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University of Washington Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Seattle, WA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3 4
History   1
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 31
SAT Only Considered if submitted December 31
ACT Only Considered if submitted December 31
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted December 31
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1410 NE Campus Parkway
City, State, Zip
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone
 
Fax
 

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 15
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 45,579 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 24,569 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 21,010 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
7,674 (33%) of 23,592 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,303 (33%) of 13,151 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,371 (32%) of 10,441 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
7,775
Students Accepting Wait List Position
3,040
Students Admitted From Wait List
2,394

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.81
3.75 and Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
684 average
620-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
49.54%
Score of 600 - 700
32.09%
Score of 500 - 600
15.56%
Score of 400 - 500
2.71%
Score of 300 - 400
.11%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
644 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
26.23%
Score of 600 - 700
49.68%
Score of 500 - 600
20.18%
Score of 400 - 500
3.81%
Score of 300 - 400
.09%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
54.31%
Score of 24 - 29
32.83%
Score of 18 - 23
11.24%
Score of 12 - 17
1.62%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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