University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (96)
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.
Loving every minute at this school. Professor and advising is awesome, F.A. is amazing, love it's intercity. Don't go in thinking you are going to skate through your classes, you have to study hard, you will get a lot of here. Learning so much can't wait to graduate next year.
I was a double major in English Literature and Psychology and I had very different experiences with each program. UW is more known for their achievements in the field of Psychology, and so I had (mostly) very exceptional instructors in my Psychology classes. However, the English department is much smaller and not as well known, and so I had a much more poor experience. Most of my English classes were taught entirely by TA's (even upper level courses), some of whom had never taught before. In regards to financial aid, my family had an extremely difficult time dealing with their primary office. Often we would get transferred to three or four people in one phone call and none of the employees would be able to answer even basic questions about my financial aid package. If you are an out of state student hoping to receive in state tuition, you also have virtually no chance of ever having this approved. It's close to impossible to find information on the website to even see what the requirements are for in state tuition, and the university in general makes it extremely difficult to meet these requirements. All in all, my experience with the University of Washington was very hit and miss.
Excellent institution with lots of variety, options, and faculty to work with. Strong research institution to collaborate with. Good cross department working.
I enjoyed it. Good teachers, flexible class times. I plan on going back there for my BSN.
Superbly awesome. Education was highest quality and changed my life.
I received a great, well-rounded education at a top-notch university. It motivated me to move onto further my education working in the social service arena (I went on to get a master's degree in Counseling/Psychology). The campus is beautiful and the staff excellent. I highly suggest doing an internship during your senior year. I received financial aid all 4 years I attended.
Quality of teachers and instruction are mostly stellar. Student-to-teacher ratio can be disappointing the first year or two. You must be proactively pursuing resources to find the aid or advice needed for your particular major, research or internship opportunities related to your career goals, or to find alternate sources of funding. With a school this large, this can often be an overwhelming process to find the who, what, where for each item of concern.
The University of Washington offers a competitive and diverse array of degree opportunities. If you want to earn a degree that is highly revered among employers and valuable in your job search, the University of Washington is a great choice. There is also a great deal of community and involvement opportunities for every hobby or unique interest you may have.