Guys & Girls

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

Guys & Girls: Rated the hottest campus in America of 2014, as with any college campus there is all sorts of different people, a nice variety.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls are typical blonde sorority girls and you wonder how the guys got into college.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls are the perfect combination of attractive and smart

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of different types of people on campus, attractive, not so attractive, and same with all the personality traits. Plus side, you can find anyone to match your own interests, if you do a bit of searching and find the right organizations.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is really nice. Easy to strike up a conversation out in public or in class. Everyone likes to have fun but is ultimately there for an excellent degree and a good future.

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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 76 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 76 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

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

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

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

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