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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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Madison's restaurant scene is diverse as can be!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: You really don't need a car. Park it in a cornfield outside of town?

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I love my dorm neighbor guys. I have a ton of guy friends and guys I can study with. Smart and cute is a great combination!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: It's great, but bring your own laptop or PC. Wireless in the dorms is speedy quick.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: I have a rainbow of friends, colorwise and love what the various groups on campus bring to our part of the world. there is a lot of respect towards anyone and whatever they are into.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think the strictness level is fine. I think the school looks at it more as safety than looking for rule violators.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is more readily avaiable than it used to be. Don't cave into the landlords. There are more places than students these days.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses never come as often as they should in winter!

5 College Student

Facilities: I love it here. Parties are wild and the girls are hot

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Transportation: there aren't any, besides the local bus

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Majors: I'm not in a specific program

3 College Junior

Majors: I wish there were more programs

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I just would have went to a place that applied to my future

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: school is pretty laid back

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I feel pressured to drink

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Generally pretty easy to find a place up until February or so. If you want one of the large places close to campus need to get into it earlier though. A few new sites popped up this year too. My favorite is Cribspot.com because they actually worked with my student group and gave us some funding. Also have the most places I think.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I live right across the street from the dining hall and never got sick of the food. There is late night options and it was brand new when I got to school!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: It's really nice here. Then there's about 4 days of fall and all of a sudden its cold bitter winter.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Voted the most attractive school in the big 10! Most everyone is nice and we definitely have enough eye candy!

8 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People stay safe about their drinking, however, it is a very predominant aspect of UW culture. It is very easy to say no! People really don't care if you drink or not, as long as you don't party foul their cup!

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are not many scholarship opportunities for me my freshman year. I applied undecided major and that affects your ability to get scholarships. Also at a school of 40,000 undergrads you must be one of the top 1% to receive any financial aide.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: I used my laptop for everything. There is campus wide free wi-fi and I was able to access it almost everywhere on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: As a big university, any game day it is very hard to find parking. It is reasonable and average compared to other universities.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Madison is one of the most beautiful campuses worldwide. From Bascom Hill, to the lake on Memorial Union I never get bored of what I see. There is a mix of modern and classical architecture and who can forget lake Mendota.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Wisconsin property management online was the most helpful tool for helping me find non-residence hall housing. The process was quick and open houses were held frequently.

2 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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