University of Washington - Seattle Reviews

3.97 out of 5 stars
(110 Reviews)
  • Seattle (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,588
93% of 110 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 110 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Leslie Hayden - 8/26/2013
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 1982
"It is good to get a degree that helps you get a job. However, it appears that most Seattle area employers value ivy league degrees more. If I had to do it again I'd try to get into Harvard, Yale, or even Stanford on the west coast."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mark Horn - 8/25/2013
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 1988
"After my junior year at Western Washington University, I took a 13 year hiatus. After deciding on a career path, I needed to complete my BA to get into the K-8 teaching program at the U of W. Therefore, since I had more political science credits than any other, I took the most convenient route and earned a Political Science major. In the first month of teaching, I couldn't see myself doing that for 30 years, so I started investing in real estate. My wife and I took out a home equity loan, and in one month, we bought 3 rental houses. After many years of working two jobs, taking many risks, and raising two very strong and independent daughters, who are putting themselves through college - one, earning her PhD, the other earning her BA while serving in the Air Force. I would say that my wife and I are living quite comfortably, and our income and net worth keep increasing, even now that we are both 60 years old. I am entrepreneurial, so I look for opportunities to advance our family's situation. Teaching was something I could do while managing our rental properties, or vice versa. I think all students should keep their awareness attuned to the many options that life will present them. Take smart risks and don't be afraid to make some mistakes along the way. I advise young people not to confuse caution with timidity. Caution is a necessary factor when taking risks. In summary, I found the UW Political Science department to be okay. However, the education department was sorely lacking at that time."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Joseph Mahoney - 8/23/2013
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2011
"The instruction at the University of Washington went way beyond the classroom. During my junior and senior years, I helped professors with their research studies in the biochemistry and psychology departments. The opportunity to get real world experience not only helped me learn, but it prepared me for life after college. I currently work as a molecular biologist as a direct result of the experience I received as an undergraduate."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Todd Rairdan - 8/22/2013
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 1989
"I was in Air Force ROTC and needed a degree to go to pilot training. The UW ROTC program was one of the best in the nation at that time. I was very happy with the UW professors and facilities."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Dana Posey - 8/20/2013
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 1992
"Tell us about your college experience.It was a perfect fit for me. It's location to Seattle is great and the Greek system is wonderful.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would choose the same degree because I loved all my classes which made it easy for me to get good grades and graduate on time.What advice can you offer other students?Pick a coarse of study that truly interests you and your classes will seem easy. Don't pick a school based on what friends are going there because your friends change."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sam Bernoski - 8/20/2013
Degree: Construction Management
Graduation Year: 2011
"Tell us about your college experience.School was a good fit. Some prerequisite classes were too large, but once I got into my degree program (Construction Management) the class sizes were great.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Yes, I would. It is a profitable industry with great opportunity.What advice can you offer other students?Decide on your degree early."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Anna - 8/15/2013
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2022
"Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Something for technical and less liberal for a job more in demand.What advice can you offer other students?Work during college."
4.0 out of 5 stars
John P. Carver - 8/13/2013
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 1970
"Tell us about your college experience.Good fit, matched my SATWould you get the same degree if you could start over?Yes, with a minor in TVWhat advice can you offer other students?Follow your passion"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Oscar Sisk - 8/13/2013
Degree:
Graduation Year: 1979
"Tell us about your college experience.I am very satisfied in all respects.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would not change for a different degree."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fred - 8/8/2013
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 1978
"Tell us about your college experience.I liked Balmer Hall and the friends I met.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Accounting has been good for me. Might have wanted to do archeology but could not stand the heat.What advice can you offer other students?Do a useful field of study. Don't study something useless."