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Chances of getting into University of Washington Seattle Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Washington Seattle Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into UW-Seattle and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 23,592 out of 45,579 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 18 percent. University of Washington Seattle Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW-Seattle SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for University of Washington Seattle Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1350

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 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1470 and Above Good >65%
1345 to 1470 Avg + 52%-65%
1220 to 1345 Avg - 39%-52%
1095 to 1220 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1095 Low <27%
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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 25
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 33
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 #1 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Washington Seattle Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >65%
30 to 33 Avg + 52%-65%
27 to 30 Avg - 39%-52%
24 to 27 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 24 Low <27%
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UW-Seattle GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.75
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 3.75 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 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Washington Seattle Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

92% of University of Washington Seattle Campus freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Washington Seattle Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 92%
Top 25% of class 98%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Washington Seattle Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 24,569 21,010 45,579
Accepted 13,151 10,441 23,592
Acceptance Rate 54% 50% 52%
Enrolled 3,938 3,054 6,992
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 29% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Dec 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2020.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 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 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?

52% 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 1220 and 1470. 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.