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Reviews 2237 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: This school focuses more on research than the undergraduate courses, this makes things more difficult. I feel that some classes are amazing, fun, and insightful. Others are then completely boring, I learn little, and some are very confusing/not organized well. For some of the more difficult courses I think going to a smaller school would be better as they focus more on undergraduates.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Wisconsin-Madison is so amazing. I am a first-generation student and the idea of going to a big school was always my goal, but frightening at first. As soon as I got there, I felt like I automatically part of a large family of Badgers and alumna. It is a one of a kind campus and many opportunities for all types of people. I don't regret it at all. I am returning as a sophomore, and I cannot wait.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My freshman year has been one of the best of my life. UW-Madison has given me so many unique opportunities. I am a part of 2 clubs, a sorority, and homecoming committee. I really feel like I've found my home, no only with my major and academics, but with my extra curricular activities as well. I would choose my school again because there is a good balance between academics, clubs, sports, and social life.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't attended the university yet, but I've had difficulty already. I couldn't get into the classes that I needed to take as prerequisites for my major and instead wound up taking a few random gen ed classes to get them out of the way. This is likely due to the fact that the school has so many incoming freshmen, but I really need to work on the classes that are major specific since I have enough credits coming in to be considered a sophomore. The whole process was very frustrating, and I felt like I didn't matter to the university. Maybe this will change as classes begin, and I'm hoping it will.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, I am pleased and proud to say that I attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I love discovering new places to study and have found that the options are limitless when it comes to unique places to study. I also enjoy the city and constant commotion of people around campus. I have had only positive experiences when it comes to classes and engaging professors and teaching assistants. Not only does the University offer endless opportunities for people no matter what their hobby may be, but the professors and my fellow peers have stimulated and motivated me to progress academically in ways I never imagined.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first year at school has been one of the best years of my life. There are so many different opportunities available. It's impossible to not find a place to call your own. I love the atmosphere. We're definitely a college town, and it's exhilarating to see the enthusiasm everybody has for the school. Yes, classes are tough, but the credibility of the education I'm receiving puts the toughness into perspective. I wouldn't trade my experience for anything in the world.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Wisconsin offers a vast amount of academic, athletic, and social opportunities to anybody who is willing to take advantage of them.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: What's not to like? The people are beautiful, the classes are challenging, the parties are great, the sports are terrific, and the degree has weight behind it! It's an amazing balance of the work hard/play hard ideology.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Campus is just the right size and I have met a lot of friends.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Transferring was a "different" experience because Madison is HUGE! But overall it was a good choice for me.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is nothing I dislike about my school or my classes. It's impossible to be bored and I love the community. The only downside is that I am five hours away from my friends, but I have made lots of new ones.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Madison. There is always something going on and there is never a dull moment. For the most part the people are great and really friendly.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Best experiences of my life. Do not have a bad thing to say about living and going to school in Madison

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The only thing I would have changed, would be the fact that I don't have too many friends here.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've loved my time so far because everyone has been kind and great to me when speaking. Math was never a topic I enjoyed and I always received a B. When going to my college, I had a great professor and ended up earning an A.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and am a badger at heart. UW Madison offers such a wide range of opportunities and is highly recognized in a variety of fields. I loved knowing in my first semester that whatever major I chose would provide me the skills and resources to excel no matter what the field. The campus has a great atmosphere and I met so many great people in my first semester. I only wish that the unversity cared more about its students (I'm talking administration not faculty, faculty is amazing). Going to a school this large can definitely make you feel like just a number when is comes to financial assistance and counseling. Even with this pitfall, if I had to I would definitely choose my school all over again.

4 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Started out a little rocky, found my place and now I never want to leave.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has some of the best programs in the country. Initially, I was a little lost about what I wanted to do; however, the advising staff here is excellent. In addition, the classes are great and you can interact with your professors if you put the effort into meeting them.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Wisconsin Madison has opened many doors for me and I am very grateful to be a student there.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It took a little while to actually apply but it was easily taken care of.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It seems very expensive but it's actually less than living in a dorm. They're nice to be out of housing, convenient, and are fun.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: State Street is great and provides a change in the food scene but if looking anywhere else off-campus the locations are usually fast-food.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: There are a multitude of school policies that are expected to be enforced in the dorms but aren't that serious.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: They offer a lot of variety with nice dining halls and convenient locations but they food gets old.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms and buildings are old but that's what makes it UW - Madison. Great place to live and I can't wait until next year!

2 people 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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