University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
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Attending the University of Washington was an excellent experience. The campus is beautiful, the biology program was rigorous, and taught by excellent professors. I'd highly recommend anyone interested in the UW to apply.
Introductory classes were very large, and it often felt like swimming upstream. However, there was an excellent support community once you knew how to find it, and the professors were always excellent.
In my opinion, UW was the perfect college experience. I was challenged & inspired academically, met fabulous & unique people & learned valuable lessons about myself. Plus, it has thriving sports programs, a gorgeous campus & is in the heart of the city! The large size might not be for everyone but I loved it. I felt there was always a new friend to make or a new opportunity to explore.
The program was very well designed and interesting. I thought that an online degree program would be really difficult to manage but they program kept it stimulating and easy to use. The hardest part was working and doing the service learning hours. It is a challenging program to manage if you are working full-time and not in a child care profession.
This specialized masters program was extremely helpful in getting a great promotion at my job. In addition, since the MS program allowed me to choose a course of study, I was able to focus on my areas of interest while still earning the credits needed. My program was tailored to me. I was offered a teaching assistant position to help offset the cost of tuition.
UW is a great school overall. Due to it's large size, some people feel lost or feel like class sizes are too large, but I enjoy the benefits of going to a large school such as a wide variety of course options and many opportunities offered to students such as study abroad trips and internships. I have had a positive experience overall at the University of Washington.
The MS in HCDE program at UW was both delightful to be a part of and immensely helpful to prepare me for my chosen career path as a user experience researcher. As far as masters programs go, this one has a good balance of both theoretical foundations and practical, hands-on work that can prepare you for life in the field. UW and HCDE also have notable connections in the tech industry including Microsoft and Amazon among many others, to help with internships and jobs after graduation. It's a flexible degree program that you can mold into what you need, whether you're more design-focused, more research-focused, a hybrid, or something else, and accepts students from a wide array of bachelors backgrounds including psychology, design, computer science and others. The professors are top-notch, and the university itself is high quality with a beautiful campus.
UW had so many great resources available to students. Excellent professors & interesting classes. Now that I've graduated, employers definitely move me to the front of the line with a bachelors degree from UW. I would recommend to anyone seeking their first degree. I'm currently looking at going to grad school at UW to get my MBA. Very Proud to be a Husky!
Since I graduated I have continually worked within my field, and with many CM Grads from other schools. I often find their level of knowledge and teaching somewhat lacking compared to my experiences at the University of Washington.
Looking back after nearly 20 years I am amazed at the high caliber of leader and citizens that came from my class of peers. I spent 15 years working at another Pac 12 school and there is a significant difference in the undergraduates from UW and those from the other institution. A high percentage of my peers are leading businesses, schools, medical professionals, justice, churches, and their community. UW is a becoming difficult school to get in to but the quality and caliber of your peers will be unrivaled in the Pacific Northwest.