University of Washington, Seattle

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You don't have to be a student to enjoy the beautiful campus, as well as the cultural and sporting events at University of Washington. Founded in 1861, the university is one of the oldest institutions of its kind on the West Coast. Enjoy views of the Cascade Range to the east, and the Olympic Range to the west, as you walk the campus. Stop by the quad, the most photographed spot at the school, and a great place for a picnic or relaxing in the grass with a book. The quad is also lined with Yoshino cherry trees, which bloom between mid-March and early April. Explore the school's botanic gardens, visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, or see the latest exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery. If you're game to cheer on the Huskies at one of their many year-round sporting events, check in with the university's athletic ticket office. Put University of Washington into our Seattle sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • they have many spots to sit and enjoy seattle in summer. their cherry blossoms are beautiful when in bloom. Drumheller Fountain has a fantastic view of Mt Rainier.  more »
  • My husband and I attended and graduated in the 70s. Our son graduated in 2002. Still love this place.  more »
  • My husband is an alumni from this university and we choose to bring our kids here to walk around the campus grounds and see where Dad graduated from. Gorgeous campus grounds. Kids are now excited to c...  more »
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  • I came upon the campus from the west and was underwhelmed as the building seemed to have been built in the 60s and 70s and were a bit dated. However soon I made it to the main part of the campus which had classic building that reminded me of Wash U in St Louis and Harvard in their style and design. The fountain area was lovely and open and the walk down to the bridge was lovely. I got to see the Huskies’ Stadium as I walked by too
  • If you want to see the Cherry blossom. This is the place. It's so fairytale types. You can get pictures there too. Pet friendly place too. Parking for visitors of Cherry Blossom should be on E1. I visited on a weekend. Parking was pretty decent.
  • I visited this university for the first time and I really love it. Didn't know how big and beautiful this place is. The library was huge. I ordered a Starbucks in the library and charged my phone in the library. The students are working very hard haha. The cherry blossoms are not there yet, probably it was still the start of the March. But one tree is already flourish. The ground is green and many college students were playing on the ground. The transportation from university to airport is also convenient, you just need to take link train. There are many yellow O2O bicycles there, really convenient and amazing. The purple cloths are everywhere. Enjoyed the sunset! Also might a uber driver who is a student in this university. She is also hardworking. If I came here one year earlier, I would consider applying to there graduate program.
  • The environment was really nice, a nice place for a sweet reminiscent walk and it was free when I went in so even better!
  • This university is actually pretty selfish. They don't do college visits or accept international students. I think they think they're as good as Harvard.
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