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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Washington

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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 70.76% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 24.14%.
Whitman College has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 54.13% and University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 36.36% 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 2020-2021.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus43,778 (20,432/23,346) 24,456 (10,315/14,141) 7,027 (3,033/3,994) 56% (50%/61%) 29% (29%/17%)
2 Whitman College4,964 (2,112/2,852) 2,687 (1,057/1,630) 294 (116/178) 54% (50%/57%) 11% (11%/6%)
3 Gonzaga University8,409 (3,782/4,627) 6,129 (2,813/3,316) 1,052 (506/546) 73% (74%/72%) 17% (18%/12%)
4 University of Washington-Bothell Campus4,158 (1,995/2,163) 3,656 (1,735/1,921) 985 (541/444) 88% (87%/89%) 27% (31%/21%)
5 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus1,985 (841/1,144) 1,708 (713/995) 621 (276/345) 86% (85%/87%) 36% (39%/30%)
6 Western Washington University10,219 (3,962/6,257) 9,556 (3,673/5,883) 2,494 (987/1,507) 94% (93%/94%) 26% (27%/24%)
7 Washington State University21,198 (8,878/12,320) 16,947 (6,893/10,054) 4,191 (1,783/2,408) 80% (78%/82%) 25% (26%/20%)
8 Seattle University7,914 (2,790/5,124) 6,587 (2,343/4,244) 805 (309/496) 83% (84%/83%) 12% (13%/10%)
9 Northwest University498 (141/357) 462 (128/334) 159 (52/107) 93% (91%/94%) 34% (41%/30%)
10 Seattle Pacific University3,923 (1,097/2,826) 3,555 (966/2,589) 655 (184/471) 91% (88%/92%) 18% (19%/17%)
Average10,705 (4,603/4,603)7,574 (3,064/4,511)1,828 (779/1,050)70.76% (66.6%/98.0%)24.14% (25.4%/23.3%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,084 and 75th percentile is 1,286 for best schools in Washington. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 593 and the average SAT Math score is 592.
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 2020-2021.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1University of Washington-Seattle Campus81%
(5,692)
590700610753
2Whitman College47%
(137)
620710610720
3Gonzaga University71%
(747)
580670580680
4University of Washington-Bothell Campus72%
(707)
510620530650
5University of Washington-Tacoma Campus81%
(503)
480600480580
6Western Washington University83%
(2,072)
550650530620
7Washington State University83%
(3,484)
510610510600
8Seattle University75%
(601)
570660560670
9Northwest University91%
(145)
510620500585
10Seattle Pacific University80%
(526)
510590500570
Average76.40% 543.00643.00 541.00642.80

*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 64 and 75th percentile is 85 for best schools in Washington. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 25, the average ACT English score is 25, and the average ACT Math score is 24.
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 2020-2021.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Washington
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1University of Washington-Seattle Campus28%
(1,943)
2733 26352632
2Whitman College25%
(74)
2933 30352631
3Gonzaga University42%
(442)
2530 25332429
4University of Washington-Bothell Campus18%
(181)
2027 18271927
5University of Washington-Tacoma Campus10%
(63)
1624 15241625
6Western Washington University22%
(547)
2228 21292027
7Washington State University23%
(954)
2026 18251826
8Seattle University40%
(321)
2430 23312328
9Northwest University20%
(32)
1925 17271424
10Seattle Pacific University31%
(201)
2027 19281825
Average25.90% 22.2028.30 21.2029.40 20.4027.40

*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 2020-2021 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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