University of Wisconsin Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Madison, WI
Website
www.wisc.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
28,167
Part-Time Undergrads
2,134
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$10,378
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,628
Room & Board
$8,024
Acceptance Rate
69 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1760–2090
Average ACT Scores
26–30

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The number and variety of people
  • Expansive academic programs and resources
  • The atmosphere
  • Summertime and the lakes

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Walking up Bascom hill during the winter
  • The distance between some academic buildings
  • Bar crowds
  • Lack of parking

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Wisconsin Student Reviews

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3 College Senior

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

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I have no clue what the Greek system is like; I have never felt out of place.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's very safe considering how large (number of students and square miles) the campus is.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is really expensive compared to off- campus, but you are closer to places.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: It is a ton of fun, but there are a lot of drunk people walking around.

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