Location
Seattle, WA
Undergrads
26,228
Tuition (in-state)
$29,938 ($12,383)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Apply early and be specific.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Very hard to get scholarships and i received no financial aid

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: a ton of international students, mostly from asia

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Expensive to have a car on campus, public transportation stops throughout campus many times and takes you into seattle.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: There are a lot of computer labs to use and printers, but you have to pay to print.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would have like to have a better living situation, adds a lot of stress when you dont get along with your roomate. It is hard to find people to connect with because there are so many people on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: It has a lot of opportunities to take in for many different majors and topics

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Lots of study rooms and libraries to take advantage of. A giant quiet study room that looks like harry potter

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of things to do in seattle and sights to see. Professional sporting events, concerts, and tons of restaurants.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: a lot of people are involved in the greek community

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The west campus dorms are nice and new, but they don't pay attention to the random roommate survey when finding someone to room with, got someone completely opposite of me.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit and support for the teams such as football and basketball, everyone goes to the games and is very spirited.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: the price of keeping car on campus is extremely high. It is better to use the u-pass that comes with tuition and ride the public transportation.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: In the market, things are priced high, but it is easy to save money on food by eating in your dorm and the dining plans keep you well throughout the quarter.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are alerts of nearby crimes, and reports of stolen items. I feel more safe in a group rather than walking across the large campus alone in the dark.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are a great way to transport. Bikes also work too.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computers available around campus.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The students are really diverse. There are lots of international students.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Im mostly on my own. But the school didn't offer me any aid.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People on campus are mostly nice. You can hear a variety of different languages spoken around campus.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are many club and organizations for people to join and have fun.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are ok. They are not too strict or to easy on the policy.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like how my school has many options for classes. But they are not always open every quarter.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: My school is pretty close to downtown. There's much to do.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love the variety of restaurants there. So many choices.

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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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