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This is the University of Washington: a stunning campus in the heart of an energetic and forward-thinking city. Our students are dreamers and doers, and together we tackle big issues with curiosity, compassion and optimism. As a public university, our mission goes far beyond our campus — and you can help take us in new directions. Come here to explore, create, discover and be part of something bigger.
Because what you care about can change the world.

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We want to learn about you.

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

Freshman application now open

Deadline: November 15


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Freshman viewbook

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

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What ignites your love for learning? With over 180 areas of study to choose from, you can follow your interests and discover new ones.

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We strive to create a home away from home for students of all backgrounds. Our large, diverse Husky family has a place for you! The Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment (MOR) team can be your partner and champion throughout the application process and beyond.
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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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Piedmont, CA
Looking through history books, I never saw my Filipino ancestors’ history or other underrepresented groups. Through my education and the communities I gained at the University of Washington, I ...

B.A. American Ethnic Studies; B.A. Communication

Phoenix, AZ
I am passionate about food access and security, having dedicated much of my time to supporting these causes as the student director of the UW food pantry. Through my experiences as a bioengineering ...

B.S. Biochemistry

Snoqualmie, WA
As a Black Muslim woman, a daughter of immigrant parents, and a first-generation college student, the path toward higher education has not always been easy. However, my dedication to creating ...

B.A. Business Administration: Marketing & Information Systems

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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.

Rickey Hall Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity