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Acceptance Rate 74.04%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 22.69%
Applicants 144,497
Admitted 106,980
Enrolled 24,275

Applying To Washington Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 74.04% at Washington colleges and universities where total 144,497 students have applied and 106,980 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $68.00 and the graduate application fees is $68.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Washington colleges.
General Admission Information of Washington Colleges
Open Admission Policy72 out of 113 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 68.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 68.00
Average Acceptance Rate74.04%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.69%
Average Test Scores1,213 SAT / 26 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 144,497 students (59,430 men and 85,050 women) applied to and 106,980 (41,456 men and 65,834 women) students were accepted to admit Washington Colleges. Among them, 10,364 men and 14,095 women were enrolled into Washington schools. The average acceptance rate is 74.04% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 22.69%. The table below shows the Washington colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Washington Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants144,49759,43085,050
Admitted106,98041,45665,834
Enrolled24,27510,36414,095
Acceptance Rate 74.04% 69.76% 77.41%
Enrollment Ratio 22.69% 25.00% 21.41%
[Chart]Washington Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Washington college, 1,757 students (21.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 814 students (10.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,318 and 25th percentile score is 1,107. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 87 and 25th percentile score is 65. 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 Writing560.00668.00
SAT Math547.00650.00
ACT Composite22.0029.00
ACT Math21.0028.00
ACT English22.0030.00
[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 113 schools
Quarter52 out of 113 schools
Trimester3 out of 113 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 113 schools
Other academic year2 out of 113 schools
Differs by program10 out of 113 schools
Continuous22 out of 113 schools
Un-Known/Other8 out of 113 schools
Next table describes credits that Washington colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits62 out of 113 schools
Credits for Life Experiences52 out of 113 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits65 out of 113 schools
Credit for Military Training62 out of 113 schools

Application Requirements

19 Washington schools require High School GPA and 21 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 1 Washington colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Washington colleges.
Admission Checklist for Washington Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA190
High School Rank03
High School Record (or Transcript)211
Completion of College Preparatory Program89
Recommendations82
Formal Demonstration of Competencies44
Admission Test Scores10
TOEFL180
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00