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Seattle, WA
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$29,938 ($12,383)
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5 College Junior

Majors: My field of study is in the School of Art's Photomedia program.  After visiting the School of Art and exploring the various fields of study, the Photomedia program reflects several of my personal aspirations.  The moment I walked the halls and viewed the student’s work, it was inspirational. Starting and developing my own Graphics and Photography business taught me the importance of originality and creativity.  The Photomedia program recognizes the importance of being a unique creative thinker, and is why it’s so intriguing. These characteristics can only enhance my skills further, by teaching me the best ways to use them.  It is here, I hope to find the mold that can shape my future career as an entrepreneur in the art world.  
The Photomedia program is also contributing to the knowledge and skills I need for a variety of different career opportunities in an ever changing world of visual art.  I didn't choose art as much as it has chosen me.  I'm an artist at heart, and need to be inspired when I work.  UW is special to me; not only does it have a very prestigious art program, it is also full of culture and social surroundings that create a positive and encouraging atmosphere. This is what I was born to do, my calling and most of all, my passion. My career path upon completion excites me the most, simply because the sky is the limit.   I can't wait to experience all the different opportunities, through field study, and student intern programs.  Having the opportunity to attend such a prestigious University, in one of the most diverse and opportunistic cities in America has been very rewarding. The UW provides great career opportunities because of its immense involvement with so many of these local, successful, and exciting businesses and corporations. The program here is perfect because if fits me in all of these ways that further mold the individual I want to become.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I think there are several opportunities to acquire an internship here. Especially though my major, there are plenty of graphic, and photography jobs that need filling more marketing purposes that it would be fairly easy to acquire and internship. I have not yet applied for one, but do plan to after my first year. I really wanted not to over load myself and first get use to campus life. It is a new environment that is quite different form the rule lifestyle I'm used to. However i have managed to be involved in several other organizations an clubs both now an before i came here. I promoted Youth Activity Involvement by creating advertisements, posters and information sheets for kids events around the community. At Olympic College I set high academic goals, and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I am inspired to help others who face similar challenges, and at times I have become that needed advocate for fellow students and youth. Now I am looking forward to being involved as a skiing instructor for kids though Husky winter sports this coming quarter. I am also part of a fraternity dedicated to service and social event for the needs and concerns of the community.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing is ok. I live just on the outskirts of the main campus, and was able to become ideally located. It can be difficult for many, it is not an easy thing to find, but you can find a good place to be. In some respects i feel very luck to have found such an ideal location, so i might rate my experience hight than other s because of that. I have head of some kids who wish they where closer, but just because of availability it they have to wait. It is a very popular school and that is defiantly a contributing factor to find ing a good place to live. The majority of the location closer to campus, are well ket and the landlord are productive in make you rental experience a positive one. coast can be gripping, and you have to delegate how you spend you money a bit more conservatively if you want to live close to campus with more freedom out side of the dorms. in the long run though if you do it right it can be well worth it.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: It is quite diverse here on campus, and I have yet to run across anyone who is been prejudice in any way. Being myself of Hispanic heritage, I feel very convertible around my peers and professors. We are a diverse group of people who respect the nationalities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs of others. I feel we are probably one of the more overall accepting campuses in the country. I would say wit would be nice to expand some of the other nationalities a little but more, it seems like out asian population is a bit over powering, but all in all it is a good mix of people.

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The on campus dining is just as convenient if not more than off campus. Our main dinning hall the HUB is very versatile, having a number of dinning options all located in the same area. There is Italian, asian, mexican, a few organic and vegetarian, and plenty of available seating areas. Pricing is a little high, but there are other areas on campus besides the HUB as well, located in several other halls with lower prices. The By Gorge Café is a great place to get a good espresso or a healthy sandwich. There are also taco trucks on red square the serve a nice fast meal on the go. I often go to the little café located in the Art Building since is is convenient and just as good as your top of the line Starbucks.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics here are top of the line, and weather you an athlete or not, it is a fun experience for all. Game days are huge for many students including myself, is a great social experience that many rally around and have a good time. The school spirit is though the roof, and defiantly makes for some fun times. Like I said about the new football stadium, it makes it all the more engaging.

3 College Junior

Parking: This is the one thing that is very aggravating, especially when family come to visit, the rates are ridiculous even though you can eventually find a spot. I really don't have much to say about parking, it could be better. I have resorted to renting a spot at my apartment, for my self when I need to venture farther away from campus. Also to have for family to visit and not have to worry about getting towed or paying way too much. it is still pricey but I share the expense with others, and regulate its usage. Unfortunate it has to be so complicated but that the way it is.

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4 College Junior

Weather: We live in the north west and yes at time the rain does take a toll on our abilities to do outside activities. I does get frustrating don't get me wrong. However there are still plenty of other things to do, and I love where Im at, here in the northwest. I rather be here than i a hot sweat infested state. The air here is refreshing and the wild life and beauty of the northwest is a very inspiring environment for an art student such as my self. I am part of a winter sports club that venture up to the mountains, only 2 hours away. We get to teach kid how to ski and snowboard, and ski for free a student members of ski school. It really makes all that rain worth it when you get the privilege of snow at higher altitudes.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There really isn't a big drug seen here, I have witnessed a little but nothing that I feel are over the the top besides a little college experimentation. It realy is harmless to many, and those that do are not pressured it is there own risk that the take themselves with all substances. Many student here understand and recognize how much fun we can all have with other activities, that abusing substances like drugs and alcohol is not a necessity.

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5 College Junior

Academics: My major is great, it fits my needs as an artist. I am in the photomedia program, and i must say the administration is one of the bests. The offer a variety of classes that make for a wonderfully customizable major. We can create our own unique experience here, and focus on what we love to do, which is how it should be. There are several internship programs that can lead to ver beneficial practice and talents to acquire. We also have study abroad programs that can be used trout the year, ranging from a few weeks, a quarter, to a full year. It is totally with in you comfort zone and ideally customizable for you. A great experience to have as a art student for sure.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Just as stated before, the academics are excellent, I am currently enrolled in a very intuitive and interesting Art history class focusing on the art shortly after WWII. The lecture is engaging and you feel apart of the conversation. I never feel board or uncomfortable about asking questions, mainly because the professors really have a passion and love what they do, and you can see they care a great deal. It really make the overall program worth wile.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, it is very convenient as everything is ideally located, and i don't have to go to far. The pricing is a little steep, and does soak up allot of my financial aid, making it hard to use it for tother things. How ever the housing is nice relatively clean and I have been given the freedom to personalize my apartment and market my own which makes it all that more comfortable. Water sewer garbage is all included in the price witch is nice however their is know internet package so i do have to pay for that additionally. There people are nice and there are many students who share similar interests as my self in the building.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: As academics are first, I keep light life to a minimum, and only on the weekends. But when I do, they are conveniently located for all who go here. There are other great options for student under the age of 21 as well, that also regulate the traffic flow as to not get riff raft and such. I fell safe, and comfortable when I'm out with friends, which makes for a fun filled and memorable experience. The only down fall is most activities are on thursdays instead of the weekend, so I rarely go to those because of school the following day, but there is still plenty to do on the weekends and well.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school, I have grown up around this campus since my dad is a legacy here. It has alway been like a second home. The campus is very clean and the old architecture is well kept and very beautiful. The overall aesthetic environment is comforting and added to the college experience. We just got a new football stadium with top of the line equipment, it make fore a great game day. I have really enjoy being part of the student section, the energy in the stands, the fun, and good times wile watching the game and enjoying the company of fellow students.

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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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Emily Sugiyama
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Seattle, WA
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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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