University of Washington Bothell

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School Overview

The University of Washington Bothell, often referred to as “UW Bothell”, is a public, 4-year, research university that offers an extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for aspiring students. UV Bothell is located in Bothell, Washington, in northeast King County. The university is one of three campuses in the University of Washington system (the flagship campus, University of Washington Seattle, and the third, University of Washington-Tacoma). UW Bothell was founded in 1990, in conjunction with the University of Washington Tacoma. UW Bothell is the largest branch campus in Washington and currently shares a campus with Cascadia Community College.

UW Bothell offers day and evening classes in business, nursing, education, interdisciplinary studies, arts and sciences, and computer for full and part-time students. The UW Bothell campus is located northwest of the State Route 522 and Interstate 405 junction.


The University of Washington Bothell offers over 30 bachelor and master degree programs in Business Administration, Computing and Software Systems, Nursing, Education, Science and Technology, and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

UW Bothell offers undergraduate programs in American Studies, Applied Consulting, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Community Psychology, Literature, Computing, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Society and Human Behavior, Nursing (RN to BSN), and Science, Technology and Society.

The university offers the following graduate programs: Leadership MBA (LMBA), Technology MBA (TMBA), M.A. in Cultural Studies, Master of Nursing (MSN), Master of Education, M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Poetics, M.A. in Policy Studies, M.S. in Computer and Software Systems, and Secondary Teacher Certification (M.Ed.). UW Bothell also offers two post-baccalaureate programs: K-8 Teacher Certification and Professional Teacher Certification. (Both the LMBA and TMBA programs are offered at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue, Washington.

General Information

Admission Office

18115 Campus Way Northeast

Box 358500

Bothell, WA 98011-8246

(425) 352-5000

(800) 736-6650

Fax: (425) 352-5455

Contact: Jill Orcutt

Director of Admissions
Main Address

18115 Campus Way Northeast

Bothell, WA 98011

(425) 352-5000

Total undergrads: 1,939

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,912


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,247 $6,673 $7,575 $8,617 +13.76%
Books and Supplies $1,008 $1,035 $1,035 $1,035 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $7,255 $7,708 $8,610 $9,652 +12.10%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
In-state Tuition $10,870
In-state Student Fees $495
Out-of-state Tuition $24,210
Out-of-state Student Fees $495

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 106 46%
Grant or scholarship aid 75 33% $546,790 $7,291
• Federal grants 42 18% $165,832 $3,948
• Pell grants 42 18% $134,395 $3,200
• Other federal grants 36 16% $31,437 $873
Local and state government scholarships or grants 41 18% $191,246 $4,665
Institutional grants or scholarships 60 26% $189,712 $3,162
Student loan financial aid 53 23% $239,737 $4,523
• Federal student loans 53 23% $239,737 $4,523
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 660 146
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 254 33
Accounting 64
Business Administration and Management, General 190 33
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 45
Computer and Information Sciences, General 44
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 1
Education 57
Education, General 57
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 119 23
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 119 23
Human Services, General 20
Public Policy Analysis, General 20
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 239 13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 228 13
Science, Technology and Society 11
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Art/art Studies, General 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting/Finance B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Applied computing B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Electrical/Communications Engineering B

English Language & Literature

American studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing Assistance B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global studies B
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B
Science, Technology & Society B
Society, ethics, and human behavior B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B


Community Psychology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Washington-Bothell Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (425) 352-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,913
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 64%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,783 (98% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $11,390
Out-of-state Tuition: $38,091
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 63%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $13,105

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Washington-Bothell Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Washington-Bothell Campus.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 73
Education 12
Engineering 31
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 4012

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Washington-Bothell Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,390
Out-of-state $38,091
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $19,218
Out-of-state $33,459

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 469 63%
Grant or scholarship aid 383 51% $13,105
Student loan aid 206 28% $4,374

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,382 44% $13,293
Federal student loans 1,446 27% $6,264

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Washington-Bothell Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Washington-Bothell Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,242 1,998 2,244
Percent admitted 100% 71% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 21% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Washington-Bothell Campus Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,913
Undergraduate enrollment 5,350
Graduate enrollment 563

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Washington-Bothell Campus Accreditation

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Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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