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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Washington is a fantastic school.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I never wanted to come here in high school but now that i have spent a year here and experienced this college i couldn't imagine going any where else.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The University of Washington is an intellectually challenging school that pushes me to be the best student every single day.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Large, easy to get lost in crowd, but great place.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The university of Washington is not only beautiful, but is the number one research school in the US!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school provides so many opportunities which is great because I didn't know what I wanted to go into when I got to college. However, because the school is really large, classes are more difficult and can keep me from pursuing my intended major.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had a good school experience so far, mainly because there is so much to do on campus, you can always find interested lectures, or other activities to do and see if you are interested. Getting involved on campus is really important for a great college experience.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and the people there are really friendly. The classes there are challenging and the professors make the classes fun and interactive!

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Admissions has been straight forward and easy.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The UW has a wonderfully collaborative and innovative atmosphere.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My freshman year at the University of Washington has been the most amazing experience of my life. I was welcomed into the community by involved, active students who helped me find my place. I have been able to make amazing friends and get involved in things I'm interested in around campus. It is a beautiful, clean campus that puts an emphasis on recycling and composting, the dorms are livable and even, nice, and the classes are interesting and challenging. I have already been accepted into one of my intended majors and am looking forward to becoming much more familiar with it in the future year.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can be really expensive, but if that's what you have to do you can find a cheaper place than the new apartments.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I like all the food they have off campus. You have to travel a bit further to really get the good stuff sometimes, but overall it's good.

4 College Junior

Administration: I feel very safe on campus. I don't really know what it's like at other colleges, but here I feel very safe.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Everything in general is going to be expensive. I think the best way is to go grocery shopping, like for real grocery shopping because it stretches your dollar so much further.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: Getting Financial Aid takes multiple tries/ emails but eventually you should get a reward letter.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Great location, not the best rule enforcement or social atmosphere for making friends.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Some places are really convenient for students

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Very lenient in some cases

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Need more cultural centered options

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid was very helpful

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Greek community gives great social opportunities!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really like to live on campus because it's good time for socializing with other students. I can get to know more people.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Award winning health clinics. Safety is really iffy. It's not Detriot, but there are a lot of people off campus that are shady. Every once and awhile there is a rape. The school is really trying hard to minimize it though.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of Asian food places around here but there is so many different types of food in the area. You name it and it's here.

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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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