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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Absolutely love it. Love the school spirit, the friends I've made and the education I received.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: Football is a very big part of campus culture and Camp Randall is one of the best, loudest venues in the country. The atmosphere on game days in incredible. All other Big 10 sports are fun to attend and follow, especially men's basketball. Many opportunities to play intermural sports.

3 College Senior

Weather: Nice in the summer but winters can be brutal: lots of snow and cold.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: There is a lot of opportunity if you choose to be involved but it is not obvious in the classroom and will not effect you if you choose not to involve yourself.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Many people coming from all walks of life so there is definitely a place for everyone. A very political campus in a very political city, but you can choose to become involved in that or not. Politics are not regularly present in the classroom and there is not a lot of pressure to discuss personal beliefs.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: Love it. Many places to go with specials most nights of the week. Game days are especially fun.

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3 College Senior

Technology: I find it necessary to have my own laptop to do work on my own time, but there are good resources and labs for all students to use. Easy to use their printing resources, but costs a little bit of money.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is really nice. Easy to strike up a conversation out in public or in class. Everyone likes to have fun but is ultimately there for an excellent degree and a good future.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Many dining options for dining on State Street. Excellent public transportation via bus. Great atmosphere for young people.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The local atmosphere is great. It's largely a college town but as a capitol city, there is always a lot going on in Madison. There is a big emphasis on local businesses and foods, there is a great farmer's market in summer and fall and plenty of shopping options.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are top-notch and there is a lot of research going on at this university. The workload is challenging and the curriculum is well-rounded but can be focused on what you want it to be.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Most students study in the libraries or unions or at their apartment. The registration process is easy. There are tons of study abroad options as well.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The public transportation system is great. Every student gets a free bus pass and there are plenty of bus routes around the area. There are 3 loops that just circle around campus so those are really useful for students.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The libraries are pretty busy, the students are very studious. The unions are great places to hang out: to get great food, watch a movie, see a live band, or just hang out by the lake. Camp Randall is also an incredible place to be on Badger game days! Our student section is like no other, there's a lot of school spirit.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Madison has strong academic programs, a great social scene and just an overall beautiful campus. It's located on an isthmus and as a capitol city, there's always a lot going on. The athletics are also incredible.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There is not a lot of parking available but most students don't need it. Everything you could need is within walking distance and the public transportation is very good. Not many people have cars, most use bikes or mopeds.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the buildings are old, but there are also a lot of new dorm buildings as well. The dorms are expensive but you get a lot of services from them. It's a great community to live in the dorms your first year.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The students are very outgoing and friendly. They are hardworking when it comes to academics but also party a lot.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Wisconsin is an incredible school academically, socially, and is located in a great city. The people there are very smart but also know how to have fun.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is very good. They do a lot for the community and also throw good parties. No one is really treated differently for their association.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. The campus police are great, there are lots of lit walkways and safety escort services if needed. The health care services are excellent, very high quality and convenient.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is great. There are lots of parties and the bar/club scene is very active and fun.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is not as much drug use but there is a lot of alcohol use and visibility. Campus is pretty strict on enforcing the law though and lots of people will get underage drinking tickets.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a great variety of off-campus housing in Madison. There are lots of different choices and price ranges to choose from.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I am happy with having good help in figuring out what I want to do with my life

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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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