Location
Madison, WI
Undergrads
28,167
Tuition (in-state)
$26,628 ($10,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1984 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Junior

Greek Life: There really isn't a greek life. The only people that are permitted to join are people who are high achievers.

2 College Junior

Transportation: Everyone is responsible for providing their own transportation to school. However, students are encouraged to share rides with each other so that finding parking won't be such a big problem and it will save everyone a little money. but other than that, there really is not other choice to getting to school than driving yourself there. You could call a taxi but taxi rides are 5$ and that can add up fast.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There isn't much for college age students to do in this town. Not many stores to shop at, no where to really 'hang out'. This city does offer a nice variety of parks to play sports at but other than that there really isn't anything to do. A lot of students go out of town to shop or hangout.

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4 College Junior

Weather: The entire campus itself rarely closes so it is almost always readily open to students. The school is really good about notifying students of any changes that occur on campus and if they will be changing their opening or closing times due to something.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: I'm just going for my generals while trying to take classes within my degree. It's good and teachers are helpful. there aren't much internship opportunities but it is a smaller city so it's understandable.

College Junior

Majors: I've never had an internship position before.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My school has finally began to build on campus housing. So all students are currently living off campus. Apartments around here usually are income based so if you don't meet those requirements, you are pretty much screwed over. There aren't a lot of different ones to pick from and the price range is relatively close. However, I feel that cost is a big thing that hinders students to getting a place of their own. The school does provide a list of apartments, amenities, and prices. I wish the school and apartment owners could work something out with each other (student discounts, special leases, etc). But until on campus living is available, everyone just has to find a place to stay.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The staff and students work together to maintain a very safe and secure place to be. I'm not sure if we even have 'campus police'. However, all doors are open until the campus closes at night and that makes me uneasy especially during 'down times' because you don't know who is or isn't a threat.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Nightlife: There aren't a lot of bars or anything around here. Not many people stay in town to party. There are taxis that people can take if they have had too much to drink which is nice.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: My campus does not have a lot of diversity. However, no one ever singles out one's race, religion or sexual orientation. The majority of the students at my campus are Caucasian with probably less than a dozen others who are not. However, it does not seem to be an issue and everyone is very open and accepting to people who are different.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not a lot of students engage in drug or alcohol use and if they do, they are good at hiding it. I do hear some students talking about (binge) drinking and I do know they are not of age yet.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It gets very cold in the winter but you can't beat the summer here with Lake Mendota

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are many greek housing options available because we have all of Langdon Street dedicated to greek life houses.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are always parties going on and it is a great nightlife here.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is great because there is always something going on.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: This is one of the most diverse universities in the country.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing can be very cheap but on campus is much more expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It is relatively cheap or free and very accessible.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are not many financial options for out of state students but there are some.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There are about 40 libraries on campus and all have computer labs. The internet is very fast.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are always people at the bars on campus and at parties.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are police all around campus and I feel relatively safe all the time.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The city of Madison is amazing and there is always something to do and somewhere to go to have fun.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I've found it difficult to get decent financial aid at the school. If you take summer courses in addition to the semester courses, they don't offer enough in loans, and I am almost never applicable for the scholarships through the school after I fill out the brief questionnaire.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: For those interested in languages, you can apply for dorms that center around the language you are interested in.

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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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