UW News

November 21, 2019

More Washington residents part of University of Washington’s fall 2019 entering class

Suzzallo Library at nightThe new class of undergraduates at the University of Washington this fall contains the largest number of Washington state residents in the UW’s history, according to the finalized fall 2019 census of enrolled students released by all three campuses.

The incoming new class across all three campuses, including first-year students and transfer students, totals 11,692, of which 8,259 – 70.5 % – are Washington residents.

A total of 2,636 community college transfer students enrolled at the UW across all three campuses –1,335 in Seattle, 581 in Bothell and 720 in Tacoma. Of these, 78.5 % are residents of Washington state.

This year also saw the largest number of underrepresented minority students in UW history. Of the 8,648 new undergraduates admitted to the Seattle campus, 1,348 identify with at least one underrepresented group. Overall the undergraduate application pool for the Seattle campus decreased slightly this year by .7 %, resulting in 49,001 total applications, with an admissions rate of 53.2 percent.

Total enrollment across all three campuses rose from 59,087 to 59,381 (48,103 in Seattle, 5,936 at UW Bothell and 5,352 at UW Tacoma), continuing a progressive increase over the past 12 years.

Of the 59,381 enrolled students across all three campuses, 42,544 are undergraduate and 16,837 are pursuing graduate or professional degrees. The number of international students enrolled across all three campuses is 8,919 (15 %) – 8,118 in Seattle, 525 at UW Bothell, and 276 at UW Tacoma.