University of Washington

By: Kasey Foose

Basic Information

~Public University

~Located in Seattle, Washington

~Less than 3 miles from downtown Seattle.

~Mascot: Husky

~School Colors: Purple & Gold

~Acceptance Rate is around 53%

~Student body is about 54% female and 46% male based on 2014 enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

  • GPA is above a 3.2
  • SAT score above 1300
  • ACT scores above 25
  • They do NOT want any transcripts or letters of recommendation until they have accepted your application.
  • Application fee is $70 (Fee waivers accepted)

Department and Degree

  • I will be earning my masters in Integrated Sciences and have a minor in Environmental Sciences.
  • I would also like to become involved with the Marine Biology and Climate Science Undergraduate Interdisciplinary programs offered at UW.
  • Total number of class credit hours is 160.
It's My Life - University of Washington


Tuition: $48,231 (out of state)

Room & Board: $10,833

Books: $ 1,206

Other Estimated Expenses: $ 2,679

Financial Aid? Once your application is accepted then in order to apply for financial aid you have to go through the U.S. Department of Education. The university does not handle any of the student loans. They do however generously give many scholarships. Only exception is many freshman do not receive many scholarships because they are mostly granted to upper clansmen.

Extra Curricular Activities & Sports

Individual Sports I'd be Interested in: Competitive Archery, Kickboxing, & pretty much and water based activity on Lake Washington. (Ex. Kayaking Club)

Sororities: Delta Gamma & Kappa Sigma

Statistics & Reputation

  • 93% of graduates were able to find a job or internship within 90 days of graduating.
  • is a career center website that helps UW students find a job/internship placement that fits their major or degree.
  • Robert Morse said "UW is really known for a big graduates school, and faculty doing pre-reviewed research. They are also strong in so many fields its almost impossible not to find a place to fit in there."
  • An anonymous graduate reviewed the school on and said "Becoming involved in the multitudes of extracurricular activities offered is the single most important thing you can do as a student at the University of Washington. This is a very, very large school and it's important to find a smaller group to call home."

Interesting Sites & Attraction Close By...

  • Space Needle
  • Pike Place Market
  • Gum Wall
  • Seattle Waterfront Park
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Lake Union
  • Pioneer Square
  • Kerry Park

Fun Facts about UW

  1. UW ranks second in schools that send undergraduate alumni into peace Corps.
  2. Placed 11th in National University Public ranking by US News & World Reports.
  3. In 1981, Robb Weller, ’72, a former UW yell leader, and Bill Bissell, the Husky Marching Band director, came up with the idea for the Wave. It caught on as a staple in sports stadiums nationwide.
  4. The process that brought us color television was invented by UW alumnus Willard Geer, a 1927 physics graduate.
  5. Bubble gum, vinyl, synthetic rubber and the color TV tube were all invented at the UW
Shake it Off feat. UW