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Madison, WI
Undergrads
28,167
Tuition (in-state)
$26,628 ($10,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1989 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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Local Atmosphere: There are a few other universities, but they have no real presence. I would recommend Tenney Park for ice skating in the winter. The geology museum is awesome, too. We have a dinosaur there.

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Off-Campus Dining: There are an unlimited number of places to go. Madison has something like the second-largest restaurant-per-capita in the United States.

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Off-Campus Dining: My favorite restaurant off-campus is Noodles, which serves pasta, and there are a bunch of other good ones, like Sunroom Café and Amy's Café.

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Off-Campus Dining: You've got your fast-food and then your normal restaurants. I like Madison's downtown area more because it is bigger, and there is more to choose from.

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Off-Campus Dining: If you have a car there are tons of good places out by East Town Mall, like the Outback Steakhouse.

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Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants in the downtown area consist of everything someone could have a craving for, and prices range accordingly; the closer to the capital, usually the steeper the price. Some good spots include Qdoba (cheap tex-mex burritos), Noodles (cheap assorted noodles), Potbelly's (cheap hot sandwiches), Amy's Café (cheap assorted sandwiches with a semi-Mediterranean menu), Madison's Dining and Diversions (reasonably priced assorted menu), the Great Dane (reasonably priced burgers), Ocean Grill (somewhat expensive seafood), and Takara (somewhat expensive sushi and hibachi).

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Off-Campus Dining: If you are looking for high class, look around the capital area, which has a ton of great restaurants such as the Tornado Club.

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Off-Campus Dining: Madison has the most restaurants-per-capita in the Midwest. State Street is the place to go for food. BW3's is a great wing place, Qdoba is an awesome Mexican/taco place, and if you like noodles, there is Noodles & Company. Many great restaurants are all in a short proximity to each other.

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Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants by the capital are all good, notably the Magnus and the Casbah.

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Off-Campus Dining: Madison also has a lot of different ethnic spots. The Casbah has an unbelievable Mediterranean cuisine. Some restaurants are more expensive than others, but then it gives you the option of going somewhere swanky for a nice occasion.

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Guys & Girls: Madison is a beautiful town-everyone I meet is attractive. Everyone is very friendly and down-to-earth for the most part. You can meet people easily, and most people smile at you on the street!

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Guys & Girls: Everyone wants to meet people. The students are really friendly, and I'm sure you'll make close friends quickly.

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Guys & Girls: Well, as a guy, I was in heaven. I had fun-let's put it that way.

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Guys & Girls: Some guys are hot, some are ugly. It is the same with the girls. I met my boyfriend here, so maybe you'll meet one, too.

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Guys & Girls: Most of these people are from the Midwest-Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Illinois-so if I were to group all the people, it would be a Midwestern mentality. Most people are very nice, but you always have those jerks that are full of themselves.

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Guys & Girls: They are hot! I mean come on now-there's 40,000 students, so you have a whole range to choose from!

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Guys & Girls: There is a large selection to chose from at Wisconsin. The girls are very pretty and the guys are really hot. I have never had a problem on the guy front for sure! Plenty of eye candy here.

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Guys & Girls: I can't really say about the guys, but the girls are gorgeous.

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Guys & Girls: The guys are hot! But of course, many of them are players, so be careful! In general, they are really nice, and you meet a lot of cool guys. The girls, on the other hand, tend to be catty. Since I'm from the Midwest, I see a drastic difference between Midwestern girls and East Coast girls. The coasties are annoying, but it makes Madison more diverse, so you'll learn to deal. Don't worry, though, because you'll meet tons of great friends. The people at Madison are really nice; you definitely feel the Madison hospitality.

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Guys & Girls: Everyone's hot here! Just come to Chi Phi, and we'll show you a good time.

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Guys & Girls: It's hard to walk to class here without checking out at least a dozen people in this town. Most of the people you'll meet are Thursday through Saturday partiers, and Sunday through Wednesday studiers. It's all about trying to juggle work and play at this school. You have to do both.

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Transportation: Public transportation is great. If you are a student, you get a free bus pass every semester to ride the Madison buses.

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Transportation: The bus system is always running, and bus passes are free.

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Transportation: You can get anywhere on the buses. There's no mass transit rail system or anything-it is not needed. However, I always had a car, so I never used the buses.

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Transportation: It's very convenient. The Madison Metro buses are great.

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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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