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Reviews 3401 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: If anything, the campus is very strict towards cheating and plagiarism however, it is very normal for students to get away with underage drinking in dorms and around the campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Running adjacent to the campus is excellent and diverse strip of quality restaurants. It can range from an off-the-beaten-path Thai restaurant to the city's best pho restaurant. There are many places to try near the campus where costs are respectable and the variety will always keep students interested in what the community has to offer.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: My school's academic programs are rigorous and renowned such as our business school and International Studies program. The campus wide general grading policy sets an incredibly high standard as well. Professors, adjunct instructors as well as guest lecturers are renowned and brought in from all over the world.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Among the population of public schools, my school's international studies program is renowned and efficient. In particular, my program places a strong emphasis on analysis, writing and history with a diverse teaching staff. The workload is rigorous and while the facilities are in need of an update, my program's network is vast and the internship/job opportunities are plentiful.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Greek Life: I wasn't a part if Greek life and didn't really see a huge presence on campus

5 College Junior

Majors: There are many majors to choose from and if you talk to an advisor you can probably get your entire collgeg career including teachers and classes planned out in ten minutes

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5 College Junior

Majors: My professors, advisors, etc. Made the whole process very easy. The classes were good and there were plenty of them to choose from.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It was so great I'm going back for grad school

4 College Junior

Local Area: Uw campus is pretty much its own mini city. You won't get bored around here

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: People are very busy on this campus. They are always doing something and meeting new people

College Junior

Campus Housing: I didn't live on campus

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: We have a plethora of libraries in campus and many of them are large. They are great for studying and finding information.

College Junior

Campus Quality: I didn't live on campus so I wouldn't know.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The Ode library is a great place to study. In my experience, the professors are pretty approachable.

College Sophomore

Academics: Haven't gotten into my major yet.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Overpriced, mediocre food. But it's not always bad.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live in the dorms.

College Sophomore

Administration: I've never gotten into a situation where I experienced strictness

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Most faculty here seem like they actually care about their students. They have a lot of integrity.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Half of the dorms are presentable, the other half desperately needs renovation. When they tour the parents and future students around the dorm area, they only show the nice part.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a pretty safe place with pretty decent people. I just hate the weather.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: As a non-resident, it is almost impossible to find any scholarships that I am eligible for!

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5 College Senior

Transportation: With a Upass, I can walk right out my front door and down the block, get on the bus, and be on campus in 10 minutes.

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3 College Senior

Parking: You don't really need a car on campus since the buses are free to students with a Upass. Parking is bad on University Ave, where the campus bookstore and lots of quick/convenient restaurants are.

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College Senior

Technology: I have my laptop that I bring with me. I don't need to use school computers.


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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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