University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (70)
UW is a great school, lots of opportunities to meet new people and make connections, but I feel like the work load for students in Biology is so high that you don't really get a chance to take advantage of those opportunities. You learn a lot, but if you don't make the right connections, then your degree won't really get you a job on it's own. It really is all about who you know when looking for employment.
There were some great classes and there were some classes that were not very good. Most of the classes were very large and you spent part of the time in the large class being taught by the professors and part of the time in a smaller class setting being led by a teacher's assistant. There are a lot of resources available to help you succeed and figure out what you want to do after you graduate so make sure to check those out.
College was an amazing experience, I loved being at a big school because there are so many opportunities to explore your interests beyond what you may have imagined!
I loved college. These four years prepared me for all the challenges I face now as an adult.
It was hard to navigate if you aren't sure what you want to do or are slightly out of the box, but there are a lot of options once you figure it out. Great campus, a lot of good professors and programs. The informatics program was really good training for my field.
i had the absolute best experience of my life at UW. I became the person I needed to be through the people, resources and education avalible. The student experience was amazing, so many Leadership opportunities, activities and support. Wouldn't change my time at UW for anything.
Attending the University of Washington was an excellent experience. The campus is beautiful, the biology program was rigorous, and taught by excellent professors. I'd highly recommend anyone interested in the UW to apply.
Introductory classes were very large, and it often felt like swimming upstream. However, there was an excellent support community once you knew how to find it, and the professors were always excellent.
In my opinion, UW was the perfect college experience. I was challenged & inspired academically, met fabulous & unique people & learned valuable lessons about myself. Plus, it has thriving sports programs, a gorgeous campus & is in the heart of the city! The large size might not be for everyone but I loved it. I felt there was always a new friend to make or a new opportunity to explore.
The University of Washington had a wonderful School of Communications that allowed me to channel my interest in design, advertising, copy writing, marketing and art direction into an exciting career. Today I own my own business and make a great living, and I owe a ton of my success to the program, ideas, work ethic and instruction I received at the UW. Campus life is rich and diverse, and it's truly one of the most beautiful settings in the country as well. I would recommend this school to likeminded students. The only drawback to my education was that I felt the school did not do enough to help grads get placed out in the community after graduation (portfolio prep, internships, etc.). This certainly may have changed over the years, as the workforce has grown more competitive. It was a while back when I attended.