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 four-years, public schools.
  • UW has more expensive tuition & fees ($39,906) than CU Boulder ($38,314).
  • It is harder to admit to UW than CU Boulder.
  • UW has a higher submitted SAT score (1,280) than CU Boulder (1,280).
  • UW has higher submitted ACT score (28) than CU Boulder (28).
  • UW has more students with 48,149 students while CU Boulder has 37,437 students.
  • UW has more full-time faculties with 4,720 faculties while CU Boulder has 1,711 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
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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$12,496
Out-Of-State$38,314
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,076
Out-Of-State$39,906
50% ($10,933)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)48% ($14,519)
$10,933Average Amount of Financial Aid$14,519
79.84 %Acceptance Rates46.42 %
22.76 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.61 %
1,280SAT Score1,327
28ACT Score30
72 %Graduation Rate82 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate-
85 %Retention Rate93 %
37,437Student Population48,149
1,711Number of Faculties4,720
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 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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