UW-Seattle Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Washington Seattle Campus
How hard is it to get into UW-Seattle and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,350 out of 45,907 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 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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UW-Seattle SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT80%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1220|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1460|
|Average SAT Score||1340|
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 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1460 and Above||Good||>62%|
|1340 to 1460||Avg +||49%-62%|
|1220 to 1340||Avg -||36%-49%|
|1100 to 1220||Reach||25%-36%|
|Less than 1100||Low||<25%|
UW-Seattle ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT31%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
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. 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>64%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||49%-64%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||39%-49%|
|25 to 27||Reach||29%-39%|
|Less than 25||Low||<29%|
Avg. High School GPA3.75
Typical High School GradesA-
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. The school ranks #1 in Washington for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UW-Seattle will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
92% of University of Washington Seattle Campus freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||31%||33%||32%|
Applications were DueDec 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Washington Seattle Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
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Frequently Asked Questions
80% of students submit their SAT scores to UW-Seattle. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
49% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1220 and 1460. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.