University of Washington-Bothell Campus Top Questions

What is your overall opinion of this school?


Great state school alternative to the main campus (UW Seattle), especially if you want to live in the Seattle Metro area.


The greatest aspect of UWB is the very personal and dedicated community feeling that it embodies. Even basic prerequisite classes such as English 101 have class sizes as low as 24 students. This structure allows the students to get to know their professor and fellow classmates on a very intimate and informal basis. You don't disappear as a face in the crowd amongst hundreds of people, instead you get a very hands on and engaged curriculum that promotes self expression and thoughtful discussion. When I tell people I go to the Bothell branch instead of the main Seattle campus they get the assumption that it is a lesser fringe campus for people who couldn't get into Seattle. I firmly defend my school by saying that I prefer the small community feel and interdisciplinary approach to learning. The town of Bothell fits this tight-knit feel perfectly since downtown is only several blocks long and is largely comprised of locally owned small businesses which feature numerous discounts for students. The school's administration is very approachable and is constantly looking for students input on how to make the campus better. The academic advisers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful and a student can even meet with the head chancellor and administration board without much difficulty. Outside of their respective offices the administration and faculty will warmly greet familiar faces and take time out of their schedules to converse with students and student organizations. The most recent controversy was an incident where someone wrote the word "fags" on a school map outside on of the buildings. The student body responded by having a tolerance campaign which let students openly discuss the issue and sign banners stating that they will not allow intolerant language to be used around campus. Hundreds of signatures were collected and the banners were hung in the student vista as a reminder for the campus's commitment to tolerance and non-discrimination.