University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (93)
The University of Washington overall is a great school with an amazing college life experience. There are endless opportunities for success in academics, student life, and career planning. It's a beautiful campus to be on, especially during the spring with the full bloom of the Cherry Blossom trees. The courses at UW can range from 25 to over 300 students in the class and professors seem to be more focused on their personal research than teaching. Majors are also very competitive at the university and the university sets very high expectations for students compared to other schools. Now that I have finally graduated I don't really feel like my degree will lead me to a promising career. It's been difficult finding jobs in Seattle's competitive market. But UW is really great for those pursuing degrees in engineering, science, information technology, business, and medicine.
I had a great experience at UW. The campus is beautiful, and there is a huge amount of classes and fields to choose from. Although most classes were very challenging, I got the sense that I was actually learning usable knowledge and that my instruction was high-quality. Definitely more of a studious feel compared to other state schools I've visited/attended.
My degree program was excellent. Most of my professors are experimented, even though few of them are lacking experience regarding what there are teaching. Also, some of them sometimes don't really teach the reality, but they instead engage on statements of bias.
At the University of Washington, Seattle I tried to fully embrace opportunities through extra curricular activities. I tried to find groups that help others and gave back to the community. My sophomore year I found Dream Project, a resource for underrepresented high school students who are applying to college and/or figuring out their next steps after high school. Once a week for two years I volunteered at Foster High School and mentored high school seniors in the college application process. This was a very fulfilling and meaningful opportunity I was able to find at the University of Washington. It not only have my a deeper insight to career paths I could be interested in but it also built a strong community on campus that I felt enhanced my experience and education 10 times more than if I hadn't been a part of it. This and so many other opportunities on campus make the University of Washington an enriching experience for every type of interest from education to aerospace engineering.
I enjoyed it. Good teachers, flexible class times. I plan on going back there for my BSN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.