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Discover Seattle: a stunning city with exceptional career opportunities. Seattle may be famous for coffee, software, and rain, but once you visit, you’ll find the real attributes that lure MBA students from around the world: innovative, global companies with strong growth potential; abundant resources for entrepreneurs; the University of Washington’s international reputation; and engaged alumni who open doors for new Foster MBAs in the Northwest and around the world.

Experience the Northwest quality of life. With a mild climate, a strong dedication to the arts and a natural environment that attracts students from around the world, Seattle has been named one of the most livable cities in the United States. Seattle combines the amenities of a big city—a diverse population, lively nightlife, and a prospering business—with family-oriented neighborhoods, cozy coffee shops, and an abundance of outdoor recreation.

Enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Pick from hundreds of activities happening around Seattle each week: live music and theater, film festivals, triathlons, gallery exhibits, lectures, and professional sports events, to name a few. The “Emerald City” is also a magnet for bright minds: according to the most recent census, Seattle has the highest percentage of college graduates of any major U.S. city.

Stay active. Seattle is a gateway to the Pacific and the Cascade Mountains. You can kayak Lake Washington from campus, take a ferry to a nearby island, or drive 45 minutes to a mountain ski and snowboard area. Take a cycling trip on the Burke Gilman trail or join the prestigious club of climbers to summit 14,410-foot Mt. Rainier. An athletic campus, the University of Washington includes a modern recreation facility, waterfront activities center, running trails, court sports and the thrill of rooting for the University of Washington Huskies. Seattle has long summer days with low humidity and less annual rainfall than New York City or Washington D.C.

Choose a distinctive neighborhood. Whether you want the hip, urban Capitol Hill scene, family-friendly Ballard, or the University District’s convenience to campus, you can find a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle. The city has an extensive public transit system that provides access to the University of Washington from most neighborhoods. For families, the Seattle area provides many choices of public and private schools and a variety of housing options.