University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?


I think one thing that UW-La Crosse is lacking on is their resources available for the number of students that they are accepting. So many students are applying and enrolling that the dormitories on campus are becoming very packed and some classes do not have enough lab space or professors to accompany the number of students needing totake those classes.


I think the worst thing about my school is the amount of general education classes required in undergraduate. I think that the Gen. Eds. should relate to a students major. If this was the case at my school I wouldn't be spending thousands of dollars for a course that had no benefit to me in furthering my knowledge for what I want to become. That is why this is the biggest set back at my school.


I wish that the sports teams were better and more prominent because nobody really goes to the sporting events on campus which is sad because the athletes are working incredibly hard to represent our school in competition, but nobody really goes to watch and support them. I also wish the girl to guy ratio was a little more even.


The worst thing about University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for me personally is the small size of the Modern Language Department. With society's focus on math, science, and technology, the liberal arts often receive cuts or have reduced budgets which means less variety of classes offered and limited offerings per semester. Also, the variety of professors and staff in quite small and if you don't like one professor - you might be stuck with that professor because he/she is the only one that teaches a class.


The worst thing about the school is the grading scale. At UW-L they use AB and BCs instead of A-, B+, B-, etc. For example, if your grade is between 88{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} and 92{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} you receive an AB. There are many situations where this grading scale has hurt me instead of helped me. In various classes I have recieved an AB for a 91 or 92{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} in a class which results in a 3.5 in the GPA. At some other schools a 92{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} would result in an A-, which contributes to a GPA greater than 3.5.


One thing that bothers me about my University is the fact that they are not living sustainably and do not take into consideration the negative environmental impact they are causing for the planet.


As of right now there is a lot of construction going on and its really obnoxious to have to move around it. There is a plan of building more and it just seems that they just want to keeping adding unnecessary things to campus.


UW-La Crosse has a reputation for two major areas: athletics and drinking. I really think this does a diservice to the brilliant, creative students on campus who don't party or play a sport. Our school is actually very diverse and offers several different activities if you look past our reputation. The athletics program is fantastic, but so are the science, theatre, and health departments! The worst thing about La Crosse is that several fantastic aspects of our school get overshadowed by more well-known things.


I wish the school had more competitive major sports such as basketball and football.


UW-L has a lot of events sponsored on campus, but student involvement isn't that high. There are often charity events put on by various campus communities and it almost always seems like the participation is fairly low at these events. Sporting events also rarely turn in a decent crowd--we aren't known for sports, and I doub't that'll change.


work load


The worst thing about UW-La Crosse is that it is that it is not very diverse. Although we value diversity here on campus, we rarely see it in practice.


Transportation to La Crosse can be difficult sometimes, otherwise there is very little to say negative about La Crosse.


Although La Crosse is a lovely place, there is not exactly a big city nearby. I am a city dweller, so that is more of a personal preference. Also, it gets a bit chilly here in winter, but hey, its Wisconsin.


Sometimes I wish I went to a school that had a more well known theatre program but then I know I wouldn't like the people who attened that school and the atmosphere as much as La Crosse.


The worst thing about UW - LaCrosse is that it is expense for me as an out-of-state student to attend. I am from northeast Iowa and La Crosse is only an hour away from my hometown. I grew up visiting La Crosse often and was even born there. I like the location, the size of the college, and the people I have met there. My main concern is my tuition bill. I've already taken out all the student loans available for me and that is still not enough. I chose UW-L because of the Occupational Therapy Program.


Sometimes the wifi isn't the greatest, but that is usually because of people with wireless printers. I don't have a lot of bad things about the school.


UW-L is a renowned school and although it has a variety of outstanding opportunities and ways to get involved, the food is less than satisfactory. Other campuses I have visited provide many more healthy and fresh choices than La Crosse, although the campus does have a pretty good selection usually.


It sounds cliche, but I absolutley love UW-LaCrosse. There is one thing though that everybody complains about...the food. The food here is not very good at all. I came into college excited to be able to eat at a "buffet" everyday. Unfortunatley with the food choices we have, its not exciting at all. my friends and I have made many comments to the head of the food program to incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies, and not have so much fried stuff. Hopefully this will change in the future!


The worst thing about UW- La Crosse is the size of the school and city. If you are the type of person who is used to a bigger city and lifestyle, this could be a big adjustment for you to get used to. There are some fun programs and events throughout the year, but not nearly as many opportunities as a bigger school or city.


UWL was a little far away from a "full" grocery store. Not being on the dining program, and not having a car for a year was a challenge.


As of now, I think that the worst part of my experience at the universty have been with the financial aid office. They are more than willing to help but are not the best at explaining how things will work out. The education and college life are great. I have just had some issues with understanding what will happen with the money side of the college life.


Our school is very good, If I had to change one thing I would update the dorms


The worst thing at school at the moment is the food on campus.


There really aren't many bad things about UW-L if I had to speak in general. The worst thing is probably the amount of drinking that goes on, but then again to many people that is what they come to college looking for. It is also really a very avoidable problem as long as people are careful to make the right kinds of friends that share thier values. The only other complaint could be the cold weather in winter, but hey it is Wisconsin what are we gonna do!?


The worst thing I consider about my school would be the way their announcement system is set up. They never email you when due dates for registration or sign ups are and you never know what is going on around campus.


The worst thing I have found in my school is that at the recreation center, there is only one treadmill. There was a new recreation building built on campus not to long ago, and it holds many elipticles, and new cardio machines, but only holds one treadmill. With me being in a heath care field, I would love to run everyday, but I cannot due to the long line for the treadmill. This seems like a large problem for me, but a very minimal problem for the school, which shows how nice, and in line my school is.


At the current school I attend, St. Norbert College, I find the size of the school to be my biggest concern. I plan on transfering to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for more opportunities. They have more students and available programs for me to excel in.




The food service was pretty bad when I was there - I found a clump of hair in my breakfast one morning.


There isn't really anything that I dont like about my school. Besides that the drive to UW-La Crosse is a 3 hour drive. Besides the drive to La Crosse, I really like the school.


The worst things about LAX I believe to be are some of the social aspects. Considering that this is a Wisconsin school, many students like to drink and party a lot. For me it is uncomfortable at times, but everyone is very friendly even if you wish not to partake in certain "activities." I do not have much at all to say about negatives directly concerning the school.


The thing I like the least about the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the lack of school spirit at athletic events. At my high school, school spirit at games was very high, which is what made them so much fun. Here, games are much less exciting because there is nothing going on in the stands. Since there is such a lack of excitement, I don?t attend as many as athletic events as I normally would. If there was some way to get students more involved in the athletic aspect of the campus, it would add more fun.


I attended UW La Crosse until December of this year. Starting in January I will be attending the University of Wisconsin Marathon. I chose to make this transition becuase of the one on one time that I was lacking with my teachers at UW La Crosse. I hope that by attending a smaller school I will be able to get more attention from the teachers at times when I need help.


I would say the worst thing about UWL would be that there are not many places to go out to eat or shop that are within close proximity to campus. There are shops downtown if you are willing to walk several blocks or the take the bus but many times the busses do not run at night on the weekends so if you do not have a car in the winter you are very limited on places to visit off campus.


The worst thing about my school is that there are so many things to get involved in that it might make it difficult to focus on school work when you should. We are a very athletic campus, so when the weather is nice, almost everyone is outside for a game of football or frisbee. Like I said, there are so many ways to get involved on campus it may be difficult to juggle academics and your social life. But if you manage it, it's a good trait to have in the real world when you graduate.


That the diversity of students is not very great.


To try and save money, I live at home and commute. The campus could definitely use more parking.


The thing I consider the worst thing about UW-LaCrosse are the classes. The teachers seem unattached to the material, which does not make you want to be engaged into the material as much as you should be. When I have a teacher that is exciting and seems passionate about the material, it is a complete surprise. UW-L seems as though it is more about grinding the material into you instead of really caring how students learn. I think the teachers need to make the material more applicable to our future careers.


Worst thing about my school would have to be the timing of when it starts and when it stops. We get out later for summer and we start later for school. So when I go home for the summer my fellow graduates have already been home 1 week 2 weeks sometimes up to a month, and they they go to their schools earlier leaving me behind sometimes with nothing to do. But I can't complain because our vacation is usually a little longer.


Cost, although you get a very good education for your money, it is still a lot, as is any college.


The weather in the winter! walking to class in the freezing cold is never fun! but if that is all I have to complain about it must be pretty good!


The worst thing about UW-La Crosse is that they are tearing down two dormitories before they have built the new dorms. On campus housing is extremely limited. It doesn't make any sense why they would tear down two dorms before they built the new ones.


The worst aspect of UW-La Crosse are the program changes. The head departments have recently mandated that students take certain classes towards their major, and then they change the requirements for those classes. Students often take classes that later on do not count toward their major, so they have to pay tuition and stay for extra semesters to make up for those classes that were lost.


While it offers a great education for a reasonable price, at times it can seem like there isn't a lot to do in La Crosse unless you're 21 or older.


Since I am a science major I think the worst thing about my school is the outdated science department. The science building is older than most of the other buildings on campus and has not been updated in a while. It would be really nice to have new science equipment and updated technology to help aid in our studies.


Well, UW-La Crosse is right next to downtown. La Crosse is a bigger town that has a lot of bars which I think may encourage students to drink or party on the weekends more, but I don't necessarily think that this has created a big problem. A lot of students actually know better too, and would prefer to study and focus on school work rather than procrastinate. We handle it pretty well.


It gets cold in Wisconsin and budget problems.


cold winters


activities/events offered on campus during the weekends are basically non existant causing you to need to go downtown or hangout with your core group of friends for social interaction