I love the University of Washington. The diversity, people, community, dining, and life as a college city-within-a-city is amazing. The people have a cool vibe, are educated, politically sane, articulate, and well informed. The area itself, including the eclectic U-District, features an endless amount of restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, coffee shops (gasp!), thrift stores, media stores, music shops, trendy boutiques, and plenty of vibrant unique stores - you have to pop in to see what its all about. Overall, the campus is breathtaking, the faculty world-reknowned, and the area very hip and trendy.