The University of Washington Bothell celebrates 20 years of excellence in higher education during the 2009-10 academic year.
From its humble beginnings in an office space in Canyon Park to its robust surroundings at Bothell, the University has come a very long way and is widely regarded as the regional leader in higher education.
UW Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university and we do so with a personal touch that our students and alumni have really embraced. Students know that at UW Bothell they will receive not only their UW degree, but also build a solid foundation of relevant knowledge, practical skills and professional preparation. Better yet, they experience close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students and hands-on learning, receiving the best of both worlds - a private school experience at a public school cost.
This unique approach to education has benefited our over 8,000 alumni and the community-at-large. Over 80% of our alumni remain in the area post-graduation, greatly participating to the local economy and working in area hospitals, schools and businesses. Ask around… it is likely you know a UW Bothell alumni or two!
In reflecting on our 20 year history, a few milestones come to mind that you might not be aware of. In its 20 years, UW Bothell has:
Additional details can be found on our 20 Year Web site: www.uwb.edu/20years. At this site you can enjoy our walk down memory lane and hear from faculty and students.
One of the greatest stories told is that of the founding of our campus. Below, IAS senior Thaddeus R. Kleckley interviews three of the original faculty to learn more about those early days and to pay tribute to their wonderful efforts that have lead us to this point today.