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Colleges / University of Washington, Bothell

University of Washington, Bothell

Bothell, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About UW Bothell

University of Washington, Bothell Overview

University of Washington, Bothell is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Bothell, Washington. UW Bothell was founded in 1990 and the school currently enrolls around 6,052 students per year, including 5,454 undergraduates. UW Bothell provides housing for up to 174 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at UW Bothell

Interested in music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UW Bothell students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

UW Bothell does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? UW Bothell has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UW Bothell on the Student Life page.

2022 UW Bothell Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $12,225
Out-of-State $12,225
Percent of Need Met 69.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,660

Is UW Bothell a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what UW Bothell offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

UW Bothell Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into UW Bothell. The acceptance rate at UW Bothell is 83%. Last year, 4,423 students applied to UW Bothell and 3,672 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Bothell

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UW Bothell, around 88% are still enrolled the next year. Around 66% of students who started at UW Bothell earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook UW Bothell Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 55% of graduates from UW Bothell recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent UW Bothell grads is $59,940 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

University of Washington, Bothell's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

UW Bothell's endowment was valued at $6.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, UW Bothell spends about $7,072 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Bothell

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UW Bothell meets 69.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UW Bothell full-time are awarded $14,660 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $16,054 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Bothell.

Based on this information, how does UW Bothell sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UW Bothell a good school for you?

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Where is UW Bothell?

UW Bothell is located in the suburban setting of Bothell, Washington, in the suburbs of Seattle.

If you are interested in seeing UW Bothell for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 405 to Bothell, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Paine Field (PAE), Everett.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UW Bothell and Bothell are like without leaving home.

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College Info

18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011

Campus Setting: Suburban

UW Bothell Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Bothell is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Bothell is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Washington, Bothell is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Wondering what life at UW Bothell is like? There are approximately 6,052 students enrolled at UW Bothell, including 5,454 undergraduate students and 598 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from WA and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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