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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
  • 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
  • Morgan from Orting, WA
  • 3
  • There are new and old dorm buildings. If you want something excessively nice, feel free to choose the new ones. However dorm life is a bit pricey. Living in the…

  • Sep-06-2014 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-26-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are many options for food in the dorm areas or on the Ave.. they are all delicious and have a huge variety of culture. Though, after awhile, it does get boring.

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  • 5
  • Mary from Seattle, WA
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of food everywhere - on (food trucks, the HUB, cafes) and off campus (U District/The Ave)! From sushi, teriyaki, pizza, Thai and more, there is an endless possibility for delicious food.

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  • 2
  • Tiffany from Tacoma, WA
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    The Asian food here sucks and usually its a gamble when ordering special foods of the day. However food is decent at Cultivate (west campus) and the decent foods are the plain typical chicken strips, fries, pizza,etc. Also having a dining account is VERY convenient.

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  • 4
  • Alisa from Mukilteo, WA
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The food isn't bad until you eat repetitively eat it everyday, multiple times a day. I could only take so many smoked salmon bagels until I spit it back out. Lander has delicious french fries, though they have caused my skin to breakout. But, I suppose any greasy food will do that.

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  • 4
  • Amanda from Lacey, WA
  • Dec-12-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    .Seattle has lots of yummy places but I'm not sure about the college itself.

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  • 3
  • Portia from Bellingham, WA
  • Nov-17-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is great at first, but it can get fairly complacent. There are a lot of really good restaurants nearby campus in order to create a better variety.

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  • 2
  • Caroline from Wichita, KS
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is decent (mostly), but insanely overpriced. I'd suggest getting a very low dining plan and supplementing with trips to QFC and Safeway in University Village or Trader Joe's and Fred Meyer, which can be reached easily by bus. Your food will probably be healthier, too.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 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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