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
Administrative staff
Students 4,963
Undergraduates 4,406
Postgraduates 557
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 the fastest growing four-year university in the state of Washington.[4] The July 28 issue[year needed] 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.


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. 
  3. ^ "Office of the Chancellor". University of Washington. 
  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