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Reviews 3079 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Its basically rainy most of the time but its also sunny

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really love living on West Campus

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They do a lot of things on campus as well as parties

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: My scholarships were used all up in one quarter

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I really don't know much about the parties

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The DAWG Pack at the football games are amazing!

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are "blue telephones" scattered on campus that you can use to secretly call the police if you think you're in danger. They will send security to check out where you pressed the button

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The new dorm rooms are very spacious and have the luxury of having your own bathroom in your room.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: With new dorms being built, the cost for off-campus housing has also increased but it's still cheaper than living on campus. There are many different places to choose from

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The Ave is an amazing place filled with so many different cuisines and some shops. It is a block away from campus and the Ave consists of several blocks. (The Ave = University Way)

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Almost everyone in Seattle is friendly. There is no shortage of activities, events, attractions, shopping areas, sports/recreation here. There is something for everyone

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5 College Junior

Technology: The one thing I miss about living on campus is the WiFi. It was so reliable and very fast. The computers that are available for students are very new and if you don't mind going to campus for a computer, you don't need to buy one

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4 College Junior

Academics: It's one of the best public schools in the US. I am a biology major and there are various opportunities for research because UW is one of the top schools to receive research funding from the government.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I am from out of state so the school scholarships were not applicable to me but for the federal financial aid, I was offered full financial aid

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Seattle has a very diverse selection when it comes to nightlife. There are different restaurants and bars that are great no matter what day of the week it is. Public transportation is awesome and reliable and your Husky Card serves as a bus pass because it's included in our tuition.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Well its Seattle so there is always things to do off campus.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It rains a lot in seattle and that can be a drag at times.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: The most important criteria for admission would have to be the essay.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its fairly safe on campus but can be dangerous if alone at night.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness of dorms is very strict which could be a good thing?

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a lot options for transportation but it would be nice to have a car on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got my financial aid but can be a hassle to do sometimes.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot places in which you can go out to eat.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'm not sure of any of the policies on campus to honest.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: I love the fact that here in Seattle you feel like you're accepted, your race does not matter. You actually feel welcomed, and the diversity here in amazing.

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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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