The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • UW has more expensive tuition & fees ($39,114) than CU Boulder ($38,284).
  • It is harder to admit to UW than CU Boulder.
  • UW has a higher submitted SAT score (1,250) than CU Boulder (1,250).
  • UW has higher submitted ACT score (28) than CU Boulder (28).
  • UW has more students with 47,400 students while CU Boulder has 36,681 students.
  • UW has more full-time faculties with 4,279 faculties while CU Boulder has 1,610 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Colorado Boulder and University of Washington-Seattle Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
CU BoulderUW
CU Bouldervs.UW
Boulder, ColoradoLocationSeattle, Washington
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$12,466
Out-Of-State$38,284
Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,745
Out-Of-State$39,114
47% ($11,109)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)46% ($13,194)
$11,109Average Amount of Financial Aid$13,194
79.84 %Acceptance Rates46.42 %
22.76 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.61 %
1,250SAT Score1,345
28ACT Score30
69 %Graduation Rate84 %
19 %Transfer-out Rate-
88 %Retention Rate94 %
36,681Student Population47,400
1,610Number of Faculties4,279
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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