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Your chances of getting into University of Washington Bothell Campus

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

83%
Admission Difficulty for University of Washington Bothell Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UWB is 83%.  Its admission rate is the 10th lowest in Washington.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UWB and can you get accepted?

University of Washington Bothell Campus is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,672 out of the 4,423 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 51 percent on standardized admission tests. University of Washington Bothell Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.52. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UWB?

83% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Washington Bothell Campus you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.52 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1160 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT

UWB GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.52

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Washington Bothell Campus?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UWB are to have around a 3.52 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UWB accepts 83% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UWB is 3.52 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #10 in Washington for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UWB is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Washington Bothell Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 2.89% Good
3.75 to 3.99 24.14% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 31.26% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 21.36% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.79% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.56% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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UWB SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by University of Washington Bothell Campus.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1040-1270

Applicants Submitting SAT 

83%
SAT Scores for University of Washington Bothell Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1040
SAT Scores for University of Washington Bothell Campus
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 650
Composite 75th Percentile 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Washington Bothell Campus?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UWB is 1160 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1040-1270. Students who get into University of Washington Bothell Campus score in the top 53 percent of all SAT test takers..  UWB ranks #11 in the state of Washington for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1160 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UWB regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1040, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 920, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Washington Bothell Campus is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "neither required nor recommended".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1160 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1155, you have around a 83% chance of being admitted. A 1270 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 90% chance of getting in.

University of Washington Bothell Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1270 and Above Good >90%
1155 to 1270 Avg + 83%-90%
1040 to 1155 Avg - 72%-83%
925 to 1040 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 925 Low <57%
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UWB ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-27 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

24%
ACT Scores for University of Washington Bothell Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for University of Washington Bothell Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 27
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UWB?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UWB is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 27.  The school ranks #14 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Washington Bothell Campus.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Washington Bothell Campus is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "neither required nor recommended".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UWB for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 83% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 91% with a 27 ACT score.

University of Washington Bothell Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >91%
23 to 27 Avg + 83%-91%
20 to 23 Avg - 74%-83%
17 to 20 Reach 62%-74%
Less than 17 Low <62%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Washington Bothell Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,293 2,130 4,423
Accepted 1,934 1,738 3,672
Acceptance Rate 84% 82% 83%
Enrolled 396 504 900
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 29% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Washington Bothell Campus is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Washington Bothell Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Washington Bothell Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Washington Bothell Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Washington Bothell Campus is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.52 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1160 and ACT of 23 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=377555 IPEDS survey data for University of Washington Bothell Campus.

FAQs

Does University of Washington Bothell Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to UWB. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Washington Bothell Campus?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to UWB. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Washington Bothell Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1270. The average SAT score is 1155. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Washington Bothell Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.