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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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are such a big part of this school. They really tie us all together and we all become a family watching the games.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's always something to do here. I absolutely love it.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never really felt unsafe on campus, unless I was walking home alone, but I shouldn't be doing that anyway.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my dorm (dejope) but the size of the hallways makes it hard to feel like a tight knit community because they're just SO big. I have my friend group in the smaller dorms, mostly because they all really feel like they live with each other where Dejope just feels cut off.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I've never seen any issues with racial inequalities.

1 person found this useful Report
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