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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: All housing in Madison is shockingly expensive

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The part scene dies when school gets harder

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are an abundance of internship opportunities that are always posted. One that I was offered was too much of a time commitment for me though.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From the apartments I've seen they are all very nice. I will be living in a fraternity next year and am happy about that.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: My experience with Greek life has been great but it really isn't for everyone on this campus. A lot of non-Greeks look down on Greek life but it also goes the other way with Greeks looking down on non-Greeks. A lot of Greeks do give Greek life a bad rep.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's one of the best in the countries. It's possible to party every day of the week.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Nothing beats the Badger pride for their sports teams.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school is very known for drinking and some people take it too far and put themselves in dangerous situations.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Madison is one of the best cities to live in in the United States.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: State Street offers a lot of very good options but it does get expensive to eat out a lot.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: They don't give a lot of financial aid even to people that need it.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is prevalent, but most people make fun of Greeks. They throw good parties but they are pretty snobby.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Although I don't pay attention to sports, they are a huge part of life for some people. But there are plenty of other forms of entertainment.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: There are 2 art museums on campus, a mall that's a 15 minute bus ride away, plenty of restaurants, festivals, and events all the time.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are hundreds of coffee shops and little shops, stores, and restaurant which which you can use your wiscard. There are fun things to do every night of the week, and there are tons of student orgs. Housing is expensive if you want to live somewere nicer than the typical sterile dorm.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received no financial aid even though I needed it. I am a college freshman and am already $5,000 in debt.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are really big, but there are plenty of TA's and office hours times. There is a lot of work compared to what you learn but it is worth it.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are apartments, town houses, houses, flats, and everything in between.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a huge variety of dining options on State Street and around campus. Whatever you're in the mood for, you can probably get it in less than 20 minutes.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have never had a problem finding a party when I want to. They are always safe, welcoming, and lots of fun!

5 College Junior

Local Area: Madison is an amazing town. I'd love to live here after graduation.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I tried to get into the Greek scene at UW, I genuinely thought the girls were wonderful happy people trying to make a difference on campus. However not all Greek life is like that, some girls can ruin it for the rest of the bunch which is a shame, and it leads to the stereotypical 'movie clique' of Greek life at UW. All in all, Greek life is not for everyone but if you think it's for you, just go for it. Does it really matter what other people think anyway?

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on when you plan ahead to the apartment you want. If you wait too long it becomes a hassle and a pain in the butt. If you end up planning your housing situation ahead of time you should be good to go. Housing in Madison is expensive, if you want to be close to campus so the decision is entirely up to you. Convenience vs. Price.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in a new dorm on campus. I enjoyed on campus housing but having a roommate can get old, and so can the residence hall food. It's nice to branch out but with respect to making good friendships your first year on campus, the friends you make then will last forever.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I didn't receive financial aid from UW it's pretty hard to get scholarships as a relatively well off, out of state student. Nothing I can do, I just work my butt off to get good grades and try for scholarships within my college.

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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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