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

Athletics: Intramurals can get alittle too competitive at times (especially in southeast). Varsity sports are simply impeccable.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has a pretty strong presence on campus and can be hard to avoid at times. They are all pretty homogenous and can be pretty judgmental at times.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's always something going on, no matter what night it is.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Many cases of theft, and occasional violence. Don't walk alone at night if you're a girl.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's VERY expensive and you have to start searching much earlier than you would think. A lot of variety though.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: State Street has a lot of variation. Pretty much every type of food you can think of.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It can be VERY easy to get into trouble, especially freshman year. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Very beautiful city. Quite by the lake, lively toward State Street.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are many opportunities for ride share programs. Airport located very near campus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There aren't many minorities on campus. I haven't heard an cases of prejudice, just a midwestern thing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Its not too strict to where we can't have any fun. Its perfect

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus is extremely helpful especially in the winter when its freezing cold

5 College Junior

Athletics: Nothing beats a Saturday Badger football game or watching the basketball team make their way deep into the NCAA tournament.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Scholarships: I am in much financial aid, and the FAFSA does not adequately inquire about my finances. I receive help, but not in the amounts that I need in order to have money play less of a stressful role in my college experience.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: It is very challenging and pushes students to their limits. It really prepares us for entering the workforce once we graduate from here.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: I believe that diversity is still a nationwide issue for colleges, and this school neither excels or falls behind when it relates to diversity.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Weather: It is not fun going to class when snow covers the ground and eventually turns to slush. Also it is not easy going from class to class in boots and a heavy winter coat when it is freezing outside.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Transportation: The fact that students get a free bus pass is great, but taxis are always too busy when students need them.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The variety is fantastic with a large array of foods that will satisfy any craving day or night.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is strict, but it is intended to keep students safe which is fine by me.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: My program is amazing. They use real life applications and scenarios that give students the best idea of what to expect in the workforce. The program here is not just a major, but it far transcends that of a classroom environment.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Majors: I was unfortunately applying for the School of Journalism during their first period of accepting freshman into the program which made it much more competitive and harder to get in. I think participation in clubs and organizations along with a proven writing ability is what they value the most.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Nightlife: There is a wide variety of bars/clubs that satisfy an individual's social scene preference. The transportation via cabs is horrible, but the Metro system is very good.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The amount of school pride from faculty and students alike is unparalleled. The city and the university interact like nothing I could ever imagine. There is never nothing to do here and always a fun time.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Not very strict, pretty lenient.

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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