Campus mood

<p>Do we have any current students posting on CC who care to comment on the current mood at WWU? Have the state budget woes affected you in specific ways? Can you get the classes you want? Are you happy with your decision to attend?</p>

<p>I used to go to WWU, I transferred this fall quarter though. I guess that answers your question if I still feel good about my decision to attend. It is <em>extremely</em> difficult to get into the classes that you need, and almost everyone I knew at WWU was dealing with poor advice from advisors leading them to being unable to graduate on time because classes or class space was not available. For example, there is a class that everyone in my major has to take before they graduate, and yet, it is only offered once or twice a week with only 35 spaces each quarter. And yet, there are hundreds of people graduating from my major each quarter. </p>

<p>I would recommend going to UW if you want to go to college in Washington. UW is far superior academically and the campus is fantastic in comparison. </p>

<p>Hope this helps!</p>

<p>GreenSeattle: I'm assuming you are implying that advising and course availability is much better at UW. Is that because there is less competition for senior level courses? Do you know how freshmen and sophomores at UW fare wrt getting into classes they need?</p>

<p>I'd also like to hear more about the difficulty of securing classes. I visited WWU this weekend and I loved the "mood/vibe" of the school and in a question & answer session asked about the difficulty of double majoring and graduating on time. They said it was possible and even that it was possible (with one major) to graduate in 3 years. Maybe it's a case by case thing? Or I just didn't hear the big picture at the Q & A :)</p>

<p>^ I have a friend who started last fall, and will be technically a junior by the end of spring quarter. She started with some IB credits and has taken more than the typical number of credits, but seems to be on track to graduate in 3 years w/o too much of an issue.</p>

<p>My daughter is a freshman at WWU and hasn't had trouble getting into the classes she wants. I expect it may be more difficult once there are fewer classes that she needs for her major, but so far she has been on track but what with her community service credits she is also taking more than a full time load.</p>

<p>When I was a college advisor at a seattle community college we often had students taking classes there, because it was impossible to get the distribution requirements/entry classes at UW.
My older daughter also found that when she wanted to take a specific summer course that Reed didn't offer, it was already overloaded at UW so she took it at a community college.</p>

<p>DD had no trouble getting any classes she needed and is a three-year graduate. A couple of her friend in different majors also are finishing in less than four years.</p>

<p>I'm in my fourth quarter at Western and only a few times have I had a hard time getting a class that I needed. And honestly a lot of people think that they "need" a class when really they have many options. Granted there are some very full credit load majors who truly do need certain classes their freshman year. However it is very possible to double major and graduate in four years.</p>

<p>And as one of the admission people said during a tour, "If you student says the can't get into a class, ask if there were openings in the 8, 9 or 10 am sessions".</p>