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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 1963

Born in 1939, I would not have been able to be a high school teacher had I not graduated. UW made all the difference in the world. My four children all received the BA's from the UC system, and three have MA's and one a PhD. Aside from the low cost of my education ($100/qtr) I never received a dime of aid. I worked at a funeral home, washing three cars six days a week, performing office duties 6-9 pm seven days every fourteen, and being on call to answer the phone over night seven nights every fourteen. The University was a great opportunity for a poor boy raised on a farm where he was bored out of his skull!

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Degree: Executive MBA
Graduation Year: 1994

While it is helpful to have a degree, I see much more demand and better jobs from the ivy league schools. The top employers in the Seattle area do not give preference graduates of local schools.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

5 out of 5
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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 out of 5
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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.

4 out of 5
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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 out of 5
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 1970

Tell us about your college experience.

Good fit, matched my SAT

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Yes, with a minor in TV

What advice can you offer other students?

Follow your passion

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