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University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business, Department of Accounting Program Profile

Written by AnonymousFebruary 8, 2012
University of Washington

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Michael G. Foster School of Business, Department of Accounting
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Department of Accounting at the University of Washington is located within the Michael G. Foster School of Business. The accounting department hosts seminars for accounting majors on a weekly basis throughout the academic year. A team of researchers at Brigham Young University ranked the Michael G. Foster School of Business Department of Accounting first in contributions to financial accounting research. Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked the Michael G. Foster School of Business accounting program fifth among business schools in the nation. Accounting undergraduates at the University of Washington have the opportunity to enhance their degrees by incorporating department-sponsored activities outside of the classroom. Internships, student organizations, case competitions, and the BUILD program are a handful of programs available to accounting majors. Students who major in accounting also have access to on-campus accounting research centers such as the Global Business Center, the Business and Economic Development Center, and the Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship.

What's the school's contact information?
University of Washington
Michael G. Foster School of Business
740 Paccar Hall
Box 353226
Seattle, Washington 98198
Phone: (206) 543-4368
Fax: (206) 685-1561
Email: acctgweb@u.washington.edu

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual-in-state-tuition: $8,122
Annual-out-of-state: $25,329
Room and board: $8,161
Required fees: $272
Books and supplies: $1,008

What's the typical student profile?
University of Washington has a total enrollment of 27,647 undergraduate students. Of the student population, 48 percent are male and 52 percent are female. Approximately 12 percent of all students are from out of state.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for SAT Critical Reading: 530-650
Range for SAT Math: 570-690
Range for SAT Writing: 520-640
Range for Act Composite: 24-30

Regular application deadline: December 1

Career and placement:
The Michael G. Foster School of Business attracts some of the best and brightest students in the Pacific Northwest. Graduates seldom have trouble achieving their short-term and long-term career goals with an accounting degree from University of Washington. Many undergraduates choose to pursue advanced degrees once they have completed their studies. The University of Washington Career Center is available to help current students and alumni who would like to research their career options.

The University of Washington Career Center is a full-service center that hosts events such as resume fine-tuning workshops, Career Launch workshops and daylong intensive seminars to help students transition into the workplace. Students can also stream live workshops on their computer and view archived seminars from the Career Center's website.

All data is as of 2012.