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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Receiving my 12th choice dorm, I am a little biased. I found the housing process to be a bit frustrating in that regard, but putting my hassles aside, I think they have a process that works well overall. Lakeshore is pretty far from anything social on campus, and is where I currently live. It's nice to have the dining hall in Dejope and sports amenities so near by, by it is a hike to any of my classes. The social atmosphere is great in the Southeast area, but quite low in the Lakeshore area. The cost seems pretty ridiculous though for such a tiny room.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life (as a non-greek member) has not affected my life on campus in any regard. I have met plenty of great people at the events they hold, but at the end of the day there isn't a rivalry or hatred for one another. There are plenty to choose from and people generally get into one of their top choices. I have considered a professional co-ed fraternity, which are great to expand your knowledge and build connections. Overall I think Greek life does good things for the individual and community.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is taken to the next level at the University of Wisconsin. During football games, the streets are flooded in red and white, and thousands of students go to the games to support the teams. Whether its football, basketball, or hockey, students are competing to get the season tickets and show off their school spirit. There are tons of intramural and club sports offered, as well as free sports facilities to just have fun on your own.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, I love how hard-working and diligent the students are. There truly is the "work hard, play hard" attitude on campus. Throughout the day the libraries are filled, and at night the streets are filled. The professors, from my experience so far, are extremely knowledgable in their field of work; however, it is apparent many are here to do research and not to teach. Without a doubt I would choose this school again, it just requires much more effort and studying than I ever could have imagined. I think one thing that makes our school unique is how united all the students are.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: It definitely could be more diverse. There is a very noticeable white majority on campus, which can sometimes cause some friction between cultural and racial understandings

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people look out for one another when it comes to drinking in parties and they try to be safe while having fun.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For starters, I am in a First Year Interest Group, which focuses on a certain topic. I chose the "Youth, Education, and Society" FIG as it was very interesting to me, since I am very interested in education and it's role in both society and youth development. The classes are noticeably smaller, with only nineteen students in two of the three required classes, and the other course being a lecture course with around 80 students. The FIG also has a discussion section that keeps all of these classes together my referring to topics from all three courses. I also love the ethnic studies course and its integration and collaboration with other courses and departments. The class style is often more relaxed and a bit unorthodox, as they are focused on the discussion portion of the course rather than a direct lecture.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of alumni decide to be active after they leave or graduate from the school. A large portion of grad students that obtained their bachelor's in UW-Madison remained here as instructors, professors, and doctoral candidates. Both the professors and the instructors are well trained, have great understanding of their students, and are socially conscious about the environment that they are in, regarding to race, gender, and other differing factors. The centers and services all over campus is great, without any complaints on my behalf.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am so happy to be here and I am so thankful to my family for encouraging me and helping me get here. I will pick up my loans and other financials after I graduate, and I constantly search for scholarships and opportunities to help my family with the cost. I know I am getting a top-rate education and my professors and TAs encourage us to do well and come to them for assistance. There are a ton of interesting courses that I wish I had time to explore.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from this university is huge and looks really nice to graduate school admissions managers. Many students continue to do research or go to medical school or law school, and almost all of them gets jobs within their desired career and can use their degree in the future.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The university is very informative and provides updates about crimes within 24 hours of it being reported. It also provides services to those involved and requires incoming freshmen to educate themselves or attend campus events regarding sexual assault, drinking, and cultural appropriation.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: This is my second year in the dorms and since I was a returning student, I was allowed to pick the exact room and dorm I wanted. I live in the neighborhood that is considered to be farther away from the center of campus than the other neighborhood, but it really doesn't make a difference. The housing staff and janitorial staff are all pleasant and friendly and as long as you leave your door open the first two weeks of class, its easy to meet people on your floor.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek Life, but those I know who are involved love it. A lot of out-of-state students join because they have a built-in family while they are on campus. Greeks and non-Greeks get along just fine, I have never heard of an issue between the two.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are huge here, but the athletes are expected to do exceptionally well in their classes too. All the teams do really well, and there is always a large crowd of students cheering for the teams. Saturdays are weekly holidays when the Badgers play at Camp Randall and the entire campus turns red.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm from out-of-state, so it was a little hard at first to make friends, but I got involved in band, a few clubs, and participated in lecture/discussion and now I have a decent group of friends. Badger football games are unlike any other college football game. Right after the third quarter ends, the entire stadium of students and alumni jump to "Jump Around" and the energy of the crowd is amazing. Even though I'm pretty far from home, I wouldn't change my decision for anything. I love this school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have lived in the dorms for two years. The first year I had a small room but excellent location. The second year I was further away but the rooms and pods were great. Everyone pretty much leaves their doors open.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Students are very involved in the athletic culture. Always attending football, volleyball, hockey games. It is a great experience to attend even one game and see all the pride and support for the school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors at this school are always willing to discuss topics with students and they always know more then just what they teach.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UW Madison is a great school, i love the classes. Hate walking uphill.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am not sure about my ability to gain entrance into vet school.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Im healthy, the lack of air conditioning is bad for my asthma though.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living in Tripp, its old and beautiful. Lakeshore is quiet.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not have any part in greek life. I hope people enjoy it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Badger pride always, but not big on sports. oops.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I honestly would not put money on saying over 50% of the campus population is white. The majority is, obviously, but there are a number of other prevalent races, too. Namely, Chinese and Korean.

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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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