Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the foremost institutions of higher education in the nation, richly combining its research, instructional and public service missions.
Its internationally acclaimed faculty includes five Nobel Laureates and the winner of the 1990 National Book Award for Fiction. Washington is part of an elite group of research universities whose contributions to American life are unique because they generate the basic knowledge upon which practical innovations are based.
For more than 25 years, the university has been among the country's top five institutions in the dollar value of federal research grants and contracts awarded to its faculty. Total grant and contract activity for 2002 exceeded $800 million. About 75 percent of the university's grant and contract funds come from federal agencies. Research contributes directly to the educational goals of graduate and professional students, as well as to those of undergraduates.
Instruction and research at Washington are supported by a library system that is one of the most extensive in the nation, c...
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The University of Washington is a community of learners striving to create and share new knowledge. Every day, UW students exhibit curiosity, hard work, and a willingness to face new challenges.
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Location and Getting there
The UW is located in Seattle, one of the most livable cities in the United States, renowned for its location on Puget Sound with easy access to recreational opportunities. The UW campus is located just a few miles north of downtown with a 643 acre campus that creates a park-like atmosphere.
Department and information about the department
Washington has 17 major schools and colleges: Architecture and Urban Planning, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Forest Resources, The Graduate School, The Information School, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Ocean and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Public Affairs, Public Health and Community Medicine, and Social Work.
The School of Art offers a diverse education in the visual arts within the context of one of the nation's outstanding teaching and research institutions. Each major in the SoA is designed to allow undergraduates to explore their learning objectives, develop their intellectual and creative strength, and plan for future careers within the specific learning context of the visual arts while benefiting from the diversity and excellence of broad learning in the liberal arts tradition. We encourage all prospective students to review and investigate our degree programs: Art History, Ceramics, Design Studies, Fibers, Industrial Design, Interdisciplinary Visual Art, Metals, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, and Visual Communication Design.