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. Work out when and for how long to visit University of Washington and other Seattle attractions using our handy Seattle travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Tourists would travel to the University of Washington, the correction is so pretty. Beautiful pH looks away building one, one felt historic stories. In the middle of the van sat in the middle of the campus students also see Chi and weightlifting close some travelling alone can travel comfortably. Recommended!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Although I'm not going to go Chinese lessons on the Macedonia University, but could not prevent my walk in the Chinese Sheng Macedonia University here. Although I would love to walk in the open full 櫻 flowers under a tree, but this time seasons I'm not, only a green haven of tree leaf 幫 resistance Dang hot hot sun light you!! College Park here, to finish you can see Students lailai-wangwang, he seems too young up, watching the University of how much the Building there is a smell of different national custom!!
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  • August 8, 2017
    Just walked through the Uni in search of something i was looking for, but it was a sensational walk while doing the searching.. A beautiful view of snow capped mountain in the background while surroun...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    A pretty nice campus close to the Pacific Ocean. I enjoyed walking through it on a sunny day. I've been at more impressive universities but this one is worth checking out if you have the time.
  • May 1, 2017
    I visited the grounds for the recent cherry blossom bloom. I was impressed with the architecture around the campus - old mixed with modern buildings. I would love to attend if I had the money to!
  • June 9, 2017
    This is such a great collage such a pretty campus and great staff. They a answer questions when i called this school their administrator was nice unlike USC their administrator was rude and would not answer simple questions and the hung up.
  • June 6, 2017
    I was once told to check my privilege by a professor, it was for raising my hand to answer questions in her class. It was a clear example of everything wrong with UW. She, dissatisfied with the response she was getting from her class, as I was one of the few people willing to answer questions, doesn't look to change the style of lecturing to better serve the students. In fact, almost every professor at UW did not care about their students learning, especially the hard sciences.
  • July 7, 2017
    Facilities have good maintenance. Views are spectacular.

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