University of Washington-Seattle Campus


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: Washington


The University of Washington Seattle is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. It is located in north central Seattle, a city that combines unparalleled natural beauty with small-town friendliness, a Pacific Rim outlook and cosmopolitan amenities.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 39675
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Faculty: 3440

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
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Contact Information


Seattle Washington 98195


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Main Phone: 206-543-2100

Additional Campuses:
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246

Admissions Contact:
Philip A Ballinger
Director of Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Undergraduate transfer students GPA requirements vary based on program of study.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit is granted for courses taken at accredited colleges and universities, provided that such credits have been earned through university-level courses appropriate to the student's degree program at the University of Washington (UW).

Credits (Min/Max):
Lower-division credit maximum - 90 credits. Maximum total transfer credits - 135 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
Scores from SAT or ACT are required of transfer applicants who have fewer than 40 transferable college credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation are not required for admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
All applicants must write a personal statement and submit it with their application for admission.

Application Fee:
Yes, $50 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted with the application.

Other Requirements:
Students are asked to complete an Academic Planning Worksheet for their intended major as part of the admission application.

Fall Deadline:
February 15

Spring Deadline:
December 15

Summer Deadline:
February 15

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 4541

Transfers Accepted: 2119

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 47%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2009



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Community College Transfer Student Scholarships - Martin Achievement Scholarship, Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program, Washington NASA Space Grant Community College Transfer Scholarships

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