Seattle, WA
University of Washington-Seattle Campus


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Recent Reviews

Camryn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UW was my dream school as a child and I feel incredibly luck to have been accepted. It is very expensive and slightly uninhab...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UW was my dream school as a child and I feel incredibly luck to have been accepted. It is very expensive and slightly uninhabitable at times when trying to find off-campus housing and food but I don't regret my choice to come here. The professors are amazing and care about the students learning. I wish I had more time than the two years that I've been allotted giving my status as a Running Start student, but earning a bachelor's at 20 years old will be pretty cool.

Daria
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I think the academics are great and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with whatever you may be interested in....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the academics are great and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with whatever you may be interested in. My biggest concern lies with the safety of the area surrounding the campus. I have seen so much crime and it doesn't seem like there efforts to reduce that.

Roshani
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My overall opinion if the school is that it offers a lot of opportunities, but you have to pursue them yourself, since it's a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion if the school is that it offers a lot of opportunities, but you have to pursue them yourself, since it's a huge school. You can definitely find your niche here, and really be successful. It's also very beautiful, and there are lots of greenery, buildings, etc.

Nick
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The University of Washington is quite a large school that has an exceptional atmosphere filled with numerous of academic and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Washington is quite a large school that has an exceptional atmosphere filled with numerous of academic and extra-curricular opportunities. Another great aspect of the University is that it has the #1 hospital in the state right on campus. And did I mention the ongoing research! The UW is the #1 funded research university in the nation. This allows for you to get involved rather easily, and who knows, you could be a part of the next great discovery!

Mikaela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

You have to be a certain kind of student at the University of Washington. It is very fast-paced, very crowded, and most stude...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

You have to be a certain kind of student at the University of Washington. It is very fast-paced, very crowded, and most students are so intensely grade-focused and there is so much competition at the school that they don't necessarily want to be your friend. You're competition. It can be hard if you are not academically driven and if you don't handle pressure well. Classes, especially for STEM majors are rarely under 200 people, move very quickly, and sometimes it takes 15 minutes to get across campus to your next one when you only get 10 minutes. However, the UW has so many extra-curriculars, events, and clubs to help make the campus seem smaller, and to get your mind off your busy schedule if you happen to find the time to take a break from school. The school spirit at UW is among the highest I have ever seen, and it truly is a treat to be able to be a part of the UW family if you can hack it.

Christina
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I was a former student of UW, transferring elsewhere with a change in major with no fault to the school, per say (a death in ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I was a former student of UW, transferring elsewhere with a change in major with no fault to the school, per say (a death in the family motivated a change). It's competitive (in the competitive majors) and it's good and hearty for those who thrive in such an environment. People are friendly, the staff are available given their hours (I've been informed that some colleges don't have instructors with office hours at all and I am appalled). Some classes are just a tad big where you become anonymous in a sea of students and are just about irrelevant to the professors unless you come to them for person-to-person interaction. My experience at the college was rather bland. There's plenty of opportunities, I will say, for it to be otherwise. There are so many extra-curriculars! I know that the physics department had a great community and were hosting get-togethers time to time and I always loved attending Batman's Kitchen when I could. In the two years I was here, though, I was merely friendless and the large population that was ever shifting between my classes made it hard for me, personally, to connect to anyone substantially. My only reservation with this school is when you fail to obtain a spot in a competitive major. They have 'pre-major's that allow you some access to certain classes, but they don't guarantee your spot in the actual major you intend on going. The advisors will try their best to prepare you for alternatives, but it's disheartening for the stubborn when you're delegated off into something else. My friend, who was in a similar situation, now advises others not to bother if they get into such programs. "Get into the department," She says, "If you don't, don't bother." Moreover, she's had a situation where the general advisor told her she wasn't their student (despite her no longer qualifying to go under an pre-engineering advisor's wing). I was told by another advisor that I was some or so years late if I wanted to switch into a different program as it took a certain amount of years to complete (I don't find time an issue - I will take as much time as education needs. Hearing this made it sound as though they wanted me to graduate ASAP and it finalized my decision that this school would not align with my interests going forward with a major-change). Moreover, there seems to be a problem with individuals who fail to get into their chosen major and end up stepping back into other competitive majors to compensate. This results in limited spots being taken up by students who don't really want to be there. I have met maybe the one professor who didn't seem to quite have everything together. For the most part, however, I have met many professors and instructors who are extraordinarily amazing at what they do with a passion towards the community and a passion towards teaching. It's a good school with its ups and downs. Wasn't the school for me. But, it's a good school.

Cindy
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I've had enriching experiences in the classes but the system isn't great. I don't feel like the administration staff really c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I've had enriching experiences in the classes but the system isn't great. I don't feel like the administration staff really care about me and the overall university body seems to prioritize money over its students and teacher assistants. There are also ridiculous fees every single quarter.

Lila
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I think I have to first establish that I am a third generation Seattlite from an inner city activist high school. I also spen...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think I have to first establish that I am a third generation Seattlite from an inner city activist high school. I also spent virtually all of high school (and honestly some of middle school) enthusiastically researching small liberal arts colleges that were very far away from home. I was super excited to experience life somewhere else in the country and I always knew that if I stayed in city for college I wouldn't be able to justify the cost of living on campus and I'd end up living with my parents at home. In the end, I couldn't really make the finances work anywhere else so I ended up here. So, going in to college I wasn't quite the epitome of husky pride. Despite the fact that it wasn't the smartest financial decision, I chose to live on campus. I aimed for West Campus but got placed in Haggett. Haggett is super old and the rooms are not very well lit, but the bathrooms are well renovated and I liked the social aspect. They were definitely incredibly over priced, however, and so I will be moving back home next year. I started the year in LSJ classes, which were incredibly interesting and I felt that succeeding in them was accessible as long as you put in effort. However, I found it really frustrating that a lot of my classmates were super centrist and so interpret that as you will, but I felt that most of our discussions were incredibly hindered by this factor. I am now taking mostly drama classes. These classes were small and more hands on and for the most part I have enjoyed them. A lot of the students don't even know that UW has a drama department and the lack of funding means that there is a hiring freeze that will be in place for the entire time I'm at UW. However, because of this there are not many people applying for arts opportunities. I got a great internship through this department and I got to learn how to run lights for a show. I have also had great experiences with the english department, including an amazing creative writing class taught by a grad student and a class on podcasting. Socially, I've found a lot of the students rather unfriendly. The general population has little interest in the arts and no one really wants to engage in light debates which sort of surprised me because I thought that that's what college kids like to do. They instead go play team sports for fun (ie rock climbing, frisbee in the quad). Everyone who I know who is involved with Greek life seems to be super happy, and there are so many different houses that if you really want to be involved, someone will except you. Most of seem to be "blonde only" but there are definitely some that aren't and even some that don't do rush. There are lots of right wing activists that come on campus with really hateful signs and there isn't really anything anyone can do about it but it has been a major part of my experience that I feel should be mentioned. Also, although this hasn't affected me, I have seen the competitive major system kill dreams. So if you come here set on computer science, you may end up disappointed. I have had lots of opportunities here outside of drama as well and for that I am grateful, I get to go abroad twice next year and it costs about the same as just living on west campus would. So overall, if you are a student looking for a large research University, this may be a great place for you. Especially if you like rain, recreational sports, STEM, and hope to go Greek. If this doesn't sound like you, you may want to keep looking.

Eirene
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The University of Washington is definitely a school that I've dreamed about going to for a long time. Now that I have, I tru...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Washington is definitely a school that I've dreamed about going to for a long time. Now that I have, I truly believe it lives up to its expectations. All you have to do is work hard, focus, and be passionate to succeed at a school like this.

Tyler
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I love the University of Washington. Its a very hands on school with plenty of opportunities. Sometimes it can feel more like...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the University of Washington. Its a very hands on school with plenty of opportunities. Sometimes it can feel more like a graduate school and sometimes a lot for undergrads to go through but once you make it past the hump its totally rewarding! It has a great student life, sport involvement and enthusiasm (GO DAWGS!) , facilities, location, and so much more. It's a fantastic school :)

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