Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 Students: 35%
- 20 to 49 Students: 48%
- 50 or More Students: 17%
Continuing Professional: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- Arts and Sciences
- Forest Resources
- Ocean and Fishery Sciences
- Public Health and Community Medicine
- Reserve Officers Training Corps Programs
- Social Work
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
- Biology and Biological Sciences: 2%
- Political Science and Government, General: 2%
- Psychology: 2%
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 2%
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
- Weekend/evening college
Best Places to Study
- The Quad on a nice day
- Odegaard, Allen, or Suzzalo-specifically, the Suzzalo Reading Room.
Tips to Succeed
- Be realistic about your schedule. If you party until 4 a.m., don't register for an 8:30 a.m. class.
- Become self-motivated. Don't wait for something to happen-make it happen yourself.
- Do the homework.
- Do the reading.
- Enjoy your stay here because it goes really fast, and having a real job isn't half as nice as life in college.
- Get involved: Find a club, a student organization, or an intramural sports team. There's too much going on on campus to miss out.
- Go to class (it gets harder in college).
- Go to professors' office hours. Nobody else does.
- If you want to live in the dorms (especially freshman year), return your housing assignment as soon as possible. Competition for housing at UW is fierce, and it's better to be timely.
- Registration is at 6 a.m., which is painful, but it's worse to sleep in and not get the classes that you need. Wake up, get your classes, and go back to sleep.
- Use your freshman year (and sophomore, too) to shop around for classes you like. Don't be afraid to take a class that doesn't coincide with your major. It might turn into your minor, or it may allow you to realize what you definitely don't like, which can be very helpful.