UW Bothell 2019 Year-in-review

Written by: Ashley Creech

2019 was another successful year for University of Washington Bothell with numerous national rankings, awards for students, faculty, staff and alumni and accomplishments on campus. As 2019 closed, a campaign for UW Bothell has met its goal of raising 35 million dollars to support scholarships, student experiences, faculty research and university programs. This campaign launched in 2010 and more than 5,400 donors, with more than half being alumni, have helped reach this goal and will continue throughout the new year until the campaign ends in June 2020. 

While the year ended with a bang, 2019 was full of accomplishments for the campus as a whole, 

In 2019, there was a record number of 5,936 students that enrolled at the University of Washington Bothell, with a total of 572 graduate students and 5,364 undergraduates which is a considerable increase from 2009 in which the campus admitted 2,801 students. As the campus grows and more plans are put into place for construction, such as the 2017 campus master plan which includes the new parking garage and possibilities of new academic buildings, more and more students are admitted to UW Bothell.

Out of those totals…

  • 29% were first year & pre-major programs
  • 15% School of Business
  • 4% School of Educational Studies
  • 16% School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • 9% School of Nursing & Health Studies
  • 28% School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

In the fall of 2019, 40 percent of incoming first-year students and 43 percent of incoming transfer students would be the first in their immediate families to earn a our-year degree. 36 percent of incoming first year students and 34 percent of incoming transfers were eligible for federal Pell Grants and more than 350 students were eligible for veterans benefits. 

In July 2019, UW Bothell ranks number 2 in the nation for publish colleges that provide the greatest return on investment. UW Bothell is also Forbes “Best Value College” for 2019 ranked number 22 on a list of 300 schools across the nation. Overall, 59% of UW Bothell’s undergraduate students and 55% of graduate students graduated debt free.

The UW Bothell campus also continued in inclusion on the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll. 



President’s Medal to Kaheerman Saibire

Chancellor’s Medal to Angelica Mendoza

Civic Leadership Awards for Ariana Navarro and Charity Akhidenor


Distinguished Teaching Award to Julie Shayne

Distinguished Research Award and Creative Activity Award to Surya Pathak

Undergraduate Research & Creative Practices Mentor of the Year Award to Andrea Stone

National Mentorship Award to Jody Early


2019 UW Distinguished Staff Award to Sam Al-Khoury


Alumni of the Year to Stefan Torres

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year to Neil Low

School Nurse Administrator of the Year Award to Rebecca Cavanaugh

Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 to Priya Frank

2019 Emerging Leader Pride Award to Ray Corona

Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management to Maximilian Dixon

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