Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Leah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't base your decision on where your friends are going; base your decision on how good of an education you can get in your ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't base your decision on where your friends are going; base your decision on how good of an education you can get in your field of study. Focus on the future and where will be best for you in the long run. College costs a lot of money, so you don't want to waste your time somewhere just because of a silly reason. Also, do the work and make the money worth while! Don't waste a penny. Learn as much as you can.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Quality of education, things to do on and near campus.

Valerie
What's unique about your campus?

Probably the social atmosphere even though there is no downtown so to speak.

What's unique about your campus?

Probably the social atmosphere even though there is no downtown so to speak.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students: don't ignore your parents advice because even though it seems like they don't know what their talking about, they really do. You have to remember that they know you better than most people and have your best interest at heart. If there suggesting somewhere you think you don't like, here them out before you make a final decision. That said don't be afraid to let them know how you feel. When you make your final decision and begin college, GET INVOLVED! That is hands down the key to making the most out of your college experience because you'll meet people with similar interests and thus make new friends and gain new experiences. Parents: don't be afraid to lay down the law and say no, but with that no should come an explanation as to why so that there are no misunderstandings between you and your student. Also try to really listen to what they are saying and instead of making the decison for them, aid them in making the decision for themselves in a reasonable manner that satisfies both of you. Both: Its a stressful situation, but have fun with it.

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

The large classes and the fact that they assume that you know everything already so that its basically you teaching yourself. I feel as if i am not getting my moneys worth because in all honesty i don't feel like im being taught.

Ashlee
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UW Madison is an exciting, enriching, and stimulating school that I recommend attending to anyone.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UW Madison is an exciting, enriching, and stimulating school that I recommend attending to anyone.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not allow yourself to fall for the first college you visit, and invision yourself attending every school that you visit. Visiting the schools is the most important thing you can do in preparation.

What's unique about your campus?

The diversity and the amount of campus activities. The availability of very research-oriented professors and experts is a great feeling.

Itoro
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UW-Madison will definitely challenge you academically, emotionally, and prepare you for life after college.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UW-Madison will definitely challenge you academically, emotionally, and prepare you for life after college.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are unforgettable and true friends.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Definitely research the schools you are interested in and take a visit to get a feel of the campus.

Shelley
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A school that is located on a beautiful campus, where professors, students, and alumni take a lot of pride in the school's ac...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A school that is located on a beautiful campus, where professors, students, and alumni take a lot of pride in the school's academic, research, and athletic achievements.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit as many campus as you can, take a walking tour of the campus and talk to other people who go or went to the prospective college/university. While at school, go to different sporting events, take advantage of the recreational facilities, explore the city the college is in, take classes that are interesting to you and are outside of your major, get involved in a student club or organization, give back to the community you live in, make use of your professor's office hours, speak up in class but listen to others, meet as many people as you can and get to know them - especially those who are the least like you, don't go home every weekend if you live close to home (if you can help it), don't be afraid to go past 4 years. Have fun!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who likes a a town that is a cross between a suburb and a city, likes a large school located in a college town, is interested in college sports (football, basketball, hockey), is academically motivated but still socially active, wants to get involved with the greater community, doesn't mind large lectures, would like to do internships or research, and who is open to new ides and thinking.

Lia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing the righ school, figure out what is most important to you, whether it be the academics, the campus, the people,...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing the righ school, figure out what is most important to you, whether it be the academics, the campus, the people, the programs, etc. Don't be afraid to follow your gut instinct because you will enjoy your experience more at a school that you love rather than the one that seemed like it would be the "best" choice. As for making the most of your experience, get involved as soon as possible getting to know new people and joining organizations. College is a great time to discover yourself, grow, and change, so explore new things. Most campuses have tons of amazing activities and opportunities and you should take advantage of them! Also, you tend to do better in school when you have a busy schedule because you are forced to manage your time. Basically take a proactive approach to all that you do: social life, classes/academics, and campus activities!

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

The cold weather and poor winter conditions in general (ie: ice/snow on sidewalks)

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is motivated, intelligent, hard working, easy going, independent, outgoing, adaptable, fun, and social.

Julie
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Dorms and apartments close to campus are expensive.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't discount any college without looking into it first. Once you decide, try out as many new things as you can. College is meant to be experienced, and you will discover more about yourself and grow more if you push your limits. Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with diverse individuals, especially those you wouldn't normally talk to. You'll learn a lot.

Sarah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you take classes outside your discipline. It not only makes you more well-rounded, but it also lets you reall...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you take classes outside your discipline. It not only makes you more well-rounded, but it also lets you really explore your own interests and choose a path that is right for you. What matters is what you take from it, not what grades you get or if you have followed the traditional path. And take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How cold it was. How to search the timetable effectively.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Smart, responsible, eco-conscious people looking for a well rounded education. Particularly those interested in business, engineering, agriculture, alternative energy, and political science.

Jennifer
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Badger Football, College Library, Working hard and playing harder.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Badger Football, College Library, Working hard and playing harder.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The UW has it's problems, but there is a lot of work going on to make these things better.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take your time, look at your options. At the end of the day, it's not so much about the place that you go, but the things that you do when you're there. Find what is available to you, take advantage of every opportunity. College is about you.

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