University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (70)
There's no arguing that the University of Washington's Seattle campus is one of the best value institutions in the United States. Located in the heart of Seattle, and with an extensive range of programs, beautiful campus, and diverse student population, this school is one of the most dynamic and exciting places to study. As a student studying Linguistics at UW, I was able to delve deeper and think critically about my studies with a wide range of classes available. Further, the extracurricular opportunities available on campus are incredibly valuable for those seeking real-world experience and service. I was able to pursue many of my own personal interests (activism, mentorship, and language exchange, to name a few) in addition to receiving a world-class education. I would definitely recommend UW to anyone seeking to grow on an academic, professional, and personal level. This school is amazing and I am incredibly grateful that I was able to attend here.
The University of Washington was a wonderful place to get my education and the Geography program is a top rated program nationally. Some of the best Geography PHd's and grad students provided an exceptional level of knowledge and insight. Geography was not my first degree choice, but in the end I was pleased that it's where I completed my degree.
UW had so many great resources available to students. Excellent professors & interesting classes. Now that I've graduated, employers definitely move me to the front of the line with a bachelors degree from UW. I would recommend to anyone seeking their first degree. I'm currently looking at going to grad school at UW to get my MBA. Very Proud to be a Husky!
My program was insightful and my degree very helpful. I think that just like with any other program or degree it is what you make it. You have to be willing to work hard and figure out what it is you want to do and how to use your degree to get you there.
Since I graduated I have continually worked within my field, and with many CM Grads from other schools. I often find their level of knowledge and teaching somewhat lacking compared to my experiences at the University of Washington.
Looking back after nearly 20 years I am amazed at the high caliber of leader and citizens that came from my class of peers. I spent 15 years working at another Pac 12 school and there is a significant difference in the undergraduates from UW and those from the other institution. A high percentage of my peers are leading businesses, schools, medical professionals, justice, churches, and their community. UW is a becoming difficult school to get in to but the quality and caliber of your peers will be unrivaled in the Pacific Northwest.
The Museology MA program was great at helping me learn the various "languages" spoken in the Museum field, but also with providing me with practical experiences and networking opportunities which were essential to my job search after graduation. Many of the class projects involve "real-life" scenarios or projects based in a local museum, helping build my resume and give me practical experiences. Networking opportunities (lectures, happy hours, conference scholarships) were a huge part of the program, which helped me get to know and learn from other professionals in my career. I didn't feel that the coursework was particularly rigorous, which was frustrating at times, but was a relief at others, as it allowed me maintain a part-time job while in school.
I attended the Bothell campus. This campus provides great class schedules and sizes for the working adult. Teachers/professors are very knowledgeable and can be reached outside of class hours easily. I saw many of the same teachers/professors throughout the program which helped build a strong teacher-student relationship. The computer science program at Bothell uses C++ as its main programming language. Mastering this language makes understanding other programming languages much easier. The resources (library, computer lab, etc.) are abundant and easily accessible throughout the day. Highly recommend the CS program at Bothell.
Born in 1939, I would not have been able to be a high school teacher had I not graduated. UW made all the difference in the world. My four children all received the BA's from the UC system, and three have MA's and one a PhD. Aside from the low cost of my education ($100/qtr) I never received a dime of aid. I worked at a funeral home, washing three cars six days a week, performing office duties 6-9 pm seven days every fourteen, and being on call to answer the phone over night seven nights every fourteen. The University was a great opportunity for a poor boy raised on a farm where he was bored out of his skull!
While it is helpful to have a degree, I see much more demand and better jobs from the ivy league schools. The top employers in the Seattle area do not give preference graduates of local schools.