Founded in 1990, the University of Washington Bothell was created to bring the world-renowned University of Washington traditions of academic excellence to residents of the growing Puget Sound region. While we primarily serve citizens in North King and Snohomish counties, our student body is composed of a dynamic and diverse group of students from around the state, the nation and the world.
We are conveniently located close to the business and cultural centers of Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and Seattle. Our strong regional connections present students with hands-on learning opportunities through projects, research and internships with leading businesses and organizations.
The campus is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region within 20 miles from Seattle. Seattle is a metropolitan city known for its global companies, diverse population and temperate climate. The Pacific Northwest is a major center for trans-Pacific and European trade.
The campus- which is shared with Cascadia Community College--sits atop a 128-acre plot of picturesque land overlooking protected wetlands and the Cascades beyond, providing educational and research opportunities for all. Once home to the 500-acre, purebred cattle Boone-Truly Ranch, the property was sold in 1995 to the state of Washington.
Although thoroughly modern, UW Bothell buildings were designed to complement the land’s natural beauty; they are environmentally friendly and are equipped with advanced technology for faculty and student use. With its stunning architecture and landscaping, it’s not surprising our campus received the American Institute of Architects 2002 Honor Award for Washington Architecture.
An accredited unit of the University of Washington by the Northwest Association of Schools and Universities, UW Bothell is home to more than 2600 students who are enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs. All curricula is carefully designed to inspire creative thinking and learning, incorporate national trends in higher education and turn knowledge into action. Hands-on, contextualized learning experiences and cooperative teamwork is emphasized in all of our academic programs.
We have enjoyed a tremendous two-decade history with an ever-growing reputation for academic excellence through our unique teaching community and innovative educational philosophy. By incorporating our 21st Century Campus Initiative, we expect our future to be even more exceptional.