University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA 98195
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University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a public institution in Seattle, Washington. The University of Washington also has campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. It was established in 1861 in downtown Seattle. The campus eventually moved to the current University District and includes 703 acres of urban land. The campus also provides views of the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Range. The university is known for its extensive library system, which includes over 26 university libraries. A wide selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs is offered through the 140 different departments. The university’s admissions process is considered highly selective with 19,733 students accepted out of a total of 43,517 applications.

The University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers a wide selection of nursing programs for undergrads and grads. Students may enroll in the BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, accelerated MSN, DNP, BSN to DNP, Ph.D., or BSN to Ph.D. programs. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. With the traditional BSN program, students enroll after completing their sophomore year and the required prerequisite courses. The two-year program includes training at a high-tech learning lab along with supervised training at clinical sites. Students complete over 1,000 hours of hands-on training at the clinical sites affiliated with the university. There are currently over 700 partnerships including the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington Medical Center.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students46,166
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate94%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Doctor's degree - other 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.8%

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Nursing schools located within 16 miles radius of University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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9 miles away
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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
01/01/1918 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
05/01/1969 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/20/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1190 to 1420
ACT27 to 32
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $70
Graduates $85

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$330/credit
In State Students$330/credit
Out of State Students$1,149/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$724/credit
In State Students$724/credit
Out of State Students$1,298/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,850 $14,850 $51,705
ADN 70 $23,100 $23,100 $80,430
BSN 125 $41,250 $41,250 $143,625
FNP 50 $36,200 $36,200 $64,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of University of Washington-Seattle Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 20% $4,482
Other Federal Grant 17% $568
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $7,991
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 39% $8,629
Federal Student Loans 27% $5,038
Private Loans 1% $19,884


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,803
$30,001 to $48,000$6,425
$48,001 to $75,000$8,155
$75,001 to $110,000$17,045
Over $110,000$23,226

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195

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