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4 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of places to access computers and wi-fi is you need to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Gordon commons looks very nice but the food is only okay. It's pretty good as far as dining hall food goes but it gets old. A lot of options though. Babcock ice cream is sold everywhere though and you can't beat that.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a fair amount of geographical diversity (students from the midwest, northeast, california...) and definitely somewhat of an LGBT community. Many different political and religious beliefs (a lot of catholics and a lot of jews.) Racial diversity.... almost nonexistent. Basically everybody is white except for a handful of asians that all live in chadbourne.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Gordon's Commons was just redone this year and has SO many options. There is something for everyone, including people with dietary restrictions. Pricing is super fantastic, and cheap. It is also super accessible to students.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking on campus is limited due to the large student population. If you are able to find a spot on game day, you have been granted a miracle.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you want a place to eat that isn't a dining hall, there are more than enough options. Any kind of cuisine can be found on State Street, and most places deliver. The pricing is also geared towards college students, so nothing is too expensive.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: We are a Big Ten university so athletics are very important on this campus. If you are not a student athlete, you are a huge fan, regardless of your athletic capabilities.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are top of the line. Although Wisconsin is known largely as a party school, people study just as much, if not more than they go out. There is a large emphasis on academic excellence and obtaining educational success.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a family studies and human development major in the School of Human Ecology. It is a very manageable major, with many general education requirements. Advisers are always easily accessible due to the small number of students enrolled in my specific school.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: UW offers two student unions with many food and recreational options available. The athletic facilities are top notch for football, basketball, hockey, swimming, rowing, and more. There is a plethora of libraries to choose from, often with varying atmospheres to suit your study style. There is always at least one big event happening on campus each night, so students always have something to do. The main hangout is Memorial Union, outside of which is the Terrace, offering a lake view, food, drinks, and music.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I am an Elementary Education major, one of the toughest programs to get into at UW-Madison. The program is 4 semesters long, with the workload being very writing and reading intensive and involving school observations and student teaching. The curriculum is tough, only for those who seriously consider a career in teaching, as it should be. We have some of the best professors and are frequently exposed to award-winning guest lecturers. I love my program, despite its vigor. Job opportunities post-graduation are often left up to the student, but professors are likely to give recommendations.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: Nightlife is mostly for 21+, with a plethora of options for bars just a short walk away. State Street and University Ave offer more bars and "clubs" for undergrads, while the Capitol Square is geared more towards young professionals. Most, if not all do not have a cover charge. Underage nightlife usually consists of house parties or some of the bars that don't strictly ID. Most locations are within walking distance, but many cabs or buses are available for those who don't want to walk.

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4 College Senior

Technology: UW has more than 15 computer labs on campus, often located within one of the many libraries or residence halls, all of which are free to those with student IDs. Printing is available at all of those locations for a small fee taken from the student's ID. Laptops are also available for checkout at several libraries and residence halls, and the network reliability is often superb for the WiFi offered all over campus. Most people bring their own laptops, but the labs usually only get crowded during exam periods, so those who need a computer can often find one.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: Madison is for the most part a college town, but the surrounding neighborhoods are family-friendly, too. Downtown Madison offers nightlife, restaurants, shopping and music to students and visitors alike. The campus itself brings rich tradition and culture along with an amazing natural and cultural beauty for those who choose to tour it. Madison is also sandwiched between two lakes, so the opportunity for recreation is present during all seasons. For a bit more of history, students and visitors can take the short walk to the State Capitol building on the Square.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Great facilities, lots of walking to get to some of the hangouts

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Great location by the lake, but lots of walking and some buildings are older with not the greatest bathrooms

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Why is your interest so persistant in the party scene? This will effect your focus in your curiculars.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't informed myself on these topics or singled out a certain study but the professors i have had in the past have done an excellent job. They are often readily available to talk with in and out of class. The registration process is fairly simple which you can do online or in person. As far as the workload goes i would have to consider this an appropriate amount for each class.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: There is a plethora of programs, curricular activities, and other ways to get involved and stay on the right track to succesfully completing a students year attending. I took these opprotunities for granted and thought that i could do without. I now know that it is necessary to involve yourself in what the school has to offer. By doing this you keep in the groove of things and feel like you play an important role in being a student at the university.

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5 College Freshman

Technology: There are multiple computer labs throughout the college with 10-20 computers available for students to use whenever. Since UW fond du lac is a rather small university there are always computers available. The campus is also equipped with WIFI that has an excellent connection. Each PC has all of the nessecary programs for a college student and are always kept up to date. The work space around the computers are always clean and maintained exceptionally well.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at the University of Wisconsin are top-notch. The campus uses Mac desktops in its computer labs, and there is always a friendly person in the lab to answer questions.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: This is a big 10 school, therefore sports are a huge part of the school. If people are not participating in sports themselves, they are definitely watching them.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Madison has such a diverse population and vibrant community that there are so many different choices to pick from! Finding an ethnic restaurant that you've never tried or a cosy nook of a cafe is extremely easy.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The alcohol scene at the University of Wisconsin is huge. Drugs aren't as noticeable, but you can still find them. Drinking is done by pretty much everyone, but people won't care if you don't want to participate.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I have had no trouble with the financial aid process. There is a central financial aid office that helps you with any questions you have or problems you experience. Online you can easily accept or decline scholarships/federal aid/awards/grants. Talk to your financial aid advisor about applying for financial aid, or visit the financial aid website to find out more about how to apply.

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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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