Your personal statement is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions committee and provides context for the rest of your application. Write what you feel strongly about and what matters most to you-not to your friends, parents, or colleagues. In other words, we invite you to distinguish yourself through telling your story.
We recommend that you address the following topics in your personal statement.
Your intended major and career goal(s).
How your major and UW Bothell will help you attain your academic, professional, and personal goals.
How your interest in this area of study evolved. Feel free to describe any relevant experience you have had in the field (employment, internships, military services, volunteer work, campus or civic activities, etc.) or in academic coursework and what you have gained from this involvement.
* Please limit your response to 650 words.