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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.