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Sea Lessons

Oceanography major Deana Crouser, ’19, did more than just get her feet wet on the R/V Rachel Carson. She helped peer into the future of our oceans.

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Contaminants close
to home

UW professors and students are studying how arsenic ended up in nearby lakes — and how it affects the food web far into the future.

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The University for Washington

Through educating students, creating jobs, caring for patients and beyond, the UW’s $15.7 billion impact on our state’s economy generates prosperity and innovation for communities across Washington.

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Seeing himself in
the science

Urban ecology is the study of how people and nature interact — and UW Tacoma professor Christopher Schell believes that recognizing inequalities in urban areas leads to better science.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

Black-footed albatross bird in flight
Climate Change

Protecting biodiversity in the high seas

Leaders are updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world’s ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, according to marine scientists.

UW News

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UW ranked No. 5 for veterans

The UW is among the best colleges for veterans, according to, an online career resource. The website looked at public universities across the country to find schools that best supported veterans.

UW News

Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Campus Events

MLK Week

Join the University of Washington community as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy; honor the work of generations of everyday activists; and rededicate ourselves to creating a just and equitable future for all.


Fast Facts

Did you know?

32% of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college.

For Washington

All 39 counties in Washington state are represented by students at the UW.