Poplar Hall UW Reviews

West Campus University of Washington

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1.8
11 months ago
Double Room
Verified Student

Pros: - Its close to campus Cons: - Fire alarms every other day. - Shower is tiny and no bidet attachment. - Smaller dorm building. - No stoves on any of the floors except the second. Most halls on campus has one on every floor. - Boring - Water pressure is terrible.

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4.8
11 months ago
Double Room
Verified Student

Bathrooms fine, sink water pressure a little low, rooms very room for doubles (not triples though). Quiet hall but I like that so I can get actual sleep and study. Also the closest dorm to campus and the ave. Only drawback is the only kitchens are on the second floor.

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4.5
11 months ago
Double Room
Verified Student

Poplar Hall is the closest dorm to the university and the Ave, which is why I rated it highly in terms of location. However, because it is close to the Ave, the dorm is closer to the street violence that could/has occurred on the Ave. The dorm has spacious rooms, as most of the rooms are doubles wit...

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4.5
11 months ago
Triple Room
Verified Student

Poplar Hall is located on West Campus just outside the campus's central area. It is located right beside University Way NE (aka "the Ave"), a popular street full of food, dessert, thrift stores, escape rooms, Target, and the Neptune Concert venue. You also get a great view of Red Square, the Ave, ...

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4.3
1 year ago
Double Room
Verified Student

I lived here in a double my freshman year. I had almost no complaints about the building itself, except that there's only one kitchen in the entire building, unlike most newer dorms with one on each floor. However, I also felt like this dorm was a little quieter than other dorms like maple or McCart...

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4.5
3 years ago
Double Room

Underrated because it's a smaller hall and there's still two elevators to service the whole building. Always quick elevator rides, never had one of them trips where you hit every floor on the way up/down. Very good proximity to the ave with the alleyway exit, district market and local point right ac...

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4.5
3 years ago
Triple Room

Triple in what should’ve been a double, but I think it was ok! you need to tap your student card to take the stairs so it felt pretty safe. There’s only one kitchen in the whole building which kind of sucked, since others had one on each floor. Location is the best out of all west campus dorms since...

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3.8
3 years ago
Double Room

Compared to the other dorms, Poplar is a centralized location, being the closest to the Ave and Red Square. The District Market, buses, and Dining Hall are all located just across the street. The Northgate bus is right outside, which was very nice. My year had everyone talking to each other, and ...

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3.8
3 years ago
Triple Room

Pros: - Nice view of Red Square - Pool table on the 2nd floor that isn't as crowded as Maple's - Close to campus and food (the Ave/Local point/District market) Cons: - Nobody talks to each other - Low water pressure in bathroom faucet

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4.5
3 years ago
Double Room

Small hall, not super social just due to the lack of people, but everyone I met was always super nice. I think poplar dorm rooms tend to be bigger than other halls so that's a plus. Only downside is there is only one kitchen for the entire hall rather than one kitchen per floor like in most halls.

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