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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is pretty challenging which I like. I also appreciate how many resources we have

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far It has been great

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Amazing, shower in the room tops it off.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Haven't been to too many of their events yet.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everyone I have met is open to meeting new people and talking to them about anything from classes to what they do for fun.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm rooms are very new, clean, and have plenty of space.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Im not involved with Greek life so do not know much about them

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football games are always attended to the fullest

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UW just feels like home beautiful views, near everything and full of activities.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Because UW is such a large and diverse university, there are plenty of opportunities to explore not only your own interests but also others that you have yet to discover. The classes have been very engaging, for the most part, and I can tell that the teachers are extremely passionate in the subject that they are teaching. However, from my experience, I have discovered that because it is such a big school, I find myself to be lost and disconnected from the overall community and being able to create strong relationships. Additionally, having competitive majors at the school also makes the being "Boundless" experience rather difficult, where it almost feels like I am unable to pursue my passion/s and that I'm just wasting my time.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Some are extremely arrogant and don't offer much help. Class sizes are way too big and courses taught by TA's are a horrible idea.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: If you're going to work in Washington you're pretty much guaranteed a job. Not sure about anywhere else in the world.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I've never heard this issue addressed here.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Beautiful outdoors, not so great inside. Average

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I find it overly misogynist, and a overall negative impact on a college campus. The amount of liquor and unprotected sex that happens should not only not be allowed in an academic setting but is a terrible way to set human beings up for their future. I know students who stay up partying until 4 and go to class drunk at 8

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Many of opportunities, and great gym. There's lots of school spirit.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I found UW to be heavily frat and sorority oriented. If you didn't "party" it was hard to find a social crowd or connect with other people. I also found that most students felt heavily entitled to college and had there parents paying a lot of money for fun and recreational things. They rely to heavily on TA's and class sizes are almost impossible to connect with a professor.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors are better than others, but overall, they love their area of study, and just want to help others love it too.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity has been extremely influential in my great perspective of UW. On the second day of orientation, I met with a counselor who told me that she would help me throughout my experience at the UW, and even help me apply to graduate school. In that office alone, they have people helping connect undergrads to intern, volunteer, and career opportunities.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The UWPD made an effort to show their support and resources during Orientation. They taught about registering valuables, the blue buttons around campus, hotlines to call when you or a friend are in danger, and who to report to about any sort of harassment. They came forward and made the initiative to become friends, so we weren't afraid to ask them for help later.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm so excited to be on West Campus! The new dorms are beautiful and its going to be so nice to have my own bathroom with my roomie!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've never participated in the Greek Scene. However, I'm extremely weary because I know how big the organization is at UW and all of the bad things that go down at their parties. Sounds like the risk heavily outweigh the reward.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UW has the strongest fans in the nation! There's a reason the Seattle Seahawk fanbase is so strong and loud, it's because they belong to the Husky family too! UW football is extremely talented, and the fan base is there to support, win or loss, rain or shine. That's the best part about the athletics. Everyone is in, all the time. Not just when we're winning. You can't go to a husky game student section without seeing everyone bleeding purple and gold, with some of the best spirit wear in the PNW.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From day one, UW has provided a plethora of activities to help orient myself within the school. Application advisers were always available to answer questions while applying, and then First Year Programs created a great Advising and Orientation 2 Day session to help build relationships, apply for classes, and learn how the school works and how to succeed. There are hundreds of resources available to students and parents if there are questions on how to fill out an application, or even talk to a counselor. UW is a big school, but they make a significant effort to help you discover a microcosm. They share opportunities to get to know your housing community, intermural sports, go to games, find study groups, and get active with clubs and organizations.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Not much greek life, there are one or two "fraternities" for honor students

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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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