University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Seattle, USA

  • 1861

  • 15.9%

    International Students
  • 15

    No. of Programs
  • 68

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

The University of Washington (UW), a public research university in Seattle, Washington, is considered to be amongst the best public universities to study in, around the Seattle region.  Founded in 1861 the University of Washington operates an early entrance program and a Transition School . In 2018, the Academic Rankings of World Universities, ranked the university 14th, worldwide. It has bagged the 59th rank in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges and National Universities. As per the US News Rankings, UW has been ranked #62 in National Universities and #52 in Most Innovative Schools 2020. Meanwhile, the QS WUR 2020 ranked the university at #68 in the world.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Spread over 703 acres of land, the University of Washington  offers a variety  of bachelor's, masters  and doctoral degrees through the  140 departments within the university. As the flagship institution among  the six public universities in Washington State, it is known for its research in medicine, science, as well as its highly-competitive computer science and engineering programs. The most popular majors at the University of Washington include Social Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, Engineering; and Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Related Support Services, and Biological & Biomedical Sciences. In 1990, the University of Washington opened the additional campuses, UW Bothell, and UW Tacoma. The main highlights of the campus are 26 university libraries, art centres , and lecture halls, ground for sports activities, museums, laboratories, and conference halls. The most popular majors at the 

Accomplishments & Alumni 

The University of Washington has received many accolades and accomplished many goals, which include student goals along with institutional goals. Among them, QS Rankings recognised the UW as one of the top 60 universities with impeccable Graduate Employability. It has also maintained itself to be among the top 15 in subjects like Nursing, Library and Information Management, Dentistry and Earth and Marine Sciences. The university has been home to  many notable alumni and faculty members, including 20 Nobel Prize laureates and numerous Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, as well as members of other distinguished institutions. Furthermore, Baskin Robbins co-founder Irv Robbins, Nobel Prize-winning biologist Linda B. Buck; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson and MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, are considered to be the real gems of UW. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

With more  than 54,000 students enrolling at the university every year, the  University of Washington boasts of being an institution with one of the most diverse student bodies in the US, with 17% of the students being International Students, while 33% of the students belong to minority groups. The University of Washington had 46000+ total enrollments as of Autumn 2016, making it the largest university on the west coast by student population despite its selective admissions process. The University of Washington continues to benefit from its deep historical ties and major collaborations with numerous technological  giants in the region who even participate in the campus placements, such as Amazon, Boeing, Nintendo, and particularly Microsoft. Paul G. Allen, Bill Gates and others spent a significant time at Washington computer labs for a startup venture before founding Microsoft.

COVID-19 Response 

In a bid to ensure the safety of the students, staff and faculty, the University of Washington has implemented an appropriate COVID-19 Response. From Hybrid models of learning, extensive student support to maintaining the health and safety of the students through strict social distancing measures. 

  • The University of Washington has decided to offer more than 90% of classes in online mode. Only those classes that cannot be taught remotely will be conducted in person at the Seattle campus. All safety measures and physical distancing shall be maintained within the campus while conducting the classes on  the campus.
  • The university has also started the Student Technology Loan Program through which students can borrow laptop and tablet, in case they need it.
  • Faculty and other team members of the university have worked together to offer quality online courses. The team has created systematic plans for the Fall term and aims to provide standard content to students and keep students with the faculty and team members of the university through remote communication.

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