Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1290
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $12,397
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,635
  • University Selectivity
    55%
  • University Yield
    38%
  • Job Offers
    77%
  • Average Salary
    $53,000
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1918
  • Program Length
    Two Year
Contact Information
University of Washington
202 Dempsey Hall
Seattle, Washington 98105-3223, United States
Website
405x225

Foster School of Business

What Current Students Say See All 5 Comments >

The University of Washington benefits from very heavy tech innovation in the Puget Sound. The business and engineering colleges are rife with corporate sponsorships and we're known as one of the top schools, especially in regards to tech. If you're going into the tech industry (like me) there's few business/tech programs as good as UW out there. The business school is very tech-oriented and the engineering school is very business-oriented. What I learn is typically on the cutting edge and there are plenty of undergrad research opportunities. We also have an amazing medical program, giving many opportunities for students to enter that field as well.

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Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
55% University of Washington 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. Application essay
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
30200% 30,200
55% 55
38% 38
55% School Selectivity
38% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT/ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2640% 2,640
50% 50
59% 59
50% Program Selectivity
59% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

For UW and transfer students, a Writing Skills Assessment (WSA) is required. In a proctored setting students write essays on 2 provided topics. Essays are double-blind scored; scores are used in the admissions review. Freshmen applicants do not take the WSA.

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements For internal and external transfer applicants: composition, calculus, macro- or micro-economics, managerial accounting; completion of 60 college level credits and the WSA. Minimum 2.5 GPA in all college coursework, coursework at UW and in business coursework to be considered for admission.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 27
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Consulting 14%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 14%
  • Manufacturing 8%
  • Real Estate 4%
EY 29
Top Employer
  • Deloitte 29
  • Amazon 28
  • PwC 20
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
77% Foster School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
61% 61
62% 61.74527272727272
61% Receive Offers
60% 60
59% 59.252482758620694
60% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
16% 16
16% 15.83261363636364
16% Receive Offers
17% 17
17% 16.796475409836066
17% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
13% 13
9% 9.05625
13% Receive Offers
13% 13
9% 9.484761904761905
13% Accept Offers
85% Graduates seeking full-time employment
15% Graduates not seeking employment
93% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$58,000.00
25K 76K
Finance/Accounting
44% 44
$53,000.00
31K 90K
General Management
4% 4
$62,500.00
32K 150K
Human Resources
3% 3
$48,000.00
31K 125K
Management Information Systems
6% 6
$61,000.00
30K 100K
Marketing/Sales
19% 19
$51,000.00
25K 160K
Operations/Production
5% 5
$53,000.00
40K 65K
Logistics/Transportation
1% 1
$50,000.00
45K 53K
Other
3% 3
$41,500.00
30K 560K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
17% 17
$52,000.00
32K 69K
Consumer Products/Retail
16% 16
$54,500.00
32K 120K
Consulting
14% 14
$58,000.00
25K 77K
Financial Services
14% 14
$53,000.00
31K 90K
Government/Education
5% 5
$43,000.00
30K 60K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
$44,600.00
32K 55K
Manufacturing
8% 8
$56,600.00
35K 150K
Media/Entertainment
4% 4
$473,000.00
30K 80K
Non-Profit
1% 1
$395,000.00
32K 56K
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$72,000.00 Data not provided
Real Estate
4% 4
$55,000.00
52K 55K
Sports/Leisure
1% 1
$52,500.00 Data not provided
Technology/Science
10% 10
$61,400.00
30K 100K
Transportation
1% 1
$45,000.00
40K 55K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
1% 1
$39,000.00
33K 45K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
$599,000.00
44K 70K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$51,500.00
40K 60K
U.S. South
1% 1
$56,500.00
57K 65K
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
$49,000.00
45K 53K
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
$41,500.00
33K 50K
U.S. West
90% 90
$53,000.00
25K 150K
Canada
1% 1
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • EY 21
  • Deloitte 21
  • Boeing 19
  • PwC 17
  • KPMG 15
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 75
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 361
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,554
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
In person and advising (appts and walk-ins), career peer coaching program, job/internship postings, on-campus interviews/rooms, alumni mentors, "Career Leader" assessment, interview clinics, company visits, employer panels, career workshops, employer mock interviews, busines career fair, employer resume reviews, employer office hours/coffee chats, recruiter-in-residence program, employer meet & greets, industry network events, diversity networking night, women's professional breakfast

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$24,355
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $12,397
  • Expenses $11,958
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$43,929
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $31,971
  • Expenses $11,958
10% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 70%
  • Merit 30%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website https://www.washington.edu/students/osfa/
Scholarships
$790,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$810,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Foster School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
76% 70
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
83% 48
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Foster School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Certificate of International Studies in Business
More Information
Business Program Classes
6% Less than 20 Students 45% More than 50 Students
49% 21 to 50 students
48 Average number of students in non-business required electives
74 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Business Consulting
  • Intro to Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Fraud Examination
  • Program length Two Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2008
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
128% 128
64% 64
Prominent Faculty
  • Jarrad Harford

    Finance

  • Rob Palmatier

    Marketing

  • Sarah McVey

    Accounting

  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    We offer over 275 study abroad programs. We have B-to-B School exchanges at Univ of Sydney; Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile; Peking Univ; Univ of Econ, Prague; Audenica Ecole de Management; Copenhagen Bus School; Univ of Mannheim; WHU; Bocconi Univ; Akita Int'l Univ; Kobe Univ; RSM Erasmus Univ; Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration; National Univ of Singapore; Univ of Navarra; Gakusuin Univ; Yonsei Univ; National Chengchi Univ; and the Univ of Manchester.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC) links Foster School students/faculty/staff with a racially and ethnically diverse business and nonprofit community to expand students’ knowledge and skills, help small businesses grow, create and retain jobs, open educational opportunities for under-represented minority students, and stimulate innovative economic development research. Students and advisors provide up to 400 hours of consulting services to small businesses annually.

Students

70% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1370 75th Percentile Score on SAT 30 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
52% 52
Asian American
30% 30
Hispanic
6% 6
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
94%
1%
1%
2%
1%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
90% 90
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
8% 8
Canada
2% 2
93% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
91% 91
98% 98

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 30,000
Alumni Donations
$2,000 Average Gift $5,200,000 Largest Gift

Artie Buerk Former Managing Director, Montlake Capital

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Troy Alstead

    COO, Starbucks

  • Neal Dempsey

    General Partner, Bay Partners

  • Jason Child

    CFO, Groupon