Student Life

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Going to college may be a singular experience, but it is not one you experience on your own. At UW Bothell, faculty, staff and fellow students want to assist you so that you can do, and be, your best.

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undergraduate and graduate students.

of incoming first-year students and 45% of incoming transfer students will be first in their families to earn their four-year degree.

students at UW Bothell are eligible for veterans benefits.

Student Life Highlights

At UW Bothell, education extends beyond the classroom walls. Join a club, pursue an internship, perform research with our world-class faculty or work with a community organization. There are no limits to your opportunities.

Celebrate diverse ideas, backgrounds and cultures

Diversity, equity and inclusion guides everything we do. About 65 percent of our students identify as Asian, Hispanic, African American, American Native or Pacific Islander. From your first day, you’ll attend class with Huskies from many backgrounds and experiences. Our students tell us the opportunity to collaborate with people from all backgrounds is one of the highlights of their UW Bothell experience.

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Create in the Collaboratory

UW Bothell’s Collaboratory is a creative environment with the equipment needed for curricular and co-curricular maker endeavors. Located on the first floor of Discovery Hall, the Collaboratory is a free resource for students, faculty and staff. The lab is equipped with tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, a vinyl cutter, sewing machines and more.

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Beyond the classroom

With more than 100 student clubs and organizations on campus, you can get involved and find your community. Or, you can make your own club! Most of our students pursue internships and volunteer projects that help develop skills that employers want. From clubs to creativity to research, you’ll find plenty to challenge yourself and have fun.

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Connect with other students at the ARC

The Activities & Recreation Center (ARC) is the hub of student life on campus — a place for students to gather, socialize, dine and exercise. The ARC features three floors of student resources and amenities:

  • Lower Level: Fitness Center (free for students), Group Exercise Room, Lockers, Vending Machines
  • First Floor: Information Desk, Video Game Alcove, Gaming Tables, Health & Wellness Resource Center, Student Leader Offices, Meeting Rooms
  • Second Floor: Multipurpose Event and Gathering Space, Meeting Room, Student Alcoves
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Student Support & Services

UW Bothell offers a wide variety of student support both in and out of the classroom. Our current students webpage lists a number of those resources, a few of which are highlighted below.


Our Writing & Communication and Qualitative Skills centers offer one-on-one tutoring from peers and staff as well as workshops to help you refine key skill sets that will serve you in college and beyond! We also offer an academic success coaching program designed to assist all students in reaching their full academic potential.

Career Services

Career Services empowers University of Washington Bothell students to:

  • explore academic pursuits and career interests,
  • build effective job search skills, and
  • connect with the employment community.
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Before coming to UW Bothell, I never met someone from Cambodia or Tanzania or Albania, but that’s what makes college great … Constantly being around different types of people has challenged me and allowed me to grow as a person. Studying and making friends with people from different cultures has given me wonderful experiences not only in class but also in my daily life.

Sabira Kaherman, Class of 2019
Biology Major