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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I hear many stories about parties getting out of hand at the Greek parties. There are also many robberies in the Greek houses.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the classes: there are so many options and so many clubs I would love to join.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I get an email approximately twice a month about some crime: usually in the form of robbery.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I don't see many relationships. Or if there are relationships, there aren't as many public displays of affection like there were in high school.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: School provides very little financial aid. Most aid comes in the form of parent loans.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: When I bought a Husky card, there was a mandatory fee for public transportation. I don't often use the public bus so I can't say much about its convenience.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: It rains often and is pretty cold. When the sun comes out, it's beautiful: especially when you can see Mt. Rainier beyond the water fountains on the center of campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The students are well balanced between schoolwork and clubs. There are many students who intellectually challenge themselves while join multiple clubs. The teachers are interested in the students, and so, work hard to create an enthusiastic and stimulating classroom.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The athletic center is very well managed. Students are friendly, facility is sanitary, and staff are open. The libraries, which I occupy often, are well-lit and provide spaces for both quiet-study and for loud group work.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Many bus routines around campus, really convenient.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's life change and experience for those who decide to get involved

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Every department has a library. They are huge and beautiful. Student and tutorial center supply more help.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: People talk a lot about diversity in my school. It's a really good school for those who already major or planning on nursing, pharmacist and medicine.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are many parties around campus on Friday and weekend

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: There's a huge fan for UW huskies football. Sport is definitely part of UW students.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Seattle is an attractive city. UW is located 10 minutes away from downtown.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Luckily, I had advisors who are called CAN helping me with financial aid process. It wasn't difficult and complicated. Mostly whether or not receiving financial aid depends on the household's income.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Seattle has a lot of rain, people say. But about last 2 years, number of rain decrease as I see. There are more sunny day but colder. In overall, weather doesn't affect my college live that much.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Usually i don't have meal on campus. I just had once on the orientation day and it was good. It was much better than my old high school's meal. I have heard many students say that food in the dorm is terrible

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm living in an apartment which is really close to school, stores and bus stations. There's $50 added to monthly payment for very one parking plot. Safe is somewhat okay. I have some unsafe feelings walking home at night but nothing bad happens yet. The cost is kinda cheap I think compare to other buildings. It's around $850 per month for a room with 2 people.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: My major is biochemistry. To get into this major, students need to complete an application with personal statement and have GPA at least 2.5 (but 3.2 for early declaration). It's really competitive. The area of study mostly in chemistry and biology which are difficult to get good grade (average GPA is about 2.6)

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse community but mostly asian

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3 College Freshman

Parking: The cost is too high

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Huge campus with beautiful scenes, friendly classmates, famous for medicine studying

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are resources on campus if something goes wrong. During the day I don't feel unsafe walking around campus alone, but at night I would be afraid because that's when most of the incidents occur.

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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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