The University of Washington is a research university in Seattle's University District. Locally known as "U Dub," it is well-known for its programs in medicine, engineering, computer science, and oceanography. It was founded in Downtown Seattle in 1861, and moved to its present location in 1895. Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the College of Architecture and Urban planning, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Business School, the School of Dentistry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Forest Resources, The Graduate School, the Information School, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, the School of Pharmacy, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and the School of Social Work.
The main campus is bounded on the west by 15th Avenue N.E., on the north by N.E. 45th Street, on the east by Montlake Boulevard N.E., and on the south by the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The University of Washington Medical Center occupies much of the south end of campus on land which used to be a golf course. There are also branch campuses in Tacoma and Bothell.
Notable UW Students and Alumni