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Colleges / University of Washington, Bothell

University of Washington, Bothell

Bothell, WA 4-Year Public

About UW Bothell

University of Washington, Bothell is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Bothell, WA, less than an hour from Seattle.

Founded in 1990, UW Bothell currently enrolls around 6,321 students a year, including 5,659 undergrads. The institution runs on a quarter academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $4,576,102. For each full-time student, UW Bothell spends about $7,528.

2021 Admissions Facts About UW Bothell

Acceptance rate: 88%

Average GPA: 3.41

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

UW Bothell Acceptance Rate

Admission to UW Bothell is minimally difficult. Around 88 percent of all applicants to UW Bothell are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at UW Bothell is 3.41 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UW Bothell a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UW Bothell, around 89 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 626 students who started at UW Bothell as first-time freshman, 278 graduate within four years.

Around 67 percent of students who started at UW Bothell earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 63 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $16,817 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UW Bothell sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is UW Bothell a good school for YOU?

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College Info

18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011

Campus Setting: Suburban

UW Bothell Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Bothell is May 1.

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

UW Bothell ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


19 to 28


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Bothell is 23. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Bothell. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Bothell SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1038 - 1250


Math SAT Range

520 - 633


Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1250 and Above


1038 to 1250


1038 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UW Bothell students is 1140. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UW Bothell, while applicants with SAT scores between 1038 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1038 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UW Bothell.

UW Bothell Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Bothell is like? There are approximately 5,922 students enrolled at UW Bothell, including 5,350 undergraduate students and 572 graduate students. 87% 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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Part Time


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