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

Campus Strictness: Every dorm has a House Fellow, a person that enforces the rules. If at least one roommate is under 21, alcohol is not permitted in that room.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: At the University, you only find drugs if you are looking to find drugs. I myself am not a drug user, and not came across drugs.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is a lot to do. Parties can be found on every street; there is never a bland moment.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I think for the campus overall the diversity is not bad. but in my major(where I spend and socialize most) it is a pretty big slope to white males form a rural background. But I am a blackfemale from a large city.
There is a large Mong community here and that makes for a change but once again that is in the overall campus.

I have not run into any racial issues though I know of some who have. but the college is really on top of trying to take care of it as soon as they know about it. the problem lies more with people (maybe) not coming foward.

There is has been a push to keep moving in the right direction of having a more diverse campus and CNR majors.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Has a great blend of cheap or higher scale. and Also of the different or the same old. Coming from a large city I wish there were more places ans some a little closer ( its like a 15 min drive to Burger King) But i will not lie it is much better than I thought it would be when i looked into comeing to this rural area. And a lot more diversity as well. Walking down one street you can get Koren, Chinease, Pizza, Tacos, Pasta, Burgers, Japanese, All day breakfast, Family Style, and Greek

5 College Junior

Academics: I came to UW-Stevens Point because my major is in the field of Natural Resources and UWSP is one of the leading schools in the nation in Natural Resources. It offers many changes for undergrad to become involoved in research projects and present at conferences. Be the research an extendion of a professors or something the student started on their own.

Because UWSP is know for Natural Resources(NR) there are many students who come from all over to major in one of the 11 specialties This has caused a bottleneck issue when it comes to registration in biology or NR. The facuilty really tries to make adustments by opening up more classes or subbing in something that is related if needed. But it is a issue.

There are computer labs in all academic buildings that close at 6PM. The Dryfus University Center(DUC) labs close at midnight. And all resident halls have 24 hour labs. The library has computers ste up in mini labs and a large computer lab(LRC) on the first floor. The library closes at midnight and the LRC closes at 2AM.

The library has 6 floors all that have quite study areas available. There is also a basement that house the Tutor Learning Center(TLC) where students can come for help with writing papers or speeches. Or they can sign up for 1-on1 tutoring or free group tutoring.

The science building houses the Math Room which is open to students Mon-Thurs for free help with any level of math. It is staffed by Math majors who are there to help with homework, studying for a test or just some tutoring

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4 College Junior

Academics: I'm an Wildlife Info and Ed major with a captive wildlife minor. My college is amazing at Natural Resources which my major is a part of. The issue I have is there is a Wildlife research and management major and there is an Evironmental Education major and my major is sandwiched inbetween them. There is nothing that I have in my major that is geared towards the infomations and education specialty I have in wildlife. I have to take from class that focus on one or the other of those majors and than adapt it to fit with what I am studying. I will say the prof. help as much as possible.

3 College Junior

Computers: The computers at UW-Stevens Point are not the most up to date computers but they are also far from the stone age. They have both Mac and PC in 3 of the 7 on campus labs and in the residents hall labs. The others have only PC

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you want to make friends your freshman year stay in Sellery or Witte... I didn't and regretted it

They're not the nicest dorms but they're social and everyone loves living there

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: We party harder than any other school. There are always a thousand things going on every weekend, you hardly even have to look.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: You can't beat the student section at Camp Randall. Our athletic programs are top-notch and the students, faculty, and alumni all show their pride. On game days the whole city is red

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're interested in greek life definitely check it out! The greek system here is pretty laid-back compared to a lot of other schools, but they still do a lot for the community. Most sororities are fraternities here have genuinely nice girls and guys who know how to have fun and still keep their grades up

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are very rigorous. Despite being a "party school" almost everyone here is extremely smart which makes classes graded on a curve very competitive and challenging. Most of my professors have been very good. TAs not so much... Go to your professor's office hours

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4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of places to access computers and wi-fi is you need to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Gordon commons looks very nice but the food is only okay. It's pretty good as far as dining hall food goes but it gets old. A lot of options though. Babcock ice cream is sold everywhere though and you can't beat that.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a fair amount of geographical diversity (students from the midwest, northeast, california...) and definitely somewhat of an LGBT community. Many different political and religious beliefs (a lot of catholics and a lot of jews.) Racial diversity.... almost nonexistent. Basically everybody is white except for a handful of asians that all live in chadbourne.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Gordon's Commons was just redone this year and has SO many options. There is something for everyone, including people with dietary restrictions. Pricing is super fantastic, and cheap. It is also super accessible to students.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking on campus is limited due to the large student population. If you are able to find a spot on game day, you have been granted a miracle.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you want a place to eat that isn't a dining hall, there are more than enough options. Any kind of cuisine can be found on State Street, and most places deliver. The pricing is also geared towards college students, so nothing is too expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: We are a Big Ten university so athletics are very important on this campus. If you are not a student athlete, you are a huge fan, regardless of your athletic capabilities.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are top of the line. Although Wisconsin is known largely as a party school, people study just as much, if not more than they go out. There is a large emphasis on academic excellence and obtaining educational success.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a family studies and human development major in the School of Human Ecology. It is a very manageable major, with many general education requirements. Advisers are always easily accessible due to the small number of students enrolled in my specific school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Facilities: UW offers two student unions with many food and recreational options available. The athletic facilities are top notch for football, basketball, hockey, swimming, rowing, and more. There is a plethora of libraries to choose from, often with varying atmospheres to suit your study style. There is always at least one big event happening on campus each night, so students always have something to do. The main hangout is Memorial Union, outside of which is the Terrace, offering a lake view, food, drinks, and music.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I am an Elementary Education major, one of the toughest programs to get into at UW-Madison. The program is 4 semesters long, with the workload being very writing and reading intensive and involving school observations and student teaching. The curriculum is tough, only for those who seriously consider a career in teaching, as it should be. We have some of the best professors and are frequently exposed to award-winning guest lecturers. I love my program, despite its vigor. Job opportunities post-graduation are often left up to the student, but professors are likely to give recommendations.

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: Nightlife is mostly for 21+, with a plethora of options for bars just a short walk away. State Street and University Ave offer more bars and "clubs" for undergrads, while the Capitol Square is geared more towards young professionals. Most, if not all do not have a cover charge. Underage nightlife usually consists of house parties or some of the bars that don't strictly ID. Most locations are within walking distance, but many cabs or buses are available for those who don't want to walk.

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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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