The admissions team at University of Washington has finished reviewing this year’s over 62,000 freshman applications, which represents another record breaking year, and it looks forward to sending most admissions decisions between March 9 and March 15, 2023.
An applicant will receive an email notifying the student that his or her admission decision has been updated in the applicant’s MyUW portal where the decision can be viewed. If the student hasn’t already done so, he or she will need to set up his or her UW NetID in order to log in to MyUW. Note that it may take up to 24 hours to create a new account.
Admitted students will receive an offer packet in the mail containing an official offer letter with their assigned major or pre-major, possible Purple & Gold scholarship offer (U.S. nonresidents only), and other information about taking the next steps to becoming a Husky. Additional information and next steps can be found at uw.edu/newhuskies.
Students invited to join the waitlist must opt in by submitting the online form found in their MyUW portal. The deadline to join the waitlist is April 1. Students on the waitlist are no longer eligible to appeal for admission off the waitlist. If a student is not admitted from the waitlist, they may appeal once the waitlist is closed.
Application increases make the selection process challenging, and sadly the university was not able to offer admission to many strong candidates. If the university was unable to extend an offer of admission, students will be notified in their MyUW account and directed to other resources.
Students with incomplete applications whose files were closed due to incomplete or missing information may appeal to have their file reopened. More details about the university’s updated freshman appeals policy and process can be found on its website.
The University of Washington is often colloquially referred to as UW, Washington, or simply UDub. The school’s sports teams are known as the Huskies, and their mascot is a Siberian husky named Dubs.
UDub is located in the heart of Seattle, with stunning views of Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains, and the Cascade Range. The location allows for easy access to the city’s cultural and entertainment offerings, including museums, theaters, and restaurants. The campus is known for its beautiful cherry blossoms which bloom every spring. The trees were a gift from Japan in 1912. Meanwhile, the university’s Suzzallo Library is a notable landmark on campus, known for its grand reading room modeled after the Reading Room in the British Museum in London. The Odegaard Undergraduate Library is another unique feature of the campus, with modern and innovative design.
Interestingly, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is located on the UW campus and is the state museum of Washington. The museum has over 16 million artifacts, specimens, and cultural heritage objects.
The increase in applications is not a surprise, as the university was one of the last major research universities to join the Common App, which often causes a spike in application numbers. Currently, the university still accepts around half of those students who apply from out of state and roughly 60% of those who apply as residents of Washington.