Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 12%
Native American: 0%
Seattle is a socially-liberal area with a relatively large gay scene concentrated in the area around Broadway. The UW has a high gay tolerance and a significant LGBT population.
The UW is a relatively politically outgoing campus with a wide range of ideologies. On a typical school day, at least a couple booths on the campus lawn advocate some political or social group or event, and rallies, protests, and marches are not uncommon. The majority of students are politically and socially liberal.
It is extremely varied. Since it is a state school, there are some in-state low- and middle-income students who are attracted to UW for its in-state tuition rates, and there are also students from high-income families.
Most Common Religions
Because UW is so big, there is a fairly wide range of religions represented. Christianity is one popular religion, and there are a fair amount of Christian organizations.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Clubs include African Student Association, Arab Student Union, B.Crew: An Asian American Student Association, Bangladesh Student Association at the UW, Black Student Union at the UW, Chinese Student Association, Le Groupe Français, Libyan Students Association, Malaysian Students Association, Micronesian Islands Club, Mixed, Multicultural Organization of Students Involved in Change, Omega Delta Phi Fraternity (a brotherhood dedicated to the needs and concerns of the Hispanic community), Pakistani Student Association, Thai Student Association at the UW, Turkish American Student Association, UWdesi (a resource for the UW Indian Community), Vietnamese Student Association, World Peace Buddhists, and the Yan Xin Gigong Club.
Did You Know?
In 1968, UW's Black Student Union staged a sit-in at the President's office, demanding a minority education program. After plenty of discussions, the Office of Minority Affairs and the Ethnic Cultural Center/Theater were created to recruit, educate, and help minority students graduate.