McMahon Hall UW Reviews

North Campus University of Washington

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2.5
9 months ago
Double Room

Great location: close to most of the main buildings on campus, and walking distance to UVillage. Very old legacy building with brutalist look and interior. You share a bathroom and a living room with 7 other people. Great view if you have a room facing mt. rainier if you're lucky.

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4
9 months ago
Double Room

Pros - the cluster layout allows you to meet more people/enhances the social atmosphere - most affordable double room on campus as far as I know - closest dorm to the IMA, UVillage, the Quad, bus stop, etc. - insanely beautiful views on the balconies - private bathrooms - main floor patio - exercise...

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5
10 months ago
Double Room
Verified Student

Best place for social life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2.8
11 months ago
Double Room
Verified Student

The room itself is incredibly dusty behind the desk and would be very hard to clean. Rooms have pretty good windows and the balcony is a plus. East windows have views of the lake and Mt Rainier. It is nice to share stuff with a lot of roommates and the custodians clean the bathrooms for you. Good wa...

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4.5
11 months ago
Double Room
Verified Student

McMahon hall is cheap, but the pros outweigh the cons. You live in a cluster with 3 other rooms, all with two roommates, around a bathroom, common area (has a couch and table, with space for a TV and fridges), and a balcony. The location is also quite convenient, the majority of campus is less than ...

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4.3
1 year ago
Double Room
Verified Student

CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED. The social cluster vibe is so great for making friends. There is a ton of storage (under beds, giant closets, drawers, cabinets), PLUS you USUALLY will only share a room with one other person. It’s such a great vibe. The living rooms and balconies are perfect for socializing a...

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3.5
3 years ago
Double Room

McMahon is super underrated in my opinion. Your best time at UW could be spent here with the right roommates. The bathrooms aren't super clean and private, but they work. The rooms are also fairly small, but the common room in each cluster is perfect for making buddies and just hanging out.

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1.5
3 years ago
Double Room

Didn't actually live here, but visited plenty of times. The first thing you notice when you walk in the building is the weird dead fish sort of smell you usually catch a whiff of at the pier. To make matters worse the elevator routinely breaks down and when it actually works its slower than my frien...

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3.5
3 years ago
Double Room

The nastiness of mcmahon depends on the cleanliness of your clustermates. Luckily, you don't have to clean your own bathrooms. Someone comes in to clean 1-2 times a week. Talk to the other kids about not leaving food in the sink when they wash their dishes (there's a large hallway sink to wash dishe...

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3.5
3 years ago
Double Room

The showers sucked! Very small, dark, and narrow. It’s located super close to everything, the rooms are fairly sound proof, I never had problems with my roommates being too loud but that could have just been my friends. You can get a really good view and a balcony is always a plus for hanging ou...

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