University of Washington Bothell

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University of Washington Bothell
U.W. Bothell 02.jpg
Motto Latin Lux sit
Motto in English "Let there be light"[1]
Established 1990
Type Public
Endowment US$ 3 million[2]
Chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh[3]
Academic staff 299
Admin. staff 291
Students 4,604
Undergraduates 4,077
Postgraduates 527
Location Bothell, Washington, United States
Campus Suburban
Mascot Husky

The University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) is a four-year undergraduate and graduate campus in northeast King County, one of the three campuses of the public University of Washington. The campus was established in 1990 (which is the same year the University of Washington Tacoma opened). UW Bothell shares a campus with Cascadia College. UW Bothell is the largest branch campus in the state and also the fastest growing four-year university in the state of Washington.[4] The July 28 issue of Money magazine named UW Bothell the number one university in the state of Washington in terms of value and quality. In the same study, UW Bothell ranked #10 among the top 25 public universities and #37 overall in the nation.

UW Bothell is located just northwest of the junction of Interstate 405 and State Route 522. Classes are offered day and evening for full or part-time students. Programs are offered in business, education, nursing, computing, and interdisciplinary arts and sciences.


UW Bothell currently offers 40 bachelor's and master's degrees in six schools: Business,Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Educational Studies and Nursing and Health Studies.

Undergraduate Programs

  • American Studies
  • Applied Computing (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Biology
  • Business (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Accounting Option
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Retail Management
    • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Business Administration (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • General Business
    • International Business
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Science & Policy (Bachelor of Science)
  • Community Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Computer Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
  • Culture, Literature & the Arts
  • Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
  • Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science)
    • Conservation and Restoration Ecology
    • Earth Science Systems
  • Environmental Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Sustainability & Society
    • Conservation Science & Management
  • Global Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Health Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Interactive Media & Design
  • Interdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Individualized Study
  • Law, Economics and Public Policy (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Mathematics (Bachelor of Science)
  • Mathematical Thinking & Visualization (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
  • Media & Communication Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Science, Technology and Society (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Society, Ethics and Human Behavior (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Nursing (BSN)



  • Leadership MBA (LMBA) - began in 2009; offered at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue, Washington
  • Technology MBA (TMBA) - began in 2009; offered at the Bothell campus
  • Master of Arts in Cultural Studies
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics
  • Master of Arts in Policy Studies
  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Systems
  • Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Game Design & Creation
  • Secondary Teacher Certification (M.Ed.)

Business students and alumni participate in the Business Development Center and the Center for Student Entrepreneurship.


UW Bothell is the largest branch campus in the state. Freshman applications increased by 20% from 2010 while transfer applications grew by 24%. The total head count of full and part-time students is 4,172.[5] The count has gone up significantly over the past years.

UW Bothell began accepting freshmen in autumn 2006. The first class to finish all four years at UW Bothell graduated in June 2010.

An agreement with the City of Bothell limits UW Bothell and Cascadia College enrollment. The enrollment limit is currently 10,000 FTE students. Initially, enrollment was limited to 3,000 FTE students until an entrance was built with direct access to State Route 522. The Washington State Department of Transportation completed this project in September 2009.[6]

Wetland restoration project[edit]

UW Bothell is home to one of the largest wetland restoration projects on the West Coast, covering 58 acres (23 ha). Prior to the restoration of the wetlands, the land had been used for cattle grazing.[7]


  1. ^ Buhain, Venice. "But what does it mean?". 
  2. ^ "Fast Facts 2012-13". University of Washington Bothell. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
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  4. ^ UWB Office of Institutional Research
  5. ^ - UW Bothell's Fast Facts 2012-13
  6. ^ WSDOT - Project - SR 522 - UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Campus Access
  7. ^ "History of the Wetlands - Wetlands Overview - Administration and Planning - UW Bothell". 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 

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Coordinates: 47°45′34″N 122°11′28″W / 47.75944°N 122.19111°W / 47.75944; -122.19111