- Class: Freshman
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: Edmonds-Woodway High School
- Transfer Student: N
Again, i already explained most of it in the first question... but i believe the best thing about UW and Washington is the campus is in Seattle and close to Downtown Seattle, so there's a lot of places to hang out during your free time. Downtown Seattle is a great place to go eat and just relax and get to know all your friends and just kick back. The campus may be larger than other schools, but you don't really notice the change if you came from a smaller school. In high school, my school was about 2000 students, but the classroom contained about 30 students, so it was a small classroom. So i was pretty scared when i heard about the large lecture classes, however, no one told me there were also small classes here at UW. Most lecture classes come with small quiz sections where you take your quizzes and get extra help lead by TAs. These classes consist of about 25 students in each class. So it's not too bad, i promise you! When you people ask you where are you going to college and you reply UW, many people will immediately tell you CONGRATULATIONS! because UW is known to be one of the top schools in Washington - in which they are one of the top schools for business, medical, nursing, pharmacy, etc. you name it! Also, if you are one of the huge fans of school pride, UW is the school for you! We are all about purple and gold. Huskies is our mascot and we are one huge family. UW also welcomes new incomers by setting a week full of events known as Dawg Days, it helps you become familiar with the campus and get to know students your age that are also new when you arrive in the fall. The one complaint that i believe many students have is waking up around 5:45 in the morning to sign up for classes and still not being able to get into the classes you want! I've had that issue every single quarter, and sometimes i still don't get the classes i want, but that's only a small issue, which shouldn't be in the way of deciding to go to UW and become a Husky.
Like i mentioned above, i thought that i would never meet my professors, but i actually went to their office hours every single time they had one and they ended up knowing my name. During the first quarter i went to my math professor about three times a week, and we became really close. At the end of the quarter, i gave her a warm hug good-bye, and with all her help, i ended up with a 4.0 in the class! i never thought it was impossible to ace a class in college, but she helped me believe in myself; she encouraged me every time i saw her and i ended up doing well in her class. So far i thought math class was ok, i don't love math, but it's not as bad as we all think it is. i feel that calculus in college is WAY easier than in high school! (i never took calculus in high school but a lot of my friends complain a lot back then and now a lot of them say they understand it better...). i also thought i would dread the three hour chemistry labs - but i ended up enjoying labs the most in my chemistry class. My least favorite class is probably the english classes because i had to write a paper every week! it was tiring and each topic was not in my interest so i had a harder time writing. Although you may think that you finally get away with participation once you go to college, you are WRONG!! english classes are based on participation. Large lectures don't require any participations, but smaller classes of about 40 and under are based on participation.
I believe that no one at UW feels out of place because no one cares what you look like. Most UW students wear jeans, t-shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts - the usual type of clothing that everyone wears. We don't usually wear anything fancy - probably because we're more focused on trying to bring our GPA up!
The Best Things
The beautiful scenery...
The Worst Things
Too many people crossing streets without looking - it makes drivers go crazy!