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Caliber of students isn't really that high compared to other similar programs. Instruction was so-so with a lot of classes being taught by TAs. Good balance between theory and technical skills used in the profession. What really makes this program awful is the academic advising. Graduate adviser knows nothing about the UW systems and is too lazy to help you which means that it is up to you to navigate through all the different rules set by the university. Also Graduate adviser takes weeks to respond via email- unacceptable for a program this small. If anyone from the department is reading this, please get a new graduate adviser who knows how to deal with seemingly simple issues and is willing to go the extra mile to help. I've interacted with advisers from other departments who makes the civil engineering department seem like a bunch of amateurs. Prospective students - proceed with caution. Unless you want to stay in Seattle, I recommend another program that will actually support you.
The business school at UW is super resourceful, I am doing a master degree here and our program is always supportive and helpful. As business school student, one of the most important elements here is networking, and Foster can be as much helpful as you want if you really want networking.
I was lucky enough to gain a small liberal arts experience within a large university through the University of Washington's Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) undergraduate major. While other students in business or pre-med majors were taking classes with 500 of their peers, I had classes that ranged from 3-50 students (most classes being around 20 students). I feel exceptionally lucky to have found a small, nurturing program within a large university and one in which I was able to design my own course of study. I was able to experience all the opportunities and events that a big university has to offer with the one-on-one mentorship, small class sizes, and specialized studies of a liberal arts college through the CHID program. I highly recommend majoring or minoring in CHID at UW if you have specific interests that don't quite fit into a typical degree and you're seeking a more personal undergraduate experience.
Avoid the civil engineering department. Poor quality of instruction and horrendous advising. Many classes are taught by PhD students rather than professors and those professors who do teach are unorganized. Graduate advisers are condescending and unhelpful. Expect no support from them. Expected more from a school like UW.
The University of Washington is a globally recognized school in academic excellence, research, and diversity. What you find at the UW is a camaraderie you didn't know was possible to obtain by just participating in a class with a hundred other students. Every student shares the same goals: SUCCESS. The resources provided to students who need additional help are an amazing asset to any individual. The faculty care about your learning and want you to succeed. There won't be anyone to hold your hand along the way but you will complete challenges you never knew you were capable of. Being a UW student builds character, tenacity, and courage. I was previously undecided when I went on my first tour of campus and it took all of 30 seconds to know that I was in the right place. There is magic in the air at those hallowed grounds, you can FEEL the histories of past students pushing boundaries and creating new standards. It's hard to put in to words what a wonderful place the University of Washington is, I encourage you to find out for yourself!
The UW is a research college. Especially for medical, but really all types of research. There are many opportunities for doing work study in your field (s) of choice. You can then use the experience on your resume to break into your field of study.
UW is one of the prime locations in tech, and a degree in computer science well prepares you for a career in that field. Lots of earning potential, advising is experienced, with multiple networking opportunities throughout the year. Quality of classes are great too, and prepares students with a strong foundation in this field that will be highly sought after by employers.
This program focuses on a very academic view on psychology. With a degree in this program, you will have a strong foundation in psychology. However, networking opportunities are poor, and directed only at social/academic work. Program also does not leave students prepared for a career within the large umbrella of psychology, such as HR, Sales, Marketing, PR... etc. If you are coming into the program looking for something very psych-specific and planning for going to a graduate/phd program in psychology, this is the program for you!
The University of Washington prepared me to be the best graduate school candidate. Despite the large class sizes, majority of the professors were excellent and truly cared about student learning. The course work was challenging however, each departments have great support for students who are looking for academic help. My classes and extracurriculars gave me the opportunity to develop skills in research, networking, applying what we learned at school. The UW has great academic programs, the student organizations, student support, study abroad opportunities, student community, and excellent faculty and staff. UW is a resourceful facility with incredibly qualified staff. The UW is beautiful school. Location is very close to the downtown Seattle and there are many places to go to. Also, the nature and parks are very close from school. Transportations are best with student ID card and students can even take the Water taxi in Seattle with the valid school ID.
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.