University of Washington Bothell
|Motto||Latin Lux sit|
Motto in English
|"Let there be light"|
|Endowment||US$ 3 million|
|Chancellor||Bjong Wolf Yeigh|
|Location||Bothell, Washington, United States|
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 the fastest growing four-year university in the state of Washington. In 2014 and 2015, Money Magazine ranked UW Bothell as the best university in Washington state in terms of value and quality. In the same study, UW Bothell ranked 10th nationally among public universities and 36th overall.
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, engineering, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and interdisciplinary arts and sciences.
- Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Educational Studies
- Nursing and Health Studies
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. 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.
Wetland restoration project
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. Before this North Creek was straightened and confined to transport timber from upper areas of the watershed to sawmills located around Lake Washington. The complex ecological restoration project for the wetlands began in 1997 along with the construction of University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College campus. The goal of this project was to restore the area within the surrounding urban watershed into a sustainable and fully functional floodplain ecosystem. To manage and ensure forthcoming sustainability, great detail was given to essential theories of ecosystem science and ecological restoration in the design and implementation of the site. The hydrology was restored; drainage ditches and dikes were filled or removed. Small topographic variations were added to encourage environmental diversity and multiple plant communities. Between 1998 and 2002, over 100,000 plants were planted. Seven years after initial planting, the Wetland restoration project met its 10-year objectives.
The wetland is also an area for education. Over 30 courses have visited the restored wetland from the CUSP (Center for University Studies and Programs), Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Programs. Students interested in researching inside the wetlands can fill out a Wetlands Research Permit.
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