Design, and Scenic Design; PhD, Theatre History and Criticism.

DANCE PROGRAM: The UW Dance Program prepares students considering careers in performance and choreography, dance education, and dance-related fields such as arts administration and physical therapy. The program also offers one of the most respected and innovative Master of Fine Arts degree programs in the country. Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Dance; Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (Musical Theater).

The SCHOOL OF MUSIC explores a diverse anthology of musical opportunities that ranges from studying and performing classical works to pioneering new directions in music. The School’s degree programs reflect the dual nature of music as a creative art—requiring constant renewal through the efforts of composers, performers, and teachers—and a branch of the humanities, subject to scholarly study and interpretation.  Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music and Individualized Studies (Musical Theater); Bachelor of Music; Master of Arts; Master of Music; Doctor of Musical Arts; PhD..

The CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA (DXARTS) establishes the UW as a leading institution for the creation and study of new and experimental genres of digital art and culture. Designed to support the emergence of a new generation of hybrid artists, DXARTS fosters the invention of new forms of digital and experimental arts.  Degrees: PhD in digital and experimental art practice, with concentrations in sound, video, animation, mechatronics, and telematics.

v  HUMANITIES DIVISION. Exposure to the humanities—engagement with texts, languages, history, culture, and civilization—is essential preparation for students to become informed citizens and productive members of society

DEPARTMENTS: Asian Languages & Literature:, Classics, Comparative History of Ideas, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, English, More French & Italian Studies, Germanics, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese Studies. Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, PhD, with specializations in different fields..

v  NATURAL SCIENCES DIVISION:  DEPARTMENTS: Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Speech & Hearing Science, Statistics

The natural sciences provide us with methods to investigate and understand ourselves, our world and the universe, from the subatomic to the cosmic level. As we learn more about our world, we also come to understand our place within it as individuals and as a species. Discoveries in the sciences, often emerging from basic research, transform society as they address everything from disease to global warming. DEGREES: Bachelor of Science MASTER'S  and PhD.

SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION: The departments and centers of the Social Sciences Division study diverse and complex questions about societies and human behavior, including how human communities develop, how they are organized, and how they shape and are shaped by individuals.  DEPARTMENTS: American Ethnic Studies American Indian Studies Anthropology Communication Economics, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Geography, Law, Societies, and Justice, Philosophy Political Science Sociology, THE HENRY M. JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: Combining the social sciences, humanities and professional fields, the Jackson School prepares students to become leaders with a keen understanding of our increasingly interconnected globe. It is a unit of the College of Arts & Sciences.   Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and PhD.

o    COLLEGE OF BUILT ENVIRONMENTS: At the College of Built Environments, we focus on planning, design, construction and management of our built environments. We prepare graduates to create innovative urban infrastructure for the future.

o    FOSTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: The Michael G. Foster School of Business is a collaborative learning community of faculty, staff, students, alumni and business leaders dedicated to the creation, application and sharing of management knowledge.

o    SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY: A global leader in oral health research, the School of Dentistry prepares students to be true 21st-century dentists with evidence-based training grounded in the latest advances of biological and materials science.

o    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: An effective public education system for a diverse citizenry is the cornerstone of democracy. At the College of Education, we’re dedicated to making an excellent education a daily reality for every student in every community.

o    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: The College of Engineering educates outstanding engineers and develops ideas that change the world. A leader in engineering education, discovery and innovation, the college includes nine departments and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Ranked among the top programs in the nation, the Allen School educates tomorrow’s innovators and engages in research that advances the fields of computer science and engineering. It is a unit of the College of Engineering.

o    DEGREES: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Combines Bachelor's/Master Program, PhD. and Postdoctoral Research Program.

o   COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT: Spanning the forests to the seas, from the depths of the earth to the edges of the solar system, the College of the Environment is an unrivaled constellation of environmental research, education and application.

o    THE GRADUATE SCHOOL: The UW offers more than 370 graduate programs across all three campuses, from Master’s to Doctoral programs for people who are launching or continuing academic, research or professional careers. It offers interdisciplinary graduate programs, interschool and intercollege program.

o   THE INFORMATION SCHOOL:  The Information School explores the relationship between information, technology and people. Graduates apply their expertise for the advancement of science, business, education and culture.

o   SCHOOL OF LAW: One of the nation’s top public law schools and one of the world’s most respected centers for interdisciplinary legal study, the School of Law prepares students to succeed as leaders for the global common good.

o    SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: The UW School of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation’s top providers of medical education. The school is a leader in training of primary-care physicians and advancing medical knowledge through scientific research.

o   SCHOOL OF NURSING: For more than 27 years, the UW School of Nursing has been a top-rated nursing school. Our mission is to advance nursing science and practice through generating knowledge and preparing future leaders in health fields.

o   SCHOOL OF PHARMACY: Nationally and globally ranked, the School of Pharmacy educates the next generation of pharmacy and research leaders and trains students for a career that combines a love of science and patient-centered health care.

o    DANIEL J. EVANS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND GOVERNANCE:  One of the best public policy schools in the nation, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance upholds a tradition of rigorous study, innovative research and public service.

o    SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: The School of Public Health is dedicated to fostering healthy people in sustainable communities – locally, nationally and globally. Our 10,000+ graduates have gone on to create transformative change to improve people’s lives.

o    ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps Programs)

o   SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK: The School of Social Work is a nationally recognized leader in solving the most demanding social issues of our day through rigorous research, academic innovation and public service. We turn powerful new ideas into lasting social change.

o    UNDERGRAD INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS: Arctic Studies (ARCTIC), Honors (HONORS), Program on the Environment (ENVIR) -- College of the Environment, Quantitative Science (Q SCI) -- College of the Environment

TUITION: Students enrolled in a tuition-based program on any UW campus will be charged tuition (which comprises the operating and building fee), a Technology Fee, and a Services & Activity Fee. Other mandatory fees differ between the campuses. UW in Seattle also charges and IMA Bond Fee, a Facilities Renovation Fee, and a U-PASS fee. 2017-18 Tuition and Fees (Annual Academic Year): UNDERGARDUATE. TOTAL TUITION AND FEES (includes: Total Technology fee, Tuition Fee, Services & Activity fee, IMA Bond Fee,. Facilities Renovation and U-PASS fess); Seattle Campus: $ 35,538  Bothell Campus::$ 35,475; Tacona Campus: 4 35,610;



There different types available: Need-based financial aid,

Student loan, Short-Term Loan Program, Scholarships (Scholarships for prospective freshmen, Scholarships for current UW undergraduate students, Scholarships, fellowships and assistantships for graduate students.  Also available Student employment.