Commanding a position among the world's premier educational and research institutions, we at UW know that as we reach for ever-higher levels of excellence in education, research, and community service our greatest asset is people. Our environment promotes diversity, fosters effective community involvement, stimulates the intellect, encourages artistic pursuits, and provides the inspiration and refreshment of settings that feature great natural beauty. All of which has led UW to be nationally recognized as a
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.