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***Official UW Class of 2022 Decision Thread***

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  • BayAreaMom15BayAreaMom15 74 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @bogeyorpar Yes! All worked out! He got his email notification Friday June29, and signed up for a single at Maple today. He said he had a choice of 6 or 7 single rooms (we are in Cali) so I was quite surprised since housing was totally discouraging about that possibility..
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  • bogeyorparbogeyorpar 751 replies31 threadsRegistered User Member
    @BayAreaMom15 , I'm glad everything worked out. I guess single rooms are more available because they are higher priced, and the law of supply and demand still works. My son requested a triple room and picked the last one available in Maple. So hopefully they'll meet in the Maple hallways, or the game lounge on the first floor. :)
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  • bogeyorparbogeyorpar 751 replies31 threadsRegistered User Member
    @BayAreaMom15, Have you got a list of standard furniture/equipment for Maple dorm rooms? What should our kids bring to the dorm?
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  • bogeyorparbogeyorpar 751 replies31 threadsRegistered User Member
    Ahhhh, ignore the previous post. A letter from UW Housing arrived yesterday evening with all the information, plus an option to buy everything from UW directly. Nice marketing.
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  • topraman123topraman123 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    did you get in?
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  • PeriodicelbatPeriodicelbat 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I am a bit concerned if I will get into UW. It is my understanding that UW places less emphasis on SAT/ACT scores and more emphasis on GPA, Essay, and Extracurriculars. Is this anyone else's understanding? I've just seen this on various college/career websites and on the UW page it says something to that effect. Although, I have a 3.9 GPA, my SAT score falls in the range of 50% accepted with a 1220 (on new SAT). I also have some distinctions such as having moved across the country several times and have been involved in various clubs/sports. Is this SAT score going to ruin my chances of acceptance? I am planning on retaking in December, but I am still concerned I will be unable to improve by much. Any advice/experience? Thanks!!
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  • BayAreaMom15BayAreaMom15 74 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Periodicelbat Your intended major can make a big difference, especially if you are considering the college of engineering or computer science. Many colleges have a "common data set" that gives you more detail into their admissions. In section C, UW lists the rigor of high school courses, academic GPA and essay as "very important" and standardized test scores and extracurriculars as "important". This makes sense for my son, who is now a freshman in the COE. I thought his essay on diversity helped his application... Good luck!

    http://opb.washington.edu/content/common-data-set
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  • yikesyowzayikesyowza 2 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    You are so very wrong.. uw weighs essays VERY HEAVILY and most definitely takes ethnicity into account. I attended a two day event with a panel of admissions officers who emphasized the importance of supplements (i know a guy who got into stanford but rejected at uw). Essays are essential.
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  • bogeyorparbogeyorpar 751 replies31 threadsRegistered User Member
    @yikesyowza , by law, UW can not take race and ethnicity into account. This is similar to all the UCs as well. Currently, there are some activists trying to change the law to allow race and ethnicity to be considered. I hope they fail.

    I agree that essays and extracurriculars are important. When GPA and SAT/ACT are similar, they will look into essays and extracurriculars.
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  • CaliDad2020CaliDad2020 1010 replies3 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The requirement to ignore gender is why UC's+ CalState's engineering programs will never find a reasonable gender balance. I think UW is better about this (at least they were with my D) but I think UC "direct to major" engineering adcoms intentionally overweight SATMath, which will always prejudice against females, due to inherent biases in test, in order to consciously or unconsciously preserve a higher % of male admits.

    For reference a couple of years ago my D got admitted direct to MechE at UW, McGill, UMich, USC (with merit) but denied or waitlisted at UCB, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, UCI, UCD... and she was in state. In CA at least the prohibition against "affirmative action" in admissions is a terrible policy that entrenches institutionalized issues...

    I know it's a bit OT, but I happened to drop by here as we're doing recon for another kid and thought I'd throw in my .02c. I know UW engineering has intentionally been working to increase the number of female instructors in engineering which is great.
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  • alejazalejaz 13 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    CHANCE ME?
    -Female
    -Asian
    -Upper Class (No financial aid)
    -In-state student
    -3.3 UW GPA (STRONG UPWARDS TREND, 2.5, 3.5, 4.0)
    -3.6 W GPA
    -10 AP classes (All As)
    -35 ACT
    -Founder, Education Fund targeted towards underprivileged girls in Pakistan.
    -Participant, DECA
    -Research
    -Prospective Finance major (Chances of direct admission?)
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