University of Washington - Seattle Reviews of Doctorates in Biology

  • 6 Reviews
  • Seattle (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,881
0% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Heather Hunsperger
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"A collaborative atmosphere -- can always go to another lab (even in another department!) for mentoring in a particular subject or use to a particular piece of equipment. Department-wide journal clubs mean excellent idea exchange. High morale among students. A great place to live."
Foen Peng
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"I think it's a great program. I am happy to be in this program. Most people are friendly and nice. And additionally, Seattle is a very livable city."
Lauren Vandepas
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"The Bio Grads are fantastic and faculty and administrators overall have been really helpful. If your paycheck comes from teaching, you might find yourself completely slammed by time commitments from certain courses. Students have widely varying experiences with support, encouragement and funding depending on their advisor."
Tracy Larson
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"The Biology Department has a great set of faculty and students who are all treated as equals. We the students have many opportunities to discuss our ideas among ourselves and with faculty in both private and public settings. The people of our department are overall very happy with their careers, students, and personal life in Seattle."
Olivia Woods
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"The program shapes the student for careers in academia. The degree does not provide sufficient resources - skills, contacts, etc - for those seeking jobs outside academia. The average number of years to receive PhD is 6.5 years. The faculty claim you can stop by for help when needed, but are in reality rarely available and usually not interested in who you are or what you are working on. Working on a PhD in this program is an isolating experience. Student must be highly self-motivated, have a thick skin, and be willing to live in poverty for over six years. Most students I know came into the program inspired by their work, but by 3 years in have lost their passion and instead only have a desire to get out of here."
Stephanie Smith
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"Being in Seattle is the best! Being a TA is a lot of work but also can be fun, and the faculty are pretty supportive. We have a really diverse group of grad students who are fun to hang out with. Class requirements are pretty flexible so you can mostly choose whatever classes you think will be the most useful for you to take."