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Washington University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Arushi Anand

University of Washington is a highly competitive university and enrolls around 31,221 undergraduate students every year. The acceptance rate of 46% makes it exceptionally selective. Almost 15% of the students are admitted from over 83 countries. It constitutes of 11 schools and have an admission rate of 55%. The student retention rate of 93% itself explains the engaging study pattern of the university.

  • Undergraduate international students should apply by Coalition Application by September 1, 2018.
  • Postgraduate international students can apply directly through the official website.
  • All postgraduate majors have a seperate program portal for information related to deadlines and requirements.
  • Transfer students can apply through MyMajor portal.

University of Washington Admissions Highlights

Application PortalUG: Coalition Application
Application FeeUG: 90 USD
PG: 90 USD
Mode of PaymentVisa/MasterCard Credit Card
SAT Score Range1190-1420
ACT Score Range27-32
International Application DeadlineEarly Action/Early Decision/Regular Decision
Type of Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, Autumn, and winter
Per Annum Enrollment31,221 approx.

University of Washington Admission Deadlines

International Students must be aware of important dates and deadlines before submission of all documents. Following table contains all important dates and submissions.

Coalition Application openingSeptember 1--
FAFSA+WASFAOctober 1October 1October 1
Application open for Summer and AutumnNovember 15December 15December 15
Application deadline for Summer and AutumnDecember 31February 19February 19
Admission decisionMarch 1- 15The date by which candidate confirms intent to enrollThe date by which candidate confirms intent to enroll

University of Washington Language Requirement

International students from non- native english speaking countries should fulfil English proficiency requirements. Candidates with higher level of english proficiency will be considered as strong applicants. Official test scores must be sent directly from testing agency to the University of Washington.

English language proficiency testScores
TOEFL (iBT)Minimum Score – 76
Recommended Score – 92 or higher
IELTSMinimum Score – 6.0
Recommended Score – 7.0 or higher
SATReading and Writing score – 580
ACTEnglish score of 22

University of Washington Undergraduate International Requirements

University of Washington offers more than 238 well defined undergraduate programs concentrated in 122 majors and 28 fields.

How To Apply - Candidates can apply through Coalition Application

Following are the steps to apply through Coalition Application:-

  1. Students are required to create Coalition Account ( Coalition Application is a free college planning and application portal wherein students can apply commonly for over 150 public and private colleges).
  2. While setting up Coalition account candidates need to add University of Washington into their list of colleges.
  3. Candidates need to complete the Coalition profile and submit required documents.
  4. Application fee of 90 USD is applicable for an international fee and fee waiver is not available for international students.
  5. After the submission of test scores and transcripts, students can apply further. A letter of recommendation and interviews are not required for admissions.

Academic Requirements for International Student- Candidates are required to submit SAT and ACT scores along with English language proficiency test scores. Test scores must be sent from testing agencies directly. In case, a candidate sends both SAT and ACT scores then relatively higher scores are considered as per National Concordance tables.

Writing Portions are not required in both the tests.

Supporting Documents: Academic transcripts, certificates, passport copy, Personal information,SOP or objectives, etc. are basic requirements for each course.

University of Washington Graduate International requirements

University of Washington enrolls over 12,000 students and offers more than 300 graduate programs though over 20 schools and colleges.

How to Apply – All the candidates can apply through the official website

When to Apply – University of Washington applcation opens – December 15

Application Deadline – February 15

Academic Requirements for International Students – English Proficiency Test Score – TOEFL and IELTS

Supporting Documents – Academic transcripts, certificates, passport copy, Personal information, SEVIS ID number,SOP or objectives, etc. are basic requirements for each course.

Master of Business Administration

When to apply – There is only one intake per year, each fall January 10 – Final Deadline for

International Application

requirements – Degree Statements with date of graduation and title of academic degree, all coursewok with grades, Resume, LORs, Official GMAT or GRE scores, Video interview submission, proof of English language proficiency, Non-refundable fee of 85 USD.

Aeronautics and Astronautics ( Masters of Aerospace Engineering )

When to apply- Priority Deadline – April 1 and Final Deadline – August 1

Requirements - Candidate is expected to have undergraduate degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering, Undergraduate degrees from other fields are also acceptable only if candiate has completed fundamental engineering and mathematics, minmum GPA – 3.0, resume , transcripts, statement of purpose, 2 LORs, English Language proficiency test scores.

Public Health – Epidemiology

When to apply – applications are accepted once in a year on autmn

October 1- First day of online application

December 2- submission of application and supporting materials

Requirements – unofficial transcripts from previous colleges and universities, resume, statement of purpose, personal history statement, recommendations and official GRE scores.

University of Washington Transfer Students Admissions 

Transfer students can apply for the university however, the process is not same for all. Candidate must select a major before applying as different majors may have a different application processes. Credits are also transferred from one university to another.

How to apply: Transfer Students can refer to MyMajor to apply and select required majors.

Academic Requirements for International Students: Students must submit English Language Proficiency test scores along with SAT and ACT scores.

Supporting Documents: Personal Statement, official transcripts along with Mid-term reports and College reports.

University of Washington offers Acceptance

University of Washington majorly evaluates transcripts for all applicants, therefore, unofficial scanned copies of transcripts are required with online applications. Transcripts and other credentials are kept by the office of admission for one calendar year.

Some important guidelines for transcripts submission

  • Transcripts must be sealed and signed by the issuing institution
  • Transcripts sent by Parchment and Credential Solutions are considered official.
  • Records must be sent in English or in native language along with English translations
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended must be sent even if no credits were earned. In case it is not disclosed denial of application can be done.

Checking the applications status

Applicants are required to create NetID to check application status on MyUW ( it is a portal exclusively for applicants to check information regarding their application, decisions, important updates, etc).

Candidates can make changes in some personal information such as Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number and intended majors after submission of the application. Withdrawal of application and deletion of duplicate application is also possible.

Expected Decision notification

Autumn seasons decision– March 1 – 15 – for a majority of admissions update available on MyUW

Winter season decision – November + December

Spring – not open for undergraduate admissions

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