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Gennevi
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Washington is a school strongly grounded in research and science. We do have a diverse campus with a wide r...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Washington is a school strongly grounded in research and science. We do have a diverse campus with a wide range of curriculums but we focus more in inventing the furture. This school is known for its research.

What's unique about your campus?

The sciences. Every science based class I have taken has been a great challenge but has also been a journey. The professors are known to be specialists in their fields and great teachers.

Dena
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Put your faith and personhood first to benefit perspective and relationships. Consider skills and gifts. Regard adversity a...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Put your faith and personhood first to benefit perspective and relationships. Consider skills and gifts. Regard adversity as an opportunity to learn, grow, and give kindness. Demonstrate empathy and compassion, and participate with loved ones. Confide burdens to credible people. Socialize with people whom you admire to improve. Accept necessary endings, and move forward. Put a process and timeline to indecision, and respect yourself enough to forgive and move on from people who mistreat you. Value sustainable self-care. Say no to that which opposes instinct or character, but adventure beyond comfort zones and transcend group boundaries to connect, network, and achieve. Talk less about yourself, write, inquire, and listen more. Encourage others. Regarding love, be honest even if you feel scared or might lose all: Tell them how you feel, ask for what you want, and ask what they need. Let them choose. Share your life. Ask for help, and contemplate and reflect in solitude. Place yourself in community spaces, volunteer, and scale life beyond you. Laugh, play, and do fun things. Give thanks. Manage your time wisely with an ear to the ground for your future, which inevitably means leaving your world better off for those you love.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Fabulous research institution located in a beautiful urban setting. Quality communication professors and creative writing program. Affordable tuition for residents at the time. Good name.

Katie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I hated every minute I spent at UW, and if I could do it all over again, I certainly would not choose to attend this universi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I hated every minute I spent at UW, and if I could do it all over again, I certainly would not choose to attend this university again. Many of the introductory/Gen Ed classes were good. Also, when the cherry blossoms came out in the spring. Those were the best things. I would change the unfriendliness of the student body, and the way that classes seemed to decrease in quality the higher-up you went. The university was very large but that didn't matter so much to me. I spent most of my time at the By George Cafe or in my dorm. The new student union building really sucked. The Ave has a lot of tasty food choices and a movie theatre, so it serves the purpose of a college town. You can also travel to other parts of Seattle with the school bus pass. People do not care one way or another when I tell them I went to UW-Seattle.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I tried to get involved with a bunch of different clubs and they were all terrible. Business students often do not have classes on Fridays, hence "thirsty Thursdays". If you do happen to have classes on Fridays then you are cut off from a large chunk of the partying experience. The dating scene is awful..

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The stereotypes of UW-Seattle students is that they are all or mostly hipsters, and that half the student body are hard-partying Greek life-types who choose do-nothing majors, while the other half consists of robotic and cutthroat premed or computer science students. While the city of Seattle is home to a lot of hipsters, the UW student body is not quite as hipsterish as the surrounding city. However, the rest is pretty much true.

Describe the students at your school.

I am a member of the LGBT community. The LGBT community at UW isn't very good; meeting people is difficult and the Q center is badly-run and exclusionary towards people who aren't inclined to write dissertations about the promlematization of invisibilities or what have you. It is very disconnected from reality. UW is not as racially diverse as it sometimes likes to portray itself but it could be worse. Most of the student body is white, and significant number are Asian. There do not seem to be that many lower-income students on campus. Most of the students are from Washington state; the out-of state students tend to come from Oregon, California, or Hawaii. There is a significant number of international students. A student who is not white or Asian might feel a part of a very small minority at UW. Lower income students might, as well. An apolitical student may feel out of place. A liberal arts major who is not into drinking would feel out of place, and so would a STEM student who does not have a ruthless personality. People from places with friendlier cultures usually feel out-of-place in the city of Seattle in general. Most of the nice people I met at UW have been from out-of-state or international students.

Tram
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I can go back and talk to my high school self the advice that I would give myself would be to pick classes wisely. It seem...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I can go back and talk to my high school self the advice that I would give myself would be to pick classes wisely. It seems pretty general and sort of obvious, but it is very important to take courses based on your interests. It also makes transitioning into college easier because you get to take classes with people of similar interest so making friends won't be such a challenge. The classes won't make you feel so overwhelmed. It's not like high school where counselors put together your schedule, in college you have full control of it. Also, knowing what you are interested in and getting a sense of where you want to head in life would be of great advantage in college. College is no longer a time to decide what you want to do, it is the time that you start doing! Picking the right classes could help you get into the major that you want. College would be a much more enjoyable experience if you're learning about something you are actually passionate about.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the University of Washington is that there are so many different courses and majors offered. The possibilities are endless. It allows people to explore more options and discover new interests. The school is also very diverse which creates a very welcoming exvironment for every student, whether they are international students or right from Seattle no one feels outcasted.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that should not attend this school is someone who doesn't take education seriously. University of Washington Seattle campus is a very big campus and things goes by really fast, so it would be very easy to fall behind. Someone who goes to this school thinking it would be like one big party would have difficulty managing their time and social life.

sakin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Univeristy Of Washington is known for being a diverse school. Going to school here is an expereicne that will change your vie...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Univeristy Of Washington is known for being a diverse school. Going to school here is an expereicne that will change your view of the world and make you become aware of cultral diveristy of the world. The Student spirit at UW is really awesome, everyone is so nice and inclusive. Even though the campus is huge, you will not feel out of place.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I love the supportive atmosphere at University of Washington. Everyone is smart and talented but they are really nice and humble, there is no crazy competition. The school has good name and reputation without the elitist mentality.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I'm in my first months of college and things are getting stressful already. I wish I had prepared for the financial burden. If I could go back and talk to myself senior year, I would strongly encourage myslef to apply for every scholarhsip. Worrying about money instead of chemistry test is not productive. When you have to worry and cry about not having money for textbooks and food, it is not easy to concentrate on classes, joining student organizations and enjoying college. I would tell myself "Be smart now or you will regret it forever". If I had scholarhsips my college experience would have been better, I would have been able to afford living on campus instead of communting two hours and I would have more time to focus on learning.

Kelly
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Research facilities and studies, pretentious students, many many international kids

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Research facilities and studies, pretentious students, many many international kids

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I know you've got a full plate and the future is looming over you. I wish I could give you some advice to make everything easier, instead I'll give you some advice to make things harder: "the only way to know where your limits are, is to push yourself past them." Don't be afraid to reach. In Tae Kwon Doe, one of the first things they taught you was how to take a fall, and that's an important lesson to learn for life. Face rejection and failure head-on; they're both inevitable and you can grow a thicker skin in the meantime. Apply for everything that you can: scholarships, prestigious universities, jobs and internships. The worst thing that they can say is no, and you have so much to gain. Come out to your parents, it will be scary and hard, but you'll feel better afterwards. They say you never know unless you try, so don't be weak. Don't confuse humility with cowardice. Reach!

What's unique about your campus?

UW is really large so no matter what you're looking for, you can find it here.

Matthew
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Washington has some beautiful cherry trees. I mean, we have an excellent computer science program as well a...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Washington has some beautiful cherry trees. I mean, we have an excellent computer science program as well and some pretty wicked stem cell research, but once a year people from accross the globe come to see our century-old cherry trees bloom just in time for Sakuracon, Seattle's Japanese anime festival. It's actually rather bothersome, because the crouds make it difficult to get to class.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take as many AP classes as possible Apply to more, and less competitive, schools Eat more ice cream.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Are you a shy person who can't deal with strangers? Then the University of Washington is not the place for you! With over 40000 students and massive lecture classes permeating the curriculum making friends in class is like hunting elk with a nerf gun. And don't even start on meeting your professors. Consider yourself lucky if they even know you're in their class.

KueiTi
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Unlike high school, college has lots of distractions. Remember the goal, whether it is to find a good job after graduating fr...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Unlike high school, college has lots of distractions. Remember the goal, whether it is to find a good job after graduating from college, to learn a subject well, or to network with other people. Focus on your goal. Still, keep relaxation in mind. Rest is for the further road in front of you, but do not get lost in the field. If you feel difficult to survive, utilize the resources available. They can be your instructors, classmates, alumni, school utilities, libraries, labs, and etc. The Internet is useful, too. Think, and you might find a way to go through the hard time toward your goal. Best wish.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Some instructors are bad, and it is better not to take these instructors' classes.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Peopl who like to social and want to find a good job without fully focusing on learning.

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