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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: This is will be my 6th semester at UWWaukesha and never before have I come across any drug use among the campus or students while attending school. This school does a very good job preventing the use of drugs among its campus. The only exception is smoking, which is only allowed outside in certain areas. Other areas are blocked off with signs posted that ban smoking in that area.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities at UW-Waukesha are very nice. The people that work there are always smiling and friendly and great to talk to. They are also very helpful, especially in the library; they're always willing to help. The campus also has a wide diversity and range of clubs that the students may join at anytime, having everything that can interest anyone. Overall, it's a very welcoming campus and too bad it's only a two year college!!

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a pretty big blend of racial diversity from what I can see, however I know tat there are a lot of other people who disagree and don't really think that there is.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I think the real place where most people eat is state street, which has pretty good restaurants. There is a big diversity of what to eat, however if you aren't near State, (it can be pretty far) I don't think there are a lot of restaurants.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: City Life – Madison is a decent sized city. There are always activities to do, but the students here mainly party, so you kind of don't need the city to be there.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – I have never felt unsafe in Madison, but you still have to be smart. I live in the city like area, and as a girl it is not smart to walk alone. If you use common sense, you should be fine.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Dorms Inforce Off Campus No Big Deal – Most drink. It's not a big deal if you do or you don't.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Great for Freshman – It's fun for Freshman year to get to know new people. There is so much going on here - that if you do not do a greek house - there is plenty else to be involved in

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lots of Options – I live off campus - but there are great options and inexpensive resturants on State Street. Foodplan has lots of options

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school will give any new student a great experiences through there whole school years. We have plenty place where you can study and party. All the computer is are Macs but you can switch programs either from Macs or Windows. The night life is amazing on state street. Everyone goes wild and out. The best time of year is Halloween when everyone from all over Wisconsin comes and party here in madison and its called Freak Fest.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: All sports here is really supported by students and parents. When there is a game, the place is almost filled up. During football season, everything comes to life before, during, and after the game. It's really awesome how everyone tailgates and enjoy a good football game.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The atmosphere here in Madison is very comfortable. Everyone is nice and understandable. University of Wisconsin has many different variety of students from different background which helps new students to get along with their own and other kind of race. The school is very challenging and the professor is willing to understand each situation.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The UW/Marshfield Advantage – The reason I, and many others for that matter, chose this school is to save money. This UW is designed to be a two year transitional school. The university collaborates with the other colleges to provide students with a program called TIS which enables students to verify which credits will transfer to other universities. They have diverse classes and great teachers.

1 College Junior

Diversity: I attend a two year transitional university so it's pretty focused on people from the area. It is primarly a white facility with few people from different ethnic backgrounds. Our school however does have groups that "speak out" for religious and sexual beliefs which is encouraging to see. That means our students aren't afraid to voice their oppinions and will stand up for what they believe in.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Madison contains a diverse student body. On my floor alone, I have friends (even some best friends) from New Jersey, Illinois, Minnesota, South Korea, Japan, and India. In addition I have met students from practically every continent, state, and country. It is amazing to hear about all of their different backgrounds and cultures.
UW-Madison is prideful of its sports teams. WE ARE THE BADGERS. You haven't experienced a football game unless you've been to a Badger game.
Madison has over 300 clubs to join, plus you can make your own!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's No Place Like UW-Madison – I feel that UW-Madison has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. There is ALWAYS something to do in Madison or somewhere to go. I was NEVER bored in Madison. Of course, nothing beats Badger pride. Of course, you've got to sort your priorities and make sure studying and grades come before your social life... I had a hard time with that aspect. It took me a while to get used to the large campus and bus systems... But, in the end, I never felt more at home. Truly, there's no place like UW-Madison.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs a Minor Problem Compared to Alcohol – Drugs in the University of Wisconsin Madison are not too serious. However, there are hundreds of students who smoke and use marijuana and hookah. It depends on who you hang out with, but for the most part, alcohol is much more prevalent than drugs.

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5 College Senior

Party Scene: Great Bar Scene – Tons of bars, live music, etc. Always something to do.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Asians and Rich Kids – Lots of Asians, and they are very, very clique-y. A fair amount of spoiled, snobby, rich kids as well.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Pricey but Worth It – Housing near campus is almost entirely student body, so expect to be gouged on rent. It's not uncommon for 1-bedrooms to run as high as 800/mo. That being said, given the social scene in Madison, it's worth getting out of the dorms if you can.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Something for Everyone – Wisconsin gives me the opportunity to challenge myself academically while also giving me options to socialize on the weekends. There's a nice mix of fun and work that keeps me motivated through each semester. Also, through the many different organizations and extracurricular opportunities, students are given an option to find or practice other passions that they may have outside the classroom.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's definitely a plethora of off-campus housing available in Madison. It's very expensive though! The most upscale student apartments are Lucky, Equinox, and Grand Central and to have your own room in a four-bedroom, expect to pay $700-$900. It's possible to have your own room in a house or dumpy apartment for around $500. Expect to sign a lease for anywhere around Thanksgiving!

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I'm a fan of variety, and Wisconsin's weather has a variety of temperatures and conditions that one can feel over the year. During the beginning of the fall semester and the end of the spring, the weather can be very hot. During the end of the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester, the weather is very cold. Either way, the weather never stops anybody from doing anything.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Every place that one may wish to go is almost always within walking distance and if not, then there are sufficient bus options.

3 College Junior

Weather: Get yourself a winter coat. Fall and Spring are beautiful however. : )

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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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