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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 38 - University of Washington


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The University of Washington (UW) is a top public research university located in Seattle, Washington and receives more federal research dollars than any other U.S. public university. The university has been home to 7 Nobel Prize winners, 17 MacArthur Fellows, and many other distinguished scholar. The university is located in an urban neighborhood just minutes from downtown and has also been named one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.


Washington offers a vibrant campus life with many opportunities for students to get involved in extracurricular activities, such as student organizations, athletics, and internships.


Notable alumni include actors Jean Smart and Anna Faris, Bruce Lee (yes, of Enter the Dragon fame) and elevator music legend Kenny G.


Here are some unique things about the university:

  • Innovation: UW is known for being a hub for innovation, with inventions such as bubblegum, vinyl, synthetic rubber, and the color TV tube being invented on campus.

  • Research: UW is known for its medical, engineering, and scientific research, and it is a member of the Association of American Universities. According to the National Science Foundation, UW spent $1.41 billion on research and development in 2018, ranking it 5th in the nation.

  • Diversity: UW is a diverse learning community, with students from different backgrounds and cultures. The university is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Campuses: UW has three campuses across the state of Washington, in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell.

  • Academic programs: UW offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs across its 16 schools and colleges. The most popular majors at the university include social sciences, computer and information sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, engineering, business, management, marketing, and related support services, health professions and related programs, psychology, and communication.

  • Education: UW is ranked as the No. 6 public school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and the College of Education is ranked No. 14 among all education schools


The acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle was 51%. The average SAT score for admitted students is between 1230-1460, and the average ACT score is between 27-33.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://admit.washington.edu/apply/

Go Huskies! (As an Oregonian that was difficult to say and I didn’t really mean it.)


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