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The University of Washington - Seattle

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueC+ University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA-
SafetyC+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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SAT2170
Quite Bright
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Individual Value
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Useful Schoolwork
A+
He cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Jul 26 2013
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
People, especially Californians fed up with the UC's, peg UW as a bang-for-your-buck school with a strong focus on engineering, science and medicine. UW research projects like suspended animation, testing if the universe is a computer simulation and creating enzymes to fight HIV are plentiful. If you ask any UW student, they'll agree for the most part that the departments are fantastic, as long as you can get into one.

UW is a large school and because WA state's cut its funding by half (meaning tuition hikes for out of state) since 2009, departments can only accept so many students. My freshman class was 5,000 and there are only 200 available spots for my department (Computer Science). In a school that attracts so many STEM kids, many of its students feel like they can get swept under the rug by how competitive the school can be. If you're not consistently better than most people, it's easy to think that you'll never do what you wanted to do or realize that you might not be very good at what you want to do. Although college is the time to find yourself, don't come to UW expecting that they'll do any hand-holding if you want to be a doctor or engineer.

Holistically, UW's departments are fantastic but this is a college where you have to make the most of your experience. Research is awesome and always happening but you'll need to find the projects on your own. The departments are closely connected with the technology industry and the faculty are often world-renowned in their fields. If you're the type of student who's willing to find people on their own, motivated to rise to a challenge and passionate about building the rest of your life, UW is the school for you.

       
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questionI just took a tour and thought that the students seemed pretty cold. Reminded me of UC Irvine, but with inferior academics and a nicer campus. Is this accurate?
responseYes, I transferred to UC Davis b/c I hated UW. Very unfriendly students and professors.
commentLove these phony responses. If you thought the students were "cold," or you transferred to UC Davis because of "unfriendly students and professors," this is a you problem, not a UW problem. Also, UC Irvine's academics are very good but do not reach the level of Washington's across the board. In the UC system, only UCB and UCLA (and a few programs at UCD) are in Washington's league.
commentEdit: In the UC system, only UCB and UCLA (and a few programs at UCSD, UCD and UCSB) are in Washington's league. However, all of the UC and Cal State schools are very fine universities.
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