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University of Washington Bothell gets Top 10 national Best Bang for the Buck ranking

August 26, 2014
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University of Washington Bothell gets Top 10 national Best Bang for the Buck ranking

BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell is ranked No. 6 in the nation on the Washington Monthly 2014 Best Bang for the Buck list for all institutions nationally. UW Bothell is also ranked No. 5 for all master’s universities. Washington Monthly measures institutions on social mobility, research and service to the community. The publication “gives high marks to institutions that contribute to society, enroll low income students, help them graduate and don’t charge a fortune to attend.”

The new rankings are based on the three most recent years of equally weighted data.  The final sample of 1,540 colleges includes public, private non-profit, and for-profit colleges.

Earlier this month, Money magazine ranked UW Bothell as No. 10 on the list of Best Public Colleges as well as No. 37 in the nation in terms of value and quality. The Money study included 665 colleges on 17 measures including education quality, affordability and career earnings.

UW Bothell chancellor Wolf Yeigh says the high marks from Washington Monthly further validate the great vision of the state legislature as well as the outstanding efforts of UW Bothell’s outstanding faculty, staff and students.

“We are all proud of this ranking, which is another page in the great story that is UW Bothell,” said Chancellor Wolf Yeigh. “Just 25 years ago, UW Bothell and four other campuses were established to provide increased access, attainment and affordability to the exceptional University of Washington higher education in the state of Washington. We are seeing tremendous success. Since 2009 our enrollment has more than doubled. Nearly half of our first year students are first generation college students, more than 40-percent are students of color and 60-percent of all undergraduates receive financial aid. From students of great promise come leaders with great futures. More than 90-percent of UW Bothell alumni live and work in Washington and many are in leadership positions in technology, education, nursing and in the community. Each and every student is part of our great story.”

In addition to UW Bothell’s impressive rankings, the UW Seattle campus climbed to No. 7 in the national university rankings and was ranked No. 15 on the publication’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list.

About UW Bothell:  With more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit

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