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

Athletics: The Huskies Football team won the Apple Cup this year. We have great school pride with our athletics!

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Every weekend, there are parties at the fraternity and sorority houses. There are also many school dances, such as homecoming and freak night, which are located very close to campus.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: University Avenue has the best off-campus dining! There is everything, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mexican, Indian, American, etc. The prices are very reasonable and they sometimes have student discounts.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: There is high diversity at this university, where students are from different cultural backgrounds and areas (international, out-of-state, and local).

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5 College Junior

Academics: The University of Washington offers unique and many fields of study. Besides the core classes of English, math, and science. The college offers studies in language, linguistics, liberal arts, music, psychology, philosophy, medical technology, and much more.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I extremely enjoy the medical technology program at the University of Washington. The class size is small (30 people) so the instructors not only get to know you academically, but also at a personal level. The senior year is a year-long internship at various clinical sites in the Seattle area. The program prepares you very well to pass the National Board of Certification exam.

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5 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are several small cafes and coffee shops dispersed around the University of Washington campus. The newly renovated HUB has decent variety of cuisine. What I like most is University Avenue, which contains excellent dine-in and fast food.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great sports teams even intramurals.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Greek system is huge as well as other student organizations.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: New and updated facilities such as the I.M.A. and the HUB.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Having a fun experience, while getting everything I can out of the school academically.

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: Great technology setup provided by microsoft.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: UW offers amazing internships, great quantity of opportunities throughout Seattle.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Haven't had any regrets whatsoever, and feel confident in my ability to find a job following college.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's standard for a state school.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Average girls for the most part, standard of a large state school.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great, the business school is held in high regard and they give you everything you need to succeed.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Fantastic academic options everywhere, we have top notch professors who really love to teach.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Student provides you with a free bus pass very useful

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Can be very dangerous around campus, I wouldn't advise walking alone at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Can be a dangerous neighborhood around campus, but good overall.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Greek Life is by far the biggest source of Night Life.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Its an amazing program with great professors and opportunities in the hospitals in the area.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The study areas on campus are beautiful, there are lots of options for areas and they are open all night.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a large variety of ethnic groups here, there are lots of clubs and groups on campus for every type of person

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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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