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Seattle, WA
Undergrads
26,228
Tuition (in-state)
$29,938 ($12,383)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2779 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Transportation: With a Upass, I can walk right out my front door and down the block, get on the bus, and be on campus in 10 minutes.

3 College Senior

Parking: You don't really need a car on campus since the buses are free to students with a Upass. Parking is bad on University Ave, where the campus bookstore and lots of quick/convenient restaurants are.

College Senior

Computers: I have my laptop that I bring with me. I don't need to use school computers.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There is a wide range of styles, from preppy greek life students to hipsters.

College Senior

Diversity: I haven't interacted with many students yet since classes haven't started. Based on my experience with UW alumni and students I see around town, it's quite a diverse crowd.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I lived here for two years before even starting to attend UW. It's a beautiful city and each different neighborhood has a lot of personality. Great restaurants, parks, and public libraries!

3 College Senior

Nightlife: As a postbac student, I spend more time around the city at establishments with a higher average age than most college house or dorm parties.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. Since I am 29, I live off campus with my fiance.

4 College Senior

Majors: I had an internship at a Human Resources Dept at a packaging company. I didn't get paid, but it was only 6 hours a week and I got class credits. I learned a lot about how the industry worked, made connections with experienced people, got to work with a mentor, and saw firsthand what knowledge gained in school transferred directly to work - not all of it does!

3 College Senior

Majors: I earned a BA in Psychology 7 years ago. I am now enrolled in a postbac program to earn a 2nd degree in Speech & hearing Sciences. If I could do it again, I would have chosen a more specialized major. I want to be a Speech Language Pathologist. My only concern is paying for school to be qualified for the field. It costs a lot of money to train SLP's.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The campus and community is extremely diverse. Cascadia prides themselves on how diverse and accepting faculty and students are with others' culture, economic, political, religious, and sexuality background. It allows students to broaden their view on others and also finding their identity.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Cascadia Community College prides themselves on diversity and acceptance of others' differences in culture, beliefs, sexuality, race, etc. This allows students to challenge their perspective while also finding what makes an individual who they are in the community. The campus police are their to help and also make sure it's a safe and enjoyable community.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's pretty easy to find a cheap and relatively nice place. But there are tons of students who look for off-campus housing, so it's best to start looking early in Winter Quarter.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Parking: I don't drive, so I wouldn't know the parking situation. But I've heard it's pretty pricey and it is hard to get a spot on some areas on campus (especially Greek Row).

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's so many restaurants nearby, especially on the Ave. The food is decently priced, although I wish there was more student discounts.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: UW is such a big campus, it's easy to find alcohol and a little harder to avoid it. I personally don't drink, but I know plenty of people who do and many who don't. It all depends on who you hang out with it and what you do with them.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't qualify for any financial aid except a loan from UW. However, UW is not known for huge scholarships.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: Many of the non-liberal arts majors at UW are competitive. I would definitely have a backup major in case you don't get into the one you want.

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College Freshman

Academics: I'm still an undecided major, so I'm not much help with reviewing the majors. However, I will warn that most of the non-liberal arts majors at UW are competitive, especially business or scientific majors.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: I've never had a problem. That being said, I would definitely recommend getting your own laptop. A good 90% of my assignments involve the computer. Although the libraries, especially Odegaard, have tons of computers, it can very crowded during the day.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: UW really welcomes diversity, it's fantastic to be a minority here, you just feel so accepted. The only group that might not feel welcome on campus are hardcore conservatives. UW is a pretty liberal campus, so it would be harder to be a conservative here.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not a big partier, so I wouldn't know where the best party spots are. However, I know Greek Row always has parties going on. And if that isn't enough excitement for you, you're in Seattle, which has tons of a clubs and nightlife activities.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: I have my own, but there are many available for use and printing.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many opportunities available to students, i don't anticipate it being hard to find internships afterward.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm not entirely sure of what I'm going to study, hopefully psychology!

1 person found this useful Report
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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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