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UW-Seattle Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UW-Seattle? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 19,646 out of 36,840 applicants or 53% were admitted making UW-Seattle a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. University of Washington Seattle Campus typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 19,778 17,062 36,840
Accepted 10,950 8,696 19,646
Acceptance Rate 55% 51% 53%
Enrolled 3,627 3,162 6,789
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 36% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Washington Seattle Campus and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UW-Seattle regularly accepts students with ACTs of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Washington Seattle Campus.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1075. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1305 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1190 1420
SAT Reading 590 700
SAT Math 600 740
ACT Composite 26 31
ACT English 25 32
ACT Math 26 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >68%
28 to 31 Avg + 53%-68%
26 to 28 Avg - 42%-53%
24 to 26 Reach 33%-42%
Less than 24 Low <33%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >66%
1305 to 1420 Avg + 53%-66%
1190 to 1305 Avg - 40%-53%
1075 to 1190 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 1075 Low <28%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Washington Seattle Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Washington Seattle Campus was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UW-Seattle accepts 53% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Washington Seattle Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236948 IPEDS survey data for University of Washington Seattle Campus.



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