University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (94)
The University of Washington's Sociology department is very welcoming and has strong instructors. There is a tight hold around what can be studied within the department though. Economics and inequality are some areas that can be studied. While I wish there were more classes targeted to my interest (Sociology of Religion and Family) it prepared me well to go onto a Master's degree.
The University of Washington is a beautiful school in a beautiful city. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the proximity to multiple national parks as well as urban parks. My favorites are North Cascades National Park and Golden Gardens Park. I did not have a car during undergrad which meant I biked to school and around campus everyday. The entire city is very bike friendly. As far as academics go the UW was very challenging as classes, especially intro series and basic requirements, are giant. It is hard to stay focused and engaged during a 700 person lecture. This is why I liked the UW much more after deciding my major. I was able to take smaller classes with teachers and classmates that I got to know personally.
The university of Washington is a giant behemoth of a school that can tend to swallow undecided freshman up. Because of this I am very happy that I found a small program (Oceanography) early on. Being a part of a small academic community at the University of Washington allowed me to take advantage of the best parts of a large research institution. Undergrads were able to contribute to cutting edge and well funded research projects. This is typical of large state schools but what was unique was my class size. Upon entering the oceanography track I had an average class size of around 25 with many of the same students. This enabled me to build lasting relationships and enjoy working together on projects. The Oceanography thesis project was an amazing experience as well. We were flown to Japan and boarded the Research Vessel the Thomas G. Thompson in order to complete a real world research project. This time at sea gave me a great hands on experience testing research questions in the field. After spending a lot of time on ships you really get to know your professors as well. They also really made this program stand out. I am still in touch with my advisers 3 years after graduating and they are still willing to write me great letters of recommendation.
I am proud to be a UW graduate- forever Husky! Despite the rainy season in Seattle, attending the University of Washington was one of the greatest experience. The professors are sincere about the students' well-being and the campus is like no other in the nation.
University of Washington is a huge diverse school with a niche for everyone. With research in nearly every field it gives students the unique opportunity to contribute to the learning of the world as they make the most of their own learning. University of Washington gave me many opportunities as an undergrad and set me up perfectly for my future graduate studies.
Hard to get a start in because I didn't know what I wanted to do and it is such a big school. Once I found my niche in Sociology, I absolutely loved the program and the faculty.
Very good environment for learning, very open and understanding staff and student body.
I would highly recommend the Medical Anthropology and Global Health program at the University of Washington. The program includes materials from multiple disciplines. The classes combine concepts from all forms of Eastern and Western medicine and cover many different opinions and viewpoints.
I had a great experience at the University of Washington. The campus is beautiful, and dorm life is fairly typical of most four-year universities. The introductory classes are fairly large, but upper division courses are smaller and provide more individualized support.
The University of Washington is a big school for a reason. Bigger schools means a lot of opportunities. It also means that you will be challenged and be pushed to your limits. This school not only allows students to freely express themselves but also encourage students to take big risks.The University of Washington doesn't want students to be comfortable because comfort doesn't create successful and risk taking individuals. I'm glad that I went to the University of Washington. I was pushed to explore different interests and careers and I got to travel around the world. If you want a school that provides a lot of unique opportunities, go to the University of Washington.