Do out-of-staters really have a slim chance of getting accepted at UW?

<p>I keep hearing that UW is very selective - like ivy league kind of selective - when it comes to out-of-state students. Is this fact or fiction?</p>

<p>i don't think they are ivy-league selective, i'm just gonna repost an article some one else posted in the forums a few days ago (about them increasing the number of OOS students since they have to pay much more tuition)</p>

<p>Local</a> News | UW: Hard course ahead for funding | Seattle Times Newspaper</p>

<p>the admit rate really came down a lot last year for everyone, including out of state students. there are a lot of OOS's, but so many more OOS applications. the OOS admit rate last year has to be pretty low, although i never saw an exact percentage. also i've heard that OOS guys have it even worse since both are in the minority. frankly I (OOS and male) am not sure if I would have gotten in if I was applying this year rather than last year. it's only getting harder.</p>

<p>In the future, getting into UDub as an OOS applicant will be a harder, because while they plan to admit a few more OOS students to offset the deficit, OOS applications are increasing at a much faster rate than Washington resident applications.</p>

<p>"This year, 22,738 prospective freshmen applied to the UW, reflecting national trends of an annually increasing college applicant pool. That’s 1,478 more applicants than applied last year and roughly four times as many students needed to fill the 5,500 freshman spots available."
Sizing</a> up the applicants - The Daily of the University of Washington</p>

<p>2010 data:

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<p>"Two years ago, 19 percent of freshmen came from outside the state. This fall, the ratio is expected to be 27 percent. In five more years, Ballinger said, it will climb to 33 percent."
Local</a> News | UW: Hard course ahead for funding | Seattle Times Newspaper</p>

<p>"Last year, he said, the freshman admission rate for residents was 64.3 percent; for nonresidents it was 51.6 percent."
Nicole</a> Brodeur | Out-of-state money talks big at UW | Seattle Times Newspaper</p>

<p>So if you crunch the numbers, I'd expect the OOS acceptance rate to drop into the mid-40% while the instate rate will hold steady at around 64% since the number of in-state slots and applicants is pretty constant. That 20% gap in admissions rate means that GPA and SAT/ACT scores will need to be significantly higher for OOS applicants.</p>

<p>There were about 1045 non-Wash freshmen (from 9340 non-Wash applicants) in 2008 and about 1485 non-Wash freshmen (from 12718 applicants) in 2010, or an increase of 440 non-Wash freshmen.</p>

<p>So in 2008, 11% of non-Wash applicants enrolled. In 2010, about 11.6% of non-Wash applicants enrolled. But non-Wash applicants continue to increase at a faster pace, and UDub plans to cap the number admitted, so this should force down the acceptance rate for non-Wash applicants over the next few years.</p>