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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The only true crimes that happen on or around campus are sexual assault cases. Health services on campus are not very helpful and often offer little to no help despite making students waste an hour or so of their time waiting to get an appointment.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are very passionate and understanding of their fields of focus. They do care about the students and how well they perform in the classroom.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life absolutely is in control of this campus and community. Parties happen all throughout the week and, as someone who has most of their friends in Greek life, it can sort of isolate those who are not in Greek life and make them feel inferior or excluded. The resolution though... joining clubs and organizations around campus to escape the Greek scene.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Although our athletics are in sort of a transition year, events are extremely enjoyable to attend and exciting for everyone. Again, the only struggle is that individuals seem to think that the only way these events will be fun is if they drink insane amounts of alcohol, and that sort of ruins it for some others.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While the classes are alright, I am not a huge fan of the people or social scene at this school, which is heavily based around drinking and doing all sorts of drugs. I live in a private building which is inhabited by all the same type of people and, believe it or not, almost every single person is involved in Greek life (I am one of the few exceptions). It is very difficult and often very ostracizing living in this otherwise extremely nice building, as everyone tends to go out to fraternity parties and bars, whereas I am left here alone. Many of the people are very difficult to be friends with and, while the school proclaims it is not very Greek, it certainly has an extreme emphasis on partying. Students also don't seem to care very much about school (I've noticed many students skipping classes on a frequent basis), so it is difficult to gauge how many people remain enrolled here.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assaults are just about the only crime I hear about on campus. A lot of roads and paths on campus are poorly lit which is concerning but police are present. I carry pepper spray just to give myself peace of mind when navigating the city at night. I usually feel safe but sometimes feel nervous or anxious walking at night, especially on a weekend when people are out drinking.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses are diverse, professors are professional, but they have some trouble with TA's. I think the math TA's need some reforming. The class sizes are reasonable and they styles depend on the professor but are usually well organized. The only time i've had complaints is with the math department TA's.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from this school looks great. This is a fairly exclusive and high end university. Courses are challenging and the degree programs are well-rounded. The advisors on campus are great for career and academic planning. Connections with the advisors can connect you with research opportunities, jobs, and awesome recommendation letters.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The people I know who are part of greek life tend to talk down upon those who aren't. But, ironically enough, the sorority sisters rarely are as close as the let on. I am interested in a professional sorority, however, and those are much different. They're low key, open, and usually just filled with average college kids.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I suppose we have a great athletics program. But for people like me who aren't athletic or into sports, its kind of irrelevant. Sometimes we're meant to feel badly about ourselves simply because we aren't into sports or working out.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: TA's range too widely. I had a TA in a course who only gave us the hardest problems she could find relating to the recent subject while other TA's were pulling problems directly from the homework. That just isn't fair. But I love the night life, there are lots of restaurants and things to do, the campus is diverse, the instructors are top-notch.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe during the day on campus, but at night, I tend to feel very uneasy and a lot safer in a group of people. The crime is alright for the most part, but there are quite a few crime warning emails that get sent out.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the most part, classes are pretty nice. The professors are extremely professional and know the subject matter well. There are so many different types of classes offered for a variety of majors/interests.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love some of the residence halls but others are not so great. Depending on the hall that you live in, the noise levels will differ. The social aspects depend on the person. And the cost is a little too pricey

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I think that if you are in a Greek, you get judged and stereotyped quite often.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit here is better than any other. The camaraderie at this school is fantastic especially on game days.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that this school is great, and the academic atmosphere is pretty good

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Pre-gaming for football games isn't partying as it is a tradition!

4 College Junior

Party Scene: If you want to party, this is a great school to go to. Just remember how tough the academics are before it is to late!

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene seems pretty limited in scope at our school, unless you consider beer a drug.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police are everywhere. Not to bust kids, but to make sure everyone is safe. They really could care less about underage drinking but just make sure everyone does it responsibly.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are very difficult yet all my classes were at least fairly entertaining. Professors knew everything about their subjects and expect a great deal from students.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am a second semester freshman and I have already met contacts who will be extremely helpful in my career search.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: No real complaints. It is what it is. Nice to meet other new students but one year is enough. Couldn't imagine living in campus housing for more than one year.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I joined and have met so many great people right away through greek life. I personally would recommend it to any incoming freshman to at least give it a shot and meet the guys during rush. No pressure to join.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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