University of Washington

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 66
  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 28

Student Services and Facilities

Disability support

  • Disability Resources for Students Office is committed to providing reasonable academic accommodation for students with disabilities and strives to support the University in the inclusion of students with disabilities as independent, responsible, and productive members of the campus community.

Students' Union

  • UW has over 750 registered student organisations which offer excellent opportunities for students to experience personal growth, meet new friends, and share common interests with other students, faculty, and staff.


  • The University of Washington (UW) was founded in 1861 and is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast.
  • The UW receives more federal research funding than any other American public university.
  • National Taiwan University ranks the UW 4th among the world’s universities and first among American public universities in scientific research (2012).
  • UW’s undergraduate program ranked 42nd among national universities and tied it for 10th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report (2012).
  • Our students include 136 Fulbright Scholars, 35 Rhodes Scholars, 7 Marshall Scholars, and 4 Gates Cambridge Scholars.
  • More than 260 companies have been started by UW faculty, students, or with UW developed technology.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Jeffrey Brotman – founder of Costco.
  • Dale Chihuly – glass artist.
  • Beverly Cleary – beloved children’s author.
  • Bonnie Dunbar – U.S. astronaut.
  • Alex Ekwueme – Nigerian statesman.
  • Thomas Foley – politician and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • William H. Gates – Seattle attorney and community activist; father of Bill Gates.
  • Kenny 'G' Gorelick – pop-jazz musician best known for his saxophone.
  • Bruce Lee – actor and martial artist.
  • Kyle MacLachlan – actor.
  • Warren Moon – former NFL quarterback.
  • Donald Peterson – former President and CEO of Ford Motor Company.
  • Ann Rule – author.
  • Art Wolfe – legendary wildlife and nature photographer.
  • Minoru Yamasaki – architecture.


University of Washington, Office of Admissions, 1410 NE Campus Parkway , Box 355852 , Seattle WA 98195-5852