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University of Washington

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1861
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 27,836
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,786,594,644
Admissions Address

Seattle, WA 98195



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Philip A. Ballinger
Admissions office telephone: (206) 543-9686
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.washington.edu/students/uga/ Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 1 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History 0 1
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 15 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 16,571
Total acceptances: 11,339
Total freshman enrollment: 5,475
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 7,804
Male acceptances: 5,057
Male freshman enrollment: 2,573
Female applicants: 8,767
Female acceptances: 6,282
Female freshman enrollment: 2,902
Out-of-state freshmen: 18%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 855
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 464
Students enrolled from waiting list: 3

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 84%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 46%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 640
Math: 550 – 670
Combined: 1070 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.1% 16.8%
600-699 35.4% 42.0%
500-599 37.5% 32.0%
400-499 14.7% 8.5%
300-399 2.2% 0.7%
200-299 0.1% 0.1%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 27%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 29
Math: 22 – 29
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 17.2% 20.6% 20.1%
24-29 52.2% 42.0% 53.0%
18-23 27.3% 29.7% 22.6%
12-17 3.3% 7.0% 4.3%
6-11 0.0% 0.8% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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