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

Greek Life: I am not involved or interested in Greek life.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the animal science department and CALS at madison

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: I was admitted into my program when I was accepted into the college. I feel this was very beneficial for me because I didn't have to worry about other classes and I could take ones that I enjoyed.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: state street has a wide variety of options for everyone.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus can be secure and safe if you make it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I feel the campus is strict with some things, but there is a lot of stuff that goes on with out getting caught.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are some that participate but if you chose to avoid them its not dominant.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are great and the resources provided set you up for success. Many great people come out of UW Madison!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really know much about Greek life but I would say it is pretty average. It's not necessary to be in one because it's so easy to have a social life without that in Madison but being in one can be a good experience.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is quite a bit of diversity in all areas and alot of different cultures.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love this city so much and the culture and atmosphere that come with it are fantastic.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's a pretty easy going campus and if you're smart you can't get into much trouble.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Every night is a good night.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's very overpriced and the quality isn't very good. There is a great atmosphere though and it's the perfect place to meet lots of people!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are quite a few options to help with safety but more options at night would be helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone is so spirited and it makes for a great time on game days!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: It's very cold and snowy but beautiful.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The variety and quality are amazing. I eat out every week. I'm broke. Please give me money.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not have any troubles with applying for financial aid. My most important tips would be to apply as early as possible and research all options that are available to you.

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you identify as a minority, scholarships are 1000x easier to come by. The cost of this school is easily the worst part.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus housing options are in very nice condition. The cost of living in Madison is just downright expensive. Where I'm from, an apartment that costs $900/month is probably $2700 in Madison. There is often an additional monthly fee for parking. Most options are very close to, if not on, the campus.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I did not start drinking alcohol until I came to school here. I never felt pressured by my friends; it was my decision to drink. I know plenty of people who do not participate and have a wonderful experience here anyways. I see a fairly great amount of marijuana usage, but I have not experienced use of more serious drugs. Policy enforcement in residence halls varies based on the hall itself and the house fellow.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: Not having your own computer at school would be very inconvenient. Although there are computer labs in probably every academic building and residence hall on campus, doing homework late at night or wanting to Skype your family would be bothersome. ResNet in the dorms is HORRIBLE. I do not get WiFi everywhere in my room. Sometimes when I am on the internet in my room, it will disconnect and I'll lose whatever I was working on online.When it does work, it's painfully slow. VERY FRUSTRATING. UW Net is reliable most of the time and fairly quick.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: During the day, I feel completely safe on campus both alone and with a group.

At night, I do feel a little unsure walking around alone. I work off-campus and walking to and from the bus stop alone can be a little scary. I have not had an experience that caused me to feel this way, just instinct.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: As far as my experiences can tell me, our campus is rather accepting of minority groups. Many of my friends who fall into minority categories participate in scholarship programs reserved for minorities. There are many opportunities on campus. I identify as a minority myself being a female engineer; only 19% of the College of Engineering is female. In this circumstance, I feel accepted and even welcomed.

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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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