University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Bothell, WA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
80%
Acceptance Rate
3,148
Students Applied
79%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2398
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Other
Transfer Winter
October 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$60
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
US States Represented
25
Countries Represented
24
29%
Submitting ACT
80%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1129
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
620
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
14%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
102
$30k - $48k
106
$48k - $75k
85
$75k - $110k
53
$110k+
52

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: uwbinfo@uw.edu
Admissions Telephone: 425-352-5000
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.49 Average Rating
Here are some pros:
-No dorms! All housing is fully furnished on-campus apartments for about the same price as a dorm would cost
-Close to Seattle
-You can minor at the main campus
-Private school feel (less than 3,000 people)
-Same professors as the main campus
-Small class sizes (Max. of about 60 for general studies)
-Simple campus (only 2 UW buildings--hard to get lost!)
-Campus is kind of set up on a hill so it's rather private (but only a short walk from downtown Bothell)
-Extremely earth conscience!!! UWB is VERY eco-friendly! They use solar panels, are big on recycling, have a special plastic on the windows to help regulate temperature), and even let the grassy lawns die in the summer.
Maggie from Ridgefield, WA
I really wish that the school would invest in a lab. We just got a whole new building for science and math but I think it would be great to actually have a lab.
Vanessa from Kenmore, WA
Use all the resources available in school, they are there to help you! Take advantage of UWB biggest attraction; the fact that you can communicate with your professors and they are willing to help - should definitely increase your chances for success. Never be shy to ask questions, they like it. Just because it's a smaller than usual University it doesn't mean you shouldn't treat it with the same respect you would treat a bigger school, be proud- husky pride to the max!
Laura from Mukilteo, WA
UWB prides itself on diversity. Having an open mind, but taking a position is important, especially if you enter any of the interdisciplinary studies programs.
Bernadette from Mill Creek, WA
Wear you walking shoes and come prepared to learn. Learn what your resources are so you can best use them to help you achieve your scholarship goals.
Lisa from Kirkland, WA
Don't be afraid to talk to a counselor at UWB!
I also suggest talk to any current or former students of UWB that you can find, they are full of knowledge and are willing to help!
Elizabeth from Kenmore, WA
Go into UW Bothell with an open mind- I came to the school dead-set on transferring and becoming a linguistics major. After my first year, I found that I was much more interested in two majors from the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences: Global Studies and Media & Communication Studies. Also, I loved my professors and fellow students too much to leave. UW Bothell offers many things that large universities can't. The school is heavily invested in one-on-one student tutoring (writing center, math and science center, digital media tutoring) and on-campus jobs where students can learn from experience. Socially, UWB wouldn't be the top choice for a typical college experience, if that's what you're looking for (and you could be looking for the opposite!). There's no Greek system, limited dorms, and no party scene. As the school grows, however, more students are living on campus and developing a more social feel. Get in while you still can, it gets more competitive every year!
Avalon from Bothell, WA
Be prepared to expand your mind of the program choices that are available. Be sure to lose that idea of procrastination, assignments become difficult after the second quarter. If you are dedicated to the readings and other assignments, you will have a fun and enjoyable time. If you are a freshman, take classes that interest you the most. Do not worry about determining your major right away, there will be time for that later on to decide. Do talk with your advisors in the office for it is their duty to help you succeed. Use the resources from the school to help you, programs available are the Quantitative Skill Center and the Writing Center. Of course, more programs are Careers finding, Finances, and Travel abroad. The library of the University is very helpful to you as a student. If you need a book or information but cannot find it, just ask the workers inside. Remember that these programs are for your usage, and you will enjoy the school's education and resources.
Alan from Tulalip, WA
Sit in the front. You can measure a students grade in these classes by how close they sit to the front and center. Always participate, the teachers just want to make the learning experience more enjoyable.
Blaine from Mercer Island, WA
Be prepared to study and open to others. Ask as many questions as you can. Do not take on too much or it may become overwhelming.
Sarah from Seattle, WA