University of Washington - Seattle
Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others. UW students gain an understanding of community needs as well as issues around the globe - becoming respectful and educated citizens of the world. By educating the next generation of thinkers and doers and leveraging faculty and researcher expertise, the University of Washington drives new ideas and innovations that make the world a better place. As the state's flagship university, the UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.