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Chances of getting into University of Washington Seattle Campus

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
56%
Admission Difficulty for University of Washington Seattle Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into UW-Seattle and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UW-Seattle is 56%.  It ranks #3 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. UW-Seattle is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 24,456 out of 43,778 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent (SAT 1200/1453 ACT 27/33). University of Washington Seattle Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.79. 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UW-Seattle application fee is $80 and applications are due by Dec 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Washington Seattle Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

UW-Seattle SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1200-1453
Applicants Submitting SAT 
80%
SAT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 753
SAT Composite 75th 1453
Average SAT Score 1330

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. UW-Seattle ranks #2 in Washington and #100 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Washington Seattle Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1453 and Above Good >71%
1326 to 1453 Avg + 56%-71%
1200 to 1326 Avg - 40%-56%
1074 to 1200 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 1074 Low <26%
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UW-Seattle ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
27-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
31%
ACT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 30

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 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Washington and #99 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Washington Seattle Campus.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Washington Seattle Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >71%
30 to 33 Avg + 56%-71%
27 to 30 Avg - 40%-56%
24 to 27 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 24 Low <26%
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UW-Seattle GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.79
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UW-Seattle. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Washington Seattle Campus was 3.79 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UW-Seattle accepts 56% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Washington Seattle Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 12.09% Good
3.75 to 3.99 56.27% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 22.87% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 6.54% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 1.71% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.51% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.01% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Washington Seattle Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 23,346 20,432 43,778
Accepted 14,141 10,315 24,456
Acceptance Rate 61% 50% 56%
Enrolled 3,994 3,033 7,027
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 29% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Dec 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
62

Applicants have 62 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Dec 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Washington Seattle Campus is $80.

Application Requirements

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

University of Washington Seattle Campus Application 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 Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does University of Washington Seattle Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

80% of students submit their SAT scores to UW-Seattle. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

56% of those who apply are granted admission to UW-Seattle. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1453. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 33. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.