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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  • UW has the best STEM and business programs in the nation. The campus is kept very clean and the scenery is beautiful.
  • Having participated in a couple clinical trials at the UWSOM at the UWMC, I can attest for the professionalism and expediency of the employees there. From the clinicians to the study coordinators and reception, everyone is diligent and respectful. As a public entity, the institution finds a great balance between serving the public and improving our health while consistently delivering high quality academic advancements from many of the clinical trials that happen at the UW.
  • Really pretty campus and great athletics department. Thanks Dir jurgen for the nicely marked greens . u guys rock
  • idk why this point is labeled as the university- it's just a staircase. If you want to meet up with someone, do it at Red Square. It's a great college, just an fyi about the map cuz I was confused.
  • Good school, but can be challenging to work with. I appreciate that they’re willing to talk to you.

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