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University of Washington

Location

Seattle Campus, Seattle United States

Ranking

# 76QS World University Rankings

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2Undergraduate programs

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15Postgraduate programs

About University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2015 rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.

Global Innovation Exchange

The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a global partnership between major research universities and innovative corporations to develop thought leaders in innovation. The first two academic partners are the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, with initial partner support from Microsoft. GIX pioneers new forms of teaching and learning by connecting world-class learners and faculty with research-led companies and non-profits to collaborate on solutions to global challenges.
GIX extends far beyond the walls of the Seattle-area facilities, attracting participants and encouraging collaboration unlimited by geography or discipline. Through project-based learning, students, researchers and industry professionals create solutions to pressing global challenges such as health, sustainability and social innovation.



About University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2015 rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.

Global Innovation Exchange

The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a global partnership between major research universities and innovative corporations to develop thought leaders in innovation. The first two academic partners are the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, with initial partner support from Microsoft. GIX pioneers new forms of teaching and learning by connecting world-class learners and faculty with research-led companies and non-profits to collaborate on solutions to global challenges.
GIX extends far beyond the walls of the Seattle-area facilities, attracting participants and encouraging collaboration unlimited by geography or discipline. Through project-based learning, students, researchers and industry professionals create solutions to pressing global challenges such as health, sustainability and social innovation.



Available programs

The University of Washington offers around 180 undergraduate majors, and class sizes are typically below 100. Applications for enrolling the following autumn open on 1 September every year. You’ll need to apply online and pay an application fee. As well as submitting your SAT/ACT test scores and completed writing section (including personal statement), international students will need to submit proof of their English language proficiency and their high school transcript. Tuition fees for international undergraduate students are currently $34,926 per year. 

The University of Washington offers more than 370 graduate programs, offered through its three campuses as well as online. To apply, you should submit your application via the UW’s graduate school. You will require the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, as well as a master’s if you’re applying for a PhD
  • At least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent – some graduate programs may require a higher GPA
  • Proof of English proficiency, if it’s not your first language 
There may be additional requirements depending on your chosen major.

The graduate school recommends that international students budget $26,898 per calendar year for living costs on top of their tuition fees. To help fund your studies, all students are eligible to take part in assistantships. 

University information

Bachelor

1310+
3+
6+
76+

Master

650+
3+
120+
45,728
69%
31%
7,909
56%
44%
8,220
92%
8%

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

University of Washington is one of the top universities in Seattle, United States. It is ranked #76 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #59
  • 2014
    #59
  • 2015
    #=65
  • 2016
    #65
  • 2017
    #59
  • 2018
    #61
  • 2019
    #66
  • 2020
    #68
  • 2021
    #72
  • 2022
    #=85
  • 2023
    #80
  • 2024
    #63
  • 2025
    #76

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