University of Washington at Bothell Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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The University of Washington at Bothell is moderately selective. In 2016, the university acceptance rate was 80 percent. Admitted students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are average or better, although admission is possible with a GPA as low as 2.0. Your grades and high school curriculum will be the most important part of your application, but the admissions folks will also take into consideration your personal statement and high school activities.

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Admissions Data (2016):

University of Washington at Bothell Description:

The University of Washington at Bothwell is a young university that first began enrolling first-year students in 2006. The university is located 14 miles from downtown Seattle, and the majority of students come from the region. The campus is shared with Cascadia Community College. The area is home to a highly successful wetlands restoration project. The average undergraduate class size is 23 students, and the most popular majors are in profession and technical fields such as business, computing, and nursing. The university is proud of its interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial learning environment. Academics are backed up by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,734 (5,112 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51 percent male / 49 percent female
  • 87 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,690 (in-state); $34,728 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $825 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,833
  • Other Expenses: $3,789
  • Total Cost: $26,137 (in-state); $50,175 (out-of-state)

University of Washington at Bothell Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 66 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 54 percent
    • Loans: 35 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,678
    • Loans: $5,813

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67 percent

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Washington at Bothell Mission Statement:

complete mission statement can be found at the University of Washington at Bothell website

"UW Bothell holds the student-faculty relationship to be paramount. We provide access to excellence in higher education through innovative and creative curricula, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and a dynamic community of multicultural learning..."