The late martial arts movie star Bruce Lee went to the University of Washington, but never graduated.
UW president Mark Emmert told the Seattle Rotary Club on Aug. 5 at the Seattle Sheraton that the UW has been ranked as top 16th best university in the world by the Economist Magazine. That’s a major achievement as the UW is competing with schools like Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard.
With over 21,000 applicants, the entering UW class of 5,000 has an average GPA of 3.8 and an SAT score of 1205. Although 82 percent of undergrads come from Washington, Emmert said the Chinese have ranked the UW as one of the top 500 prestigious colleges to get into. With such high regard for the UW, Emmert said the school could easily fill its freshman class with 5,000 Chinese students.
To current UW students and alums: Be grateful of what you have received from UW.
By the way, did you know 73 percent of UW alums remain and work in Washington State? What astonishing fact! By now, you must’ve guessed I am a Husky too. We Huskies all have contributed in transforming the state and the Northwest.