University of Washington: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from University of Washington’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

University of Washington Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: Box 355852, 1410 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle
  • State: Washington
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Quarter
  • Retention Rate: 95%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 39,125
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Not required
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay


Extracurricular Activities
First Generation
Volunteer work
Work experience
Character/personal qualities
State Residency

GPA Breakdown

19.2% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

58.8% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

16.7% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

4.0% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

1.0% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

0.2% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: November 15
  • Early Admissions: Allowed
  • EA/ED: No

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 4,183 International (nonresidents) students
  • 3,103 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 1,255 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 10,818 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 94 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 8,660 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 97 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 2,521 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 2,867 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$80 Application Fee

$11,524 In-district/In-state Tuition Fee

$40,878 Out-of-state/International Tuition Fee

$1,119 Required Fees

$17,982 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $194,427,694

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $18,498,635

The data presented here was collected from the University of Washington – Seattle Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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