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

Greek Life: it's not something you need to join to have a social life or have fun. I'm not a party of Greek life but still have friends in Greek life and attend Greek parties with ease

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Sellery which is known as the more social dorm and is in the center of campus. I love the people on my floor, and how close I am to stores, restaurants and all of my classes

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: we have a pretty open campus so people who are not students can walk into almost any building freely, but the police and security do a good job with their job

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am pretty neutral towards the Greek life. It is definitely good for some, but not everyone's cup of tea.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is so much school pride at my school that I almost want to never leave.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: There is so much to do here that you can't possibly do it all. From social venues to concerts to food to health they have it all.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: I love everything about this campus.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: THere are all different sorts of people here, not just one type.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: It was complicated and time consuming. It ended up okay, but I am still struggling with costs.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: There are people of all different ethnicities, sexual orientations, and political standings.

5 College Junior

Computers: One of my friends broke her computer earlier this semester and has been fine. Our school allows you to rent apple laptops for 3 day periods, which really helps students who do not have access to a laptop at home.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They focus on what is important. I always feel safe.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of options with every kind of food imaginable.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I really can't give a good review on scholarships since I only have one. I have the PEOPLE Scholarship which is a full ride scholarship that pays for tuition for four years. There is a large span of scholarships available for students.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Partying and alcohol are a big part of campus. It can be somewhat easy for underage students to get alcohol if they have friends who are of age. It seems that parties tend to be frequent on campus. Happening every weekend except around the time of exams.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The tech support on campus are very knowledgeable and reliable. They know a lot about both Windows and Mac. Printing on campus can get expensive after awhile, but there are a couple places that offer free printing if you don't have your own printer.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There isn't a large amount of racial diversity, but there is a good amount of other kinds of diversity. The organizations for the various minority groups are close to one another and understand what kind of challenges they face as minorities.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Cost of off-campus dining options can be described as average. Generally higher costs but that is to be expected. There is a decent variety of options as well as typical chain restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere in Janesville is a very neutral base. Janesville is the city of parks, so there are parks everywhere you go, but not many activities for anyone over elementary age to do. There Is disk golf, the ice rink, fishing, or the bars. You can go shopping at general stores or the mall in town, nothing to spectacular. There are no cultural events and no one really knows whether you are a student or not.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Our off campus housing ranges from a ten person house all the way to luxurious high rise apartments. Almost every single one of the off campus housing options offer parking for an extra fee for cars, but bikes and mopeds tend to be free. Every apartment that I have toured so far this year has been extremely nice and relatively cheap to live.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: On State Street which is at the end of one side of the campus leading to the capital building, there is a huge variety of local restaurant. These restaurants all range in their ethnicities and they are all relatively cheap.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is extremely easy to access at any time of the day when a student is feeling hungry. There is a huge variety of options ranging from ethnic options from around the world to strict vegetarian options. Relatively cheap to eat at our dining halls every day, can get a little pricey however.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Being a large campus it is fairly easy to encounter a person who uses illegal substances. It is not something that every single person does however. It is very easy to find plenty of people who do not participate in illegal activities.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: UW - Madison has been ranked as the number one most athletic and attractive school in the nation. Everyone here is very intelligent and extremely hard working. With all the hard work does come with a lot of fun ranging from fraternity events to football games to laying out on Bascom Hill, the people at this university are amazing to say the least

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: University Health Services has two locations on both ends of campus so it is very convenient to receive health care assistance. I go to the UHS for allergy shots monthly and have seen them when I was feeling sick the beginning of the year. Safety is a concern wherever you go regardless of the university. UW - Madison is in a large city, so yes there is crime, but the police task force are extremely pre cautious and willing to assist any student in need. We receive emails and text messages whenever there is an event that may cause harm to a student.

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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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