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

Off-Campus Dining: I am really please with the off campus choices of dinning options. There are many ethnic food choices, and it is a fun social experience for manny going to school. I live just behind the main drag so it is very convenient for me, and school is just a short 5 minute walk. The costs can be a little pricy, and I not dining out as much as i would like with my fellow peers, mainly because I need to focus my financial need towards school, they is just not enough money for me to have the luxury of eating out often. However when I do, I enjoy to meet up with a group of friends and got to First China, or Pagliacci Pizza.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's a lot to do in the University District, and U Village, and buses can take you pretty much anywhere you want to go...if you have the time to take the bus. The Ave is awesome, but there are some odd people past 8 who hang around there.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: The campus wifi is great, but if you're in the North campus dorms you have to provide your own router or ethernet cord. It's not that big of a problem if you get a 12ft long cord :)

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Finding research or internships here is very easy, but the competition is tough because everyone wants one to get into your major.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm not in my major right now, but I will apply this summer. That's a big disadvantage to UW is that you have the added stress of getting into your major after you got into the school. I'm taking classes in my department and I really enjoy it!

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The football team is pretty decent this year, but I've heard they haven't been in past years. IM events aren't attended, but many people participate in them. The main focus athletics-wise are the football and basketball teams, but the volleyball and rowing team are fantastic!

5 College Freshman

Academics: There are so many opportunities academically here. You are pushed to pursue research opportunities and go beyond the classroom. Most professors are great and almost every one does research!

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5 College Freshman

Academics: There is a reason why UW is ranked world wide for it's academics and it shows in the classroom.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Seattle is filled with diverse options of places to eat. The Ave has tons of options, with many that are open quite late. Lots of college student friendly places.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is extremely diverse in every way but everyone is accepting.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are great and look great too, including me!

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Everyone is like super friendly and safe, I've never felt uncomfortable.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's ok. Most people get sick of it by the end of freshman year.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Some fabulous new, healthy restaurants and shopping on campus

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting around Seattle is a breeze, if you can't figure it out, you probably shouldn't go to UW.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options you do you! Most people move off after 1 year.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I LOVE MY SCHOOL SO MUCH

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Drink and smoke as much as you want, just don't get caught

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The administration at UW is great and wants to help students as much as possible.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation in incredible and 100% free with your Husky car!!!

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: UW has so many events and traditions, such as Dawg Daze, which is the longest freshman welcome week. The union building is called the HUB and has so many things to do inside, including bowling, a game room, pool and places to eat.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone that goes to the husky games is loud and extremely spirited.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: The parking is a expensive, especially if you have a parking spot for the whole year, but they have plenty of parking spaces available.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in McMahon hall and I absolutely love it. I live in a cluster with 7 other people and I've gotten very close with all of them. My dorm has the most amenities, including a work out room, a dining hall, and a mini grocery store and in the hall next door there is an ice cream parlor. The cost is actually pretty reasonable and the housing application is very easy.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are plenty of police officers on campus, but since it is in Seattle there are still crimes that happen, such as robbery, but they have night ride and night walk, which is where a police officer will walk or drive you home if you need it. I generally only go somewhere if I have someone going with me, but I feel pretty safe.

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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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