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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Washington. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Washington is 70.26% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 24.45%.
University of Washington-Seattle Campus has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 53.00% and Northwest University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 35.90% among best schools in Washington. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2021-2022.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus48,840 (21,187/27,653) 25,885 (9,746/16,315) 7,248 (2,924/4,405) 53% (46%/59%) 28% (30%/16%)
2 Whitman College5,155 (2,107/3,048) 3,041 (1,159/1,890) 487 (232/246) 59% (55%/62%) 16% (20%/8%)
3 Gonzaga University8,853 (4,022/4,831) 6,728 (3,017/3,720) 1,278 (573/744) 76% (75%/77%) 19% (19%/15%)
4 University of Washington-Bothell Campus4,423 (2,130/2,293) 3,671 (1,747/1,926) 918 (507/385) 83% (82%/84%) 25% (29%/17%)
5 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus2,233 (989/1,244) 1,853 (801/1,045) 630 (304/324) 83% (81%/84%) 34% (38%/26%)
6 Western Washington University10,580 (3,988/6,592) 10,157 (3,828/6,328) 2,844 (1,187/1,709) 96% (96%/96%) 28% (31%/26%)
7 Washington State University18,197 (7,399/10,798) 15,649 (6,215/9,394) 4,069 (1,802/2,255) 86% (84%/87%) 26% (29%/21%)
8 Seattle University8,539 (2,798/5,741) 7,002 (2,266/4,765) 980 (317/667) 82% (81%/83%) 14% (14%/12%)
9 Northwest University473 (148/325) 454 (141/315) 163 (58/107) 96% (95%/97%) 36% (41%/33%)
10 Seattle Pacific University4,359 (1,279/3,080) 4,010 (1,164/2,834) 561 (186/397) 92% (91%/92%) 14% (16%/13%)
Average11,165 (4,605/4,605)7,845 (3,008/4,853)1,918 (809/1,124)70.26% (65.3%/105.4%)24.45% (26.9%/23.2%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,125 and 75th percentile is 1,331 for best schools in Washington. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 618 and the average SAT Math score is 610.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Washington. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Washington for academic year 2021-2022.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1University of Washington-Seattle CampusTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
2Whitman College21%
(102)
645725650730
3Gonzaga University21%
(271)
610690600690
4University of Washington-Bothell CampusTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
5University of Washington-Tacoma CampusTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
6Western Washington University16%
(468)
560670530640
7Washington State UniversityTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
8Seattle University26%
(258)
550660570670
9Northwest University19%
(32)
495620490590
10Seattle Pacific University21%
(122)
530660520640
Average20.67% 565.00670.83 560.00660.00

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 71 and 75th percentile is 92 for best schools in Washington. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 28, the average ACT English score is 28, and the average ACT Math score is 26.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Washington. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Washington for academic year 2021-2022.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1University of Washington-Seattle CampusTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
2Whitman College19%
(93)
2933 31352731
3Gonzaga University18%
(238)
2731 26342530
4University of Washington-Bothell CampusTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
5University of Washington-Tacoma CampusTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
6Western Washington University3%
(93)
2229 21292128
7Washington State UniversityTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
8Seattle University10%
(98)
2431 23332329
9Northwest University9%
(14)
2432 22352230
10Seattle Pacific University11%
(65)
2028 19261827
Average11.67% 24.3330.67 23.6732.00 22.6729.17

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Washington based on academic year 2021-2022 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus
2 Whitman College
3 Gonzaga University
4 University of Washington-Bothell Campus
5 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
6 Western Washington University
7 Washington State University
8 Seattle University
9 Northwest University
10 Seattle Pacific University

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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