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February 21, 2019

Percent of students pursuing STEM majors

University of Washington

In fall 2018, 41 percent of UW students were pursuing at least one science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) major. Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting


UW students from Washington counties

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All 39 Washington counties have students at the UW. Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting


Number of 2018–19 Husky Promise students

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During the 2018–19 academic year, 32 percent of UW undergraduates from Washington (nearly 10,000 students) are eligible for the Husky Promise, which covers the tuition and fees of students with financial need.* Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting *Through a combination of state, federal and UW local funds.


Percentage of first-generation incoming freshmen

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Over 32 percent of incoming freshmen from the U.S. will be the first in their families to attain a bachelor’s degree. Half of UW Bothell students and 59 percent of UW Tacoma students are first generation. Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting


January 24, 2019

Amount of federal research dollars

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The UW receives more federal research dollars than any other public university in the nation. Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting


December 5, 2018

Number of members in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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96 UW faculty members have been part of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since the program’s founding in 1780. Source: Office of Research, UW News


November 29, 2018

2018–2019 Pell Grant recipients

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In 2018-2019, 26 percent of undergraduates are eligible for Federal Pell Grant Funding. As of the most recent data (2016–2017), more than 11,000 undergraduates received Pell Grants — more than all of the Ivy League Schools combined. Source: The Office of Planning & Budgeting


November 26, 2018

Apple Cup record

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As of the 2018 season, the University of Washington football team’s series record against Washington State University is 73-32-6. The matchup wasn’t called the Apple Cup until 1962; prior to that, the Huskies and the Cougars played for the Governor’s Trophy. Source: UW Dawg Pound


November 19, 2018

Undergraduate research

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In Academic Year 2016-2017, 8,411 students worked under the close guidance of UW faculty mentors, spending approximately 1,450,259 hours devoted to research. Source: Office of Research


November 8, 2018

Percent of Washington residents in 2018 freshman class

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Across all three campuses, 72 percent of the fall 2018 entering class are Washington residents. This is the largest number of Washington residents in UW history. Source: UW News



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