University of Washington Bothell

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University of Washington Bothell
U.W. Bothell 02.jpg
MottoLux sit (Latin)
Motto in English
Let there be light[1]
TypePublic university
Established1990; 31 years ago (1990)
Parent institution
University of Washington
EndowmentUS$ 5 million[2]
ChancellorKristin Esterberg
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
United States
MascotHolly the Husky

The University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) is a public university in Bothell, Washington. It is a campus of the University of Washington. The campus was established in 1990 and is located just northwest of the junction of Interstate 405 and State Route 522, and it shares a campus with Cascadia College.


UW Bothell currently offers 33 undergraduate degrees, 21 undergraduate minors,[3] and fifteen Master's degrees[4] among five schools:


UW Bothell enrolls nearly 6000 students in 55 undergraduate programs and graduate degree programs.[5] UW Bothell began accepting freshmen in autumn 2006 and 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]

Looking from under Washington State Route 522 north into the wetland restoration area.

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] 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.[8]

The wetland is also an area for education. Over 30 courses from First-Year Programs, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) have visited the restored wetland.[9]


  1. ^ Buhain, Venice. "But what does it mean?".
  2. ^ "Fast Facts 2012-13". University of Washington Bothell. October 1, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Undergraduate Degrees - UW Bothell Official Website".
  4. ^ "Graduate Degrees & Certificates - UW Bothell Official Website".
  5. ^ "About UW Bothell - UW Bothell".
  6. ^ "WSDOT - Project - SR 522 - UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Campus Access". Archived from the original on September 23, 2006. Retrieved September 22, 2006.
  7. ^ "History of the Wetlands - Wetlands Overview - Administration and Planning - UW Bothell". December 21, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  8. ^ "The North Creek Wetlands - UW Bothell". Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  9. ^ University of Washington, Bothell. "Class & Research Permit for the Wetlands - UW Bothell Official Website". Student Guide - Visit the Wetlands. University of Washington, Bothell. Retrieved February 1, 2016.

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