If you want to apply to UW, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is November 16 and the fee for the application costs $80.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.
|UW 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not even considered|
University of Washington does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into UW is very difficult.
In 2021, UW accepted 56% of students, around 24,467 of the 43,778 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like UW, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2021, UW waitlisted 9,726 students. Of those, 4,712 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to UW must submit the following items. Double check with UW's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UW have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Washington, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||56.27%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22.87%|
|3.25 and 3.49||6.54%|
|3.00 and 3.24||1.71%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.51%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.01%|
UW doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
UW does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to UW.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is February 15. Applicants should hear back by June 30.
Transfer students can enroll in UW during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UW?
Students who are admitted to UW must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does UW accept transfer credits?
UW accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UW accepts:
Does UW accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
UW accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UW?
UW is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is UW's acceptance rate?
UW's acceptance rate is 56%.
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How hard is it to get into UW? UW is a very selective institution. The UW acceptance rate is 56%. This means that the institution accepts 55 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW is Nov 16.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW is Feb 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UW, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.79. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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