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Colleges and schools

What are you driven to discover? A lifesaving cure? An entirely new art form? A solution for greener technologies? At the UW, you’ll do more than read about change; you’ll be the catalyst making positive change happen. Explore our colleges, schools and programs.

The UW has thriving campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma and robust professional and continuing education programs.

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College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences provides a cutting-edge liberal arts education with rich opportunities to explore our cultural and natural worlds through its 38 departments, 71 programs and centers, and the Jackson School of International Studies.

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College of Built Environments

At the College of Built Environments, we focus on planning, design, construction and management of our built environments. We prepare graduates to create innovative urban infrastructure for the future.

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Foster School of Business

The Michael G. Foster School of Business is a collaborative learning community of faculty, staff, students, alumni and business leaders dedicated to the creation, application and sharing of management knowledge. 

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School of Dentistry

A global leader in oral health research, the School of Dentistry prepares students to be true 21st-century dentists with evidence-based training grounded in the latest advances of biological and materials science.

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College of Education

An effective public education system for a diverse citizenry is the cornerstone of democracy. At the College of Education, we’re dedicated to making an excellent education a daily reality for every student in every community.

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College of Engineering

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering educates outstanding engineers and develops ideas that change the world. A leader in engineering education, discovery and innovation, the college includes nine departments and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

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College of the Environment

Spanning the forests to the seas, from the depths of the earth to the edges of the solar system, the College of the Environment is an unrivaled constellation of environmental research, education and application.

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The Graduate School

The UW offers more than 370 graduate programs across all three campuses and online, from master’s to doctoral programs for people who are launching or continuing academic, research or professional careers.

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School of Law

One of the nation’s top public law schools and one of the world’s most respected centers for interdisciplinary legal study, the School of Law prepares students to succeed as leaders for the global common good.

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The Information School

The Information School explores the relationship between information, technology and people. Graduates apply their expertise for the advancement of science, business, education and culture.

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School of Medicine

The UW School of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation’s top providers of medical education. The school is a leader in training of primary-care physicians and advancing medical knowledge through scientific research.

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School of Nursing

For more than 27 years, the UW School of Nursing has been a top-rated nursing school. Our mission is to advance nursing science and practice through generating knowledge and preparing future leaders in health fields.

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School of Pharmacy

Nationally and globally ranked, the School of Pharmacy educates the next generation of pharmacy and research leaders and trains students for a career that combines a love of science and patient-centered health care.

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Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

One of the best public policy schools in the nation, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance upholds a tradition of rigorous study, innovative research and public service.

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School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is dedicated to fostering healthy people in sustainable communities – locally, nationally and globally. Our 10,000+ graduates have gone on to create transformative change to improve people’s lives.

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School of Social Work

The School of Social Work is a nationally recognized leader in solving the most demanding social issues of our day through rigorous research, academic innovation and public service. We turn powerful new ideas into lasting social change.

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Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Ranked among the top programs in the nation, the Allen School educates tomorrow’s innovators and engages in research that advances the fields of computer science and engineering. It is a unit of the College of Engineering.

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The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Combining the social sciences, humanities and professional fields, the Jackson School prepares students to become leaders with a keen understanding of our increasingly interconnected globe. It is a unit of the College of Arts & Sciences.

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