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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It is relatively cheap or free and very accessible.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are not many financial options for out of state students but there are some.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: There are about 40 libraries on campus and all have computer labs. The internet is very fast.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are always people at the bars on campus and at parties.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are police all around campus and I feel relatively safe all the time.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: The city of Madison is amazing and there is always something to do and somewhere to go to have fun.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I've found it difficult to get decent financial aid at the school. If you take summer courses in addition to the semester courses, they don't offer enough in loans, and I am almost never applicable for the scholarships through the school after I fill out the brief questionnaire.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: They have some really nice setups for students outside of academics. They have places where you can do exercising, as well as places with free movies, and many other options.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: For those interested in languages, you can apply for dorms that center around the language you are interested in.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: The school is pretty large, but there's not a lot of parking, so a lot of people have to go by bus. The bus schedule is pretty bad though. Sometimes you have to arrive an hour earlier, just because the next bus would drop you off a couple minutes too late.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is a really big thing on campus, so we have a lot of people who are excited for it and gather in local UW facilities to watch games.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The winters aren't too bad. They're cold, but the cold isn't too much of a bother. The summers tend to be hot and sticky though.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes are great, the people in my program are really nice, and everything about the school is fantastic. They have a really nice emphasis on the well being of students.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Japanese program is difficult at times, but the people are really nice and it's a great way to feel in touch with the community.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: We have a huge number of classes, and even have classes that wouldn't commonly be found, such as anime.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Very close to campus, there is a large number of restaurants that are diverse and absolutely fantastic.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: The campus is right by State street, so if you get together with friends, there's always somewhere you can go. There are also several fun places directly on campus that students can spend time, so it's really great.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't see a lot of drug usage on campus at all. If anything, I only tend to hear about or see alcohol, and even then there isn't too much.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Technology: I don't spend too much time with the school's computers, so I haven't been to too many labs. From the computers I have seen in the halls, they're not bad. They have the software necessary for students, and they can be found without too much difficulty. However, when you do find them, there tends to be only a few, and for each one you have to stand. I don't know about the lab computers, but the hall computers would not be ideal for any prolonged work.

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: My school is really great. They mostly leave student's to their own business, unless they behave inappropriately. The only thing that I don't like is their strictness with parking. Everywhere you park, you have to have a permit for the day, or pay at a meter every two hours. There's no convenient place for student's to park for moderate prices and relatively low hassle.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is so much food that there will be something for everyone, however most options are pretty expensive

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They throw good parties, but a lot of the people involved with them are too egotistic for my taste.

4 College Freshman

Majors: They do not have marine biology, which is my intended major, but they do have biology. They do, however, have a very large selection of majors.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of alcohol consumption, but the law enforcement respects the student community and does not crack down on harmless cases. It is not unless it is problematic that they step in. People know their boundaries and drink accordingly.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Due to the fact that the students are all very intelligent, it is very difficult to get any scholarships and financial aid is average.

1 person 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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