University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (93)
I loved attending UW. I did not think I would like going to such a large university, but I found it to be fairly easy to meet people by getting involved in small groups, through classes, and living with other students. I found that the Psychology advisers were not particularly great at helping me find the best practical fit for a career, or advising me on how to decide what career path to take specifically. But overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend going there.
What a great place to get an education. Most of the professors are very accommodating to meet with students for questions or advising. I always felt like my education was important to them. UW Seattle is surrounded by such diverse medical community and getting an internship to study an area of interest is not difficult. Not to mention how gorgeous the campus is, especially the Quad during spring. It's a regular occurrence to see couples getting their engagement pictures taken.
The University of Washington is a beautiful and excellent school, but is not for everyone. The level of rigor and the large size can make it seem overwhelming to many people. If you enjoy a challenge, are willing to make yourself a community of learners and friends, and do not require individual attention from your instructors very often, it is a great school for you.
The Speech and Hearing sciences degree at the University of Washington is aggressively growing and as a graduate program, UW stands at #3, nationwide. Unlike many BA degrees, the SPHSC undergraduate studies is supplied and equipped to prepare you for clinic first term of graduate school. The speech building is side by side to the clinic and just a few blocks down, we have the UW medical building and UW Autism Center which provides a wide spectrum of opportunities. I think if you map out your undergrad, UW is a resourceful facility with incredibly qualified staff.
Overall the University of Washington is a welcoming campus, but it does keep you on your feet. With intensive courses structured to further your studies and understanding of concepts, UW has proven to be a beneficial school. I've come out of UW knowing that the knowledge that I've received from this University will help me in pursuing a Masters Degree. Furthermore, UW has an abundant amount of resources, helping students in all fields in earning scholarships, internships, and careers. Their goal is to get their students into the work field with whichever degree they graduate with, and that is apparent. Being in a competitive environment has helped developed me and the people around me, to make sure we give our full effort at all times; something I am grateful for.
International Studies at the UW was really wonderful for building my own personal worldview and helped me think critically about the world. While my track was not particularly career-focused, I know I gained a lot of pertinent skills needed for the workforce and life just by attending. The faculty was incredible and the classroom experience was incredibly rewarding.
The UW has a lot of prestige which helps you become employed. The professors are all very helpful when you need a recommendation for continuing your education, even years later. The library system is great. It is a Research college, so its possible to get a research assistant work study position within your field of study, which also helps build your resume. Professionals from various fields come there to give guest lectures, these are highly recommended to attend. The UW also has great performing arts shows that are fun to attend. If you are undecided in major, just take a little of everything...You will find your major quickly this way.
The Communication department is a hidden gem at the University of Washington. The instructors provide relevant insight into the communication systems that impact our realities today and combine their extensive research and experience with open minds to work with students and develop the social solutions of tomorrow.
I took the Editing Certificate for people who already had their bachelors degree. This program exposed me to different opportunities in the industry. Helped me build confidence with specific skills and helped me land an internship that helped me clarify what I wanted to do with my career.
The university of Washington is a giant behemoth of a school that can tend to swallow undecided freshman up. Because of this I am very happy that I found a small program (Oceanography) early on. Being a part of a small academic community at the University of Washington allowed me to take advantage of the best parts of a large research institution. Undergrads were able to contribute to cutting edge and well funded research projects. This is typical of large state schools but what was unique was my class size. Upon entering the oceanography track I had an average class size of around 25 with many of the same students. This enabled me to build lasting relationships and enjoy working together on projects. The Oceanography thesis project was an amazing experience as well. We were flown to Japan and boarded the Research Vessel the Thomas G. Thompson in order to complete a real world research project. This time at sea gave me a great hands on experience testing research questions in the field. After spending a lot of time on ships you really get to know your professors as well. They also really made this program stand out. I am still in touch with my advisers 3 years after graduating and they are still willing to write me great letters of recommendation.