Location
Madison, WI
Undergrads
28,167
Tuition (in-state)
$26,628 ($10,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe. I also feel very healthy. I know where I can get help if I need it.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug use is present, but not widespread. It is usually not a big problem.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is very convenient. However, it can get pretty slow during the winter.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is present, but not a big deal. They are known for partying a lot.

3 College Freshman

Weather: During the summer, it is sunny. During the winter, it is snowy.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are police officers everywhere. I feel very safe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Football games, parties, great academics, different seasons, variety and quality of food, etc.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is alcohol pretty much everywhere in the Southeast dorms and area of campus, including the apartments. Lakeshore has less of it, but it's still there. Other drugs are common too.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are two different neighborhoods, Southeast and Lakeshore, with SE being louder, more social and in general more party oriented, while Lakeshore is more introverted and quiet. All freshman should live in the dorms.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of options, however some places are kind of pricey.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I love Madison. There is always so much to do no matter what mood I am in.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There were quite a few reported robberies/break-ins/assaults etc. earlier this semester, but overall I have always, personally, felt safe.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I personally think we have a lot of options. of course, after about a semester it does get a bit repetitive so trying to places off campus is nice too

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants and switching it up every so often from campus dining is great

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love love love UW-Madison and I wouldn't have gone to any other school. coming from California, I think that says a lot

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: We have a pretty diverse and accepting campus except I do hear some negative remarks about certain ethnicities and such at times

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The University Health Services (UHS) are super helpful and I've been there multiple times

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Staying in shape and sports are a huge part of campus

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: The lots re extremely crowded at all times... but most people don't have cars on campus so it isn't really a problem

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: The wifi can be slow at times but everything else is fine. I brought my own laptop so I haven't had the need to use a computer yet, but they are available. Our DoIT Tech Store is also very nice and can help you with questions regarding your computer, and sells software, etc for a good price

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There re so many attractive guys all over campus. Just casually walking to class or stopping to get coffee and I see at least a few attractive guys.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't personally apply for financial aid so I wouldn't know

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: there are a lot of different options for living outside of the dorms but on campus. Many choose to live in apartments starting their sophomore year, and depending on how much you are willing to spend, you can live in extremely nice places. Houses on campus are also another popular thing

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: A lot of people complain about the weather and how cold it gets, but I don't mind it at all. I'm originally from California so I thought I would have a hard time here but as long as you wear the right clothes, you're fine!

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love the local atmosphere here. There are so many friendly people and the energy surrounding campus and on campus is fantastic

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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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