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University of Washington, Seattle

Categories: Tourist Spots, Educational Sites
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4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • Although, I was staying in the central Seattle, I took a long ride in Train and got off at UOW to see this learning hub. The campus is beautiful with lovely landscape around it. Wish i could start my ...  read more »
  • We had an unexpected stay in the University District. We had no idea how close the University of Washington campus was from our hotel. We had our dogs with us and needed a place to walk them. As we to...  read more »
  • Some pretty buildings copy of British universities... The library in this church is majestic. Worth it a visit? Why not if you want to dive fuck, take the subway, see W Stadium... and have a partial view of the city
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  • Good school, big though. I recommend it if you like the area, have a specific career goal. My time here went by too fast and would enjoy studying some more. But it's difficult at my age now. Wished I would have stayed longer and had more time to explore the school and area. Beautiful campus in all seasons. Should have had more after school activities, not just studies. Good academics, facilities, etc.
  • Surrounded by a great amount of diversity and perspectives. I was fortunate to graduate from such an impressive and enriching institution. Beautiful campus. Great professors. Wonderful facilities.
  • I was only here on a tour so I didn't see all of the university. However, I can say that U Dub has a really beautiful campus, which is huge (one of the biggest I've seen). Most buildings were really modern and the faculty seemed really nice. Also, the famous cherry trees were in bloom when I went so that was awesome! I don't know what to say, I feel like it would be a great place to study and pursue a major.
  • Worth a stop. Specifically, go check out the HUB, Rainier Vista (+Drumheller Fountain), the Quad (especially if it's cherry blossom season) and Denny Hall, Union Bay Natural Area, the stadium, the new light rail station, the atrium in the computer science building... It's a pretty campus. There's a self-guided campus tour and a self-guided tree tour. Both entertaining. Oh yeah, and they're a top notch university.
  • Bark dust air quality nuisance. Lazy bones UW grounds-keeping staff spread this hellish, dusty stuff allover next to public transit stops. It blows up into the air, and acts like tiny spears, poking into the lungs, eyes, and exposed tissue of the victims. STOP THIS. They should be sued.
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