University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (96)
My degree was in Psychology(Bachelor of Arts).First I went to Shoreline community college(because my grades weren't good enough to go directly to University of Washington from high school)....but then I got my two year Associate of Arts degree from Shoreline CC. So I am grateful for Community Colleges(because I improved my acceptance eligibility to UW that way)... because from Shoreline CC I applied and was accepted to University of Washington, transferring from Shoreline CC
The acoustics program was only 1-2 years old when I started. It was a mix of sciences and music. The science departments disliked the program as they thought it was a liberal arts degree. The music department disliked the program as they thought it was just another cold and heartless science program. Hopefully this has changed in the past 30 years. In general, the UW has been a bit snobbish with little need to change or be flexible. I believe this attitude is a strong negative mark on an otherwise fine school.
UW is a great school overall. Due to it's large size, some people feel lost or feel like class sizes are too large, but I enjoy the benefits of going to a large school such as a wide variety of course options and many opportunities offered to students such as study abroad trips and internships. I have had a positive experience overall at the University of Washington.
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.