Local Atmosphere

Location
Undergrads
19,743
Tuition (in-state)
$19,029 ($9,300)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: There is always something going on but, most of the time it involves money. There are many unique and well known places to shop and eat. Parking is pretty bad, especially parking enforcement. They are money hungry.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I liked the town of Waukesha. There wasn't a lot to do around the campus but I did go off campus with friends sometimes.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is pretty decent. There is always something going on as long as you keep an eye open.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Lots of things to do. The beach is down the block along with many museums just to start with.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I'm still getting to know Milwaukee, but I like it so far. The local theater scene is pretty excellent.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 116 responses

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Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 114 responses

  • 80% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 11% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 2% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 8% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 113 responses

  • 57% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 35% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 9% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 113 responses

  • 31% Totally.
  • 62% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 7% No way.

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