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In the College of Arts & Sciences, your student will be prepared for long-term success, developing the intellectual flexibility and analytical and communication skills needed for an ever-changing job market. One third of all Fortune 1000 CEOs have an arts and sciences degree, and employers believe that all students should acquire the kind of broad knowledge that an arts and sciences education provides.

We also understand that sending a child or loved one to college is a significant emotional and financial commitment. The University of Washington and the College of Arts & Sciences recognize the integral role of family in students’ lives. We encourage families to explore the many resources available to undergraduate students.


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Financial aid

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Living & learning in Seattle

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Student experience

Get to know the opportunities that keep Arts & Sciences students engaged. 


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C21 learning programs

Learn how your student can gain real-world career experience. 


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Career & Internship Center

Learn how we prepare students for life after the UW.


of Arts & Sciences students
are first-generation students  

First-generation and minority families

First-generation and historically underrepresented students are an important part of the Arts & Sciences community. Students in these demographics have access to various resources to support their learning and University experience. 

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Students Making the Most of the UW

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A Passion Takes Root

During her time at the UW, Ava Kloss-Schmidt (BS, Biology, 2022) has surrounded herself with plants — in a lab, in a greenhouse, and on mountaintops.

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A Tlingit Leader in the Making

Her exploration at the UW has led Stephanie Masterman (BA, American Indian Studies; Arctic Studies minor; 2022) to leadership roles in her tribal community.

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Networking for Change

Will Sanchez (BA, Comparative History of Ideas, 2022) has developed connections to build on — with leaders in nonprofit, tech, and political circles.

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