You will absolutely need your own laptop. You might run into problems if you don't bring a Mac (virtually everyone has a Mac), but it's still totally possible.
Computer labs are plentiful, state-of-the-art, and loaded with great software. Huge student discounts for the high-quality printing (lots of options, you get $20 of credit each semester pre-loaded onto your printing account). It's great to have your own printer but not necessary, most things can be submitted digitally and school printing is cheap.
The wireless is pretty fast but very spotty in a lot of the classrooms, some places you can't get it at all.
A lot of great spots, and the Milwaukee Public Market is only a short walk away. Lots of hipsters in the area, so if you're vegan, they're expecting you.
You don't have to apply to get in to a specific major. Freshmen do not declare a major until halfway through the 2nd semester, which gives you plenty of time to decide if your major is really the right one for you. (It's also easy to switch if you change your mind) There's a huge difference in the number of students between the majors, all of the design classes are large and engaging and then, in some of the fine arts classes, you'll only see a dozen or two students (drawing and painting, we're looking at you). Despite this, the faculty for all majors are excellent and the school doesn't skimp just because there are only 6 people in your class.
I am an Integrated Studio Arts major, so I have a lot of flexibility over the classes I take. You have got to have a huge amount of motivation, especially in the fine arts. Workload is intense, but ultimately you decide how hard you want to work. I really love it because it doesn't restrict me from working in any media I choose.
Wisconsin weather is notorious and there's a good reason for it. The snow, sleet, rain, hail, dangerous wind (or all of the above... simultaneously) plus traffic puts commuters in a nasty spot, but the teachers are very understanding about it, and most of them will let you text them if you're going to be late (just ask, they'll probably let you).
School is almost never cancelled for the weather, which is awful for anyone in searing -30 wind waiting at the exposed bus stop down the road.
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