University of Washington

Average School Rating

Rated 3.7/5

Average School Difficulty

3.1/5

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University of Washington, located in WA, was ranked #52 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.washington.edu/ P.O. Box 351230 Tacoma WA 98402-3100 (253) 692-4000
Undergrad Students
29,756
Total Students
43,762
Acceptance Rate
55%
Study Materials
2,529
Reviews
423
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Admissions

How hard is it to get into University of Washington?

Acceptance Rate

84%

In the 2013 school year, 1,382 applicants applied to University of Washington. Out of which 1,168 of the applicants were admitted and 2,764 enrolled.

Enrollment

How many students go to University of Washington?

Total Enrollment


43,762



The enrollment breakdown at University of Washington includes 27 Freshmen which make up 0% of the student body. There are 29,756 undergraduate students, which count for 67% and 14,006 graduate students who make up the remaining 32%.

Academics

What percentage of students graduate from University of Washington?

4 Year Graduation Rate

82%

At University of Washington, 82% of the students graduate or transfer.

School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 4.2/5

Campus

Rated 4.4/5

Library

Rated 4.3/5

Happiness

Rated 4.1/5

Clubs

Rated 3.6/5

Location

Rated 4.4/5

Social

Rated 3.5/5

Food

Rated 3.2/5

Opportunities

Rated 4.0/5

Safety

Rated 0.6/5

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Lot's of opportunities and possible friends and cool professors, but it all depends on how willing you are to go out and get them. Good reputation, great classes, some classes are a challenge, but overall the education and atmosphere are excellent. The food on campus isn't all that great, wasn't really satisfied but there are a lot of great places to eat near the campus I think they ought to have more washers and dryers in McCarty. I think that as much as they charge for room and board that the dorms could be nicer. I think the campus is beautiful and people are pretty nice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I'm sure there are worse schools out there, however, I can't say I like this school at all. Science profs are so well regarded that they focus on their research, not their students. Often 600+ person intro chem courses and 400+ person 400 level biochem courses. 4.0's may look impressive on your resume, but you'll get little out of it. Still don't know a single prof besides my research coordinator. I had a really hard time making friends, so I was alone most of the time and I didn't want to be in the Greek system, which is where most of the people my age were having fun. The campus is gorgeous, the classes are pretty good, and the profs are very good. Academically this school rocks, but socially it sucks ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I absolutely love the UW. Weed out courses galore. Once you're in upper level courses with smaller class sizes, the professors are pretty great. Definitely a place with many amazing opportunities but you have to go out and get them. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UW Tacoma is a good campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    D1 school with great sports teams and greek life to go with it. Find an apartment near by. Academic wise: great classes and many options but many people have difficulty getting into majors. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love the size of this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love UW & will always be proud of my school but like anything in this world it's not perfect. Many international students, dorms are expensive, food is ok, you have to actually put yourself out there to make friends, don't expect them to come to you. Very competitive if your there for any STEM major. Horrible for transfer students. They will make you retake tons and block registration. Trying to fit in classes is a joke. You'll end up spending an extra year here for stupid stuff so they can collect more money. Choose profs wisely - some excellent, some horrific. Mostly commuter students. Frustrating! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The campus is beautiful and the people are nice but the classes are insanely hard. (I guess that's for all colleges though) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Worst experience ever at a school. Students themselves are not. Worst case of 'Seattle Freeze' I've ever seen. Hard to make friends who are willing to be your friend for more than 5 minutes or outside classes. Your existence means nothing here. Libraries and internet are amazing and buildings are overall very clean and nice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Absolutely love this campus, the school has a great reputation. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UW's a great school and once you get into your major you'll be getting opportunities left and right. Transferred here after about a year and a half at my local college, and I could not be happier. Library is world class and open 24 hours over the week, which is great for those who love to study during the evening. Clubs, intramural sports, and events are frequent and encouraged. World class institution. Classes are hard but rewarding. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Adjusting to life at a university of this size can be difficult, but then again, adjustment to life at any university can be difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    You will receive an extremely high quality education You get the big university feel, but with the close connections to professors that you wouldn't get at the Seattle campus. Class sizes are less than 40 which makes for a lot of opportunities. There's also research opportunities which you wouldn't expect, but I suggest taking advantage of that! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A good place for undergraduate. Overall the staff is well organized and has a genuine interest in their production of knowledge. There is a pretty decent variety of classes if your schedule lines up with and assuming they are available that quarter. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    UW is pretty great, lots of opportunities and resources. I have never had parking issues, campus is clean (bathrooms and classrooms sometimes not so much). The campus culture feels positive and I have had many wonderful teachers and only a few duds. Great campus and professors. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Small class size really does feel like community college. I recommend living on campus your first year to develop a cliche. Club management is a mess, but is the only way you'll meet people and make friends. Meet friends through other friends. Professor are super personable and easy to join research. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Small class size means you'll get to know people in your class (and major), and the prof will know you name. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UW is awesome! So dorm on campus for at least a year, join a club, start a study group, try intramural sports, and go to the Ave often. You'll find good friends, but they aren't gonna come to you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The University of Washington is over 700 acres in the heart of Seattle. GO DAWGS ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    UW is a beautiful. And after you get into major, good luck with registering classes. The weather is bad,too. It almost rains everyday from Sep to Apri. Overall, I am really disappointed with UW. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It is whatever you make of it! Socially it is very easy to get lost in the crowd. Many clubs but as a transfer student, it is difficult to connect. Academic rigors can cause a hindrance towards social life, which is expected via most universities. The clubs could be more proactive in their recruitment. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    small and class times are not too flexible, everything else is great. They have small classes (40 students in class) which is really good, you will keep in touch with the professors (unlike in Seattle Campus). Although it is in the middle of the jungle, it is still good. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Very beautiful campus, lots of activities. Great resources. Financial aid is a dream. Also, you're going to cry a lot and get the worst grades you've ever gotten. You think I'm not talking about you, but I am. The food are fairly expensive and also the goods. They have lots of libraries to access and it's great, but the internet is not that fast. All the activities and clubs favor student live on campus more than commuted one. They usually have special event really late and it's not suitable for student who live far away. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    faculty is great, the student body is pretty typical... runs young and most students just try to get by. But it is growing and has a lot of potential. The buildings are beautiful and have character which I love. They need a cafeteria but there are many cool restaurants and bars right on campus, like the Swiss. This is going to be a really cool school in the next few years. First few years were great, last years were terrible. The faculty is great but the administration are rude. The school in general is not supportive and if you have trouble they'll try and push you out. Many faculty have a don't waste my time attitude. But if all goes well, can be a great experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The food over here is really bad, not enough choice. The two cafes aren't worth your time but the rotating food trucks are great, if you can afford them. Not much of a social life on campus, its better to make plans off of campus. I chose Bothell Campus because I am from a small town. And this campus does not make me feel to much of a cultural shock. And people here are friendly. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Okay school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The UW is a gorgeous school in an amazing location and amazing city. Mos t of the professor in the general science courses focus more on their research than teaching so students are usually learning on their own.1931 ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school and am happy that i went here versus Seattle campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I LOVE UW Bothell! I love the library, it's always very clean, and most students are considerate about being quiet where you're supposed to. The small classes enable helpful, motivational professors who truly care about your learning. It's a great place! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Overall, I liked my teachers and the facility, of course it can depend on the subject and class. You don't get nearly enough for your money. You will not get any classes you want freshman year. I couldn't transfer to a different school because the classes I took here didn't transfer since they were so random but they were the only thing open. The North campus dorms are old, horrible and overpriced. Food is overpriced. The advising staff is completely unhelpful and nobody really seems to have any idea of what they are supposed to be doing. The food is overpriced (as is tuition) and the students see very little benefit from the money they put in. Major admissions are overly competitive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a commuter school. Attend internshipjob fairs, socialize with professors, and actively seek out research opportunities. They're all there! A big plus to having such small class sizes are professors willing to actually get to know you. I had a good time. Strongly encourage getting an on-campus job for social reasons. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great location and campus life. Amazing staff and faculty and the campus is breathtaking all year round. Its prestigious academically and active socially. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is beautiful and known to be quite competitive and stands out among the many schools around here, of course the classes are huge and as a student you have to be quite independent and theres little to no interaction between a professor and there students, so choose wisely and think about how little or much teacher support you need. If you aren't a Negative Nancy, you could be having the time of your life here :) Met great people, amazing profs I don't regret accepting admission here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Go Dawgs, why would you not love this school, it's in a beautiful city and is one of the best public institutions in the world, consistently placing in the top 50 schools UNDER ANY Circumstance, it is simply a wondrous opportunity that you can choose to define yourself. If you don't like a school, then don't go to it, plain and simple. Or find somewhere else to go that suits you. This is not the school for everyone, and don't make others who do like it here feel bad for wanting to go here. I would recommend anyone to go to UWT. I will actually miss school when graduation comes around. Professors are amazing and helpful, the campus is beautiful, the advisors couldn't be better. All around amazing school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Comp Lit/CMS dept is the worst major by far. Housing is very expensive if you want to live near campus. If you commute, you got no chance to join clubs or have social life. Great place, terrible people. :(( ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Other than Subway, you don't have much for reliable options. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I just wished that they build more cafes and food stores on campus. You either have to eat Subway or what ever the one food truck brings to the campus which is not that good. It's a commuter campus so you will only see your friends from class while you are actually in the class. People are serious about their academics which helps keep you focused and competitive. Some teachers are better than others, you just need to do your research and register early for classes. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    This school is in a dead city socially and has no Greek row, and since its a commuter school nobody socializes either way the social activities/clubs in bothell are not as active as tacoma's. there's not many food choices here, but the location is perfect, parking is not a hassle which is a major plus! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    This is truly an extraordinary school. Come here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Just started here for my first quarter. Very nice people and a lot of fun. Great career opportunities and putting University of Washington on a job application in the future will be worth a lot. If you are looking for a good time and a good degree, look no further. UW is the right place for you. Moreover, there is an abundance of opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Seattle and the vast wilderness surrounding the area. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    BEING HONEST CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN BEING A HUSKY!! The best part that I have found is the professor to student ratio, and the availability of those professors to work with you one on one. I know that this part is rare to find. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    To be a UW Husky is an amazing experience. If you are looking to have a vibrant social life the Greek System is far and away your best option. All the houses have different personalities so everyone can find a place where they fit in. Ave can be a little bit grungy but whatever, T1 is worth it. There may be a lot of students, but the campus itself is big enough to accommodate that. Plenty of elbow space. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I had the chance to take classes at 3 Seattle-area schools during my time in college: North Seattle College, UW Seattle, and UW Bothell, and by far the best experience was at UW Bothell. Most of the profs are amazing and I love how small it is. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The campus is nice, but if I knew, I'd go somewhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Good school, great campus, awesome professors. Professional faculty and safety environment is the best part in this campus. Need more food choices on campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love being a UW student with the class sizes and campus size of a commuter campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love how small and cozy it is. I started as a commuter student and know I live on campus. To love UWB and get everything you can out of it, YOU HAVE TO GET INVOLVED. Or else, you'll get bored. I love the support I have and 90% of my teachers have been amazing (except for the NW/QSR ones). Overall, I am happy I came to UWB. I have much support and many connections! :) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    UW is a great school. There is still room for a lot of improvements but it is working towards improvements. You MUST take advantage of the opportunities the school provides. It's easy to get lost as a small fish in a big pond. Join or create clubs, volunteer, live in the dorms, talk to everyone in your classes. The academics/reputation speak for themselves. You just need to get out there. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UWT really depends on your major. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Lot's of opportunities and possible friends and cool professors, but it all depends on how willing you are to go out and get them. Good reputation, great classes, some classes are a challenge, but overall the education and atmosphere are excellent. The food on campus isn't all that great, wasn't really satisfied but there are a lot of great places to eat near the campus I think they ought to have more washers and dryers in McCarty. I think that as much as they charge for room and board that the dorms could be nicer. I think the campus is beautiful and people are pretty nice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I'm sure there are worse schools out there, however, I can't say I like this school at all. Science profs are so well regarded that they focus on their research, not their students. Often 600+ person intro chem courses and 400+ person 400 level biochem courses. 4.0's may look impressive on your resume, but you'll get little out of it. Still don't know a single prof besides my research coordinator. I had a really hard time making friends, so I was alone most of the time and I didn't want to be in the Greek system, which is where most of the people my age were having fun. The campus is gorgeous, the classes are pretty good, and the profs are very good. Academically this school rocks, but socially it sucks ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I absolutely love the UW. Weed out courses galore. Once you're in upper level courses with smaller class sizes, the professors are pretty great. Definitely a place with many amazing opportunities but you have to go out and get them. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UW Tacoma is a good campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    D1 school with great sports teams and greek life to go with it. Find an apartment near by. Academic wise: great classes and many options but many people have difficulty getting into majors. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love the size of this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love UW & will always be proud of my school but like anything in this world it's not perfect. Many international students, dorms are expensive, food is ok, you have to actually put yourself out there to make friends, don't expect them to come to you. Very competitive if your there for any STEM major. Horrible for transfer students. They will make you retake tons and block registration. Trying to fit in classes is a joke. You'll end up spending an extra year here for stupid stuff so they can collect more money. Choose profs wisely - some excellent, some horrific. Mostly commuter students. Frustrating! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The campus is beautiful and the people are nice but the classes are insanely hard. (I guess that's for all colleges though) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Worst experience ever at a school. Students themselves are not. Worst case of 'Seattle Freeze' I've ever seen. Hard to make friends who are willing to be your friend for more than 5 minutes or outside classes. Your existence means nothing here. Libraries and internet are amazing and buildings are overall very clean and nice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Absolutely love this campus, the school has a great reputation. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UW's a great school and once you get into your major you'll be getting opportunities left and right. Transferred here after about a year and a half at my local college, and I could not be happier. Library is world class and open 24 hours over the week, which is great for those who love to study during the evening. Clubs, intramural sports, and events are frequent and encouraged. World class institution. Classes are hard but rewarding. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Adjusting to life at a university of this size can be difficult, but then again, adjustment to life at any university can be difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    You will receive an extremely high quality education You get the big university feel, but with the close connections to professors that you wouldn't get at the Seattle campus. Class sizes are less than 40 which makes for a lot of opportunities. There's also research opportunities which you wouldn't expect, but I suggest taking advantage of that! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A good place for undergraduate. Overall the staff is well organized and has a genuine interest in their production of knowledge. There is a pretty decent variety of classes if your schedule lines up with and assuming they are available that quarter. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    UW is pretty great, lots of opportunities and resources. I have never had parking issues, campus is clean (bathrooms and classrooms sometimes not so much). The campus culture feels positive and I have had many wonderful teachers and only a few duds. Great campus and professors. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Small class size really does feel like community college. I recommend living on campus your first year to develop a cliche. Club management is a mess, but is the only way you'll meet people and make friends. Meet friends through other friends. Professor are super personable and easy to join research. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Small class size means you'll get to know people in your class (and major), and the prof will know you name. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UW is awesome! So dorm on campus for at least a year, join a club, start a study group, try intramural sports, and go to the Ave often. You'll find good friends, but they aren't gonna come to you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The University of Washington is over 700 acres in the heart of Seattle. GO DAWGS ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    UW is a beautiful. And after you get into major, good luck with registering classes. The weather is bad,too. It almost rains everyday from Sep to Apri. Overall, I am really disappointed with UW. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It is whatever you make of it! Socially it is very easy to get lost in the crowd. Many clubs but as a transfer student, it is difficult to connect. Academic rigors can cause a hindrance towards social life, which is expected via most universities. The clubs could be more proactive in their recruitment. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    small and class times are not too flexible, everything else is great. They have small classes (40 students in class) which is really good, you will keep in touch with the professors (unlike in Seattle Campus). Although it is in the middle of the jungle, it is still good. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Very beautiful campus, lots of activities. Great resources. Financial aid is a dream. Also, you're going to cry a lot and get the worst grades you've ever gotten. You think I'm not talking about you, but I am. The food are fairly expensive and also the goods. They have lots of libraries to access and it's great, but the internet is not that fast. All the activities and clubs favor student live on campus more than commuted one. They usually have special event really late and it's not suitable for student who live far away. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    faculty is great, the student body is pretty typical... runs young and most students just try to get by. But it is growing and has a lot of potential. The buildings are beautiful and have character which I love. They need a cafeteria but there are many cool restaurants and bars right on campus, like the Swiss. This is going to be a really cool school in the next few years. First few years were great, last years were terrible. The faculty is great but the administration are rude. The school in general is not supportive and if you have trouble they'll try and push you out. Many faculty have a don't waste my time attitude. But if all goes well, can be a great experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The food over here is really bad, not enough choice. The two cafes aren't worth your time but the rotating food trucks are great, if you can afford them. Not much of a social life on campus, its better to make plans off of campus. I chose Bothell Campus because I am from a small town. And this campus does not make me feel to much of a cultural shock. And people here are friendly. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Okay school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The UW is a gorgeous school in an amazing location and amazing city. Mos t of the professor in the general science courses focus more on their research than teaching so students are usually learning on their own.1931 ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school and am happy that i went here versus Seattle campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I LOVE UW Bothell! I love the library, it's always very clean, and most students are considerate about being quiet where you're supposed to. The small classes enable helpful, motivational professors who truly care about your learning. It's a great place! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Overall, I liked my teachers and the facility, of course it can depend on the subject and class. You don't get nearly enough for your money. You will not get any classes you want freshman year. I couldn't transfer to a different school because the classes I took here didn't transfer since they were so random but they were the only thing open. The North campus dorms are old, horrible and overpriced. Food is overpriced. The advising staff is completely unhelpful and nobody really seems to have any idea of what they are supposed to be doing. The food is overpriced (as is tuition) and the students see very little benefit from the money they put in. Major admissions are overly competitive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a commuter school. Attend internshipjob fairs, socialize with professors, and actively seek out research opportunities. They're all there! A big plus to having such small class sizes are professors willing to actually get to know you. I had a good time. Strongly encourage getting an on-campus job for social reasons. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great location and campus life. Amazing staff and faculty and the campus is breathtaking all year round. Its prestigious academically and active socially. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is beautiful and known to be quite competitive and stands out among the many schools around here, of course the classes are huge and as a student you have to be quite independent and theres little to no interaction between a professor and there students, so choose wisely and think about how little or much teacher support you need. If you aren't a Negative Nancy, you could be having the time of your life here :) Met great people, amazing profs I don't regret accepting admission here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Go Dawgs, why would you not love this school, it's in a beautiful city and is one of the best public institutions in the world, consistently placing in the top 50 schools UNDER ANY Circumstance, it is simply a wondrous opportunity that you can choose to define yourself. If you don't like a school, then don't go to it, plain and simple. Or find somewhere else to go that suits you. This is not the school for everyone, and don't make others who do like it here feel bad for wanting to go here. I would recommend anyone to go to UWT. I will actually miss school when graduation comes around. Professors are amazing and helpful, the campus is beautiful, the advisors couldn't be better. All around amazing school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Comp Lit/CMS dept is the worst major by far. Housing is very expensive if you want to live near campus. If you commute, you got no chance to join clubs or have social life. Great place, terrible people. :(( ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Other than Subway, you don't have much for reliable options. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I just wished that they build more cafes and food stores on campus. You either have to eat Subway or what ever the one food truck brings to the campus which is not that good. It's a commuter campus so you will only see your friends from class while you are actually in the class. People are serious about their academics which helps keep you focused and competitive. Some teachers are better than others, you just need to do your research and register early for classes. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    This school is in a dead city socially and has no Greek row, and since its a commuter school nobody socializes either way the social activities/clubs in bothell are not as active as tacoma's. there's not many food choices here, but the location is perfect, parking is not a hassle which is a major plus! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    This is truly an extraordinary school. Come here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Just started here for my first quarter. Very nice people and a lot of fun. Great career opportunities and putting University of Washington on a job application in the future will be worth a lot. If you are looking for a good time and a good degree, look no further. UW is the right place for you. Moreover, there is an abundance of opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Seattle and the vast wilderness surrounding the area. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    BEING HONEST CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN BEING A HUSKY!! The best part that I have found is the professor to student ratio, and the availability of those professors to work with you one on one. I know that this part is rare to find. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    To be a UW Husky is an amazing experience. If you are looking to have a vibrant social life the Greek System is far and away your best option. All the houses have different personalities so everyone can find a place where they fit in. Ave can be a little bit grungy but whatever, T1 is worth it. There may be a lot of students, but the campus itself is big enough to accommodate that. Plenty of elbow space. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I had the chance to take classes at 3 Seattle-area schools during my time in college: North Seattle College, UW Seattle, and UW Bothell, and by far the best experience was at UW Bothell. Most of the profs are amazing and I love how small it is. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The campus is nice, but if I knew, I'd go somewhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Good school, great campus, awesome professors. Professional faculty and safety environment is the best part in this campus. Need more food choices on campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love being a UW student with the class sizes and campus size of a commuter campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love how small and cozy it is. I started as a commuter student and know I live on campus. To love UWB and get everything you can out of it, YOU HAVE TO GET INVOLVED. Or else, you'll get bored. I love the support I have and 90% of my teachers have been amazing (except for the NW/QSR ones). Overall, I am happy I came to UWB. I have much support and many connections! :) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    UW is a great school. There is still room for a lot of improvements but it is working towards improvements. You MUST take advantage of the opportunities the school provides. It's easy to get lost as a small fish in a big pond. Join or create clubs, volunteer, live in the dorms, talk to everyone in your classes. The academics/reputation speak for themselves. You just need to get out there. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UWT really depends on your major. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 3/5
    Sarah is a respectable professor and gives lots of great feedback but when the course was evaluated, she lashed back at the students for giving feedback and wanted to know who gave what feedback. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Not the most friendly professor I've had. She tends to be very direct and stern with little sympathy for the students and their personal situations. I'm sure a lot of her behavior comes from the frustration of why students take the class (Usually just to earn a VLPA with little interest in the material). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I can't wait to make so much money in my natural gas plant investment! Thank you so much for this opportunity! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really nice and genuine guy - he is always eager to help. The in-class work can be a bit boring if he isn't lecturing, but it helps to understand that material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Loved this class. She has pretty liberal views, but I felt that her lectures really backed up all of her opinions. It was a great class about the politics of race, food, location etc. One of the best classes I have taken at UW. Not too hard either, if you're confused about an assignment just go talk to her about it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's pretty quirky, really liked him. Alex does not post lecture notes online notes are the only review materials. Most of the time in class will be taking notes. Lots of readings. OK grading policy. Has 2 exams, 1 group project, and a 6-page long paper. The exams are pretty unpredictable but nothing that someone who works hard can't handle. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    A lot of people warned me about taking mgmt with him, but I really enjoyed the class! Probably the best professor I have had at UW thus far. Really funny, personable, and effective at teaching. You HAVE to read the textbook though or you're gonna have a bad time. Also there's an old youtube vide he did where he impersonated Mr. Rogers which is pretty much the greatest thing ever. So there is that. :) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He's HORRIBLE. First of all, I've tried contacting him multiple times, and he hasn't answered my emails or messages on Canvas and it's been over a month. Like seriously? The class is HARD, I do the practice problems over and over until I get them right. I honestly don't understand the lectures, so I teach myself from the textbook and YouTube. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Nice guy. Great resource in office hours. His lectures are funny sometimes and he does a good job at making a dry subject somewhat interesting. His tests were tough and expectations weren't clearly defined. The average final grade was 90% so its incredible competitive to get a good grade ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Driest and most boring lectures. I had a hard time paying attention to him- he just doesn't teach with much enthusiasm. A lot of the times he goes in depth on topics/ graphs that won't be on the test. As long as you go to quiz section and read the chapters you will do fine on the tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I find Greek & Roman mythology really interesting so I loved this class. The lectures summarized the book, so you didn't really need to read. The grading is solely based off the midterm and final, and when a majority of the class didn't do well on the midterm, she changed the grading scale to give them a second chance! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Izzy is one of the best professors I have ever had. She is very practical. Exams are challenging, but not impossible. Would recommend this teacher! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Amazing professor, solidified my interest in becoming a poli sci major. Quiz sections are useful and the 10 mins you spend discussing the current NYT stories is both interesting and useful. Biggest problem was the test was very rushed (50 mins for 2 essays and 4 short answers) and primarily focused on memorization. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer was a great professor and really cared about the subject. He's a sweet man who's into cartoons, and he will frequently use them to show us a theory. Tests are pretty specific, but as long as you come to class and listen to his examples, it's easy. highly recommend ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Overall, good professor. All the content that she teaches in lecture shows up on the test nothing more. She's pretty clear and funny. I rarely used my textbook and still managed to score above average on her tests. Her midterms have been entirely multiple choice (20). Difficulty wise, it's pretty standard just do the practice problems she posts on Canvas. Her study guides are straight forward, but tough class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr McNichols is the kind of professor who is passionate about what she teaches, and really cares about her students' success. She deeply cares about how much you've learnt in class and your difficulties. I couldn't have wished a better professor. Very clear explanations with interesting examples like Twilight...She is just wonderful. A Must take! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Took ENGL 131 w/ Prof Brown. It was a not a good experience. She had us write about our past educational experiences w/ repetitive prompts and honestly, there is only so much you can write about this topic. Harsh grader & unclear grading criteria. Do not take this course. It messed up my GPA despite all my hard work & effort. I regret it so much... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Although he make many mistakes, he's path of content is very clear, and he go deep into every single detail of the knowledge which is super helpful to me. If you want just memorize the formula, go take Tai's class. Allan is better at understanding than write down the right formula. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Attendance is mandatory but his lectures are very clear. Exams are extremely easy. I think he changed his exams easier this quarter and will continue do that in the future. Avoid other profs of acctg and take him whenever possible!!! I don't think his tests were tricky as much as they were grueling. Tests pretty much cover only dense and complicated concepts, so if it seems easy it probably will not be on an exam. Expectations are very clear. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He caught at people who make mistakes. No good use of class time. You do all the work. His syllabus is misleading in terms of the extra credit he offers (less than promised) and while he tells the quizzes are on specific chapters, they are in fact comprehensive. You can loose only 7 points out of 400 to get an A. He never responded to emails. Konnor doesn't have power over grades, it's preset. There is little amount of extra credit and his Jeopardy games depend on questions completely outside of the class (never discussed in class or the book). No room for mistakes, all tests/exams online. He is paranoid about cheaters so don't breathe during tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tod is by far the best professor I have had at UW. He cares about the student success, he is a fair grader, and he just gets it. He understands what we need as students, provide great examples in class to engage us, and take time out of his weekend to meet and get to know us. . He provided guidance to us to navigate the UW. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This is one of my favorite classes I have taken at UW and one of the best professors I have ever had. Clicker points matter!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Zorah is a great lecturer. But when asking for help, I felt she was a bit distant and snobbish. Other than that though, the class was generally pretty fun and assignments were cool. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Graham is one of the best professors I have had. It was an awesome class! Tests had some tricky elements to them. The grading criteria made the class very clear and the extra credit definitely helped! Class is never boring. Quiz section wasn't mandatory but you should go just in case. The exams get harder and harder each time but if you read the textbook and use her study guide you should do fine. Only problem I have is that her study guide is extremely long and most terms arent tested ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Prof. Al-Binni is very knowledgeable in physics. However, he's unable to clearly explain concepts in class. His lectures are super dry and he says umm and ehh way too much. Had to do a lot of self-studying to keep up. His redeeming quality is that he knows that his tests are difficult and will curve them accordingly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Kirby is a joke of an instructor. HW graded on holistic view, no feedback on what you did wrong unless you specifically ask. 1 HW and 1 Quiz/wk on same days. Too much to do on the quiz constricted into 30 min. Lectures go kind of quick but Kirby always asks if slow-down is needed. Class is basically a Linguistics-math class, full of grammar equations. Their class is only difficult because they don't teach you anything and going to class physically causes pain. The class is so boring and all they do is read off slides. They give mixed directions and get mad when you follow them. There is nothing I regret more in life than taking this class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Good teacher & clear guidelines. Her grading scale is a bit off, so if you miss one thing it throws your whole grade off. The class was easy, sometimes even dull. She's a fairly new teacher so she'll work out the nerves after a few more years I'm sure. I might recommend another teacher if you're serious about high grades. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Kirby is the worst instructor I've ever had at UW. You will expect spending your weekend to finish the homework and weekday studying for the quiz. This class just doesn't make sense at all. Each powerpoint slide has over 100 pages but still not clear. She expected everyone know what linguistic is without explain the basic concept. No clear study guide for quiz and final. They read off the slides so fast and you have to teach yourself the material. Homework is due on Monday and takes up ALL of your weekend. Quizzes are on Fridays and you have to study all week even though the quiz is on stuff they haven't taught. This class was soooooooooooo horrible. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Very difficult class. She expects you to know the smallest details. TA's are horrible and do not even know how to explain the material themselves. Would not recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This was her first time teaching the class and unfortunately, it showed. There was no structure to the class and everything we did seemed pretty pointless. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 3/5
    Sarah is a respectable professor and gives lots of great feedback but when the course was evaluated, she lashed back at the students for giving feedback and wanted to know who gave what feedback. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Not the most friendly professor I've had. She tends to be very direct and stern with little sympathy for the students and their personal situations. I'm sure a lot of her behavior comes from the frustration of why students take the class (Usually just to earn a VLPA with little interest in the material). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I can't wait to make so much money in my natural gas plant investment! Thank you so much for this opportunity! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really nice and genuine guy - he is always eager to help. The in-class work can be a bit boring if he isn't lecturing, but it helps to understand that material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Loved this class. She has pretty liberal views, but I felt that her lectures really backed up all of her opinions. It was a great class about the politics of race, food, location etc. One of the best classes I have taken at UW. Not too hard either, if you're confused about an assignment just go talk to her about it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's pretty quirky, really liked him. Alex does not post lecture notes online notes are the only review materials. Most of the time in class will be taking notes. Lots of readings. OK grading policy. Has 2 exams, 1 group project, and a 6-page long paper. The exams are pretty unpredictable but nothing that someone who works hard can't handle. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    A lot of people warned me about taking mgmt with him, but I really enjoyed the class! Probably the best professor I have had at UW thus far. Really funny, personable, and effective at teaching. You HAVE to read the textbook though or you're gonna have a bad time. Also there's an old youtube vide he did where he impersonated Mr. Rogers which is pretty much the greatest thing ever. So there is that. :) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He's HORRIBLE. First of all, I've tried contacting him multiple times, and he hasn't answered my emails or messages on Canvas and it's been over a month. Like seriously? The class is HARD, I do the practice problems over and over until I get them right. I honestly don't understand the lectures, so I teach myself from the textbook and YouTube. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Nice guy. Great resource in office hours. His lectures are funny sometimes and he does a good job at making a dry subject somewhat interesting. His tests were tough and expectations weren't clearly defined. The average final grade was 90% so its incredible competitive to get a good grade ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Driest and most boring lectures. I had a hard time paying attention to him- he just doesn't teach with much enthusiasm. A lot of the times he goes in depth on topics/ graphs that won't be on the test. As long as you go to quiz section and read the chapters you will do fine on the tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I find Greek & Roman mythology really interesting so I loved this class. The lectures summarized the book, so you didn't really need to read. The grading is solely based off the midterm and final, and when a majority of the class didn't do well on the midterm, she changed the grading scale to give them a second chance! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Izzy is one of the best professors I have ever had. She is very practical. Exams are challenging, but not impossible. Would recommend this teacher! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Amazing professor, solidified my interest in becoming a poli sci major. Quiz sections are useful and the 10 mins you spend discussing the current NYT stories is both interesting and useful. Biggest problem was the test was very rushed (50 mins for 2 essays and 4 short answers) and primarily focused on memorization. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Passer was a great professor and really cared about the subject. He's a sweet man who's into cartoons, and he will frequently use them to show us a theory. Tests are pretty specific, but as long as you come to class and listen to his examples, it's easy. highly recommend ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Overall, good professor. All the content that she teaches in lecture shows up on the test nothing more. She's pretty clear and funny. I rarely used my textbook and still managed to score above average on her tests. Her midterms have been entirely multiple choice (20). Difficulty wise, it's pretty standard just do the practice problems she posts on Canvas. Her study guides are straight forward, but tough class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr McNichols is the kind of professor who is passionate about what she teaches, and really cares about her students' success. She deeply cares about how much you've learnt in class and your difficulties. I couldn't have wished a better professor. Very clear explanations with interesting examples like Twilight...She is just wonderful. A Must take! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Took ENGL 131 w/ Prof Brown. It was a not a good experience. She had us write about our past educational experiences w/ repetitive prompts and honestly, there is only so much you can write about this topic. Harsh grader & unclear grading criteria. Do not take this course. It messed up my GPA despite all my hard work & effort. I regret it so much... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Although he make many mistakes, he's path of content is very clear, and he go deep into every single detail of the knowledge which is super helpful to me. If you want just memorize the formula, go take Tai's class. Allan is better at understanding than write down the right formula. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Attendance is mandatory but his lectures are very clear. Exams are extremely easy. I think he changed his exams easier this quarter and will continue do that in the future. Avoid other profs of acctg and take him whenever possible!!! I don't think his tests were tricky as much as they were grueling. Tests pretty much cover only dense and complicated concepts, so if it seems easy it probably will not be on an exam. Expectations are very clear. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He caught at people who make mistakes. No good use of class time. You do all the work. His syllabus is misleading in terms of the extra credit he offers (less than promised) and while he tells the quizzes are on specific chapters, they are in fact comprehensive. You can loose only 7 points out of 400 to get an A. He never responded to emails. Konnor doesn't have power over grades, it's preset. There is little amount of extra credit and his Jeopardy games depend on questions completely outside of the class (never discussed in class or the book). No room for mistakes, all tests/exams online. He is paranoid about cheaters so don't breathe during tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tod is by far the best professor I have had at UW. He cares about the student success, he is a fair grader, and he just gets it. He understands what we need as students, provide great examples in class to engage us, and take time out of his weekend to meet and get to know us. . He provided guidance to us to navigate the UW. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This is one of my favorite classes I have taken at UW and one of the best professors I have ever had. Clicker points matter!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Zorah is a great lecturer. But when asking for help, I felt she was a bit distant and snobbish. Other than that though, the class was generally pretty fun and assignments were cool. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Graham is one of the best professors I have had. It was an awesome class! Tests had some tricky elements to them. The grading criteria made the class very clear and the extra credit definitely helped! Class is never boring. Quiz section wasn't mandatory but you should go just in case. The exams get harder and harder each time but if you read the textbook and use her study guide you should do fine. Only problem I have is that her study guide is extremely long and most terms arent tested ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Prof. Al-Binni is very knowledgeable in physics. However, he's unable to clearly explain concepts in class. His lectures are super dry and he says umm and ehh way too much. Had to do a lot of self-studying to keep up. His redeeming quality is that he knows that his tests are difficult and will curve them accordingly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Kirby is a joke of an instructor. HW graded on holistic view, no feedback on what you did wrong unless you specifically ask. 1 HW and 1 Quiz/wk on same days. Too much to do on the quiz constricted into 30 min. Lectures go kind of quick but Kirby always asks if slow-down is needed. Class is basically a Linguistics-math class, full of grammar equations. Their class is only difficult because they don't teach you anything and going to class physically causes pain. The class is so boring and all they do is read off slides. They give mixed directions and get mad when you follow them. There is nothing I regret more in life than taking this class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Good teacher & clear guidelines. Her grading scale is a bit off, so if you miss one thing it throws your whole grade off. The class was easy, sometimes even dull. She's a fairly new teacher so she'll work out the nerves after a few more years I'm sure. I might recommend another teacher if you're serious about high grades. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Kirby is the worst instructor I've ever had at UW. You will expect spending your weekend to finish the homework and weekday studying for the quiz. This class just doesn't make sense at all. Each powerpoint slide has over 100 pages but still not clear. She expected everyone know what linguistic is without explain the basic concept. No clear study guide for quiz and final. They read off the slides so fast and you have to teach yourself the material. Homework is due on Monday and takes up ALL of your weekend. Quizzes are on Fridays and you have to study all week even though the quiz is on stuff they haven't taught. This class was soooooooooooo horrible. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Very difficult class. She expects you to know the smallest details. TA's are horrible and do not even know how to explain the material themselves. Would not recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This was her first time teaching the class and unfortunately, it showed. There was no structure to the class and everything we did seemed pretty pointless. ...Continue reading


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