Explore University of Washington Hillel

Hillel UW inspires students and young adults to explore, embrace, and celebrate Jewish life and identity. Hillel UW has two unique areas of focus: our robust undergraduate program, as well as our award-winning Jconnect program that offers a variety of options for graduate students and young professionals. Both are designed to address the unique needs and interests of young Jews today. With a diverse offering of more than 25 programs a month, Hillel UW connects with over 1,500 unique students and young adults each year.

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,500 Jewish Students (4.8%*)
31,367 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (6.2%*)
16,233 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes

Kosher Dining

We have a Va'ad supervised kosher kitchen. All Shabbat and holidays meals are prepared under this supervision.

Religious Services

During the academic year, Hillel has weekly Friday night Shabbat dinners. On some three-day weekends, we offer "Shabbat to-go" packages, and students pick up challah, grape juice, candles and a Shabbat thought and have dinner together with their friends in their dorms, houses and apartments. The second Friday of every month is also a Jconnect (our program for graduate students and young adults in their 20's and 30's) Shabbat. The program is called re:connect - a musical Shabbat experience, and other weeks Jconnectors can avail themselves of other young adult Shabbat programming in the city with other synagogues and young adult groups or with OneTable.

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 52%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $11,189
  • Tuition Out-of-State $39,687
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 29% / 14%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Berol-Shindell Scholarship

The Berol-Shindell Scholarship provides tuition scholarships to Jewish students in financial need who are currently attending or entering the University of Washington. Scholarship amounts vary depending upon the available funds for distribution and the financial needs of those applying.Application period Feb-May

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