Housing & Cost of Living

Fraternity residential housing is a tradition at University of Washington spanning more than 115 years. Fraternity chapters house up to 20 percent of the incoming male freshmen class each year and give students the unique opportunity to live alongside brothers.

Chapter houses hold between 15 - 110 students comfortably. Many include amenities including chefs, weight rooms, libraries, quiet study rooms, common living areas, basketball courts, on-site laundry facilities, spacious dining areas, high-speed wireless internet and more.

Living in a fraternity chapter house is usually less expensive than living on-campus. If you have already signed up for a residence hall, you may be eligible to receive a full refund of your deposit upon joining a fraternity.

For incoming freshmen/transfer students, who join a fraternity and are reported to IFC by August 31st, Housing & Food Services (HFS) will cancel their housing application/assignment and grant a full refund of their housing deposit. Continuing students who join a fraternity are responsible for cancelling their housing application and are responsible for the cancellation charges based on their cancellation date. 


Cost of Living Options


Average Fraternity Living Cost

  • Low cost = $1,725 per quarter.

  • Average cost = $2,595 per quarter.

  • High cost = $3,465 per quarter.

  • Average New Member Fee = $240.

  • Includes room, meals, and membership dues.


Average Residence Hall Living Cost

  • Low cost = $1,551 per quarter.

  • Average cost = $3,963 per quarter.

    • $2,909 per quarter Room + $1,054 Dinning Plan = $3,963 per quarter.

  • High cost = $3,712 per quarter.


Average University Apartment Living Cost

  • Average cost = $2,248 per quarter

  • Based on 2014 - 2015 prices, level three dining plan, requires 12 month contract.