Location
Seattle, WA
Undergrads
26,228
Tuition (in-state)
$29,938 ($12,383)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2827 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty great to live in, they're not cheap but they're fun to be in.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Pretty nice and fun to hang around with people, no real need.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Quite safe, the school tries really hard to be safe despite being in a major city.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not too bad, but you definitely pay for Seattle housing.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dining is really good but very overpriced, everything costs a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Really wish people could actually ensure I have the money I need to succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Plenty of school spirit especially for football games.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Everyone is studying hard all of the time. Lots of busy bees!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Pretty awesome, plenty of people who care about computer science for more than just for jobs.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Very free and plenty of things to do with tons of things to do.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Pretty good and diverse, but spread around a huge campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse, but there is still a trend to straight white men.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is lots of fast food restraunts but there are also very expensive places.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Nice area. Lots of water to go sit next to. Keeps people happy.

College Freshman

Academics: I have yet to start classes.

4 College Freshman

Academics: It's competitive and there's tons of research opportunities.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a diverse group of places to eat around campus with good food for any type of person

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many UW students live off campus, have more freedom and are close to many places.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is tremendous diversity among students on campus

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus is strictly no smoking, but by the fraternities underage drinking is prevalent and police only intervene if safety is in question.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on campus and there are tons of fraternities and sororities

5 College Freshman

Athletics: It's awesome, all of our teams are competitive in the PAC 12

College Freshman

Majors: I have yet to experience an internship.

College Freshman

Majors: I'm only a freshman undergrad so I still have yet to get accepted into my program.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UW is the best school and I would recommend it to anyone. There is something for everyone here.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Emily Sugiyama
Hometown
Seattle, WA
Major
English/Women's Studies
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Similar to the academic experience at the UW, the University is so huge that it's virtually impossible to predict what a student will think of the school. As the quotations attest, some people fall in love from day one and have to tear themselves away on graduation day, while others drag themselves through school as a chore and can't wait to get out into the post-college world, but it seems, like most things at this school, that it truly is what you make of it. Perhaps for a less socially-motivated person, UW isn't the ideal school. In a bigger environment, maybe it helps to be a little more outgoing-introduce yourself to people in class, meet some people at parties; you sort of have to put yourself out there in order to get anything back.

In all, if a student is determined to make his or her time at UW a positive social experience, it's definitely within the realm of possibilities to do so. There are so many groups to join, parties to go to, and people to meet that there's basically an endless list of social opportunities. There are always more people to meet, so if you don't want to get pigeonholed in a certain crowd, you can move on to a new one. At the same time, however, the size of the school can be daunting for more socially-intimidated students. Just as easy as it is to get out there and meet people, it's not too difficult to get holed up in a dorm room and end up being fairly antisocial. Overall, the key to having a good experience at UW is getting involved and experiencing as many things as possible. After it all adds up, you can allow UW to be a negative experience or you can craft it into your personal haven.

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