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Reviews 2746 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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1 College Junior

Party Scene: It's all over all the time.

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1 College Junior

Party Scene: It is very heavily influenced

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4 College Junior

Academics: It's very hard but prepares you

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3 College Junior

Diversity: It's not very diverse but someone from a small town then it's diverse.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking is a huge part of this campus.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a lot of professional opportunities

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Sexual assault is a huge problem on campus that is not handled very well at all.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Sometimes the student employees don't know what they are doing and everything is the same all the time.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't participate in Greek life just because of the reputation they have.

4 College Junior

Athletics: A lot of money and time are resources are spent on athletics for this school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school has a lot of variety and opportunities for students. There are always things happening on campus and it is a very busy city. Research is always being done on campus so it is great to get involved with that.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a huge variety of courses on campus so my view will be skewed but I have had both good and bad professors, or classes that were just too boring to me personally that I couldn't get out of bed and out to the class.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Madison is a difficult school and we certainly get a lot of employers looking into Madison. For example, I am studying real estate here and we have one of the best real estate programs in the country so there are a lot of big companies and large employers that look for graduating students. The alumni network can be effective, it really depends on how much of a connection you have to someone.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe. There is a lot of campus security and even when I'm out alone late at night I see them going around. I don't think there is much campus crime, I know that there is some theft from time to time but the problem is people being too relaxed and leaving their house unlocked and stuff. I always lock up everything.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live it can be the best or the worst. Living on campus you want to be in the south east dorms, preferably Witte or Sellery Residence hall. Those are the huge freshman dorms that have the best social atmosphere. The cost is expensive though for how little space you get. The coed floors are a plus too. I didn't struggle with the housing process but I was in a learning community.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a lot of fun if you're in it. Most people in greek life tend to look down on those not in it a little bit. I find it to be very fun and good for meeting new people. I joined a fraternity late so I was able to see both the non-greek and greek side of the school and I personally prefer going greek.

The Greek housing is amazing here. A lot of the houses are right on the lake so you literally have a mansion with all of your friends right on the water. Some houses have docs and some have a little beach and even water volleyball which is super fun. The housing is the best part.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball has been a huge contender especially in the Big 10 in recent years. Also football is huge as well, there are a lot of really cool traditions that follow football games like jump around after the 3rd quarter for an example. Those are very big and get a lot of attention during their seasons.

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

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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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