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In state - 3.78 uw gpa, 1200 SAT, 5 AP, strong essays

EthansDadEthansDad Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
I feel like my son is on the border. His out of school activities are average. How much improvement do you think he'll need on his SAT to be in the likely to get in category. Public high school in Federal Way.

Replies to: In state - 3.78 uw gpa, 1200 SAT, 5 AP, strong essays

  • UWfromCAUWfromCA Registered User Posts: 1,241 Senior Member
    According to a recent article in the Seattle Times:

    Average GPAs (out of 4.0) of students admitted to UW Seattle for fall 2017:

    • In-state residents: 3.79
    • Out-of-state residents 3.76
    • International students: 3.84

    Average ACT scores of students admitted:

    • In-state residents: 29
    • Out-of-state residents: 30

    Average SAT scores of students admitted:

    • In-state residents: 1289
    • Out-of-state residents: 1355
    • International students: 1364

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/record-numbers-of-international-and-in-state-freshmen-enrolling-at-uw/
  • AroundHereAroundHere Registered User Posts: 3,570 Senior Member
    You can't count on getting in, so you need backup plans. Have you looked at any other schools yet? What is the desired major?
  • EthansDadEthansDad Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Human Centered Design Engineering ( HCDE ). He's been accepted to Central and it appears Oregon State ( Admitted 1 day after he applied? Application shows "admitted" status )
  • AroundHereAroundHere Registered User Posts: 3,570 Senior Member
    Gotta love those rolling admissions schools! (Ours took a couple weeks, but same idea.)

    I don't really have any other schools to suggest for that major, unfortunately. And it's engineering so you know it's going to be competitive. You have to be prepared to make a difficult decision if you get into UW or Direct to College without getting direct to major, but you know you're accepted for your major elsewhere.

    For a kid applying to engineering, a strong grade in calculus will help a lot if he has that.
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