University of Washington, Seattle Campus (UW)

Seattle, WA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Wildlands, Fish and Wildlife Management and Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Danish Language and Literature
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science/Technology
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Korean Language and Literature
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Latin Language and Literature
Music Performance
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Other History
Other Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Russian Language and Literature
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Swedish Language and Literature
Uralic / Finnish Languages, Literatures and Linguistics


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Construction Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Design & Visual Communications


Major Bachelors Masters
Biology Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health
Medical Informatics
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
Other Nursing
Other Public Health
Other Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy Technician (PharmD)
Physician Assistant
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Museology/Museum Studies
Nutrition Sciences

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD, SJD)
Intellectual Property Law
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law (LL.M., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD, SJD)
Tax Law/Taxation (LL.M, J.S.D./S.J.D.)

Library Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)
Other Library Science

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Human/Medical Genetics
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Other Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Other Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Geology/Earth Science
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Corrections and Criminal Justice

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
American Indian/Native American Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Studies
European Studies/Civilization
French Studies
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Scandinavian Studies
Social Sciences
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Information Technology

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UW Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 21 Reviews

57% of students gave University of Washington, Seattle Campus 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

Classes are large your first 2 years and you really have to be a self advocate to learn everything. However, as you get into your major classes are smaller with professors that love what they are teaching and really want to help you learn.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1968

Academics Rating

In graduate school most classes were under 20 people with the professor teaching . The professors are updated and not stodgy, and readily accessible. The workloads are reasonable but one must be ready for the challenge. There is great comradery amongst the staff and students.

UW Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Average Freshman GPA 3.00
Retention Rate 93%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held June through September and in December and March.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Weekend College
  • External Degree Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools
  • Washington Semester (American University)

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at University of Washington, Seattle Campus

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 33%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 10%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 49%
  • 100+ Students: 8%
Fewer than 20 Students 33%
50 - 100 Students 10%
20 - 49 Students 49%
100+ Students 8%

Faculty at University of Washington, Seattle Campus

Total Faculty 3,752
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 15
Full-Time Professors 3,046
Male Faculty 2,259
Part-Time Professors 706
Women Faculty 1,493

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