UW Bothell ranked a ‘best value’ college

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SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, keeps its 1-2-3 ranking for the three University of Washington campuses in its 2020 list of colleges in the state that offer the best value.

Just as in 2019, the UW in Seattle is No. 1, UW Bothell No. 2, and UW Tacoma No. 3. Other organizations have similarly recognized UW Bothell, including CNBC’s 2020 Make It list that ranks UW Bothell No. 1 in the nation among public colleges for students’ return on investment.

The SmartAsset ranking compares schools based on a variety of data sources, including starting salary, tuition, living expenses, student retention rate and scholarships awarded. Its sources included the 2018 National Center for Educational Statistics , 2019 Payscale, The Institute for College Access & Success’s College InSight and data licensed from Peterson's Undergraduate Financial Aid and Undergraduate Databases.

Below are some key student metrics compiled by Smart Asset about UW Bothell.

  • average scholarship and grants: $13,163
  • average starting salary: $60,200 (No. 3 in the state)
  • college tuition: $10,911
  • living costs: $15,873
  • retention rate: 87%

On its website, SmartAsset features a student-loan calculator, to help people make financial decisions when making plans for higher education. It also offers tools for taxes, home buying and retirement.

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