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The University of Washington - Seattle

UWash-Seattle says:
One reason we do not provide avg test score or GPA statistics to this website or any other is that students often think of these as minimums. Although a large public flagship university with over 15,000 applicants each fall, the UW prides itself in using required essays and other additional information in a comprehensive review process that allows to consider students much like a typical small college might. No, we can't admit everyone, but we admit a lot of students with great potential, not just great transcripts.
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Your Chances at UWash-Seattle
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at UWash-Seattle
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
14,047
16,152
# Admitted
7,484
9,195
% Admitted
53.3%
56.9%
% Overall
55.2%

Students who got into UWash-Seattle:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (24), Grades (35), Sports/Extracurriculars (15), College Essay (15)
Unless you are directly admitted to your major, doJul 26 2017Unknown
Unless you are directly admitted to your major, do not come here.
Female
They take almost anyone's money, and then 2 yearsJul 21 2017Mechanical Engineering
They take almost anyone's money, and then 2 years later you learn it was all wasted as they won't let you into a program to get a degree.
Male
I most likely will not be able to studyJun 05 2017Undecided
I most likely will not be able to study in any of my desired and eligible for majors here, including CSE, ME, and EE. If you are not a rich prick or geek, a "minority", cheater, out of state, international, or direct admin student, and intend to study any sort of STEM major, do not attend the University of Washington!
Male
The university puts a lot of importance on essaysApr 16 2017Undecided
The university puts a lot of importance on essays. Show them who you are and why you're more than just test scores and GPA.
SAT: 1970 Female
Because of the overwhelming number of applicants they receive,Nov 01 2016Chemistry
Because of the overwhelming number of applicants they receive, 48,000 in this year of 2016 alone they follow a very general system.

Imagine a grid system, with G.P.A on the bottom x axis (with increments of say 0.1 ticks, min is 0.0 and max is 4.0), and on the left y axis side with SAT and ACT scores. The question you need to ask yourself is where are you on that plot? This is a pretty common screening technique that many colleges use to weed out candidates. The cutoff (threshold) can vary from school to school and from year to year. I find that a super high G.P.A with an average SAT/ACT score will get you in. It is only when you are that threshold when they will start to consider your extra-curriculars, community service, etc.

So obviously, if you have a 4.0 and have a perfect SAT/ACT then you're in, no joke. UW is not Harvard yet in rejecting "perfect" individuals. But that still doesn't mean that you can slack senior year or blow off extra-curriculars. I mean as long as you're a very good student and do some stuff in your free time to make you look well rounded, then you should be set.
ACT: 35 SAT: 1530 Male

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