Top news stories of 2015


University of Washington Bothell marks 10th year of continuous growth with record fall 2015-2016 enrollment

The university welcomed its largest first year class of all time for fall 2015-2016 with a 9 percent increase over the prior year, making it the fastest-growing public university in the state of Washington and among the top ten fastest-growing in the nation.


University of Washington Bothell ranked best in state by Money magazine

For the second year in a row, the University of Washington Bothell was ranked No. 1 in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, according to a ranking of best colleges in the most recent issue of Money magazine. Nationally, Money ranked UW Bothell No. 36 in its overall list of best colleges – up one from No. 37 in 2014.


Dozens of University of Washington Bothell students collaborate across disciplines to create new mobile game Ghostlight Manor

The University of Washington Bothell’s Digital Future Lab released Ghostlight Manor by student publishers Nybble Studios. The Halloween-themed mobile game is the first commercial game from the Digital Future Lab and is among the largest University-sponsored game development projects.


UW Bothell and Cascadia College to celebrate the grand opening of the student Activities and Recreation Center

On October 7, the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College opened the new Activities and Recreation Center. The $20 million, 36,000 square foot facility is a hub of student life on an expanding Bothell campus.


University of Washington Bothell makes Top 20 in national Best Bang for the Buck ranking

Washington Monthly ranked the University of Washington Bothell No. 13 of 233 colleges on its 2015 Best Bang for the Buck list in the western region. Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck rates colleges that are “doing the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”


UW Bothell team makes discovery that rocks the math world

A research team at UW Bothell became a part of math history after they discovered the 15th kind of pentagon that can tile a plane. The team includes School of STEM associate professors Casey Mann, Jennifer McLoud-Mann and undergraduate researcher David Von Derau.


University of Washington Bothell celebrates its 25th anniversary with its largest graduating class to date

For the third year in a row, the University of Washington Bothell graduated its largest class in its 25-year history. More than 1,700 students received bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificates at UW Bothell’s 24th commencement exercise.