University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (93)
The MS in HCDE program at UW was both delightful to be a part of and immensely helpful to prepare me for my chosen career path as a user experience researcher. As far as masters programs go, this one has a good balance of both theoretical foundations and practical, hands-on work that can prepare you for life in the field. UW and HCDE also have notable connections in the tech industry including Microsoft and Amazon among many others, to help with internships and jobs after graduation. It's a flexible degree program that you can mold into what you need, whether you're more design-focused, more research-focused, a hybrid, or something else, and accepts students from a wide array of bachelors backgrounds including psychology, design, computer science and others. The professors are top-notch, and the university itself is high quality with a beautiful campus.
Overall, the UW is a great school with great resources. You will find anything there. But it is also a huge campus and can be hard to find your way. Get involved - clubs, sports, tutoring - anything to get some grounding and a support network. Try lots of things until you find what suits you. Often after you're matriculated, you'll have a better grounding and see more familiar faces. Explore the resources that are available. All the libraries offer something unique. Tap into the other students and go to office hours. The professors are there to help you. They're passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated. And often times no one else goes to their office hours. If you can, live on campus. A lot of students commute and you miss some of the culture. Go to football games. They're a great way to integrate into the school. Go Huskies!
The Audiology program at University of Washington was an excellent program that gave me both classroom and clinical knowledge to prepare me for my career. The staff is excellent and supportive and the opportunities to expand your knowledge in research labs, offsite clinic rotations, and supplemental academic work were given to all students who wanted to further their audiological skills. I'll be forever grateful for my experience.
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.