UW Bothell Fast Facts 2023-24

Return on Investment

Debt Free

In 2022-23, 70% of undergraduate students and 66% of graduate students graduated debt-free.

Source: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

2nd Highest

The wages of UW Bothell alumni with bachelor degrees are consistently the second highest in the state among all graduates with comparable degrees from public, four-year institutions.

Source: Educational Research & Data Center (2023)

Best Value

SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, ranked UW Bothell No. 2 on its list of Best Value Colleges in the state of Washington.

Source: SmartAsset (2023)


5,816 Total

5,470 FTE*

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent


5,255 (4,987 FTE*)


561 (484 FTE*)

  • 36% First Year & Pre-Major Programs
  • 15% School of Business
  • 3% School of Educational Studies
  • 13% School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • 6% School of Nursing & Health Studies
  • 26% School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

In autumn 2023, the average class sizes were

Access and Opportunity

In autumn 2023, 38% of incoming first-year students and 42% of new incoming transfers would be first in their immediate families to earn a four-year degree.

28% of incoming first-year students and 33% of new incoming transfer students are eligible for federal Pell Grants.

More than 350 students at UW Bothell are veterans or military affiliated.

92% of incoming first-year students and new incoming transfers in autumn 2023 come from Washington state.

Top Counties of Residence

Top Five Cities of Residence

11% Seattle

9% Bothell

8% Lynnwood

7% Bellevue

7% Everett

Student Diversity

  • < 1% American Native or Alaska Native
  • 34% Asian
  • 9% Black or African American
  • 10% Hispanic or Latino
  • 5% International (student visa)
  • < 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 7% Two or more races
  • 28% White
  • 6% Not indicated

Community Engagement

Each year, UW Bothell students work with more than 400 community partners — businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies — on projects that drive their education and career preparedness, all the while supporting partner goals.

Source: UW Bothell Division of Advancement

State Impact

9 out of 10

UW Bothell alumni live and work in the state of Washington, contributing to the dynamic economy and investing in their community.

$341.8 million

total impact to the state of Washington

Source: University of Washington 2019 Economic Impact Report

Faculty & Staff


365 Headcount


383 Headcount

Source: Office of Organizational Excellence & Human Resources

Environmental Sustainability

UW Bothell receives 100 percent renewable energy from local projects in Washington state.

The campus houses a 58-acre wetland that is a sustainable, functioning floodplain ecosystem within an urbanizing watershed.

The campus uses no pesticides and is home to a host of native pollinators, salmon and other wildlife.

Source: Division of Planning & Administration

All data was provided by UW Bothell’s Office of Institutional Research unless otherwise indicated.