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University of Washington

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Founded in 1861, University of Washington is one of the oldest universities on the North West Coast of the United States of America. UW, commonly referred, is a public research university in the city of Seattle and is also labelled as a part of the Public Ivies (comparable to Ivy League institues). It is somehow not one of the favourite institutions on an Asian, especially Indian, applicants list mainly because of its low acceptance rate. Well known for its core courses especially Electrical, Computer and Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, University of Washington is one of the high ranking institutions and thus requires a commendable profile to get admitted. It ranks #10 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.




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$20 - $90

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Seattle, majorly located around the coast, is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Over the last couple of decades, the city has shown tremendous improvement in the technology and internet sector. There are ample places to eat and drink in the university vicinity area and also throughout the city. Downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle attract many people; local events like the Bumbershoot Festival and neighborhood parades and fairs make weekends all the more unique. All in all, the location gets a thumbs up despite not as famous as California and New York.


Being an Ivy League and one of the oldest schools in the States, the infrastructure at University of Washington is certainly top notch. The sprawling lush green campus hosts over 500 buildings in a breathtaking 20 million square ft. space. The classic brick buildings give an Ivy League feeling. Libraries are excellently maintained with truckloads of books for all the courses. Apart from the separate departmental library, there is a common colossal library; most of them functioning 24 hours. The campus is equally excellent for non academic stuff. Various restaurants, cafes, pizza parlours and coffee joints followed by recreational facilities like theatre, drama, music room, sports amenities are jam-packed with over 10,000 undergrad and grad students. All in all, an ideal college life.

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Seattle’s living expenses are certainly on the higher side, courtesy the real estate prices. University Village, Greek area, and Avenue are the standard places where you find ample graduate students residing. Some rent a two or three bedroom apartment while some stylish students prefer to reside in studio apartments. The staying expenses can go up to as high as $1200 (obviously, the facilities are spell bounding) per month per person but most students manage within $600.

Jobs and placements

Courtesy to its strategic location, the job prospects at University of Washington at Seattle are pretty awesome. The 150 year old university has consistently produced one of the finest quality students and has developed a solid reputation in various industries and companies. Thus, a lot of students are recruited in the notable MNC’s like Accenture, Boeing, City of Seattle, Intel, Google – to name a few. Oh, and they are paid mouthwatering salary starting from $75,000 per annum. Lastly, Seattle is the headquarter of our very own richman, Bill Gate's Microsoft.

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