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Estd 1990Established Year

University of Washington: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Komal Yadav Komal Yadav
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University of Washington at Bothell (UW Bothell) is a public institute which provides 55 graduate and undergraduate degree programs to up to 6,000 students. Its motto being Lux Sit (let there be light), the university is known for enlightening the students about real life and preparing them for a blooming career. 61% of undergraduate students and 54% of graduate students graduated debt-free for the year 2018-19.

Founded in 1990, UW Bothell is one of the three University of Washington campuses and hence the graduates attain a completely accredited UW degree. It believes in transferred education, diverse communities and engaged scholarships. The university also has a remarkable student support service with full access to the UW library and offers to mentor English language learners.

University of Washington, Bothell Ranking

  • According to (2018), the alumni of UW Bothell earned the ‘best ROI’ among all alumni from Washington State Colleges.
  • Ranks 2 in the US for public colleges that ensure best returns on investment by CNBC Make It for the year 2019.
  • Ranked 5 by Washington Monthly magazine for the best four-year college in the USA for adult learners for the year 2019.


Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
LocationBothell, Washington
Establishment Year1990
No. of Programs OfferedOver 55
Total Enrollment (2019-20)5,936
Percentage of International Students9%
Average Class SizeUndergraduate: 30;
Graduate: 19

University of Washington, Bothell Campus

University of Washington has three campuses, one of which is at Bothell. The campus is small, yet diverse. It shares its campus with Cascadia College. The campus is a house to the North Creek Wetland, giving the students a fresh start.

More than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at this campus. An outsider can visit the campus with prior registration.

Housing Facilities Available

On-campus residence at UW Bothell offers various facilities and a chance to come across diverse individuals whom one can befriend for the rest of their lives and create lifelong on campus cherishing memories.

  • Spacious furnished rooms with up to triple occupancy are available within a shared apartment (quarterly housing rates).
  • Facilities include free wireless internet, cable TV service and utilities
  • Summer conference housing is also available.
  • Staff resources are in the housing committee. The students can seek academic aid from them.
  • Students can choose to opt for an entire dining service at cafeterias, subway stalls, and Husky Pantry. They can also request catering according to their convenience.
  • For applying to the above facilities, one must visit the official website and fill in the application as suitable.

Programs of University of Washington, Bothell

While the UW Bothell is most known for its diverse approach, it also offers an extensive range of programs to its students. With an amicable and caring staff, the university offers about 55 graduate and undergraduate programs to over 6,000 students. It also offers pre-major programs.

School Wise Enrollment
  • Under undergraduate programs, one can choose between the school of business, educational studies, interdisciplinary arts, nursing and health studies, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • Masters programs are offered by the University of Washington, Bothell in Arts, Business, Science, Nursing and Education.
  • Graduate certificate programs in Software Design and Development and Electrical Engineering Foundations are also available.
  • All the three branches of the university are best known for their research in science as well as its engineering programs.

Above all, UW Bothell is known for imparting the students with knowledge that helps them deal with reality and prepare them well for their careers.

Application Process

How to Apply: To apply, one must visit the official website and fill the online application form.

Application Fee: 75 USD application fee is charged.

Application Deadline: Students considering UW Bothell as priority university should submit the application by January 15.

Admission Requirements: Minimum 2.0 GPA, College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR), proof of English proficiency, all previous academic transcripts, SAT/ACT scores.

University of Washington, Bothell Tuition and Living Expenses

Tuition fee of autumn, winter and spring quarter for undergraduate and graduate programs is provided below:

  • Undergraduate: 12,697 USD
  • Graduate: 10,032 USD

Other expenses that students have to bear for a period of nine months are:

Expense TypeCost 
Books900 USD
Room and Board12,636 USD - 15,942 USD
Personal2,265 USD
Transportation1,524 USD

Scholarships and Financial Aids

Before applying for admissions, one must check their financial conditions, tuition costs and financial aid provided by the university. UW Bothell offers various financial aids to students coming from outside the USA as well as to domestic students.

As international students, students are eligible for many scholarships, some of which are:

  • UWB General Scholarship: This scholarship can be availed by students globally on the basis of their financial needs and merit. This scholarship ranging from 750 USD to 3,500 USD is to applied for once by November or April end.
  • Mary Gates Leadership and Research Scholarships: Several scholarships worth 4,000 USD which are paid over two quarters, can be availed by full time UW graduate students. It must be applied for by October and January end.
  • Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: This scholarship worth 2,000 USD is for women (undergraduate and graduate) pursuing a Business related degree.

NAFSA: This financial resource is available for students coming from outside the USA for studying at UW Bothell.

IEFA: International students from 900 schools are eligible for this financial aid.

Work While You Study

University of Washington, Bothell provides both on campus and off campus work opportunities to the students.


  • One gets jobs according to their programs and requirements
  • The payment can be made through paychecks directly deposited into the bank accounts.
  • Paid twice a month, on the 10th and 25th of each month.


  • Students working off-campus are paid directly at the workplace
  • Generally paid once a month, on the same date each month
  • Pay scale highly depends on the credit hours and the type of job taken by the student. It may range from 31.45 USD to 2,678 USD.

Alumni Network

UW Bothell alumni association comes together to create one of the world’s largest alumni associations. The alumni of this university made 6,09,000 USD in 20 years, where the national average is 22,500 USD. By becoming an alumnus at UW Bothell, one automatically becomes one of the 56,000 alumni from the University of Washington. Some well-achieved alumni of UW Bothell are:

  • Michelle Gamboa: Michelle is a UW Bothell alumni. She currently works at Adobe in Seattle. Her work includes coordinating and organising the final testing of the company’s entire Digital Publishing Suite.
  • Marcia West: Thus alumna is a math teacher at Lynwood’s Brighton School. She has a K-8 teacher certification.
  • Stefan Torres: This former student of UW Bothell is the recipient of the UW Bothell Alumni Council’s first Alumni Award of the Year. As he promotes nursing, his Nurse Stefan Videos on social media keeps going viral and famous.
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University of Washington Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population6864
FAFSA Code003798
Application Cost$60
Average Cost of Attendance$48,692 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-92- -
IELTS-7- -
SATCheck Detailed Score113010301230 80%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560510610-
ACTCheck Detailed Score231926 29%

University of Washington Acceptance Rate


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Total Applicants


Total Enrolled






Undergraduate Program80.1%
Total Applicants7708
Total Enrolled6175
Graduate Programs80.0%
Total Applicants861
Total Enrolled689

University of Washington Enrollment

University of Washington Enrollment6864
Undergraduate Enrollment6175
Graduate Enrollment689
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate56.6%

Attendance Cost


Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$48,692 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$825 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,259 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,789 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,259 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,789 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,789 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,789 / Year
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    Book Store

    UW Bothell University Bookstore0.14 Km
    Bothell Jewelers & Collectibles1.02 Km
    Leviathan Comics and Games2.27 Km
    Comic Stop2.28 Km
    Carey Bookstore2.32 Km
    Farhana book store2.46 Km
    Value Village3.03 Km
    Book Publishers Network3.47 Km
    Ananda Washington3.72 Km
    Ethan's Educational Bookstore5.21 Km
    Bastyr University Bookstore5.58 Km
    Corner Comics5.93 Km
    Lake Washington Institute of Technology Bookstore6.24 Km
    Bel-Kirk Stamp Coin & Comics6.42 Km
    Third Place Books6.69 Km
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    Bus Station

    NE 185th St & Beardslee Blvd0.38 Km
    Beardslee Blvd & 108th Ave NE0.43 Km
    UW Bothell & Cascadia College0.51 Km
    Beardslee Blvd & 110th Ave NE0.59 Km
    Beardslee Blvd & 110th Ave NE0.61 Km
    Beardslee Blvd & 110th Ave NE0.79 Km
    NE 185th St & Beardslee Blvd8.7 Km
    E Riverside Dr & 111th Ave NE344.4 Km
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    Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness1.03 Km
    Kaiser Permanente Northshore Medical Center1.3 Km
    Pacific Medical Center Totem Lake4.77 Km
    Evergreen Professional Plaza4.8 Km
    EvergreenHealth Family Maternity Center4.87 Km
    EvergreenHealth Plaza4.88 Km
    EvergreenHealth Medical Center4.89 Km
    EvergreenHealth Totem Lake Medical Plaza4.94 Km
    Evergreen Health Totem Lake4.95 Km
    Evergreen Hospital Neuroscience Institute5.01 Km
    Evergreen Hospital Booth Gardner Parkinson's Care Center5.01 Km
    Evergreen Health (Proper name is EvergreenHealth Primary Care)5.21 Km
    Pacific Medical Centers - Canyon Park5.21 Km
    Woodlands Multi-Specialty Center5.21 Km
    Inglewood Family Health5.25 Km
    The Center for Vedic Medicine5.42 Km
    Senior Care Network6.29 Km
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    Alexa's Cafe & Catering1.06 Km
    Pen | Thai Restaurant1.08 Km
    Russell's Restaurant & Loft2.22 Km
    Teddy's Bigger Burgers - Woodinville2.8 Km
    Casino Caribbean3.26 Km
    Kenmore Lanes3.52 Km
    Subway4.11 Km
    Bonefish Grill4.27 Km
    Barking Frog4.28 Km
    The Herbfarm4.3 Km
    Outback Steakhouse4.4 Km
    The Commons4.68 Km
    Izumi5.16 Km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant5.34 Km
    Cafe Veloce5.36 Km
    Comfort Inn5.57 Km
    Cafe Juanita5.93 Km
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    Brad M. Beeman, PharmD1.3 Km
    Jeremy D. Taylor, PharmD1.3 Km
    Rite Aid Pharmacy1.77 Km
    CVS Pharmacy2.74 Km
    Raymond Young, RPH3.23 Km
    Kati Y. Chan, RPh4.27 Km
    Elfriede M. Luther, RPH4.29 Km
    Pam R. Shigaya, RPh4.79 Km
    Paige M. Goodwin, PharmD4.9 Km
    Donald A. Briggs, BS4.9 Km
    Monika Rajpal, PharmD4.96 Km
    Kathleen L. Cockrill, RPH4.96 Km
    Ryan M. Culala, PharmD4.96 Km
    Us Da-Food & Drug5.38 Km
    Fred Meyer Pharmacy5.54 Km
    Safeway Pharmacy5.8 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    The Bothell center1.64 Km
    Giu1.95 Km
    Woodinville West Center2.14 Km
    Woodgate Mall2.25 Km
    Bear Creek Plaza2.29 Km
    Plaza at 175th2.31 Km
    Woodinville City Center2.36 Km
    Woodinville Mall2.78 Km
    Gateway Shops2.81 Km
    Woodinville Towne Center3.01 Km
    Ryan M.Fox.DDS3.35 Km
    Kingsgate Plaza3.43 Km
    Canyon Park Place4.02 Km
    Apple Farm Village4.55 Km
    Hilltop Center4.59 Km
    The Village at Totem Lake5.19 Km
    Town Center at Lake Forest Park6.65 Km
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    Evergreen General Hospital Heliport4.82 Km
    Kenmore Air (Lake Washington)5.03 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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