Ranked the 15th best university in the world*, the UW is home to a renowned medical center and top-ranked programs in medicine, engineering, nursing, law, business and social work.
The UW is the country's top public research institution and one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. Our main campus, situated in an urban neighborhood just minutes from downtown Seattle, draws more than 28,000 UW undergraduates who study in 180 degree programs. Every year, more than 7,000 students augment their learning with hands-on research.
UW students are not required to live on campus, but more than 70 percent of freshmen do, creating a strong and supportive community. Residence halls and other UW facilities are heralded for their environmental sustainability, earning the university accolades from the Sierra Club as the No. 1 Coolest School in America. Hundreds of student organizations and dozens of intramural and club sports enrich the Husky experience.
Our community of students and faculty is constantly turning possibilities into realities. By pursuing both ideas and ideals, by taking action and inspiring action, the UW makes a real-world impact each and every day.
Do you dare to Be Boundless? At the UW, you can.
*2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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