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Reviews 3596 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Only dormed in Terry/Lander for the summer. This dorm is a completely new and remodeled structure, so I cannot speak on it today. But, during my time there, it was spacious and pleasant. Great place to meet new friends!

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: there's so much to do here. every different pro sports team. more shopping than you need and downtown is only a short bus ride away

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think the police are most worried about student safety, not trying to be overbearing. We live in a big city so our safety is more of a concern than minor crimes like drunk walking.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: At least in the residence halls the student body seems very diverse

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I always see the football team on T.V. kicking serious butt! The whole city of Seattle seems proud to put all kinds of stickers and supportive memorabilia on their cars and clothes. UW is a place with proud, strong teams. The variety of sports offered is huge and diverse. Though I'm a little skeptical about some sports because I haven't personally seem them, like squash or water polo...

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The campus is hugely diverse. There are a ton of hot Asian guys who all know how to dress stylishly and classy. Girls are all wearing the latest fashions, and many dress extremely cute. There seems to be slightly more girls than guys. Everyone seems super friendly and dedicated at this school, especially since the school expectations are rather high. Since it's Washington, you'll learn it rains a lot if you're not from around here. If you know another language it'll definitely score you a hottie on this campus.

3 College Student

Weather: Being in Seattle, there is a lot of rain which often defers students from going out.

4 College Student

Academics: Professors give a lot of effort in teaching students.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: While I am yet to officially enter the program, my major is not competitive, an the requirements are not particularly stringent. I simply have to take a certain number of prerequisites, and then speak with my advisor in order to enter the program. I would recommend that someone who is interested starts with a language as soon as they enter college, as it is an aspect of your major requirements.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Seattle is great, however the U Distict is not the safest/coolest neighborhood in town. I wish that this school had more of a "college town" feel than it does.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus police are great about alcohol. Understand that college students drink and are there to make sure no one gets hurt, not to necessarily get anyone in trouble

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife is great if you go greek or are over 21 but undergrads often have to find their own fun if they're not affiliated with a frat or upperclassmen dominated club. Downtown Seattle has plenty of options but the downside is it's at least a fifteen minute bus ride and the buses get some sketchy characters as the night goes on.

2 College Freshman

Weather: It rains here a lot but that is just Seattle and mostly in the winter and part of spring. I like the sun and i like the snow but only a little of the two. but mostly depends on what you like. I don't like the rain that much.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Registration is really difficult but help from my adviser made it possible. The professors are pretty decent and they know what they are talking about. There is a whole lot of homework depending on the classes you take, for example if you are in calculus or chemistry, Aleks and Webassign gives a lot of problems.

1 College Freshman

Parking: It cost way too much to park here. Also the parking off campus is free but they fill up really fast so its hard to get a spot close to campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There has been lots of criminal incidents such as armed robberies but lately i haven't herd of any because of the increase in officer patrols. The parties are usually good. Transportation is also good.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: UW is different from other schools in that it encourages undergraduate students to participate in research with professors. From the start of your college career you can start actually working in your major with leading professors, getting hands on experience.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: UW's campus is amazing! It has a new HUB filled with different food choices,a bookstore, lot's of clubs, a bowling alley and more! UW also has a great fitness center called the IMA, that is filled with every type of exercise equipment you could want.There are multiple libraries on campus that are great for studying, hidden gardens for when you just want to relax, and there are always exciting events going on all around campus!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The atmosphere in the dining halls are unique and great! The largest complaint come from people paying more for what they believe is the actual worth for the meals. Not all the meals are bad, it's best to try as much different options. With all the costs of dining in general, it may be wise to consider getting a small meal plan to see how much you know you might pay for and even eat.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are not a big issue within the campus and it is well enforced. However smoking is prevalent outside dormitories and Greek row is notorious for their inventories of alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: beautiful facilities. older buildings have older style classrooms and modern buildings have awesome technology.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: normal campus food. suzallo library and by george cafe are great

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: beautiful! lots of resources available for every different student.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The city bus is efficient and reliable. There is even a night ride system for kids who feel unsafe walking in the U District.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I give it a B- because I appreciate the diversity of majors at UW and how there are many advisers that will help you get graduate and get in the major. However, it's still pretty competitive and difficult for some majors. Have backups.

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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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