Prof. P. Dee Boersma is nominated for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize, the biggest award in the field.
A former scientist, now a humanities professor, teaches a course that explores legal, ethical, scientific, and commercial...
A UW study offers new insight on restorative vision and the human experience.
An international team of scientists — led by researchers from the University of Washington and two other institutions — has...
UW Biology Professor Peter Ward encounters one of the world's rarest animals, one he hasn't seen in over three decades. Read More at UW Today
Seattle is home to one of the most vibrant Sephardic Jewish communities in the country, and UW professor Devin Naar is working to keep its dying language, Ladino, alive. Read More at Seattle Times
A 48-foot long, life-size replica of the world’s largest snake is slithering its way to the Burke Museum for fall quarter. View More Events
Fast Facts The UW College of Arts & Sciences
280+ performances annually. Learn more
14,800 undergraduate pre-majors (as of 2014).
More than 6,500 undergraduate courses offered annually. Learn more
1,115 academic and research faculty. Learn more
50+ languages taught. Learn more
Distinguished alumni: artist Dale Chihuly, author David Guterson, poet Tess Gallagher.
Distinguished alumni: former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, former Governor Christine Gregoire.
2,700 graduate students.
2 National Book Awards for faculty
7 MacArthur Fellows
UW English department ranked as the 3rd best place in the country to study. Learn more