Location
Madison, WI
Undergrads
28,167
Tuition (in-state)
$26,628 ($10,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of Off-Campus housing options and many of them are much cheaper than living on-campus

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The academics are amazing. The workload is kind of difficult, but if you really apply yourself you learn a lot!

1 person found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: WINTER IN MADISON SUCKS. Walking to class when it's snowy and Icy is awful and classes rarely get cancelled due to weather. It is the only negative thing about this school.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The buses come late a lot, but there are a lot of buses so that's nice. On cold days buses are usually full though and that's rough.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: There is almost always a computer available in the labs. I use a laptop, and the internet works pretty much everywhere on campus quite well! The only problem is the wireless connection in my room.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: It really depends on where you are living. Some RA's are extremely strict, but I haven't experience too much enforcement.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Madison is an incredible town! There is always something to do no matter what day of the week. I never want to leave

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: A TON of people drink on campus. I have not experienced too much peer pressure though. Most people are pretty understanding if you choose not to take part in it.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I didn't receive as much need as I would have liked so I had to take out loans at other schools. They gave me quite a bit though.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I am in a sorority and I absolutely love it, but everything is really divided. Some groups are really cliquey and stuck up and some people definitely fit the stereotypes.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football games are must attend events. We have a lot of badger pride for our sports teams.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is fairly pricey for the things included. You pay for the university housing food, even if you don't ever eat there, which I strongly dislike. Basically, you are only paying for your room and a community kitchen and bathrooms, but the price is far too high to constitute only those amenities.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: People don't often get in trouble for much, but that can get really annoying when you're trying to sleep at 2am and the people down the hall are still partying.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: In deciding on off-campus housing, it really depends on how much money you are willing to spend. There are plenty of GOOD apartments that can cost ~400 a month. However, there are also many apartments that will cost over $800 a month, and if you are prepared to pay that amount, you might as well live in Ogg, Dejope, or Smith halls.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere is wonderful. There is something for everyone here. You have the choice to either live on the outside of campus on the lake where it is calm and quiet, or you can live right in the center of campus and always have something happening just down the street - or in the room next door.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses can get you all around campus, but they are often quite full.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is completely awful; be prepared to experience all four season in one week.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Lots of diversity. Almost feel like the minority being a white Christian heterosexual female

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Nice & close housing is SUPER expensive. Parking is almost out of the question. Aside from those setbacks-most apartments close-by are very nice & fairly easy to view & lease.

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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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