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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Although a greater responsibility, off-campus housing provides you with a new home away from you.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The AVE has little to no student discounts. You can't expect students to use their dining plan 24/7, because food would get repetitive. Also, those who are commuting, off-campus, or Greek system should be allowed discounts and convenience as well.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Many students are free to their own will. Most students are smart enough to understand good and bad actions, therefore strictness is not needed as heavily.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial statements are difficult to read and I was not told that I was given my $3000 scholarship with my left over financial aid, therefore, it was not effectively used.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Greek Row throws parties on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which definitely help students get through the long week.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Depending on where you go, it's edible.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: North campus dorms are significantly cheaper, some with a food court and close access to buildings on campus.

West campus is surrounded by newly renovated buildings and somewhat far from buildings on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You get what you pay for. Lots of discount places to live but they aren't going to be the most glorious digs in the world. Solid options are available relatively close though.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in a large city, you can really find anything you want to eat. The stuff closest by within walking distance is varied enough though, and offers solid options.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Students are very free to do what they wish, there is very little infringement of rights. Alcohol and marijuana are kept a close eye on in the dorms though.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you aren't white, you'll be taken care of. Also, don't work too much to contribute to your own education. If you bust your ass and make too much money they won't give you any aid and you'll be forced to keep up unrealistic hours and watch your grades begin to slip.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you go greek, you can't go wrong. It's really the only scene for parties, and if you join the right house things can be incredibly crazy. Rush plenty to determine the right place for you, because there's a house for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Portion to price ratio may be off, but it is solid quality and offers decent variety. I may not be overwhelmed, but it's certainly satisfactory.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Huge difference between north and west campus dorms. West is very new, clean, and pretty, but expensive. North has been around since the fifties or sixties and it's apparent. Mostly they tend to be chocked full of students who barely speak English, it seems that a majority of homegrown American kids are in the greek system.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The community is really nice and connected.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't usually eat on campus, because I don't live there, but a snack in the HUB or coffee from one of the libraries has always been pretty decent.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live in the dorms.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: dont use off campus housing

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have had no problems yet.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the newer housing is great but expensive, the older housing is cheap but obviously older and more deteriorated.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food here is okay but could be better.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Greek row is the place to be !

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms on north campus are super social!

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in the Traditional Greek System, but I have faced no problems personally. I have heard a lot of bad things.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We all have a lot of pride and love our teams! the IMA is life.

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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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