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Colleges / University of Washington, Bothell

University of Washington, Bothell

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

UW Bothell Admissions

If you are applying to UW Bothell, the application fee is $60.

UW Bothell Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UW Bothell's admissions stats.

UW Bothell 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

University of Washington, Bothell Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Washington, Bothell.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to UW Bothell?

UW Bothell does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Washington, Bothell Admissions

How To Get Into University of Washington, Bothell

Getting into UW Bothell is moderately difficult. UW Bothell evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UW Bothell accepted 83% of all applicants, around 3,672 from the 4,423 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UW Bothell, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to University of Washington, Bothell

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UW Bothell

UW Bothell has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UW Bothell Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UW Bothell

Wondering what factors are considered by UW Bothell during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Work Experience Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UW Bothell for more information on admission factors.

UW Bothell 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UW Bothell, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with UW Bothell's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UW Bothell?

Students admitted to UW Bothell have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UW Bothell does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UW Bothell 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.

More Information on Transferring to University of Washington, Bothell

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UW Bothell. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UW Bothell during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

UW Bothell Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UW Bothell?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UW Bothell.

Does UW Bothell accept transfer credits?

✅ UW Bothell accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does UW Bothell accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UW Bothell accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UW Bothell?

✅ UW Bothell is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is UW Bothell's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UW Bothell is 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Bothell?

❌ UW Bothell does not offer early decision.

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UW Bothell Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UW Bothell? UW Bothell is a somewhat selective institution. The UW Bothell acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


UW Bothell Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

UW Bothell ACT Scores


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UW Bothell SAT Scores


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UW Bothell GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UW Bothell, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. 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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