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3 College Freshman

Weather: There is a lot of rain however there are a couple days that are sunny and it is nice

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options for off campus housing that is very good quality, however, it is hard to contact the landlords

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are alot of attraction around the school especially shopping and sports

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The policies that are impossed are strict but not overly strict

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a good night life at the UW, as well as a good amount of transportation

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall i feel safe on campus, there are warnings posted by the campus police every time there is a criminal in sight.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: When it rained, it was miserable because of the puddles. But overall weather did not have too big of an impact.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: While I was on campus everything seemed relatively okay. But I commuted and could not say anything for hours and experiences after 6:00pm

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I commuted either on the bus or on foot. My bus was very convenient, so much so that I rode it every day for four years.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are open to talk virtually whenever you need them. Furthermore, the advising office couldn't have been better. I had so many classes to choose from in my program that I some of them ended up being electives in my transcripts!

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you want American food, you may have to travel a bit further. The places I liked to visit were within walking distance. On another note, while there was variety, it was limited to asian and middle eastern food for the majority of restaurants. I love asian food and gyros, so it was perfect for me, but may not have been for others.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although I never saw security guards on campus, it may be due to the fact that I commuted every day. That being said, I did receive emails about any criminal activity present in the area.

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5 College Senior

Drug Safety: I am a returning student and have never been approached by anyone selling drugs.

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: It was easy to do and the financial aid office was very helpful with the process of applying.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: After it's dark, there is more caution and safety concerns if you're walking alone. There are blue buttons for emergencies. But only so little that if you're not close by the bad thing might happen fast.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not really a nightlife person.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really know much of what they do.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some sort of dining facility in EVERY dorm.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It doesn't rain as much as everyone says it does.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus so I'm not sure.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I feel that it's the right amount.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: If there is any issue, the line is huge.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have a straight dedicated to it, two feet away.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The major is tough to get into.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is always a way to get around campus.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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