University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (94)
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.
I definitely appreciated the smaller classes with more discussion and hands on learning. It is very important to know your learning style & find a school that fits your needs. It's silly to go to a school where you are 1 of 1,000+ in a lecture hall when you are a hands on learner like myself. I learned the hard way!
The professors in the program were actively involved in the field, which is very important since CompLing is constantly evolving. I thought the profs were excellent, and the material covered was relevant and widely applicable to various sub-disciplines. I did dislike the cost of tuition; it's more expensive than other UW graduate degrees. That said, because of the degree, I now have an excellent job, so the cost ended up being worth it.
University was a time of self discovery and exploring new ideas. Developing good studying and learning techniques will benefit you in which ever direction you decide to follow in life.
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.