University of Washington Bothell: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

University of Washington Bothell

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The University of Washington Bothell is relatively small public university with an acceptance rate of 79%. Located 14 miles from downtown Seattle, UW Bothell opened to first-year students in 2006. UW Bothell shares its campus with Cascadia Community College. The average undergraduate class size is 23 students, and the most popular majors are in professional and technical fields such as business, computing, and nursing. Academics are supported by a 20-to-1 student / faculty ratio.

Considering applying to the University of Washington Bothell? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, UW Bothell had an acceptance rate of 79%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 79 students were admitted, making UW Bothell's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 3,022
Percent Admitted 79%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 33%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of Washington Bothell requires all applicants to submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 83% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 510 610
Math 520 640
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

The admissions data tells us that most of UW Bothell's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section of the exam, 50% of students admitted to UW Bothell scored between 510 and 610, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 610. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 640, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UW Bothell.

Requirements

The University of Washington Bothell does not require the optional essay section of the SAT, nor does the university require SAT Subject tests. Note that UW Bothell participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

UW Bothell requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 24% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 18 26
Math 19 27
Composite 19 26

This admissions data tells us that most of UW Bothell's admitted students fall within the bottom 54% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UW Bothell received a composite ACT score between 19 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 19.

Requirements

Note that UW Bothell superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. The University of Washington Bothell does not require the optional ACT writing exam.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of University of Washington Bothell's incoming class was 3.4, and over two-thirds of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.25 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to UW Bothell have primarily high B grades. Note that UW Bothell does not consider class rank in the admissions process.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Washington Bothell Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Washington Bothell Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to the University of Washington Bothell. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

The University of Washington Bothell, which accepts more than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Note that applicants to UW Bothell must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 or higher. UW Bothell also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside UW Bothell's average range. Note that UW Bothell does not use letters of recommendation in the admissions process, nor does the university consider interviews or legacy status when making admissions decisions.

The distribution of data in the graph above suggests that GPA is more important than standardized test scores in the UW Bothell admissions process. If you have a "B" average or higher in high school, you are likely to be admitted assuming you have taken sufficient college preparatory classes in areas such as science, math, English, and history.