University of Washington

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THE World University Rankings 2022
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The University of Washington is one of the largest and most prestigious higher education institutions on the west coast of the US. Founded in 1861 as the Territorial University of Washington, the institution expanded with the city of Seattle during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, moving to its current site in 1895. The 700-acre park-like campus, which borders two lakes in Seattle, is now home to 16 schools and colleges offering courses ranging from undergraduate to doctoral level. The university also has campuses in Bothell and Tacoma which offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It has a highly respected medical school, offering training in dentistry, medicine and public health, serving medical centres across the Pacific North West and Alaska. It has traditionally educated students for public service in the region, offering courses in topics such as education, engineering, public affairs and social work. With an emphasis on outreach and widening opportunities, the university also offers courses through distance learning, and evening classes. The university is known informally as U-Dub, and its students, sports teams and alumni are often called “Huskies”. Washington has produced several Nobel laureates, counting four among its alumni and another seven among its faculty. The most recent recipient is alumna Linda Buck, also an affiliate professor at Washington, who won the 2004 medicine prize. There are eight Pulitzer Prize winners among its alumni, most notably the novelist Marilynne Robinson. Other notable Washington alumni include MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe, actor Jim Caviezel and martial artist Bruce Lee. Seattle itself is a city of more than 650,000 people about 100 miles south of the Canadian border, located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It is a major centre for technology companies, with headquarters of firms such as Amazon and Microsoft located in the region. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/university-washington

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1410 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington, 98195-5852, United States

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Dhruv
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Overall a brilliant school to be at, but it’s extremely competitive nature can be a little toxic at times. The party scene is also pretty good! The computer science department is notorious to reject even extremely smart students, so beware before...

Overall a brilliant school to be at, but it’s extremely competitive nature can be a little toxic at times. The party scene is also pretty good! The computer science department is notorious to reject even extremely smart students, so beware before coming. The philosophy department is phenomenal. Overall, extremely Worth it!

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Pritinder
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The campus is beautiful. It is one of the top universities in US. The campus environment is very supportive and accessible. Moving in went really smooth for me into UW. Getting into the major is pretty difficult though.

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It’s a great university. The university has a ton of opportunities for everyone and I would definitely recommend it, especially for international students who are looking for opportunities in a diverse and homely community.

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UW is big place with around 40k student body but it is always easy to access help and office hours of faculty members. you feel surrounded by all the smart minds and a lot learning opportunity. one main factor is participation of undergrads in...

UW is big place with around 40k student body but it is always easy to access help and office hours of faculty members. you feel surrounded by all the smart minds and a lot learning opportunity. one main factor is participation of undergrads in research is highly valued here.

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UW is a great value school for in-state students. However, academically it can be super competitive and cutthroat especially for those going into STEM fields. If you're not a direct admit, it'll be extremely hard to get the major you want and...

UW is a great value school for in-state students. However, academically it can be super competitive and cutthroat especially for those going into STEM fields. If you're not a direct admit, it'll be extremely hard to get the major you want and you'll have to get stellar grades in weedout classes to stand out. Most of the weedout classes the first few years are really difficult with low averages and you're teaching yourself most of the material. Professors are available but you have to take initiative to get help if you're really struggling. Location wise it's in a beautiful area, but the UDistrict itself is super unsafe and you have to be careful all the time. The UW has a lot of great resources and amenities like a great gym, tons of libraries and study spaces and RSOs to be involved in. The school itself is super diverse and you'll meet tons of different people (but most are from Washington).

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The number of opportunities in the university both academically and outside of it are immense. But one has to work hard to achieve those. Coming in without a major is tough, and seeing thousand more applying for the same major isn’t assuring as...

The number of opportunities in the university both academically and outside of it are immense. But one has to work hard to achieve those. Coming in without a major is tough, and seeing thousand more applying for the same major isn’t assuring as well. But if you are one of those kinds to keep your head down and work hard regardless of the circumstances, you are guaranteed success in this institution.

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Patrick
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Stellar educational programs in terms of resources, teaching skills and course content. That combined with its location and a beautiful campus setting with views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier make the institution an ideal place to begin or...

Stellar educational programs in terms of resources, teaching skills and course content. That combined with its location and a beautiful campus setting with views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier make the institution an ideal place to begin or continue one's academic pursuits.

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Amazing Campus with diverse student body. Professors are very knowledgeable and passionate. Facilities are also very nice. Students are very competitive tho and it can be I initially difficult to socialise.

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