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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live on nor off campus but when I hear the rent fees for apartments off campus, they seem overwhelmingly expensive for what the apartments are.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are not very many options available on the Ave. For new underclassmen, the choices may seem like plenty, but the ones that students actually go to are limited.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I feel like the drug and alcohol use is not very strict and more on the lenient side, as I hear people talk about use so casually. Attendance really depends on your major and class size, as well your professor. Honor code and cheating is taken extremely seriously and is strict, however.

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College Sophomore

Party Scene: I have never been to a party and I have only a few friends who have been to parties affiliated with UW fraternities or clubs.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Sometimes the aid I was given at the beginning of the school year is not actually given to me as it said I needed to partially pay back a GRANT I received from fall quarter in winter quarter. Why? I don't know. So I just paid it because it wasn't much but still...

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I wouldn't choose to eat at school unless I needed to. The HUB or the Ave are a little further than the food trucks so if I'm not going to eat at the food trucks, I would rather go to the Ave.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I commute to school from Lynnwood.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of different places, not bad, can't afford it everyday though.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not much of a partier.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: At the beginning they said I would receive financial aid, but later on they removed that status and took it away.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: For the price we are paying it is not up too par. At the quality they give us the food should be all you can eat like other schools.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its alright not too bad not too great, extremely convenient.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties often, I would rather just have kick backs with my friends.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you have any problems don't be afraid to go to the financial aid office in person. Get to know the employees and always keep them updated on your financial status.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's very easy to get into bad eating habits but there are healthy options too, you just have to make the right choices.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm I live is is the oldest one on campus, but that's the only down side. The atmosphere is great and it is close to my classes and places to eat.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I do not go out that often, but you can find plenty of parties in the U district if you look for them. There are often parties at Greek houses and there are house parties on the weekends.

College Junior

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid at my school and I did not receive financial aid at my school.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The dining plan is expensive and there are few options. The food trucks are good and there are certain places on campus that have great food, like Orin's place and the dining hall in the health sciences building. I wish there were more options for people who had dietary restriction and money fades at the end of the year. Food off campus is really good. There are great places for Teriyaki, Indian food, and Thai food off campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Good experience for freshmen at UW. The housing can be expensive unless you live in north campus. However, proximity is great, you meet a lot of really awesome people, and community can be really strong on your floor. Likewise, I have found that I am able to study in the dorms quite well at UW. They have enough space for a dorm room.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It could be better, but it is what students make it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to choose from that taste good.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I haven't had any issues

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Honestly I have never been to a good party here.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: This is one of the main and only reasons I attend this school.

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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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