Do you think the University of Washington in Seattle is a good place for someone just starting out computer science? I'm thinking about going their as a post bac and I really want to start anew.

i very nearly went to udub if it was not for the fact i missed their obnoxiously early application deadline

it is a good school for these sorts of things compared to other schools but i do not think it matters so much where you go. if you truly like the subject matter you will succeed, every college from princeton to community college in the hood teaches programming in the most ass-backwards, stupid way, if not computer engineering altogether