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5 College Freshman

Administration: The campus isn't really strict at all, in any way. Sometimes you will hear about students getting caught in the dorms, but it's not too serious. Definitely if it's your first time, you won't be faced with too harsh of consequences.

4 College Freshman

Administration: From what I've heard, most dorms really don't care about drinking unless they see the bottles of alcohol. As far as being drunk on campus goes, the police only care if you try and fight them or you're falling over/puking in public. The only dorm where they actually enforce the drinking rules is Bradley Hall.
Do. Not. Live. There.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food tastes good, but I doubt it digests properly.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are almost always competitive, and the professors are almost all good, except for the math department, where you can't find an English speaking one anywhere.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There is a decent amount of computers and equipment on campus but they are outdated and slow. The WiFi has been upgraded which has made laptop usage a lot more convenient and internet faster.

1 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a few nice parks, running trails, a bowling alley, and a roller rink to keep people busy. The traffic lights, I feel, are unsafe due to their locations and influence of the speed limit. Parking layouts are also unsafe because you can not see at intersections downtown. There is a decent amount of shopping both downtown and on the outskirts of town like Walmart, Goodwill, JCPenneys, and others.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: There isn't much nightlife at this campus because most students are under 21 but the campus does have dances, movie nights, and cookouts to help keep students occupied. There's always something going on here. The transportation isn't great because there are no buses and very few cabs.

2 College Freshman

Weather: This last winter was horrid and made it hard for the campus to carry on with classes. The dorms are not too far away but it was still not fun to walk to campus. But, when the weather isn't being cruel, there is all sorts of activity on campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants near central campus and a good variety of options. I just wish that places were open later, it seems like everything closes too early and I can never find anything besides pizza or asian food to eat at night.

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4 College Junior

Technology: There are a lot of places you can find a computer to work on at campus and there are laptops that you can rent if needed. Options can be limited around midterms and finals, but that's expected, especially at such large university.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The majority race at UW-Madison is white, with a moderate amount of asian and some african american. However, over the past two years I have noticed the campus has become a little more diverse. Overall though, it is a pretty accepting place no matter your race or sexual orientation, and there are many groups and clubs you could find that fits you.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It depends who you hang out with, but whether you want to do it or not, is really your choice. There is always a sense of peer pressure in college, it will happen anywhere, but it is your choice whether to give in or not. Drinking is by far the most popular choice to partake in.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Huge variety of food choices on state street, from your typical favorites (chipotle, Qdoba, Noodles, etc.) to the definitely surprisingly great tasting food carts to the little restaurants all over campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone here loves the Badgers! Everyone is always wearing red on game days and spirit never runs short. A vast majority of individuals talk about badger sports and it can always be referenced during classes.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are a lot of computers that you can use on campus. There are plenty of libraries, which all contain computers, so you can never be short of not finding an open computer unless you go to a region where it is usually crowed with individuals

3 College Freshman

Administration: If you keep to yourself and hold events in the proper method you really won't be bothered. Of course if your event is overly rowdy and things are getting out of hand cops will eventually show. House fellows (or RAs) generally are pretty relaxed and really only do checks when warranted, like when your extremely rowdy. You can be loud and you can definitely drink, just don't cause a massive scene.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Process was quick and made very easy. I got financial aid that i needed, and whenever i needed refund check they were quick and spot on.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: We are known as a party school and there are great bars and parties that go along with this. Everything is easy to walk to if you live right downtown and range from very busy clubs to dive bars that are quieter.

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5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Great social scene, amazing views of lake and wooded areas, the campus is beautiful and there is always something to do. The people are extremely friendly and there are a lot of organizations to join, lectures to attend and people to meet.

5 College Junior

Majors: I worked along side the VP of sales for a telecommunications company in Washington D.C. this past summer and it was the best experience of my life. My internship this past summer gave me the confidence to find more internships, make connections and reach out to potential companies or positions that may be available to me in terms of future jobs. I worked 40-hour works and was payed $10/hour. I also worked on two large sales projects throughout the summer so I maintained a commitment to the company in and out of the office.

5 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy social sciences, I am not a financial kind of student and I am not a sciency-thinker. I enjoy my major because I have a genuine passion for what I am learning while in class. I think the one major aspect I love about the program is that it is always staying up with current events. Regardless of what class I am in we will always be able to talk about something that is currently happening in history, in the news or on campus and how it is affecting our world.

4 College Junior

Majors: As an undeclared international studies major I would say I am happy with the program. If I were to do it all over again I wish I would have asked for more guidance, in terms of what classes to take and who to talk to, to get in to the business school and then would have completely changed my major. However, the professors and International studies major department has extremely helpful and passionate staff and I sincerely appreciate all that they have done for me i.e. getting in to classes, finding abroad courses that fit into my undergraduate requirements etc. My career goal or goal so far is to just graduate it with a higher gpa and find a job where I can learn more of what I want to do as a career.

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3 College Junior

Majors: The process of getting into the School of Human Ecology was based on GPA. In the past, all students were accepted however, with a influx of students wanting to do majors within Sohe the requirements have increased which I was a bit disappointed by.

3 College Junior

Academics: The anthropology program is really broad and actually quite prestigious. There are great guest lecturers and the anthropology club is quite active. However, some of the required classes, which may not be in ones area of interest, have extensive work loads, which seems unfair given that many students don't feel like the class even matters to them beyond fulfilling the graduation requirement. The Social Sciences building, where most of the Anthropology classes are held, is outdated and needs some renovations.

3 College Junior

Administration: The policies themselves are not very strict (the usual "No alcohol for minors" and that sort of thing) but tend not to be enforced. When they are enforced, though, penalties are harsh. My roommate was pulled over for speeding on campus and received a pretty hefty ticket.

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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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