Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Recent Reviews

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

I would tell students to choose a school based on their academic interests above anything else. If they are unsure as to wh...

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

I would tell students to choose a school based on their academic interests above anything else. If they are unsure as to what career path to follow, as was I, I suggest a school like the University of Wisconsin that offers a wide range of opportunities. I would strongly encourage using all of the college's resources in order to facilitate the decision making process and to broaden your horizons. As for making the most of your college experience, it is important, especially at large unversities, to have your voice heard. It is the student's responsibility to approach the administration when they have questions or concerns. Nothing gets resolved without speaking up. One last word of advice would be to choose a school that you know will fulfill all of your needs, both academically and socially.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

a person who needs a lot of individualized attention to learn

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

Most imporantly find a place that suits you. Be involved. Study hard, but also make plenty of time to have fun also.

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

The location; the weather is terrible.

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

Find a program that matches your interests and needs. Talk with currents students and professors, especially in your particul...

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

Find a program that matches your interests and needs. Talk with currents students and professors, especially in your particular area of study.

What's unique about your campus?

There are endless opportunites for any and every activity that a student could desire to pursue.

Megan
Describe the students at your school.

focused, intelligent, driven.

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

You need to find a college that will make the student motivated to attend the school for academic success and also for life experiences and friendships. My college experience has been difficult but the experiences with friends and classmates that I've been through have made staying up late and studying worthwile. I strongly advise living in the university dorms for the first year as well!

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

Madison has so much school spirit, you can't help but get sucked in. Regardless of what your favourite thing to do is, there ...

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

Madison has so much school spirit, you can't help but get sucked in. Regardless of what your favourite thing to do is, there are so many diverse people that you're sure to find people who you share things in common with.

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

Always visit. No matter what sort of program the school might have, visiting it is crucial to making a choice. The atmosphere, students, and campus are such an important part of the college experience.

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

You do a lot of work. People here work hard, and the teachers aren't lenient.

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

UW Madison is a socially exciting, liberally minded, and academically recognized public school, meaning that it is the best o...

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

UW Madison is a socially exciting, liberally minded, and academically recognized public school, meaning that it is the best of all worlds.

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

Searching for the right college may seem daunting but by asking the right questions and weeding out the wrong answers, it is easier than you think. First you need to work together - parents and prospective students do not always have the same questions in mind. It is important that you are both comfortable with a college before making the big decision. Mom or dad may want a secure campus, far from downtown, while you may be looking for the excitement of a big city. Look for ways to compramise. Try looking for a city atmosphere that offers safewalk/ride programs and lots of on-campus security for instance. The most important step in college selection is a campus visit. Take a tour, wander around alone, or sit at the union and see how well you blend in with the people and the setting. Don't take someone else's word for it! Find a school that not only offers the academic programs you are looking for, but any extra-curriculars and social groups you may want to join as well. And always remember that if you feel like you have made the wrong decision, don't just sit there, transfer!

What's unique about your campus?

The location is brilliant, on the edge of a lively downtown area, everything within walking distance, with beautiful lakes and student unions.

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

Go with your gut, as well as your interest. It is good to step out of a comfort zone, but this is a big decision, so having ...

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

Go with your gut, as well as your interest. It is good to step out of a comfort zone, but this is a big decision, so having some familiarity is necessary.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Likes crowds, building off other's energy, competitive, liberal minded

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone needing a small, country-type environment, and probably very conservative.

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

There is nothing really unique, but everything that we have is exceptional. Our faculty, staff and students I feel are among ...

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

There is nothing really unique, but everything that we have is exceptional. Our faculty, staff and students I feel are among the best in the country. School spirit is rampant and everyone loves it here.

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

Be open. Pre-conceived notions about where you want to go and why you want to go there only hinder the search. Yes, a school's reputation is important and name recognition is not something to overlook. But you have to realize you will spend four years there so you have to love it.

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

When looking for the right college, make a list of what you think is important to you. Then go and visit the schools, how it...

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

When looking for the right college, make a list of what you think is important to you. Then go and visit the schools, how ithey feel can help make a gut instinct decision. I also think that in-state tuition options opposed to private or out of state impact a lot. Remember, it's just undergrad and you don't want to spend the next 10 years paying it off. Get advice from people who attended those schools and see if their values/outcomes match yours.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A conservative student who wishes to be in a small school setting that has mostly individual attention. This school is large and students need to take intiative to do things on their own. This school also has a festive social scene and if you are uncomfortable with drinking, etc., this may not be the school for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student who wants to attend a liberal, friendly, large school with a lot of school spirit and the epitomy of a Big 10 environment. A person who is independent and loves to meet new people and try new things.

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

Decide on weather before anything else. There are good schools no matter where you go in the country (or out of it for that ...

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

Decide on weather before anything else. There are good schools no matter where you go in the country (or out of it for that matter) and being comfortable makes the transition from home both easier and more enjoyable. Also make sure that your major is well supported at the school(s) you are looking at; make sure the department is strong and there is enough help available assuming it is needed. Lastly make sure that the distance between you and your family is right for you. Some people want to branch out and move across the country for college while others would prefer to stay close to their family, there is no right decision, as long as you know which one suits you the best.

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

Lots of walking. Campus is a little spread out and i am lazy.

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

Great social life on campus, very good selection of restaurants, and i love the weather.

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