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UW-Seattle Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

46.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Washington Seattle Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into UW-Seattle? The school has a 46% acceptance rate. Last year, 20,833 out of 44,877 applicants were admitted making UW-Seattle a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. University of Washington Seattle Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1260-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1470
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Washington Seattle Campus?

University of Washington Seattle Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1155. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1365 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Washington Seattle Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >59%
1365 to 1470 Avg + 46%-59%
1260 to 1365 Avg - 33%-46%
1155 to 1260 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1155 Low <23%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 32
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UW-Seattle?

Admission data indicates that UW-Seattle regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Washington Seattle Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Washington Seattle Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >62%
29 to 32 Avg + 46%-62%
27 to 29 Avg - 36%-46%
25 to 27 Reach 27%-36%
Less than 25 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.75
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Washington Seattle Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Washington Seattle Campus was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UW-Seattle will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Washington Seattle Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

University of Washington Seattle Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 24,418 20,459 44,877
Accepted 11,755 9,078 20,833
Acceptance Rate 48% 44% 46%
Enrolled 3,701 3,092 6,793
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 34% 33%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Dec 1, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Washington Seattle Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Washington Seattle Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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 Seattle Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236948 IPEDS survey data for University of Washington Seattle Campus.