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University of Washington, Seattle
(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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  • I row for a Master's Rowing club in Oregon and we competed with a lot of other crews at the UW Boathouse on Lake Union. (I think that's the name of the water area!) 
  • We have been taking campus tours because we have a high schooler. The campus is absolutely gorgeous. Being from California, it's nice to see green landscapes. The school itself is very highly ranked, ...  more »
  • The University of Washington is like a city within the city. The campus is huge but is also very beautiful and has a very safe feeling to it. The surrounding U-District provides affordable dining opti...  more »
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  • OMIGOD........ I FREAKIN LOVE THIS UNIVERSTY!!!!! GRADUATE OF 2019!!!!! yay!
  • I'm gonna go there when I'm probably 18-19 but I'm only 11 years old now but it's my dream to go their so it's awesome!!!
  • 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.
  • Had chance to visit during the Convocation in June 16. Beautiful Campus with stunning view of Mount Rainier. Quality of Education imparted prepares students as future leaders in their respective professions and the culture makes them good human beings.
  • Huge campus. It has some good spots with a great view.