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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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4 College Sophomore

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

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everything close to campus is really expensive, I live a few miles away from campus in a house with my friends from school. It is much more reasonable than trying to stay near campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The AVE is life. There are tons of options for food. If you do not find something that suits your fancy, feel free to venture away from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The security and police officers are really nice, they know you are in college and living your life, but there are expectations that you will be held to.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Some of he people in the Financial Aid office are really rude and make you feel bad. Some are really nice though, one came to my office to work with me independently on my FAFSA.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It is okay, just be very aware of your surroundings and DO NOT accept drinks.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is much better had I expected, however, it is not exactly restaurant quality. They throw a lot of the things together and call it good.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Lots of pride and support depending on how involved in athletics you want to be.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The closer to campus you want to live, the more expensive it'll likely get. There's much construction going on. As every new building is made, the prices increase drastically.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options depending on what you're in the mood for.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Plenty of options for everyone as long as they know where to look

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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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