University of Washington - Bothell Reviews

  • 86 Reviews
  • Bothell (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $40,722
88% of 86 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 86 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 4/15/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
"Those seeking to obtain a practical Masters degree in Accounting be warned. Look elsewhere. I paused my participation halfway through the program once I realized how poor this program was. Designed entirely as a PhD program feeder but touted as a program designed for practical application. The instructors provide little to no guidance or feedback on assignments except for a select few. The majority of them are pure intellectuals and academics with very little in the ways of experience in the business world. As such, their guidance is very limited and does not provide practical application use outside of maybe and investment banker or broker career. An absolute waste of tuition. Aside from the core issues I have with the program, most of the instructors are technologically challenged which I find to be unacceptable for an instructor in the 21st century. Syllabus and course deliverables are seldom clear and the scheduling of class often switches outside if the posted and agreed upon schedule. If you want a program in which your just paying for a degree and spending hours on reading academic research paper, then this program may be for you. If you are looking for a program that teaches you appropriate and practical skills, you're money is best spent elsewhere."
Jon Winney
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"The University of Washington Bothell is a great place to earn your degree. It is continuing to grow more popular and the campus is expanding. However, classes are still small enough to provide quality interaction between students and professors. The professors are excellent about providing help outside of class and most make it a priority to meet with you privately at least once throughout the quarter. The campus offers, and regularly promotes, it's many career services to help guide you towards a successful transition into the working world. But, as with most things, it's still up to you to make sure you take the necessary steps, and use the tools they provide to ensure you find a job post graduation. Some degrees are less aimed toward one specific career ( such as my Media and Communications degree ). Those degrees, will take extra work and strategic planning to ensure landing a job after graduation. Luckily, UW Bothell offers many tools to help you do that, including the Handshake App, which is a job/internship platfrom available to UWB students. This resource was integral to me finding two internships which gave me suitable experience to apply for work after graduation."
Janelle Chamberlin
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was accepted into a brand new program that had never been done before; University of Washington- Bothell's First Year Entry Bachelor's of Science in Nursing program. Applicants were only taken immediately following high school graduation, sent through nursing prerequisites in just five quarters, then on to nursing school, and finishing with the bachelor's research courses in just three years total. It was difficult at times being a part of a brand new program as there were many kinks to be ironed out. I took this opportunity to advocate for the program; it had great potential to create strong nurses, and I wanted to help improve the problems in order to keep the program running for future generations. With this being said, the layout of my program was very helpful and encouraging, because I always knew what to expect next. Having a plan laid out on paper was great motivation to keep going!"
Jordan Galbraith
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The University of Washington- Bothell RN-BSN degree program was a great program. The greatest part of the program by far were the instructors and faculty that I had the pleasure of learning from and interacting with. Not only were the teaching faculty great, but the advisors were phenomenal and incredibly helpful throughout the program. There is definitely a measure of tedious paper writing and work that did not seem applicable to my bedside nursing practice in the ICU. However, the program has prepared me for the next step in my career in pursuing a degree in Nurse Anesthesia. The name University of Washington is one that is indeed renown among the nursing schools in the US and bears a weight on a resume and application. I have no doubts that the academic skills that the program gave me and the name of the school itself have been a significant aid to my admission to an DNP CRNA program."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Very good curriculum. Sincere and dedicated professors."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I had a fantastic experience at University of Washington."
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I have attended classes in both UW's Seattle campus and Bothell campus. Honestly, in terms of understanding the material, I love Bothell way more because of the help from tutor center and professors. It is much easier to build a strong relationship with your professor and the research opportunities are much more approachable than Seattle campus. This does not mean that you could achieve better GPA or career potential though, as Bothell stem professors are not so generous with curving. I do find it suprising that Seattle campus 400 level classes students cannot quite write a decent lab report. Basically you just get better training outcome which is similar to apprenticiship system."
Dana Walker
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"UW Bothell was a great school for me, it felt like I was in a private school while paying public school prices for my degree. For instance, 100 - 200 level STEM classes (such as BIO 100 or CALC 100) tend to have anywhere from 800 - 1000 students per class at UW Seattle, While Bothell typically has 50-100 students per class for those type of classes. UW Bothell is not as social as UW Seattle, it's more of a commuter school and noticeably has more older students as well. So I would definitely recommend living on campus or joining a club or organization on campus if you're looking for a more social environment. My degree was part of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) program. I knew this program fit the best for me because it was creative and offered a pretty diverse set of classes I could choose from. Unfortunately no one tells you just how hard it will be to find a job after you get a liberal arts degree. Even though I loved IAS, I think they could have prepared us more. If I were to get a degree in the School of IAS again, I would either do the Interactive Media Design major or the Mathematical Thinking and Visualization major. Both of these majors seem equally creative and multidisciplinary, and would probably be the most promising majors within the IAS department (in terms of employment after college)."
Univeristy of Washington
  • Reviewed: 11/25/2016
  • Degree: History
"As a graduate of the Comparative History Department at the University of Washington, I can say that I have acquired a new perspective and ability to critically analyze the world. When I first started, the way I looked at the world was a product of my experiences. Through exposure to histories of other cultures, histories of institutions and realms of thought, my mind and heart transformed. I had the opportunity to study abroad twice, and immerse myself in understanding other cultures which in turn lead to a deeper understanding of myself. This program is truly one of a kind. I had the best professors and met some of the most creative people I have ever encountered. I found a space to be myself and explore my passions, and received individualized support and guidance along the way. I want to encourage people to participate in this program, even as a double or a minor. You don't want to miss this experience!!"
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: English
"UW is a big school so find ways to make it feels smaller. Live on campus, join clubs, make friends and just try something new."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Good college, it was fun and educational. But each student should do their own research before jumping in"
Dong Oh
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2015
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"UW Bothell has a competitve graduate program for computer science and software engineering. Class sizes were small so we could gain a better understanding of our lectures and hands on support from our professors. On the other hand, I do wish UW Bothell had more student life on campus, which is being currently worked on."
Iryna Zhuravel
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"New program, the content is not what expected"
Eunice Kim
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Pros are the small classes and more individualized learning experiences from the professor. The cons are that the level of expertise from the professors are sub-par. In addition, some classes are on the Bothell campus and you have to pay for parking. Furthermore, mandatory facility/gym fees that I don't even use."
Denis Nganda
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"Accounting is a very competitive career. In a market that is flooded with numerous accounting opportunities and well paying jobs for the few excellent candidates, it is twice as difficult for new/entry level job seekers to find these career opportunities that may in future provide a comfortable and consistent standard of living. Therefore, a bachelors or a masters degree to a small extent will in some cases provide backup for the experience that employers are looking for. The support provided by companies and individuals that are willing to help students strive for prosperity by helping them pay for their tuition, is an added advantage since the cost of education is very high."
Kimberly Frink
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"I have wanted to attend the University of Washington since I was a little girl! I finally got the opportunity to for a Graduate Program! I think UW has a wonderful, rigorous, peer competitiveness program. It has educational leaders that are always willing to help you. My education program isn't just based on busy work. The professors care about you and what you are learning. They want you to get the most out of the class and programs that it offers. Most of the things I have done in class I do in real life in my classroom. For example: the formative and summative assessments I created in my assessment class I brought back to my team at school. We modified and used the assessments to help fit the needs of our students. I think something that the UW could offer would be more graduate scholarships or grants. I love the University of Washington and cannot wait to be forever a Husky!"
Naveen Mohan
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Pros: - Most of the Professors are approachable, kind and always helpful in nature. - Have state of the art infrastructure and the required tech needed for students to cope up and learn. - Perfect Environment and surroundings, student concessions, resources to assist. Especially, library is my favorite place to hangout and learn. Sets the perfect mindset and mood for us to learn. Cons: - Mine is a grad course and it is designed in such a way to be favorable for part timers. But I am a full-time international student, who sometimes feel the timings (evening classes) make it difficult for catching the return transits."
Iryna Zhuravel
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"It is a brand new program, and some logistics haven't been worked out yet. The pros are that it is an evening program and working adults are able to attend."
Rashmi Sandeep
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Good courses , dedicated and passionate professors , and good amount of career fairs."
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2015
  • Degree: Education
"Pros: It is set up as a cohort so this allows for relationship development over the course of two years. Teachers are invested in their students and easy to meet with. Cons: There are none, personally, because it is an evening program, there are networking events that overlap with class time."