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3 College Junior

Administration: Nothing out of the ordinary.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Lots of bars near campus.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Pretty good. Not too bad, but not the best.

4 College Junior

Academics: Hard to be admitted to the major. Job opportunities following graduation are the best.

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4 College Junior

Academics: There are a lot of majors to choose from.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The school is in a big city so crime normally associated with a big city apply.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Mostly white and international Asian students.

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3 College Junior

Majors: Internships are pretty easy to find.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: Greek life is the only way to really have a traditional college party experience, and it is amazing

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The ave is great, and Uville is amazing but more pricy

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can get sketchy the farther away you get from the school

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: It was the best choice I've ever made

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3 College Junior

Administration: Don't be a fool and you'll be fine

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The personal safety is alright but not the best because if you are walking alone from campus back to your house you don't know what is going to happen so you want to be alert at all times. Also there are a lot of thieves on campus willing to take other peoples laptop or cell phones. Its just not safe to have them lay around when you are gone for a few minutes.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The school policies are great because a lot of people follow the rules especially on campus. There social lives could be taken place as meeting up with someone for lunch or dinner at the Ave. Also by studying together in a study group at the library. There are tons of ways for students to keep focusing on school and have social lives too.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't know what parties would be the best because I don't party. There are some people who just like to stay at home and study. The party scenes have an okay impact on the students because they are willing to finish their homework and have the time to go out and make reasonable choices.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The fan support at football games, volleyball games and any other sports at UW is incredible. The dawg pack knows how to get the game more exciting. The school spirit is even better, every dresses up for the games in husky clothes. Even the older people coming to the games are supporting the Huskies.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the off campus housing is just as far as the dorms and greek system. So its a longer commute to class by walking. Also the parking is very hard to find on the streets for these houses. The safety around the housing is pretty good. The cost is about average compared to other houses or dorms on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Some people just care about there looks when heading to class. The relationships are very nice because there are loyal people around the campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The cost is affordable for college students especially when you get a discount for being a student. There are tons of different variety of foods down on the Ave.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are alright. From what i experienced, there was a girl in the dorms and got bed bugs. I rethought to myself that i didn't want to live in the dorms after hearing about it. The social aspect is great though, people are always in the lounges doing homework and its great to know new people.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process went well. I received some financial in the mail a few days after getting an email. Then went to the bank and deposited the check.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is great so far. There are study test files and people who have taken your classes you are in now. They help you with the classes and achieve great grades.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid department is rude and not helpful at this school. Responses take more than 2 weeks.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: My major is non-competitive. GPA requirements have a bit of leeway, but you need a very well written admissions essay. Be very structured and clear on your goals while in school and for after graduation and how the program will help you meet those goals.

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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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