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28,167
Tuition (in-state)
$26,653 ($10,403)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I found my boyfriend there, and I love him!

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are so many women on campus that I would die to have a relationship with. Finding the right one is hard, but there are so many fish in the sea here that it is hard not to find one too!

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The school is so big, that it is incredibly easy to find your niche. If greek like isn't your thing, there are tons of other organizations and clubs to get yourself involved and meet all different kinds of new people

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The students here are awesome

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It just depends on the classes. i think there is a good mix of all types of people

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 5th
    Party Guys
  • 13th
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 15th
    Hottest Guys
  • 23rd
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 25th
    Party Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marie Puissant
Hometown
Green Bay, Wis.
Major
Marketing and English
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Students agree that the student body is very eye pleasing, literally. While there is a little more commentary about the girls, they do not discount the attractiveness of the male population. Looks aside, students do find most people to be accepting and friendly in nature. This "Midwestern mentality" makes it easy for new students or visors to feel comfortable at UW.

UW brings a wide range of people, and with that comes a wide range of personalities. It's not really fair to typify the guys into one group and the girls into another. Overall, there are a lot of friendly people. Whether you're in class, at work, or at a party, it is very easy to find someone to chat with, and more so to feel comfortable in your surroundings. That is the key-to find the environment you're into. On the flip side, you will find those that you clash with. Class-wise, this is great because it creates dialogue and debate, and hopefully both sides will leave the conversation with a better understanding of each other. Socially, this can be a problem, but only if you let it. Know whom you can and cannot tolerate outside of the classroom, and choose your social events accordingly.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
52%
Male Undergrads
48%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Health Services provided at the East Campus Mall location has hormonal contraceptives, birth control pills (list of brands available at the pharmacy, the patch (Ortho Evra), the vaginal ring (NuvaRing), emergency contraceptive pills, Iijectables, Depo-Provera, intrauterine devices, ParaGard Mirena, diaphragm, cervical cap, spermicides, condoms, natural family-planning (fertility-awareness method)
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Helen C. White Library
  2. Langdon Street
  3. State Street
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Lakeshore path
  2. Dormitories
  3. Fraternities and sororities
  4. Memorial Library study cubicles
Social Scene
In general, students at UW are very outgoing. If you are at a house party or Greek social, you are sure to find someone to talk with. The bars are the same way, because students here like to party, and with that comes major socialization. UW students will find almost any reason to throw a party or gathering. For those attending the festivities, it means tons of opportunities to meet new and interesting people.
Hookups or Relationships?
With a campus the size of an average Midwestern city, there isn't one standard of living when it comes to the opposite sex. Therefore, it is hard to categorize UW as a strictly one-night fling or lasting-love type of school. One common factor, however, is the level of maturity that is associated with such interactions. It seems that those choosing to engage in short-lived romances are pretty levelheaded about it, and understand what's expected and what's not. Similarly, those in serious relationships are relaxed and not too overbearing. Having stated that, there are some stereotypes associated with certain groups of people. The Greek System, for example, is believed to be filled with an endless supply of hormones and little emotional attachment. Also, certain dorms are noted as being more promising to those looking for a quick fix. It is really up to the individual to make their coed experience at Madison what they want it to be.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
In general, the dorms and classrooms are the best places to meet members of the opposite sex. First, they're guaranteed to be at these places. Second, the people you do happen to find have at least one thing in common-they either live in the same dorm or are taking the same class. More so, these commonalties are great neutral topics to start a discussion, which will hopefully lead to more. For those not living in dorms or tired of hitting on classmates, try the bars on the weekends. These establishments are filled with tons of people looking for the same thing you are.
Dress Code
UW itself does not enforce any type of dress code per se. Obviously students are expected to come dressed to class, and decently at that. What one wears really depends on mood and occasion. For 8:50 a.m. lectures, you are sure to find a room filled with pajama pants and UW sweatshirts. If it's a Friday or Saturday night on State St.reet, though, girls and guys will be in their party wear. For the girls, it's usually tight black pants or jeans and figure-fitting tops. For the guys, it's clean jeans, a buttoned down shirt, or a soft sweater. Any other time of the day, it is really up to you to choose your apparel and style.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 79 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 78 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 17 responses

  • 20% Dorms
  • 14% Student organizations
  • 12% PARTIES
  • 10% Helen C. White Library
  • 10% State Street
  • 10% Frats/sororities
  • 8% Langdon Street
  • 6% Classes
  • 4% Parties
  • 4% Church!
  • 4% Weekly student-organized events

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 84 responses

  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 17% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 14% None
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 8% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 17 responses

  • 21% Get to know the people in your dorm
  • 18% Organizations
  • 16% Classes
  • 12% Dont stay in your dorm and play videogames all day
  • 11% Go out on the weekends and be social
  • 9% Parties
  • 7% Sports teams
  • 5% Introduce yourself

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 69% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 25% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 17% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Work hard play hard
  • 37% Smart & sociable
  • 11% Diligent
  • 5% Ignorant

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