Madison, WI
Tuition (in-state)
$26,628 ($10,378)
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Reviews 2068 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Night life is very social and a lot of fun. There is always something going on and it is super easy to meet new people because everyone is so friendly.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: It really isn't a huge part of campus. They tend to remain confined to their own events.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I wish they would break up the experimental psychology course (the most difficult course in the major) into a class that could be taken in combination with different components. The course is only 5 credits, but my counselor even admitted to me that it should be treated as 7. It makes dealing with other courses during that semester very difficult.

3 College Junior

Academics: Like every large university, it can be really difficult to stand out in the very beginning. I feel like many of the introductory classes focus way too much on weeding students out

3 College Junior

Parking: Not a lot of parking ramps. Generally can find a spot on days that are not busy. I don't usually have a car on campus.

2 College Junior

Diversity: I would say that there is a pretty large gap between the perceived and actual level of diversity and understanding on campus. Many students don't really seem to understand or want to understand the challenges that are faced by students of different socio-economic backgrounds.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of availability if you aren't picky, and wide variety of cost.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you use your head and don't walk alone at night etc. You should be fine. Also don't make stupid drinking decisions. Lastly, the all alert texting system is helpful and informative.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Cold and windy and hot and everything in between. Large campus makes walking difficult, but there is a free bus system that is easily accessible.

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!


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Marie Puissant
Green Bay, Wis.
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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