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The Territorial University of Washington opened in the remote village of Seattle on November 4, 1861, with a faculty of one - a remarkable professor who taught Latin, Greek, English, history, algebra, and physiology to a handful of students.

Today, some 4000 University of Washington faculty educate nearly 70,000 students per year in twenty schools and colleges in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma, and through the innovative Distance Learning program.

In the original classic fields of study, and in disciplines that were unimagined in 1861, UW faculty members continue to expand the boundaries of knowledge in their research, and to disseminate that knowledge to their students, with hands-on participation at all levels of decision-making.