University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Public, Four-years School Located in Seattle, WA

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How much is the UW tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UW's tuition & fees is $12,643 for Washington residents and $41,997 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $32,491 for Washington residents and $61,845 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UW Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Washington Residents Tuition & Fees$12,643
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$41,997
Books & Supplies Costs$900
On-campus Room & Board$16,068
On-campus Expenses$2,880
Off-campus Room & Board$16,068
Off-campus Expenses$2,880
2023-2024 Estimates
Washington Residents Tuition & Fees$13,237
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$44,198

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UW for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $181,352 at UW. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $271,955. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $204,159.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$43,293$63,618$47,434
Sophomore (2024-25)$44,629$66,431$49,748
Junior (2025-26)$46,006$69,393$52,195
Senior (2026-27)$47,425$72,513$54,783
4 Years Total$181,352$271,955$204,159
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$44,629$66,431$49,748
Sophomore (2025-26)$46,006$69,393$52,195
Junior (2026-27)$47,425$72,513$54,783
Senior (2027-28)$48,888$75,800$57,523
4 Years Total$186,947$284,137$214,249
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$46,006$69,393$52,195
Sophomore (2026-27)$47,425$72,513$54,783
Junior (2027-28)$48,888$75,800$57,523
Senior (2028-29)$50,397$79,264$60,424
4 Years Total$192,715$296,970$224,926
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$47,425$72,513$54,783
Sophomore (2027-28)$48,888$75,800$57,523
Junior (2028-29)$50,397$79,264$60,424
Senior (2029-30)$51,952$82,917$63,496
4 Years Total$198,662$310,494$236,227
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$48,888$75,800$57,523
Sophomore (2028-29)$50,397$79,264$60,424
Junior (2029-30)$51,952$82,917$63,496
Senior (2030-31)$53,555$86,771$66,751
4 Years Total$204,791$324,753$248,194

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UW' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Washington, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,625.
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$12,643$41,997
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Washington Four-years Colleges$17,772
Public Schools$6,280$12,625
Private Schools$21,203

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UW and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of Washington-Seattle CampusSeattle, WA$12,643$41,997
University of Rhode IslandKingston, RI$16,408$35,804
University of MississippiUniversity, MS$9,412$26,980
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI$15,988$43,372
University of ArkansasFayetteville, AR$9,748$28,772
University of DelawareNewark, DE$16,080$39,720
University of Nebraska-LincolnLincoln, NE$10,108$27,748
University of California-IrvineIrvine, CA$14,237$45,014
Augusta UniversityAugusta, GA$8,122$23,500
University of Nevada-RenoReno, NV$8,994$25,950
University of VermontBurlington, VT$18,890$43,890

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Washington-Seattle Campus, 15,147 students (42%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $15,700.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UW is $46,145 for students living on-campus and $46,145 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,137 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $14,731 and the average amount of student loans is $6,169.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Washington ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$32,491$61,845
COA (off-campus)$32,491$61,845
Tuition & Fees$12,643$41,997
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,848$19,848
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,848$19,848
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,791$46,145
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,791$46,145
Average Financial Aid$15,700$15,700
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship15,14742%$15,700
Pell Grants6,08817%$5,080
Federal Student Loan6,14717%$5,452
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,13758%-
Grants or Scholarships3,14944%$14,731
Federal Grants1,93427%$5,382
Pell Grants1,30618%$5,058
Other Federal Grants1,93327%$1,967
State/Local Grants1,81525%$8,114
Institutional Grants2,83940%$7,485
Student Loan Aid1,57622%$6,169
Federal Student Loans1,55222%$4,587
Other Student Loans1011%$25,775
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,9001,457$15,246
110,001 or more48888$1,410

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UW's acceptance rate is 53.48%. A total of 48,840 applicants applied to and 26,121 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 7,252 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 27.76%.
To apply to UW, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate53.48%46.40%58.91%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)27.76%29.51%26.71%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has a total of 52,319 students including 36,213 undergraduate and 16,106 graduate students. By gender, there are 22,626 male students and 29,808 female students attending UW. The school offers online degree programs and 1,207 students enrolled online exclusively (2.31% of all students).
Total52,434 22,62629,808
Undergraduate36,201 15,68720,514
Graduate16,233 6,9399,294

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered685 Programs
Online Program Offered15 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered436 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate43.00%
Student Population52,319
Graduation Rate84%
Retention Rate94% (Full-time), 77% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate21 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties4,720 (Full-time), 1,145 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs18,232 (Full-time), 2,457 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$123,439
Average Staff Salary$82,862