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University of Washington - GPA and Test Scores for Admission


University of Washington - GPA and Test Scores for Admission
University of Washington - GPA and Test Score Data for Admission

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With an acceptance rate under 60%, the University of Washington is a fairly selective public universities. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent accepted students. As you can see, the majority of students who got in had a GPA of 3.5 or higher, an SAT score (CR+M+W) above 1650, and an ACT composite score of 22 or higher. Your chance of getting accepted goes up significantly as those numbers go up. Students with an "A" average and an SAT score above 2000 are almost guaranteed admission. In the middle of the graph, however, you'll see some red (rejected students) hidden beneath the blue and green -- some students whose scores are on target for admission to the University of Washington get rejected.

On the other hand, a number of students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. The University of Washington has holistic admissions, so the admissions officers are considering qualitative as well as quantitative information. Students who show some kind of interesting talent or have a compelling story to tell will often get a close look even if grades and test scores aren't quite up to the ideal. To quote the university's admissions website, "admissions is about helping to create a rich educational environment for students at the University, and not simply about numbers." A rigorous academic record, winning essay and interesting extracurricular activities all contribute to a successful application. Note that the University of Washington does not use letters of recommendation.

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