I'm applying to UW this fall and I would like to hear about the academic rigor at UW. I attend a competitive public high school (top 50) where numbers are everything and frankly it is a rather disheartening if not poisonous environment. Teachers are not that great either.
I don't particularly want to attend a school where it'll be a repeat of my high school. I don't want to be stuck in my room from afternoon to midnight studying 7 days a week.
While I am not an All-As-Forever-And-Always snob I am disappointed in myself the few times I get Bs. I want to attend a school where the amount of work I put in will give me good results. I have good study habits and am willing to put in the time, but As mentioned before I don't particularly want to have to spend hours and hours in order to get an A.