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We want to learn about you.

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

Freshman application

open September 1

Rankings

#3
U.S. Public Institutions
Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018

#5
World’s Most Innovative University
Reuters, 2018

#10
Best Global Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2017

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

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Academics

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

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Costs & financial aid

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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Mollye, 2018

Mollye, 2018
Biology

Santa Cruz, CA

During my time at the UW, I have been able to discover and connect my passions for science, the environment and equitable education as a student, researcher and tutor.

Kamaka’ike (Natalie), 2019

Kamaka’ike (Natalie), 2019
Public Health and Anthropology — Medical Anthropology & Global Health

Seattle, WA

As a proud Native Hawaiian student, I have learned to navigate both traditional and Western ways of knowing in this institution, especially through research and storytelling.

Jiaqi, 2018

Jiaqi, 2018
Anthropology and Dance

Shenzhen, China

Studying abroad in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America during my time at the UW, I have grown into a community-driven anthropologist and dance artist who connects widely across geography and disciplines.

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