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NCAA Division I-FBS
University of Washington Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.256 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.273 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.275 responses
Most Popular Majors
Political Science and Government349 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology309 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics281 Graduates
Anthropology and Archaeology216 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.320 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.352 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.161 responses
University of Washington Reviews
Where to start? It's a very beautiful school with tons of resources ready to help you succeed. All you need to do is ask. Living on campus is as hassle free as it gets, although HFS (housing and food services) isnt known for being generous or very quick. As far as academics go, it can be tough. Even if you study 20+ hours a week. Its a very competitive school with intro class sizes above 300. Less than 10% will make above a 3.9 in many classes. More major specific classes generally get down to 50 - 150 people. Meeting with a professor is generally really easy, and students are all happy to help you and befriend you - just ask! There is a whole lot to do around campus and in downtown Seattle, but don't let that distract you too much. To succeed here, you need to buckle down and make school your first priority.
UW is an amazing school. There are free giveaways occasionally and the campus looks amazing. The many libraries provide ideal places to study and the teachers, faculty, and TAs are really supportive, at least in my experience so far. The weather is usually always overcast and its good because most people are not in the mood to get distracted, but it could be a bit gloomy. The student benefits are also very nice- free bus passes and access to the IMA (the gym). I believe UW is considered a public Ivy League university and I can confidently say that the classes are really rigorous! 40% of the students here are Asian ( a lot are international students) so there is also a lot of competition. I definitely recommend going to the UW if you are serious about education!
It has been a very welcoming community since acceptance! There are more opportunities available than you can imagine. However, nothing is going to fall into your lap; you have to reach out to be supported by the plethora of resources. Unfortunately, some of the dorms are going under renovation, so it can be difficult to gain access to on campus housing after Freshman and Sophomore year.