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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at UW Madison has been amazing. My favorite part is the culture of this college town. Everyone is very hard working but still knows how to manage their time to be able to have fun. The most unique thing about this school is the city that it's in. Madison is positioned on an isthmus and campus is right on Lake Mendota which is huge. One of my best memories was last year during finals I had been in college library right on the lake studying for hours and needed a break so I was able to walk right outside and rent a kayak and take a break by kayaking out on this beautiful lake. If that's not one of the coolest things you've heard about studying for finals, I don't know what is.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though the class sizes are large I didn't feel like just a number

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are always people around campus encouraging you to work for them

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I would never walk alone at night without a group

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Expensive but a great way to meet people

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Seems very easy to make friends through Greek life

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fans will travel across the country to watch a game

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I learned a lot from the diverse people I met here

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far with my experience, I've enjoyed most courses and professors. Many are easy to communicate with and are really approachable. There are some professors that do not want to speak with you until you have gone through your TA, or anything else before, which is extremely unhelpful.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many of my friends have started internship projects on campus while being a student, then receiving a full-time job offer after graduation. Employers who show up at career fairs are great and understanding since they are open to any student and will likely offer to work around their schedules.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus is not 100% danger proof, but it is safe if you stay aware of the people you are around and of your surroundings. Crimes on campus occur monthly, but not enough for me to feel that my life is in danger every day on campus. I feel safe on campus, but will usually stay on my toes in suspicious areas.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but from the houses and apartments of friends' that I have been to are decent. It is spacious enough to hold the max amount of residents. The social atmosphere within the campus housing is also warm and welcoming. All the campus housing are extremely convenient for students because it doesn't require them to drive to school, but a couple minutes long of a walk to class.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life at school is very involving and supportive of their fellow members. Members have thrown events to raise money for their fellow members to study abroad, or something similar. The atmosphere of the Greek life is very welcoming.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: UW-Madison has a strong and great athletic foundation. The fan support and school spirit here is astounding, with streets filled with students wearing school colors and props. Many students stay involved with the athletics offered at school. The athletic facilities are decent, but not up to great standards. The school plans to remodel the facilities which is a great idea as it will be able to satisfy many more students' wishes.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience thus far at UW-Madison is amazing. There are plenty of opportunities given to students to broaden their knowledge and personal experiences. My favorite experience so far is becoming a part of the Hmong American Student Association Club where I was able to meet new people from all over the place and became good friends with them. With friends of different backgrounds, everyone benefits with new experiences that they never thought of or learned of before.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Let's pay for our friends!

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The university is great if you are looking to challenge yourself.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit and the facilities are excellent! However, when I was a part of one of the teams, I felt I wasn't receiving enough individual attention, that I was being overlooked for other athletes, and also that there were many cliques within the team.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The teachers are incredibly smart, but with big class sizes, it is easy to get lost and stay lost. Also, freshman year there was a lot of pressure to drink, and I did not do as well in my classes as a result, because I felt that is what "required" to party in order to be a Badger.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel like the quality of courses could be better in some cases, however, I understand it gets difficult when you're in a lecture with 200-300 other people. I like how with bigger lectures there are discussions as well (this is when the class is broken down to about 20-30 students with one TA). This time is extremely helpful because it's the best time to ask questions and make sure you're on track with all the material discussed in lecture. I also find it super convenient that every TA has office hours, so if you can't make it to your TA's hours, there's bound to be someone else available to help you when you have time.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I don't have much experience with this myself yet, however, I have heard that UW-Madison has a very degree value. This school is ranked in the top ten of the nation, so it's understandable that graduating from here is seen as impressive and appealing to future employers.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel like there is somewhat more crime/safety issues on our campus versus a smaller private school but it's not something the school can stop from happening. UW-Madison takes safety very seriously and provides a great amount of security and promotes their numerous safety services options all around campus. Whenever something concerning the safety of our student body occurs, everyone is notified of the crime in our e-mails so we're all aware of our surroundings and what to do if we need help. I honestly feel safe when I'm on campus. Even though crime is inevitable, there are many pre-cautions that have been shared with us to make us less likely to be involved in threatening situations.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is super convenient for going to class and studying and not having to worry about commuting. I lived in the dorms my freshman year and they were about what I expected space/privacy-wise, however, I never expected to make so many friends! The social atmosphere is the best thing about living in the dorms! I don't know what I'd do if I didn't meet the people who I consider my best friends now! The dorms make it very easy to study in groups, have people to go to events with, and overall just to find people that share your same interests and are going through the same experiences you are.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The the University of Wisconsin-Madison we have amazing athletics with an incredible fan base! We have 3 large athletic facilities spread out around campus that have a great variety of equipment and space. Our school does offer many intramural and club sports that get a lot of participation which is super exciting! Our varsity teams are exceptional and at every game you can find screaming fans and hear awesome cheers no matter what the score! At UW-Madison I believe our school sprit is top-notch, it's literally impossible to walk outside without seeing someone in Badger apparel

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school because of the great sense of community. It seems like everyone at UW-Madison has the same goals, we all want to get great grades to achieve our dream careers while still being able to enjoy ourselves on the weekends! Whether you attend a football game or a music concert, one can feel the the love and pride we have for our school. I'm so glad I chose to attend UW-Madison because there's no where else I'd rather be! This school has it all, great academics, research opportunities, almost a thousand student organizations, incredible sports, food, entertainment, and the list goes on and on! When you're not studying in one of the HUNDREDS of libraries, there are endless exciting opportunities waiting for you all around campus!

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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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