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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4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of challenging courses, and also easier courses to get credit. Your choice.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are top notch, sometimes not super accessible on a large campus, SOAR registration makes signing up for classes easy IF you know what classes you want ahead of time. Great libraries, and numerous study spots.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Heart of Madison = lots of diversity

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: But I live at home

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of opportunity and activities

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Heart of Madison= Tons of local and global food

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Really fun. It's great to walk and hangout with your friends at night

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A lot of alcohol, sometimes weed. No one peer pressures

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is really easy to find off campus housing. Totally worth it

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food is decent, but gets old very quickly. There is a lot of good food off campus

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most kids move off campus after their first year, but living conditions on campus are average

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics is a huge thing at this school, it will be no surprise if at least a couple people you meet are die hard sports fans

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Crime happens mostly off campus and usually at night.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Solid computer/network systems. Has not failed on me yet

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Not very diverse. Mostly Caucasian, but everyone is super accepting.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Freezing. Gets cold really quickly, but that's Wisconsin!

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Everything is awesome except for the weather, gets pretty cold

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's super fun. Especially on game day/homecoming.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone here is super nice, making friends is not even a question.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Make sure you focus on good grades and good test scores.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many opportunities; they are endless.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love 7A! It is in a dumpy older building, but it's not the bjuilding but the people in it!

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: sometimes you just get creeped out and need the escort service to get you to your dorm.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Terrible unless you live in state or under a bridge.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students do a lot for the entire campus and community and also throw great parties. there is no real greek v. non-Greek rivalry at my school.

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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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