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1 College Freshman

Weather: winter's are very cold and the weather changes every day

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1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The majority of the guys are either complete douche bags or they look like they are fifteen.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: It's very equal, all students in the school must follow the provisions

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Police are monitoring, and there are blue emergency lights spread throughout campus if you feel threatened. Typical safety precautions are not to leave your valuables unlocked, and to walk with a friend if you are leaving the bar at 2am.

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5 College Junior

Transportation: The students get free bus passes, and the buses go throughout the greater Madison area. You really don't need a car. There are also several taxi companies if you don't want to ride in public. There are bike trails all over the city as well, so you can bike many places if you want to be totally green. There are community car programs that give a student discount, and have pick-up locations around campus and off. Great for getting around.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The teams are making sure they put forth great effort, and the student support and spirit is some of the best in the country! UW-Madison is a great place if you are a student athlete, a great sports fan, and even if you've never watched a game. The spirit will sweep you away.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: UW is really good at updating the facilities and keeping up with state of the art technology. They make a large effort to keep things green and help the environment in creative ways.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are awesome at UW. Everyone has badger pride. Our teams usually do really well, and the whole campus gets pumped up on game days.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Student life on campus is very vibrant and full of life. There are many places to study and meet people, but the one thing that I would criticize is the amount of construction each year. Though I love that the school is keeping things updated, it is annoying.

4 College Freshman

Majors: As a Psychology major, I am working with a large body of students that are all going to be competing with me one day for a job. However, some students fail to decide to specialize in the field early on, which makes them less likely to get the jobs that more qualified graduates will get. I have honed in my major to a very specific field and because of this, I feel I will be more prepared and qualified when applying for jobs.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I think the staff is extremely understanding and eager to help students that are struggling, or want to go above and beyond what is expected of them. Professors and TA act as though they are here to work for the students, not that the students are a bother to them in any way.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I absolutely love going to school here. There has been so much renovation the last several years that the campus has the perfect mixture of old and new. There is a lot of focus on going green both outside and inside in different campus locations and there is a lot done to keep the facilities looking nice and to keep them usable for years to come.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman and sophomore dorms are really nice, they take really good care of the facilities in the Lakeshore area and everyone who lives there has is proud to say that they come from the housing on the lake.

5 College Junior

Transportation: They offer a free "safe" option for getting home late at night.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't been in the doctoral program in Cell and Molecular Pathology very long, but so far so good. Nothing to seriously complain about. Overall, though, the university is good about having a diverse spread of majors.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: For the most part, the on-campus options are the same as the off-campus options. Many off-campus restaurants are covered by the meal plans too, which is cool.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: People go out every night, which is facilitated by the incredible public transportation system Madison has in place. Almost all dance clubs let in underagers, but for the most part, any place that serves alcohol is going to be 21+ after 9pm.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The seasonal winters are COLD, and sometimes a bit harsh. But they make you feel as though you are in Wisconsin. The entire school is built for the winter (underground tunnels FTW!), which helps. The summers are unrealistically hot, however. Be prepared to keep a fan or A/C unit around for the 25% of the year when you'll be glad you had it.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The first thing everyone notices about Madison is how NICE the people here are! People just do their own thing, completely undisturbed, and the sports culture here is literally legendary.

4 College Freshman

Majors: no real process of getting to be an art major. you just have to keep up with the studio credits you need to get a BA or BFA in the program.

4 College Freshman

Majors: i love english 100. it has been teaching me a lot about writing, which is something i want to keep doing.

4 College Freshman

Majors: i'm in english 100 and i love it so far. lots of writing but it is a great learning, intro level course.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The university is large and attracts a huge variety of people from all over the state, the country, and the world. Madison has a reputation as a welcoming, open-minded community that takes pride in making its global university community feel at home.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The bus is surely the most convenient way for students, even those with cars who prefer not to drive downtown, to get to campus. Most students live close or relatively close, so the bus is a free option (comes free with enrollment) and the lines are great, and generally coincide well with class times.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Overall the UW system has a pretty good computer/tech area. the wifi is a little tricky to connect to sometimes. but rarely do i have a problem.

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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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