I don't know if they accept 60% of their applicants. I think it's about 96 seats for about 400 applicants. Here are some profiles of accepted students that were posted on their website a few years back. I found it searching through older threads. It seems like they don't have these posted on their website anymore. Still, it's a nice way to make a comparison and to see how competitive you may be. UW really focuses on a well-rounded student.
Transfer student from community college and another four year institution. Applicant completed 5 natural sciences prerequisites at the time of application with a gpa of 3.0. Resume included experience as a CNA in a nursing home, volunteering in a homeless shelter, student advisor for freshman at a 4-year university, numerous workshops in caring for elderly. Strong recommendation letter outlining maturity, problem solving skills, patient care experience and cultural sensitivity. Personal statement and proctored essay answered questions and demonstrated maturity; insight into personal strengths and weaknesses; appropriate balance between caring for clients and self; sensitivity and understanding of client needs and conditions.
Current UW student with transfer degree from community college. All prerequisites completed with a 3.85 gpa. Extensive CNA experience at three different long term care facilities; international experiences, community involvement with homeless populations and events coordinator for HIV/AIDS
education training. Reference from RN Supervisor reports performance above expectations, lists problem solving skills, maturity, patient care involvement and taking responsibility above and beyond required job responsibilities. Personal statement and proctored essay are articulate, well written, clearly respond to questions and list good examples to demonstrate points.
UW student with all prerequisites completed with a 3.30. Volunteer experience at UWMC for seven months, volunteer tutor for elementary school children, training and leadership experience in a retail facility, bilingual. Good recommendation from UWMC supervisor. Personal statement and proctored essay demonstrate maturity and insight into own behaviors and demonstrated reflection and personal growth. Applicant demonstrated ability to balance own needs vs. patient rights and needs.
Current UW student with transfer credits from community college. Five out of six natural sciences prerequisites completed with a 4.0. Volunteer experiences at 2 large Medical Centers and Bailey Boushay House. Extensive involvement in UW student activities, residence halls, and extracurricular activities in music and dance. Good recommendation from RN at one medical center. Personal statement and proctored essay responses are well written and respond concisely to all questions.
Applicant demonstrates cultural sensitivity, appropriate balance and insight of strengths and weaknesses and ability to see a "big picture" in relationship to others, including patients and health care professionals.
Current UW student with transfer degree from community college. Applicant is a re-applicant and improved application in all areas including increasing health care experience, completing prerequisites and increasing gpa and seeking out workshops, classes and involvement to strengthen cultural awareness. Natural science gpa is 3.50; applicant speaks 3 languages. Experiences in inpatient and outpatient facilities. Leadership and teaching experience in retail as well as student activities at UW and community college. Personal statement demonstrates maturity, insight, reflectiveness and sensitivity toward others in an outstanding manner.
Community college student with 3.75 cum gpa and natural science prerequisite gpa of 4.0. Health care experience as CNA, in assisted living facility and through client home visits. Extracurricular activities
including athletic coaching, communication training, training classes through employment. Very strong recommendation from RN supervisor. Personal statement and proctored essay demonstrate personal growth, ability to look at complexities and come up with solutions demonstrating caring for self and others in a balanced manner as well as sensitivity to others.
Current UW student with transfer credits from community college. Prerequisites are all completed with a 3.20 gpa. Resume includes volunteering in a variety of positions including escort, unit volunteer,
two nursing homes, needle exchange, overseas mission, fundraisers, and outpatient activities. Extensive teaching and training experience through church activities, community festivals, youth camps for disabled young adults. Very strong recommendation from clinic supervisor. Personal statement was insightful, articulate, demonstrates extensive cultural awareness and sensitivity as well as applicant's motivation to learn from new environments, embrace challenges and stretch comfort zone.
Community college student with a 3.50 gpa in natural sciences prerequisites. Health care experience as medical assistant for 5 plus years, community involvement through sports activities, church functions, and organizing community events. Very strong recommendation from Nurse Practitioner. Applicant's personal statement demonstrates ability to overcome obstacles by turning them into opportunities for personal growth and character strengthening. Applicant demonstrates leadership, ability to balance own needs vs. needs of others as well as caring for others in a sensitive manner.