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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
27,652
Total Undergrads
Including 3,699 Part-time
5,502
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 67 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $727,481)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $223,522)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 134 165 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 14 14 - Yes
Football 111 - - -
Golf 10 10 - -
Gymnastics - 15 - -
Rowing 64 154 Yes Yes
Soccer 28 27 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Tennis 12 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Kayaking - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 21.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.2%
Hispanic 5.0%
Non-resident alien 7.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 51.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 9
Liquor Law Violation 31
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 71
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ronald from Honolulu, HI
  • 3
  • Like anywhere else, dorm life can be good or bad because it depends mainly on the people around you. At the UW, there is a large amount of diversity among…

  • Apr-15-2012 Read More
  • Anna from Ellensburg, WA
  • 4
  • most of the dorms are average, but there is generally enough room per person and the living areas are kept clean by custodians. many of the dorm buildings are beautiful,…

  • Jan-28-2012 Read More
  • Andrew from Kent, WA
  • 2
  • the dorms are a great place to meet a lot of people. i was on an all male floor and it was really boring because guys generally don't get out…

  • Mar-06-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Rachel from Shoreline, WA
  • Apr-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The newly built dorms have wonderful cafes for sit down dining that are paid for through your dining account. There is also a district market that runs as a healthy grocery store. The options available on campus are standard, vending machines and all restaurants in our HUB are paid with a dining account card.

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  • 3
  • Virginia from Kelso, WA
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are usual pretty boring and frankly, some of their food tastes weird. However, if you go to the HUB or cafes or markets, those are usually quite tasty.

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  • 3
  • Bob from Seattle, WA
  • Mar-28-2014 I am a current student here

    I haven't had much of the campus food because I'm in a frat but from what I did get it was actually petty good!

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  • 5
  • Jonathan from Portland, OR
  • Mar-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a variety of food available on campus, and even more variety on University Ave. Whether Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Hawaiian, or American cuisine, it is available. Food is affordable and proportionate to the serving sizes.

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  • 3
  • Nicole from Seattle, WA
  • Mar-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is generally the same in every building including sushi, pastries, sandwiches, salads, etc. For packaged food, it is amazing! However, I prefer freshly made food, which you can find less than a block away on the ave.

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  • 3
  • UW Student
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The dorm/on campus food options are pretty limited, however, UW is right next to the ave! Also, there are many restaurants in Wallingford and Freemont, which are only a bus ride away if you don't have a car.

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  • 3
  • Aurora from Fall City, WA
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a decent selection of all kinds of food all over campus, the HUB just opened a new food court and the food isn't great quality but it's diverse in choices.

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  • 3
  • Stephanie from Federal Way, WA
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food available is fresh and healthy. The Student Union Building (HUB) or By George in the basement of the Odegaard Library offers a lot of choices, along with quick access to the Ave. and the many restaurant choices there allow all students the opportunity to find whatever they like to eat or drink each day. The dorms also offer awesome food choices each day and stay open pretty late at night, too.

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  • 3
  • Holly from Seattle, WA
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    On campus dining sucks. Avoid it at all costs- particularly if you have dietary restrictions. As a vegetarian, living in the dorms and subsequently eating the food provided was pretty difficult. Off campus food is pretty great- there's a very wide selection that's very close to campus. A lot of great Thai food, pho, sandwiches, and coffee. We do coffee right.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rachel from Shoreline, WA
  • Apr-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a large greek system at UW Seattle. There are thirty three fraternities and seventeen sororities, and we have been adding chapters each year for the past few years. All freshman new members in a chapter live in starting in September when school starts and both sororities and fraternities can be, and usually are cheeper than living in a dorm and having a dining account. The greek system houses are all located across the street from campus in a four block area, and there are about two thousand people in our system which can attest to its strength and offerings.

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  • 0
  • Bob from Seattle, WA
  • Mar-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek life is awesome here at UW. There are a ton of great people that know how to party and have fun while also balancing out school. Although the Greek life is great, it's very time consuming and you might find it difficult to manage your time but it's very doable.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Federal Way, WA
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I plan to attend RUSH this fall to join a sorority, The Greek System is large and the choice in houses (fraternities or sororities) is a wide range. The sorority girls I have met are extremely nice and get along so well. I have also studied at a few sororities, and also stayed the night. This is a fantastic option to create friends for life and know there is always someone around to spend time with at all hours of the day or night. They form a tight bond that is super cool!

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  • 0
  • Elizabeth from Edmonds, WA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a past student here

    The greek life is active, but it can be really nasty. For awhile there was a greek-gossip website where people in the greek system would write really nasty gossip against each other, but it got shut down. Besides that, frats and sororities have a lot of activities and can be a good place to make friends. From my judgment, you're probably better off in the dorms as you can make just as many friends and you don't have to go to all the mandatory meetings and events.

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  • 0
  • Faustina from Kent, WA
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Washington has a very large Greek system, with over 30 fraternities and 18 sororities. Every single person I know in the Greek system loves Greek life. People in the Greek system are typically very outgoing and each house holds different social gatherings for people to get to know each other.

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  • 0
  • Amanda from Seattle, WA
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a big Greek system at the UW, though it isn't stifling. On Mondays you can see groups of fraternity brothers walking in formal wear from class to class. It seems to be a good supportive system for students.

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  • 0
  • Alka from Seattle, WA
  • Nov-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Not a Greek, but most of my Greek friends really like their life as a Greek. The only thing to be conscience of is that it is a lifestyle, so it will take over most everything.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Federal Way, WA
  • Jul-31-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The Panhellenic presence is strong and the GREEK system is alive and well. The fraternities and sororities border the campus and offer another living arrangement for students. My parents met there, as my dad's fraternity was next door to my mom's sorority.

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