Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Recent Reviews

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

There are all types of students that go to this school from all over the world, so there are many different kinds of people r...

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

There are all types of students that go to this school from all over the world, so there are many different kinds of people represented on this campus. Personally, I was a student from the US who did well in High School without really trying. However, my GPA here does not reflect the one I had in High School. I only say this because, if you go here, you need to know that work ethic and time management are the keys to doing well, not knowledge by itself. What students on this campus are known for is working hard and playing even harder, and that is why I believe that this is one of the best colleges to go to. There are Ivy league schools where students are notoriously known for studying all the time and not having any fun. Obviously, I wouldn't know because I go here, but my point is that the education here is just as good (I've had professors that came from Stanford and Yale) while the social scene is on a level higher than most "party schools." In sum, Wisconsin is the best of both worlds all in one place.

Rachel
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates here are generally friendly. They are focused on their academics and its is easy to find people to form study gro...

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates here are generally friendly. They are focused on their academics and its is easy to find people to form study groups with in any of your classes.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school tends to be known as a party school, but i've found that if you are not into partying and drinking, it is not difficult to find others who feel the same way and it is easy to find alcohol-free activities at all times. Also it is known for being a great school for someone who loves sports and i find this to be very true. Our school is known for its large size, yet i find it actually does not feel that big once you are here.

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

The following is my advice for students choosing a school: Look not only at how difficult your university is to get into but, but also look at how competitive it is to be accepted to your major or the school within your university that offers the major you want. If you have your heart set on a particular major, you should know ahead of time what will be expected to be admitted to that. While some programs aren't competitive, some are. Even though you are excepted to your university of choice, it does not mean you will be accepted to your program of choice. Secondly, look at how much help is available on your campus. Dont dismiss a large school because people tell you that you will only be a number and no one will care about you. True, the dean may not know your name, but i've found that even at my large school, many professors and teaching assistants are more than willing to help. Also there are many tutoring services that are free to students. Find out from current students how easy it is to get academic help on campus.

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

It is very diverse in terms of the activities an opportunities available.

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

It is very diverse in terms of the activities an opportunities available.

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

Be sure to start looking for colleges EARLY, visit the campuses, talk to the students, and ask a LOT of questions. Don't let what parents or other adults want from you influence where you go to school. It's your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who wants to be in a small, conservative school. Also, someone who is not very social. Another type of person would be someone who wants to be in an artistic conservatory.

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

Very big but groups tend to stick together

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

Very big but groups tend to stick together

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

Make sure you visit the schools first, and talk to the students there. Talking to the students is most likely your best source of information. Also, be aware of the different "cliques" that are on campus. Some schools are extremely cliquey while others are more tolerant of everyone. Advising is also something that is important. Advising at large schools is usually not up to par. Smaller schools tend to have much more intimate advising, and it is difficult to find a mentor or someone who will help guide you at larger schools. However, larger schools have their advantages too. It is important to decide where you feel most comfortable.

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

Let your son or daughter find the place that fits them best by visiting campus and talking with students that attend the Univ...

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

Let your son or daughter find the place that fits them best by visiting campus and talking with students that attend the University already. It may also be a good idea to sit in on a lecture and a discussion to see if it provides a good learning environment.

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

Addmision to select schools/colleges is easier for transfer students so that hurts students that start enrolled here. Homicide rates in the city is high.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Dedicated hard-working career oriented individuals.

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

THE MOST INCREDIBLE PLACE TO GO TO COLLEGE. SO MUCH FUN!

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

THE MOST INCREDIBLE PLACE TO GO TO COLLEGE. SO MUCH FUN!

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

DO WHAT MAKES YOU MOST HAPPY. ALWAYS. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE ANYTHING BUT

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

THE COLD WINTERS!!!!! MORE SNOW DAYS WOULD BE GREAT TO COPE WITH THE TERRRRRRRIBLE WINTER WEATHER

James
Describe the students at your school.

Goal-oriented with a play-hard/work-hard attitude.

Describe the students at your school.

Goal-oriented with a play-hard/work-hard attitude.

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

Picking a college is much like picking a movie to see at the theatres. You can listen to the movie critics all you want, but what do they know? Ultimately, it is your decision based upon your needs, desires, wishes, and goals. Picking a university is not a "one size fits all" approach. Only you can decide what is right for you. Once you've found that special place, you'll know it. Make the most of your college experience by trying new and interesting things. Something that sounds like it may not be cool or fun may just turn out to be your hidden passion. Check out the resources that college has to offer you. Last, never pass up an opportunity that you may not receive again. Just remember, you have roughly 4 years in college, and 40-some years of work afterwards. How do you want to remember your college career? Leave your mark on your university, and let your university leave its' mark on you. Let your passions dictate your actions, and take every opportunity to learn something new.

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

It is the ultimate college school; it cannot be beat. Strong academics, strong athletics, strong social scene, well-known worldwide. When you say Wisconsin, you've said it all!

claire
Describe the students at your school.

Mostly keep to themselves but every once in a while I've made some really great friends in classes.

Describe the students at your school.

Mostly keep to themselves but every once in a while I've made some really great friends in classes.

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

Facts, statistics and advice are great when selecting which colleges to apply to. But, when it comes down to it the thing that made the biggest difference to me was the school tour. As soon as I arrived at this campus I realized it was right for me, as opposed to the other schools I applied to. Finding your place at a university, no matter what the size, is about choosing an environment you are comfortable in. ANY college education is a good education. Find some place where you can apply yourself and where you will feel comfortable enough to really be engaged.

What's unique about your campus?

Broad, engaging education. It's not just about getting a job here, it's about learning how to interact and be involved in the world.

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