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

Scholarships: I am from out of state so the school scholarships were not applicable to me but for the federal financial aid, I was offered full financial aid

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Seattle has a very diverse selection when it comes to nightlife. There are different restaurants and bars that are great no matter what day of the week it is. Public transportation is awesome and reliable and your Husky Card serves as a bus pass because it's included in our tuition.

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Well its Seattle so there is always things to do off campus.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It rains a lot in seattle and that can be a drag at times.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: The most important criteria for admission would have to be the essay.

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College Freshman

Majors: Im not in any programs in school right now so I wouldn't know.

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus so wouldn't know how it would be like.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its fairly safe on campus but can be dangerous if alone at night.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The strictness of dorms is very strict which could be a good thing?

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a lot options for transportation but it would be nice to have a car on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got my financial aid but can be a hassle to do sometimes.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot places in which you can go out to eat.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'm not sure of any of the policies on campus to honest.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: I love the fact that here in Seattle you feel like you're accepted, your race does not matter. You actually feel welcomed, and the diversity here in amazing.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is always something to do in the big city.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I am still a freshmen at the University of Washington, but there are so many opportunities out there for any student.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus so I can't really answer this....

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not drink nor do I smoke, but I do have friends that do one or both and it's not too hard to get a hold of.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: As a student you have a U-PASS which allows you to get on any transit in the Seattle area for free.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The University Way has a variety of restaurants.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The University of Washington doesn't have too strict rules. They all seem to be fair.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I get emails and notifications about crime incidents that happen and at what time around campus which is pretty nice. There are security and police that monitor the campus and also emergency telephone located around campus.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The school spirit here is amazing. During football season on game days all you would see is purple and gold (our school colors).

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4 College Freshman

Weather: It rains a lot here in Seattle, but I love the rain so it doesn't really affect my campus experience. It has yet to rain really hard where I can't get to class without being soaked, so overall it's not bad at all.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The only hard part about the application process is that it's the earliest deadline out of all of the universities in Washington state, but the earlier the better so you won't have to worry about it during the winter break. Writing a really good personal statement is key to getting in to the University of Washington. My tip for high school students that are applying is to make sure they take their time on the essays they submit.

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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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