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University of Washington-Seattle Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,699 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 67 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $727,481)
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


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alexandra from WA
  • 3
  • I do not live on campus. My commute is about 12 miles, which takes between an hour and two hours, depending on the time of day. This makes it difficult…

  • Feb-29-2016 Read More
  • 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
  • Sofia
  • 4
  • Your dorm could be your friend base, but it also be a place to sleep. You make that experience what you want it to be. …

  • Dec-10-2015 Read More
  • Daniel from Ridgefield, WA
  • 4
  • Earplugs are a necessity if you plan on sleeping before 12. While many students do go to sleep earlier, even a few students being loud will keep an entire 1/4…

  • Oct-03-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • admitted uw student
  • May-10-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    there are a lot of dining options to choose from, especially in the husky union building (hub), so i would recommend going there for lunch, as it has about five or six different choices for dining. also, the food in the residence halls is reasonably priced and is an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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  • 5
  • Alexandra from WA
  • Feb-29-2016 I am a current student here

    There are vending machines with snack food (chips, pretzels, candy, and sometimes fruit snacks) in almost every building. About a third of buildings have a small cafes, where you can purchase coffee and the same few healthy food options. The HUB has several food options, such as pizza, pasta, diner-style food (like chicken strips and burgers), and a few different Asian food options. -- About a block from UW is a street known as the Ave which has dozens of small shops and restaurants. They vary from cafes to brewpubs to Thai restaurants. Each seats about 30-40 people. By bus, there is access to University Village (with larger restaurants) and downtown Seattle (with more expensive upscale restaurants).

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  • 3
  • Carmen from WA
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    The Local Point is ok. The Hub offers a nice variety, and I haven't really explored the 8 much since I live on West Campus. The District Market offers a decent selection of items if you want to make your own meals.

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  • 5
  • Yael
  • Dec-14-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    A lot of good places to eat

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  • 4
  • Sofia
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    The options are great. It's super expensive but you have a mandatory meal plan as a first year so it doesn't really matter (don't get above a Level 1, you really have enough money with that-especially if you eat out at all or go home regularly).

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  • 4
  • Student
  • Oct-17-2015 I am a current student here

    There's a lot of restaurants on and off campus. Additionally there is the uvillage and its only a short bus ride away. Downtown is close by too.

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  • 4
  • Daniel from Ridgefield, WA
  • Oct-03-2015 I am a current student here

    Food is expensive in the city. Seattle prices will get you whether you live on or off campus, but the food is great. While it is spendy, it is also good quality and there are a wide variety of different dining options for all students. You can eat in a legit restaurant that seats and serves you, or get food from a food cart and everything in between, all payable by Husky card.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ted from Cathlamet, WA
  • Jul-21-2017 I am a current student here

    If you are in a house all you do is get drunk and party, if not, you are never even let into a party.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Federal Way, WA
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    The Greek system rocks and the brotherhood or sisterhood that occurs is a lifelong opportunity that creates special relationships that are real and strong!

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  • 0
  • Alisa from Mukilteo, WA
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Honestly, Greek life is there, if you want to join, join. If you feel it's not fitting, you can always drop. There's lots of great people in and out of greek life.

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  • 0
  • Chris from Seattle, WA
  • Jul-26-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There is an extensive thorofare of fraternities, several, upwards of 20.

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  • 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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