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Alumnus - Grad Year 1977

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

I most enjoyed the campus setting, classes in my major and minor areas of study, and students I encountered. (One of the most fun activities I looked forward to during lunch was playing bridge with my friends in the "HUB". Another plus was the University District. I could find everything from books and supplies to clothing and (great) restaurants on "the Ave".

Academics

I majored in History, minored in English, and graduated in Secondary Education. Although the professors were profoundly knowledgeable and gifted speakers in my major and minor areas; I thought the courses in educational methods were not particularly inspiring or helpful. My first ( 5 hour survey) classes at the University of Washington were generally lecture classes taught in an auditorium on MWF. I remember feeling overwhelmed at the number of students in the class and by the size of the room. The only saving grace was students in lecture classes were typically assigned to small "quiz sections" on alternating days. The TA's in charge of these classes were doctoral students who made the lecture class more interesting and accessible. As I progress through school I was assigned to fewer and fewer lecture classes, and attended classes more normal in size (30-100 students) instead of hundreds assigned to lecture classes.

College Life

I wasn't involved in school clubs and campus organizations. However, I was a devoted Husky football fan. I remember very fondly going to games nearly every Saturday afternoon with equally excited friends. I felt very safe when I attended the University of Washington. My friends and I socialized primarily off campus at student apartments, nearby clubs and dance halls.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1968

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Great school. Good academic training! I liked my coursework in German Language and Literature. Good small classes and individual help.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Academics

Good academic training in German!___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

College Life

Too social at times! Had to be careful to study!____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Alumnus - Grad Year 1978

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Overall, it was a great experience. I enjoyed my major: political science. It is a great campus and Seattle was a great place to go to school. Then and now the UW has a great reputation. I would recommended the school to anyone.

Academics

The classes were interesting. The professors were generally very good. Class size varied. The lower divisions classes were quite large. The upper division classes were much smaller. The workload was reasonable.

College Life

I was in a Fraternity. It was a great experience. I made a number of lifelong friends. We had fun, but also took school seriously. Football and basketball games were great. I also enjoyed intramural athletics


Alumnus - Grad Year 1985

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

I went to Physical Therapy school at University of Washington, a division of the medical school. It was and still is a highly regarded PT school. The campus is lovely,most classes are accessible within the 10 minute walk, the break between classes. A memorable experience was being able to watch an open heart surgery as part of my program. Another one was working on cadavers to study human anatomy. They had on whose internal organs were reversed.

Academics

Some of the classes are large for the first two years. When you decide on your major you should be in small classes. In regards to homework, most of the professors don't know the work load your other classes are assigning you. It is important to not procrastinate so you don't get behind and use a planner to stay organized. If you get a grade on a teast or project that you don't think is fair, be sure to take the time to meet with your professor or the assistant to explain, or show the steps, as to how you came to that answer. Usually this results in an improved grade especially in math or science classes.

College Life

Univ of Washington offers a diverse nightlife because it is in Seattle, not just a college tow. The is an active party scene especially within the Greek system, but plenty to do for the more cultured student.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1967

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Great school went there after small college and enjoyed the larger facility and more activities on larger campus. Would do it again. Particularly beatiful campus with stadium overlooking lake washington.

Academics

Great school. Actually I got an economics degree. Had a good guidance Counselor who helped me through. Also participated in ROTC and Fraternity life. A good balance for study, military and social curriculum

College Life

Fun Great school. Actually I got an economics degree. Had a good guidance Counselor who helped me through. Also participated in ROTC and Fraternity life. A good balance for study, military and social curriculum


Alumnus - Grad Year 1969

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Alumnus - Grad Year 1971

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Overall UW is a great school. I liked most how the professors and advisors motivated the students and pushed them to accel. My most memoriable experience is how my advisor reminded me that I could do very well by thinking outside of the traditional learning box.

Academics

For the school of business we had a core of required classes and fields in business open for specialization. Some classes were small and others were large. The workload can very depending on the subject material student background.

College Life

I really cannot speak on student and campus life. I lived at home and worked after class.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1998

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Former Student - Last Attended 1995

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

The University of Washington is an excellent school for academics and sports. The campus is huge and really caters to its graduate student population. The undergraduate class can be extremely large, over one thousand students at times, at least until you declare a major and get into upper level courses.

Academics

I attended the University of Washington my freshman year and participated in a program that links you with other incoming freshman with similar academic interests. This was helpful because it placed familiar faces in some very large classes and helped to make instant study groups.

College Life

The University of Washington campus is fairly divided. Many students live off campus and commute to school so it is a strange mixture of age groups in the dorms. On weekends without home football games many students return home if their parents live nearby and the campus can be pretty quiet. The nightlife is good because downtown Seattle is nearby and has limitless opportunities for restaurants, clubs and entertainment but the local cost of living is very expensive.


Former Student - Last Attended 1967

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Large campus, mountains and recreation nearby, varied and high-qaulity athletics programs including intramurals. Traffic and parking were always problems but can be resolved by use of bicycles and other public transportation.

Academics

Class sizes in the late 60's for freshman and sophomores were far too large - obviously assembly-line production. Limited access to full professors, only access to TA's was a problem that was seroius then.

College Life

Campus safety was excellent in the late 60's but likely that crime was not as bad then as now. Social life then was centered on fraternities and athletics on campus, Little off-campus activity unless planned by fraternities.


Parent of Student

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

I was impressed with the smaller study sessions per class for quizes and tests. They have a very good tutor set up for different classes on campus. The Greek Life is strong on campus. My daughter has gotten involved in University Presbytery Church Youth Group. The study abroad courses seem very well supervised and established. I give an overall excellent evaluation of the campus and academics. Thank you, Lori Thorsrud

Academics

My student has been in the large lecture hall classes and been able to talk to a teacher or aid when needed. She is in the Business School at U of W and has smaller size classes now of about 38 students. Her workload has been manageable. She is enjoying her classes at The U of W.

College Life

My student enjoys the football and other sport activities on campus. She feels pretty safe on campus. You need to be alert when you live close to a Big City. She is very involved in church. There are social activities on campus and off that keep her and her friends busy. They are able to find part time jobs also near campus.


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