UW Bothell ranks
No. 1 in the nation for public colleges that provide the greatest return on investment.
Source: CNBC Make It (2020)
In 2020-21, 64% of undergraduate students and 66% of graduate students graduated debt-free.
Source: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
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 Resource & Data Center (2021)
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 (2021)
In autumn 2021, 40% of incoming first-year students and 41% of incoming transfers would be first in their immediate families to earn a four-year degree.
28% of incoming first-year students and 32% of incoming transfer students are eligible for federal Pell Grants.
More than 400 students at
UW Bothell are eligible for veterans benefits.
97% of incoming first-year students and 83% of incoming transfers in autumn 2021 come from Washington state.
Among new incoming transfer students, 86% come from a Washington state community college.
Student Ethnic Diversity
American Native or
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or
Two or more races
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 & External Relations
Nearly 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.
total impact to the state of Washington
Source: University of Washington 2019 Economic Impact Report
Faculty & Staff
Source: Office of Organizational Excellence & Human Resources
UW Bothell receives 100 percent renewable energy from local projects in Washington state, including the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project.
The campus houses one of the largest and most complex floodplain restorations in Washington State. The 58-acre wetland is a sustainable, functioning floodplain ecosystem within an urbanizing watershed.
The Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory is a greenhouse, classroom and support space for research and public outreach — and houses an herbarium that facilitates studies of conservation, biodiversity and climate change.
The UW Bothell campus is free of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. It has also been designated Salmon-Safe, in part because of work managing to stormwater runoff and the campus wetland.
Source: Division of Planning & Administration
All data was provided by the UW Bothell Office of Institutional Research unless otherwise indicated.