University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (93)
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.
The UW is a great school, but I only experienced a small slice of it: the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, where the teachers and courses were excellent, the other students smart and engaging, and the facilities top-notch.
Everything I am today I learned from Washngton,a wonderful expreienced faculty that has reshaped my understanding to the modern world ,it has enabled me inspire others in more ways I didnt think I could ,as I go travelling all over the world I feel quite confident interacting and facing all forms of social ,political and economic forces the world has to offer,What makes it so special is the approach it has given me to challenge myself and realize in life it's more of knowlegde and wisdom that works. I am proud to be a bona fide student of Washington University.
Attending UW was a great experience- I was challenged, and I felt like the professors were top-notch. I enjoyed going to school there even if I ultimately didn't end up using my degree.