Location
Madison, WI
Undergrads
28,167
Tuition (in-state)
$26,628 ($10,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2086 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It just depends on the classes. i think there is a good mix of all types of people

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I have no clue what the Greek system is like; I have never felt out of place.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's very safe considering how large (number of students and square miles) the campus is.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is really expensive compared to off- campus, but you are closer to places.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: It is a ton of fun, but there are a lot of drunk people walking around.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Teachers are thorough and helpful.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: it is relatively easy to find a major-related internship.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They have high gpa requirements even though the college is very difficult to do well at.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: There are people from all over the world.

5 College Junior

Academics: It is easily one of the top schools in the nation.

4 College Junior

Academics: I like it obviously, but it is a difficult course.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Football and basketball are popular and awesome here.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It could be a little more strict, but it is effective.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The housing selection is first come first serve. Smaller apartments usually go last.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Crime on campus isn't common.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek students and non-Greeks are all treated the same.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's really nice getting to know people that live with you, especially in Chadbourne (CRC). Try and go to as many social outings provided by your dorm as much as possible. Also, try and pick somewhere that has a restaurant or cafeteria located in it. The housing process is usually very smooth and they make it easy to get in touch with your roommate. Also, all of my classes were located by my dorm (10 min or less) which is part of the reason I picked it too.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The parties at Madison are large and active. The majority of parties happen after home football games and people mostly celebrate after they've focused on their academics.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I feel that Madison does a good job of providing financial aid to those who need it.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Nothing is better than sitting on the green grass of Bascom Hill and getting some work done. Or just people watching, that works too.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at UW-Madison are a huge part of daily life. Whether you are going to be drafted into the NBA or if you are the star of your intramural basketball team, you always have a good time.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is a huge part of student life, most of it revolving around varsity sports. Even some of the less popular sports are well attended and very fun to watch. Fans go all out on game day and its great to see and participate in the school spirit. Intramural sports are also very popular and easy to join no matter the skill level.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great option for incoming students because of the proximity to classes and school facilities but also because of the community feel living in a dorm can provide. The cost of dorms, however, is high relative to the on campus private apartment buildings. The housing process is fairly easy when living in the dorms and each dorm is equipped with all the amenities a student needs, like laundry and lounges. There is a dorm that matches every type of student and if a student is unhappy in their dorm the school helps place them in a better fitting living situation.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The camaraderie and family feel that this school has is amazing for such a large school. If you're traveling abroad, chances are you'll meet a former or current Badger and there is an automatic bond. On game days or other large events, the school really comes together. It's amazing to be part of such a large community that is so devoted to learning and educational advances. The school takes pride in the accomplishments of its students and the students take pride in their school.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus itself is a great blend of urban and rural. You can walk along the lake or out to Picnic Point for a bonfire, but also be in the center of State Street in 15 minutes. The recreational facilities are a great resource to stay healthy. The libraries are excellent as well; you can reserve a study room or just browse the stacks. The school has all the possible resources students could need for studying, socializing and recreation.

3 people found this useful Report
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Marie Puissant
Hometown
Green Bay, Wis.
Major
Marketing and English
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Students put a lot of time and energy into their undergraduate education. Luckily for those at UW, many feel it has been a positive experience. The college atmosphere, expansive campus, and intense academics are only some of the reasons students enjoy UW so much. Students feel they are able to form relationships with other students, as well as their professors. Furthermore, UW leaves them prepared for their future.

An individual’s undergraduate experience is one of the most exciting times in their lives. It is often the first time they are away from parents and making serious decisions about their future. Therefore, it is essential to pick the best university to spend these busy years at. UW offers amazing academics, an inviting atmosphere, and energetic student body. Its location geographically makes it comfortable as well as gorgeous. The facilities are very accommodating, as is the transportation system. Though like any school, there are things that can be improved upon or changed. Parking remains a prevalent issue, for instance. Fortunately, though, issues such as diversity and improvements to the quality of the dorm food are being addressed. Students generally leave the school feeling satisfied and prepared for what’s to come. Wherever you decide to spend your undergraduate years, definitely consider the University of Wisconsin as a practical, exciting, and fulfilling option.

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