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This is the University of Washington, and our home is a stunning campus in the heart of an energetic and forward-thinking city. Our students are dreamers and doers, and together we aim to be the greatest public university in the world — as measured by our impact. Join us to unleash potential, create beauty and spark action.
Because what you care about can change the world.

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The UW values the diversity of experience, culture and talent of our students. You aren’t just a set of numbers. We want to know more.



Among U.S. Public Institutions
Times Higher Education, 2021
Most Innovative University in the World
Reuters, 2019
Public U.S. University that "Pays Off the Most"
CNBC Make it, 2020


Experience the UW for yourself. Only you can decide if it feels like home.

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Freshman viewbook

Click to kick off your Husky Experience! Explore highlights of UW, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with this interactive guide.

Interactive viewbook

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At the UW, we see things differently. That goes for majors, too. What ignites your love for learning?

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We believe everyone should have the opportunity to attend the UW. Finances should not be a barrier to getting a world-class education.

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Student Life

Your Husky Experience doesn’t end when you leave the classroom. The time you spend outside of class can be just as transformative.

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Bellevue, WA
Through the various STEM and non-STEM classes I have taken, research I have conducted, and volunteering I have done throughout my time at UW, I have learned how powerful education and medicine can ...

B.A.: Biochemistry; B.A.: English

Oslo, Norway
As an international student from Norway, I have combined my insatiable curiosity for the universe with my passion for addressing the needs of international students at the UW. Through my research, I ...

B.S.: Astronomy; B.S.: Physics: Comprehensive Physics

Seattle, WA
As a proud daughter of Filipino immigrants and an aspiring physician, I look forward to advocating and serving underrepresented communities. My husky experience helped me integrate the knowledge and ...

B.S.: Public Health-Global Health; B.A.: Medical Anthropology and Global Health; B.S.: Anthropology of Globalization

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As a university that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we know that all student experiences…contribute to the vibrancy and excellence of our campus community

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