University of Washington - Seattle Reviews
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I greatly enjoyed my undergraduate experience at the University of Washington. I graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. Though, with anything, there were a number of pros and cons with the UW. Pros: * Name recognition * Excellent student resources * Phenomenal campus * Undergraduate research * Tons of applicable majors Cons: * Some large classes the students don't get the individual learning they require * Difficult to get into some classes * Most majors aren't guaranteed - I.E. you have to compete for a place in a major and may not get in * Some professors are more interested in research than teaching Overall I learned a ton at the UW and it prepared me very well for my graduate program at Loma Linda University.
My experience as a student in the English/Creative Writing program at the University of Washington, Seattle, was wonderful. Even while working four jobs to support myself, I was able to take advantage of the full range of opportunities on and beyond the campus. The best thing about attending the UW was the chance to get involved so many things that supported my passions. I volunteered (at local schools, women's centers, and social justice organizations), explored new interests (like fencing, event-planning, or art), studied abroad (at the UW's Rome Center), did research (and presented it at a symposium), created community projects, and so much more. Specifically, as a humanities student, I felt like I got a small liberal arts college experience within a large research institution. There were big opportunities only an A-1 research institution can offer, but cohorts in my classes were small and intimate. One thing I regret is not taking advantage of interdisciplinary activities more. There's just so much opportunity to learn! However, perhaps STEM majors have a different perspective about their experiences at UW. I feel like much of my love of the place and time is related to the degree and knowledge I pursued. Seattle is a great literary community, with spaces like the Richard Hugo House for writers and the only poetry-only bookstore in the country. Another amazing things about the UW is how incredibly gorgeous the campus is. From the Hogwarts-eqsue architecture to the bloom of cherry blossoms every Spring to the glory of the Mt. Rainier vista, there's so much beauty in this Pacific Northwest school. The location, right in the middle of Seattle, is also great. The University District is diverse and full of delicious restaurants and interesting places to explore.
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.
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!
I loved attending UW. I did not think I would like going to such a large university, but I found it to be fairly easy to meet people by getting involved in small groups, through classes, and living with other students. I found that the Psychology advisers were not particularly great at helping me find the best practical fit for a career, or advising me on how to decide what career path to take specifically. But overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend going there.
What a great place to get an education. Most of the professors are very accommodating to meet with students for questions or advising. I always felt like my education was important to them. UW Seattle is surrounded by such diverse medical community and getting an internship to study an area of interest is not difficult. Not to mention how gorgeous the campus is, especially the Quad during spring. It's a regular occurrence to see couples getting their engagement pictures taken.
The University of Washington is a beautiful and excellent school, but is not for everyone. The level of rigor and the large size can make it seem overwhelming to many people. If you enjoy a challenge, are willing to make yourself a community of learners and friends, and do not require individual attention from your instructors very often, it is a great school for you.
The Speech and Hearing sciences degree at the University of Washington is aggressively growing and as a graduate program, UW stands at #3, nationwide. Unlike many BA degrees, the SPHSC undergraduate studies is supplied and equipped to prepare you for clinic first term of graduate school. The speech building is side by side to the clinic and just a few blocks down, we have the UW medical building and UW Autism Center which provides a wide spectrum of opportunities. I think if you map out your undergrad, UW is a resourceful facility with incredibly qualified staff.
Overall the University of Washington is a welcoming campus, but it does keep you on your feet. With intensive courses structured to further your studies and understanding of concepts, UW has proven to be a beneficial school. I've come out of UW knowing that the knowledge that I've received from this University will help me in pursuing a Masters Degree. Furthermore, UW has an abundant amount of resources, helping students in all fields in earning scholarships, internships, and careers. Their goal is to get their students into the work field with whichever degree they graduate with, and that is apparent. Being in a competitive environment has helped developed me and the people around me, to make sure we give our full effort at all times; something I am grateful for.