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About UW

University of Washington "W" Entrance to Campus


Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world.  Of all the ways the University of Washington influences the future, none is more profound than educating and preparing the next generation of leaders, thinker, and doers.  Exceptional learning opportunities are around every corner and, as the state's flagship university, the UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.

The University of Washington’s College of Education is dedicated to making an excellent education a daily reality for every student in every community across the state and beyond. The College is consistently ranked among the top colleges of education in the U.S. News and World Report ratings.  At the College you’ll encounter a rigorous academic environment energized by a dedication to creating brighter futures for all – both learners and educators.

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University of Washington Husky Stadium

About Seattle's Sports Culture

Located between the shores of the Puget Sound and the foothills of the Cascades, Seattle boasts all the attractions of a major city - including a vibrant urban sports culture.  More commonly known for its coffee, rain and companies such as Starbucks, Microsoft and Boeing, Seattle is one of the United States' most popular cities to visit and is home to dozens of professional, semi-professional and collegiate athletics teams making it the athletic hub of the Pacific Northwest. Teams such as the Mariners, Seahawks, Sonics, Pacific Lutheran University Lutes and the UW Huskies make national news, while teams such as the Seattle Sounders, Seattle Storm, Seattle University Falcons and Seattle Thunderbirds have a loyal local following.

The collegiate sports arena in Seattle is hard to beat. With several state colleges and universities within driving distance offering athletic teams in all Divisions, these programs not only offer student athletes opportunities to be a part of Seattle's sports culture, but also give you access to numerous networking and professional growth opportunities.  With such a diverse and active sports culture, Seattle is truly the perfect destination for anyone with a passion for sports.

Contact Us

University of Washington
Center for Leadership in Athletics
Gilman Building: 4725 30th Avenue NE,
Seattle, WA, 98105



"The IAL Program is uniquely designed to give you both the classroom foundations as well as the hands-on internship experience in order to best prepare you for a successful career in intercollegiate athletics."

- Cait Haggarty, 2012 IAL alum 


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University of Washington, Center for Leadership in Athletics  |  Gilman Building: 4725 30th Avenue NE  |  Seattle, WA, 98105

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