University of Washington, Seattle Campus (UW)

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University of Washington, Seattle Campus

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 21 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for University of Washington, Seattle Campus

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I love UW. I really enjoy and promote Greek life as well as attending sporting events, playing intramural sports, and getting involved. I also love the school's location and campus. We are one of the few campuses that you can get to football games by boat. We are so lucky to be on the lake and so close to the ocean with gorgeous views of the mountains from campus.

Academics

Classes are large your first 2 years and you really have to be a self advocate to learn everything. However, as you get into your major classes are smaller with professors that love what they are teaching and really want to help you learn.

College Life

There is a club for almost anything you are into. The Greek community is also a big part of campus. It is a great way to meet a lot of fun people. There are also a lot of great churches in the area with a focus on college ministry that really contributes to the campus.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1968

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Graduate school is very small and personal where the professors know you by first name and spend quality time in teaching and guiding you. The academic standards are high and well regarded across the nation. One can be proud to have a degree from this school.

Academics

In graduate school most classes were under 20 people with the professor teaching . The professors are updated and not stodgy, and readily accessible. The workloads are reasonable but one must be ready for the challenge. There is great comradery amongst the staff and students.

College Life

The University of Washington has many living spaces on and close to campus which makes the school very accessible for all students. Campus safety is a high priority of the university which offers strong security for students. One does not need a car to function well within the campus.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

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Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Seattle is a wonderful city, and Husky Football games are some of my favorite memories. There are some lovely buildings on campus- spring in the Quad when the cherry trees are in bloom can't be beat. It is a large student body, so if an intimate feel is what you're looking for then UW is not for you. The Ave has every type of cuisine you could want for dirt cheap- explore! Also take advantage of the beautiful outdoors in and around Seattle. Kayaks and canoes can be rented at the water athletics center for paddling around the Lake. If you can venture further out, there is some of the most beautiful hiking in the world within an hour or two from the city.

Academics

100-level class sizes are quite large and often taught by TAs or grad students, but with some research you can find good quality, more intimate classes in your first two years. Workload is average compared to other schools. The business school is huge, and just got a brand new building. Sciences and technology are very popular, competitive, and well-funded due to the proximity to Bill Gates and other high profile philanthropic donors/companies.

College Life

Greek life is a big part of this campus, however, there is plenty of fun to be had regardless of whether you are in a sorority or fraternity. Football is a large draw for students on fall weekends. There will be a brand new stadium beginning in 2013, and the students are losing their 50-yard-line seats which has been a point of controversy. The crowd at basketball games is also a lot of fun. Intramural sports are popular. The school workout facility (IMA) is very large and state of the art, membership is included in tuition. Safety can be an issue, as there is a large population of younger homeless/at risk youth near campus and violent acts, robberies, and break-ins happen often.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2010

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Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

As a graduate student University of Washington was a great place to go to school. In the College of Education at UW the classes are fairly small and you really get to know the professors. Overall it was a great experience.

Academics

Within the College of Education, the classes were fairly small. The largest class I had was probably about 50, but most were closer to 8 students. Professors were very available for students. Workload was intense as a graduate student.

College Life

It's hard to say as a graduate student, as you really aren't as involved with campus life as you would be as an undergrad. But it seems that undergrads who I have talked to like it there. Athletics are definitely big at UW especially football.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1975

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Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Good engineering school for undergrad. Good business school for graduate work. I liked the ability to explore lots of different subjects but that came at a cost of being at a very large school. Fun to watch the football and basketball games. Very good athletic facilities for working out.

Academics

Class size for early engineering requirements were too large and taught by inexperienced people - not good teachers. Later classes and MBA classes were a very good size with good teachers. Only one very bad teacher in the MBA program.

College Life

Good social atmoshere in the 1970's. Lots to do with the good athletic teams and many activities were available just off campus. Being next to Lake Washington and close to downtown Seattle had its advantages - lots to do and boating activities available.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2009

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Best experience of my life. Lots of opportunities and can get connected with so many different people. Top programs in many areas and strong throughout. Seattle is a great place to live and go to school; especially if you like the outdoors. Pack layers and an umbrella though as the sun doesn't get out much during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.

Academics

The differing areas of study offer a varying level of toughness and time commitment from average to much higher. However, as with most academic programs the time and effort you put in is up to you and there are classes you can scrape by in without too much work if that's what you are after. If you want to get a good education and learn lots the opportunity is there at every turn with a little hard work.

College Life

Lots of different things to do. A large Greek life offers parties and social events throughout the week. The city doesn't offer a lot of "clubs" but does contain a lot of neat bars and taverns. The city nightlife is not driven by the college students and this increases the Greek nightlife.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1965

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

The University of Washington Is academically challenging, has a broad range of good professors and offers an abundance of opportunities for participation in school activities. The Greek system is strong with numerous live-in houses.

Academics

I was a history major and felt that the quality of professors, particularly in the far Eastern and European departments was excellent. The business, economics and political science department thourghly prepared their graduates for competitive post graduate studies.

College Life

At the University of Washington each student can choose how involved they want to be in extra curricular activities. There is a strong tradition of competitive sports for men and women. Students enjoy a beautiful campus, the latest technologies are used in coursesb and shopping and dining is just a healthy walk away to the Ave or U Village.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I thoroughly enjoyed going to this school. The campus experience from in the classroom to outside was phenomenal and I met lots of great people during my years there. For prospective students: explore the campus and the surrounding areas -- don't just stay in your dorm room or in your house, lots of great experiences in the U-District!

Academics

The classes both within my degree and outside were well structured and for the most part had great professors. Tip #1 - if you find out after day one in a class that you know you won't be willing to try or be able to learn from the teacher, drop it. Tip #2 - always utilize teacher's assistants!

College Life

There is enough organizations on campus that everyone will be able to associate themselves with one. Remember, being academically involved is only one part of the college experience and getting involved elsewhere on campus will help ease your mind and nerves about your schoolwork.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1976

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

The career guideance was great and I received a lot of support from the professors in my classes. I recommend that students reach out to career guidance support before they select their field of concentration.

Academics

The classes can be quite intimidating in your first couple of years, but when you select your field of concentration they are small and professors are very supportive. I remember the work load to be quite heavy but I loved my field of study. I found it challenging, but very rewarding because again I really enjoyed my field of study.

College Life

I bused to campus every day and was not involved. I had to work to pay my way through college. I really enjoyed the football program and attended games. I would go to the hub for lunch and socialize with some of my fellow classmates.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I loved my experience at The University of Washington. Because it's a major research institution -- your opportunities are endless, it's just a matter of taking control and seizing them. I studied Theatre, and got very involved both academically (with my professors) and in extra-curricular activities. While the education I received in the classroom was world class, the experience I received outside of the classroom was even more valuable. I joined the Undergraduate Theatre Society, and eventually became the executive director of the organization -- producing all theatre productions for the undergraduate community. That experience alone taught me a tremendous amount about business, leadership, and the practical skills necessary to take a "theatre" degree, and apply it practically in "real life." My advice for incoming students at the UW would be to strategize about their time at the University. Map out a plan for their four years, and be specific about what they want to take away from it -- a specific degree, relationships, an internship, etc. All of the tools are at your disposal while you're there -- it's just a matter of capitalizing on them!

Academics

My Drama degree was comprised of courses ranging from theatre theory, to criticism, to history, to design, to practical application. All of my professors were brilliant theatre practitioners who not only had "academic" thoughts to offer, but vital practical thoughts as well. My degree was moderately demanding academically, but very time intensive. It's certainly not a "40-hour work week" when you sign up for a theatre degree. Plan on living in the drama building during your 4-year degree.

College Life

The UW has all sorts of different social activities to take part in -- greek life, dorm life, campus politics, sports (both intramural and for the university), etc. There is certainly no shortage of social activities, and the area surrounding campus offers lots of great restaurants, bars, shops, etc. It's a great place to go to school. You feel like you're part of a big campus, and also part of the city life!


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