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UW-Seattle Demographics & Diversity

Seattle, Washington

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UW-Seattle are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 58% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Washington Seattle Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 42%
Black 3%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 24%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 15%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 11% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Washington Seattle Campus with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UW-Seattle has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Washington Seattle Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for University of Washington Seattle Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 24,831
Women 27,488

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UW-Seattle serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 60 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Washington Seattle Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 60%
Out of State 24%
Foreign 15%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,752 per year

18% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 9%
Part time Undergrads 5.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236948 IPEDS survey data for University of Washington Seattle Campus.

Last updated February 24, 2024