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Acceptance Rate 71.02%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 26.06%
Applicants 144,721
Admitted 102,780
Enrolled 26,787

Applying To Washington Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 71.02% at Washington colleges and universities where total 144,721 students have applied and 102,780 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $68.33 and the graduate application fees is $68.27. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Washington colleges.
General Admission Information of Washington Colleges
Open Admission Policy72 out of 111 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 68.33
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 68.27
Average Acceptance Rate71.02%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.06%
Average Test Scores1,168 SAT / 72 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2019-2020, total 144,721 students (61,106 men and 83,535 women) applied to and 102,780 (41,555 men and 61,193 women) students were accepted to admit Washington Colleges. Among them, 11,533 men and 15,251 women were enrolled into Washington schools. The average acceptance rate is 71.02% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 26.06%. The table below shows the Washington colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Washington Colleges (2019-2020)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants144,72161,10683,535
Admitted102,78041,55561,193
Enrolled26,78711,53315,251
Acceptance Rate 71.02% 68.00% 73.25%
Enrollment Ratio 26.06% 27.75% 24.92%
[Chart]Washington Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Washington college, 21,029 students (78.53% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 6,945 students (27.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,277 and 25th percentile score is 1,058. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 83 and 25th percentile score is 61. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Washington colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Washington Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing530.59640.18
SAT Math527.82637.06
ACT Composite21.1827.59
ACT Math20.0026.76
ACT English20.1828.18
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Washington Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Washington Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Washington Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Washington State, 14 schools use semester calendar systems and 52 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester14 out of 111 schools
Quarter52 out of 111 schools
Trimester3 out of 111 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 111 schools
Other academic year2 out of 111 schools
Differs by program10 out of 111 schools
Continuous22 out of 111 schools
Un-Known/Other6 out of 111 schools
Next table describes credits that Washington colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits62 out of 111 schools
Credits for Life Experiences52 out of 111 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits65 out of 111 schools
Credit for Military Training62 out of 111 schools

Application Requirements

19 Washington schools require High School GPA and 22 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 13 Washington colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Washington colleges.
Admission Checklist for Washington Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA190
High School Rank12
High School Record (or Transcript)221
Completion of College Preparatory Program89
Recommendations93
Formal Demonstration of Competencies44
Admission Test Scores131
TOEFL180
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)10