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University of Washington

Student life

UW offers many services for its students and alumni, even beyond the standard offered by most colleges and universities. Hundreds of Registered Student Organizations dedicated to a wide variety of interest exist on campus through the Associated Student of the University of Washington. Some of them interest areas include: academic, cultural/international, environmental, Greek life, political/social action, religious, sports, and science.

UW students, sports teams, and alumni are called Washington Huskies, they participate in many national games and are traditionally competitive.

The student newspaper is The Daily of the University of Washington, usually referred to as The Daily. It is the second largest daily in Seattle and is published every day classes are in session during fall, winter and spring quarters, and weekly during summer quarter.


Living apartments include 28 buildings, which can be grouped: North Campus Halls, West Campus Halls and 12-Month Apartments. Each of them offers 100 percent smoke-free environment (all resident rooms, balconies and public spaces in the residence halls are smoke-free, including outside areas or locations that are near the air supply of residential buildings), cable TV service (a satellite master antenna TV with a variety of channels), high-speed connection Ethernet, Wi-Fi. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped.

Besides, there are other options like Gender-Neutral Rooms, Living Learning Communities or Off-campus Housing Resources.

Career services

The UW Career Center actively helps students to find internships, full-time or any other kind of job according to their need. Also the Center organizes On-Campus Interview programs, different Workshops and labs, Career fairs and events for students and their potential employers. 86% of students are employed, freelancing, or continuing their education six months after graduation in 2016.

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University of Washington
Seattle city, State of Washington, United States
WA 98105
United States
United States
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The U District neighborhood just north of downtown Seattle, where the University of Washington is situated, is an eclectic mix of urban shopping areas; historic homes and architecture; and great cafes, pubs, restaurants, and theaters, having a youthful and relaxed feel with lots of dining and shopping deals to take advantage of.

Much of the charm of the U District can be found in simply strolling the neighborhood. The University of Washington’s gorgeous grounds include historic buildings, gardens, sprawling green spaces and, in spring, blossoming cherry trees. “The Ave,” is a popular gathering place, with lots of indie eateries and funky shops. Attractions include the stellar collections at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum.

Those looking for outdoor pursuits will feel right at home among the students who can often be found kayaking on Lake Union or Portage Bay, biking the Burke-Gilman trail or catching a football game at Husky Stadium, known for its unique tailgating parties (some tailgaters arrive by yacht rather than by car).

The university has three campuses: the primary and largest in the University District of Seattle and two others in Tacoma and Bothell. UW occupies over 500 buildings, with over 20 million gross square footage of space, including the University of Washington Plaza, the 99 m UW Tower, over 26 university libraries, as well as numerous conference centers. The University of Washington library system is the 18th largest library in the United States.