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Academics

The University of Washington—Bothell, one of three University of Washington campuses, places an "emphasis on small class sizes, interdisciplinary studies, and collaboration." Students here love that UW Bothell "offers a lot of opportunities for real-world experience [with regards to both] undergraduate research and volunteer[ing]." They also appreciate that both the faculty and administration have an "open door policy" and truly "seem to take [student] suggestions, questions, issues and concerns to heart." Even more importantly, it's clear that UW Bothell professors "will do whatever it takes to help their students succeed." They are "very willing to meet with students outside of [their established] office hours," and they make it a point to use their own "personal successes and failures as learning experiences [for] the classroom." Professors tend to be "passionate about their subject areas and flexible in the way the material is presented." As one satisfied UW Bothell student concludes, "I feel safe going to them if I don't understand something and trust that they know what they are teaching. My overall academic experience has been very positive."

Student Body

The undergraduate student body UW Bothell is comprised of many "non-traditional students," who tend to be "a few years older" than the average college student, and a large percentage "commute" from home. Additionally, the university boasts a "high rate of first-generation students" as well. Student say you'll encounter a "wide range of traditions and ethnicities" strolling around the campus. UW Bothell undergrads say that their fellow students are "accepting" and "eager to learn and collaborate with other students." "Even if you are not in the same class, student wave to other students with a welcoming smile. Everyone here is kind and ready to help another student."

Campus Life

Rest assured, there is "always something going on" at UW Bothell. For starters, "every week there is an email update that is sent out with tons of fun activities to do on campus, [such as] a movie night, dance night, intramural sports, workout classes, etc." A number of students also love to capitalize on the fact that "the school rents outdoor gear," which "allows [undergrads] to take advantage of the natural beauty that Washington is well known for—or at least helps [them] to be better prepared for camping in the rain." Additionally, a large portion of UW Bothell undergrads flock to the "Activities and Recreation Center which is abbreviated to ARC." This facility provides a space "for students to study and [relax]. There are board games and video games available for students [to checkout] for free." Further, many a student can be found playing sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. And they often enjoy "walks on the outdoor trails…[or] watching birds and beavers in the wetlands located on campus."

Overview

Applicants
3,022
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
29%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
340
with Terminal Degree
173

175
Women
165
Men
89
Minority
59
International

Most frequent class size
40 - 49
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Area Studies, Other.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Retail Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications.
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Cognitive Science.
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Science, Technology and Society.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Ethics.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Community Psychology.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Policy Analysis, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Economy.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Holli Martinez
co-founder of The Martinez Foundation

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,421

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,713

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,367

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
41%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$15,760

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,350

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,370
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$37,071
Required Fees
$1,020
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,524

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,636
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,401
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

29.09%
Asian
6.79%
African-American
9.99%
Hispanic
36.12%
Caucasian
1.62%
Unknown
9.01%
International

48% female
52% male
2% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
6%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
22%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Resources for Students

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Rosa Lundborg

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
32
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services


LGBT Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UW Seattle
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UW Seattle
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UW Seattle

Sustainability

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Microsoft Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kristin Barnhill
Admissions Advisor for Campus Visits

Address
Box 358500
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Phone
(425) 352-5000

Email
uwbinfo@uw.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
STEM buildings
library
ARC
Conservatory
book store
food trucks for lunch

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Burke-Gilman Sammamish Trail
Lake Washington
Woodinville Wine Country
Bellevue Square Mall
Country Village
within 15 miles of Seattle - Pike Place Market and home of Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners. Seattle offers a variety of museums, a zoo, the Ballard locks, ferry boats, the Great Wheel,

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
3:00PM
(425) 352-5000

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 3:00PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
closest airport is SeaTac. Available types of transportation to campus is bus, uber, taxi, and bicycle

Local Accommodations
The following hotels provide a discounted rate for UW Bothell visitors: Country Inn & Suites (mention you are a guest of UW Bothell when booking) Marriott SpringHill Suites (mention you are a guest of UW Bothell when booking) Hilton Garden Inn (ask for the "Neighborhood Rate" or use the group code "1366505" when booking) UW Bothell does not endorse or favor any particular hotel. Other local hotels can be found here - http://www.explorebothell.com/hotels


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