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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's a safe campus but people should take precautionary measures like walking in groups, locking their doors, always contact people of when they've reached home safely and calling SafeWalks for safe escorts home.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of ethnic restaurants, conveniently located on State St and around the Capitol. The cost is higher around the Capitol but State St is pretty commonly priced throughout. I love Doty's burgers because this place has the best burgers in town! I love the vegetarian and vegan options and my friends always say the meat is always cooked properly.

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1 College Senior

Diversity: People come from all over the US and the world to study at UW-Madison, but most people here are white. Wisconsin is the second most white state, where Minnesota is first. We have a lot of ignorant people here and many white people here think that all other races must be international. It's hard to think about the diversity of Madison and seeing how little diversity we have on campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I live in the dorm and work on campus. I work, sleep, and go to school. I have never been pressured to go to parties or do drugs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am doing a Physics major on a possible premed route. They are very food at letting you know exactly what you need and the registration process has been good

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am a freshman so I do n't have a lot of experience in college yet to grade this appropriately

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: State Street has just about everything. great atmosphere and fun

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here is pretty big, but it's rarely a problem if you're not in a sorority or fraternity. I have a lot of friends in both, and it's not an issue. Frats have parties all the time, and girls (sorority or not) can pretty much always get in. Sororities don't really throw parties, and if they do, it's usually a social with a fraternity. People involved in Greek Life aren't seen as better or worse than those who aren't; it's just a personal choice whether or not you want to be involved.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports here are pretty huge, especially football. Game days are insane; and the stadium is always packed. People tailgate all day in preparation, and have TONS of school spirit. The athletic facilities are pretty great; the SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility) has four floors, with tons of rooms of different equipment, as well as daily classes like kickboxing and Zumba. It's super easy to get involved with club and intramural sports, and a lot of people form teams.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The authority figures here aren't out to get you; but they will if you're being stupid. The House Fellows (RA's) vary from floor to floor, but many, for the most part, are pretty relaxed. They won't come looking for trouble. If you're drinking in the dorms, don't be playing loud music, and always have your door closed. As for parties, the main reason they get busted is noise violations. Generally the cops will just tell everyone to leave.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Every dorm has a House Fellow, a person that enforces the rules. If at least one roommate is under 21, alcohol is not permitted in that room.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: At the University, you only find drugs if you are looking to find drugs. I myself am not a drug user, and not came across drugs.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a lot to do. Parties can be found on every street; there is never a bland moment.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I think for the campus overall the diversity is not bad. but in my major(where I spend and socialize most) it is a pretty big slope to white males form a rural background. But I am a blackfemale from a large city.
There is a large Mong community here and that makes for a change but once again that is in the overall campus.

I have not run into any racial issues though I know of some who have. but the college is really on top of trying to take care of it as soon as they know about it. the problem lies more with people (maybe) not coming foward.

There is has been a push to keep moving in the right direction of having a more diverse campus and CNR majors.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Has a great blend of cheap or higher scale. and Also of the different or the same old. Coming from a large city I wish there were more places ans some a little closer ( its like a 15 min drive to Burger King) But i will not lie it is much better than I thought it would be when i looked into comeing to this rural area. And a lot more diversity as well. Walking down one street you can get Koren, Chinease, Pizza, Tacos, Pasta, Burgers, Japanese, All day breakfast, Family Style, and Greek

5 College Junior

Academics: I came to UW-Stevens Point because my major is in the field of Natural Resources and UWSP is one of the leading schools in the nation in Natural Resources. It offers many changes for undergrad to become involoved in research projects and present at conferences. Be the research an extendion of a professors or something the student started on their own.

Because UWSP is know for Natural Resources(NR) there are many students who come from all over to major in one of the 11 specialties This has caused a bottleneck issue when it comes to registration in biology or NR. The facuilty really tries to make adustments by opening up more classes or subbing in something that is related if needed. But it is a issue.

There are computer labs in all academic buildings that close at 6PM. The Dryfus University Center(DUC) labs close at midnight. And all resident halls have 24 hour labs. The library has computers ste up in mini labs and a large computer lab(LRC) on the first floor. The library closes at midnight and the LRC closes at 2AM.

The library has 6 floors all that have quite study areas available. There is also a basement that house the Tutor Learning Center(TLC) where students can come for help with writing papers or speeches. Or they can sign up for 1-on1 tutoring or free group tutoring.

The science building houses the Math Room which is open to students Mon-Thurs for free help with any level of math. It is staffed by Math majors who are there to help with homework, studying for a test or just some tutoring

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4 College Junior

Academics: I'm an Wildlife Info and Ed major with a captive wildlife minor. My college is amazing at Natural Resources which my major is a part of. The issue I have is there is a Wildlife research and management major and there is an Evironmental Education major and my major is sandwiched inbetween them. There is nothing that I have in my major that is geared towards the infomations and education specialty I have in wildlife. I have to take from class that focus on one or the other of those majors and than adapt it to fit with what I am studying. I will say the prof. help as much as possible.

3 College Junior

Technology: The computers at UW-Stevens Point are not the most up to date computers but they are also far from the stone age. They have both Mac and PC in 3 of the 7 on campus labs and in the residents hall labs. The others have only PC

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you want to make friends your freshman year stay in Sellery or Witte... I didn't and regretted it

They're not the nicest dorms but they're social and everyone loves living there

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: We party harder than any other school. There are always a thousand things going on every weekend, you hardly even have to look.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: You can't beat the student section at Camp Randall. Our athletic programs are top-notch and the students, faculty, and alumni all show their pride. On game days the whole city is red

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're interested in greek life definitely check it out! The greek system here is pretty laid-back compared to a lot of other schools, but they still do a lot for the community. Most sororities are fraternities here have genuinely nice girls and guys who know how to have fun and still keep their grades up

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are very rigorous. Despite being a "party school" almost everyone here is extremely smart which makes classes graded on a curve very competitive and challenging. Most of my professors have been very good. TAs not so much... Go to your professor's office hours

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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.

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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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