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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.

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.

5 Recent Alumnus

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

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.

1 person found this useful Report
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!

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Wisconsin is one of those unique schools that not only has excellent academics but an incredible sports program, as well. Football and basketball are HUGE, but there is also strong support for other programs like hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Lots of fun traditions, especially with football (JUMP AROUND!) Athletic events are fun even for people who may not be interested in sports.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lots of parties, we love to have fun. House, apartment, greek--It's not guaranteed you'll be let it, especially if you don't know the host, but there are always many options. However, if partying isn't your thing, it's avoidable and there are plenty of other fun things to do as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Obviously, they don't promote drinking, but they know it exists, so they focus on encouraging students to make healthy and responsible decisions. The police are fairly lenient--as long as you aren't obnoxiously or dangerously intoxicated, they'll leave you alone. Residence halls are more strict, although it really depends on your House Fellow.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I enjoyed the a la carte system, it kept me from getting more food than I needed and it prevents food waste overall. I was also impressed with the food itself--for cafeteria style food, it's tasty and there are a variety of options. It can get old after awhile, but it is very convenient.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties can almost always be found. They are harder to locate when it is cold out, but during the beginning of the school year, they are EVERYWHERE!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus can get expensive, especially some of the new apartment buildings, but there's plenty to choose from that's affordable. There are more options for parking, but that can be pricey.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Madison has an awesome restaurant scene, there are tons of places to check out on State Street, lots of which are locally owned. The food carts near Memorial Union are also pretty neat.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Very prominent on campus but is looked at as cliquey.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Sports are everything here! The fitness facilities are very subpar for average students, however.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Have not experienced much off-campus dining. But what I have experienced has been great!

4 College Senior

Administration: Just strict enough to keep everyone safe!

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Many options all over campus!

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The government didn't grant me very much financial aid, despite my family's situation. Finding financial aid has been difficult but I have not reached out to the school for much help either. I guess I'm not sure where to go to get the help I need.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I absolutely loved living on campus. My dorm was only a year old and very spacious and clean. Those I lived around were friendly and considerate. Just enough rules to keep everyone getting along. Would definitely do it over again, but too expensive to live in for more than one year.

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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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