University of Washington Reviews
The University of Washington offers great curriculums that really set the foundation for a smooth transition into professional schools or your career of choice. In addition, it has a beautiful campus with a view of Mt. Rainier outside of the Suzzallo library, which was my favorite study spot because it has a touch of a scene from the Harry Potter movie!
Academics, location, opportunities, sports, AMAZING. Only complaint is registration process - AWFUL and very unfair.
Overall University of Washington is a very exceptional university. It is known for its competitiveness in enrollment, but nevertheless it is worth it. Udub has a variety of majors to choose from but the very known ones are its business school and medical school.
The University of Washington is a very huge and diverse campus. You'll meet a ton of students around the world, but it is quite competitive.
I absolutely love the campus and the very friendly and helpful faculty. This environment is excellent for learning and growth development. Everyone is extremely driven and intelligent and it creates a very dynamic classroom atmosphere!
The University of Washington was not my top choice school, but I chose to stay in state for financial reasons. I am so glad I made that decision; the opportunities presented by this university are endless, the Seattle community is incredible, and the education provided is top-notch.
My experience at the University of Washington this far has been welcoming and fast-paced. The student life is very active and people are eager to make connections. The lecture halls are often large and packed, but students participate quite a bit. The atmosphere is competitive, especially considering everything is graded on a curve. The curve is one of the harshest parts of the UW, as it means that you are constantly pitted against your peers, so it does not inspire an atmosphere of collaboration. All together, the professors come in a wide variety, with some more competent than others, but even if a professor is not the most helpful, teacher's assistants are always ready to aid you with your work. In addition, office hours are wonderful, as professors will take one on one time to work with you.
My experience has been positive. In this university there is a strong culture of competition, which is a positive aspect because it encourages you to work to your full potential. The school offers many opportunities to join or create clubs and organizations. The UW is part of the larger community of the Seattle area, and community members can contribute and participate in student life. An area for improvement would be to decrease classroom sizes and not rely so heavily on TA's. Most professors are involved in their own research, it would be nice to see more engagement with students.
When student first came into University they hold variety of events to make connection between students and school. There are plenty of resources that can help students and there are many clubs, RSO, activities at school
Very diverse campus, great instructors, top-rated programs. I enjoy learning, and I'm thankful for the plethora of student resources available.
UW is a very big and competitive school. I think they purposely make the curriculums harder than it need to compared to other similar ranked school. Not everyone can get into the popular majors because it’s spaced constraint. Which means you have to work twice as hard to get into a major here than if as other universities. There are hidden fee that they don’t tell you when you apply to live that form life until after you got in. But if you know the right people and widen your network. Then life could become a bit more bearable here. Good luck to you!
I like the campus itself, but the environment created by students and teachers when physically there feels draining and depressing because there is a sense of competitive culture there. Some of the academic departments has unreasonable grading expectations for all their professors as well on top of the large lecture rooms so it becomes hard to actually learn material.
Besides the breathtaking views at the University of Washington; my eyes have been opened to so many opportunities and learning experiences. I'm entering my Senior year and the final year of my program at the college of education. I feel that the program has given me the tools I need to be successful after graduation. The faculty and student support at UW has been the best part of my experience at UW.
Hard to have a good social life here. Extremely competitive university. Students rarely ever get into their major on their first, or even second try, especially the tough majors such as computer science, business, etc. Don’t count on guaranteed dorm housing, try to find off campus housing or find another college. All of my professors so far in every single class have been graduate students, and they don’t care about you. Hard to get plugged into organizations and groups. I truly wish I would have decided to accept my offer to any of the other great schools I applied to my senior year. I’m considering transferring. This school and the atmosphere is so depressing and it’s difficult to get help. Also extremely difficult to stand out to employers for careers and internships after graduation. UW is a scam to say the least.
Has a good computer science program, if you can get into it. Majors are overcrowded and many students are unable to get into the major of their choice. However the school and the professors there are good.
After being at the University of Washington for two years, and heading into my third, I feel that the school has consistently provided the resources necessary for personal growth and my future career path. It has been a microcosm of larger societal and systemic pillars that surround my everyday life; and has widened my outlook on my life as queer person of color in academia and the U.S. The academic aspects are great, and I have made great social connections, but there are negative dynamics for both of those fields due to the ramifications of a lack of diversity and cultural integration. The school is affordable, generous with financial aid, and is definitely a good return on investment, but the university can sometimes feel isolating and regressive. Overall, I love my school, and I firmly believe it is one of the best public universities in the U.S.
There are many diverse communities at UW. Even if the campus is big, it is easy to feel involved. The professors are also topnotch and care about the students.