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University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Recent Reviews

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

There is something for everyone at UW-Madison; no matter what you like to do.

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

There is something for everyone at UW-Madison; no matter what you like to do.

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

We are the only school located between two lakes, we are the epitome of a college town.

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

The advice I would give students when choosing the right college is to visit the school. Try and visit overnight, without your parents. Feel out the activties and if you can sit in on a lecture. This will give you a much better sense of what the actual school is like than if one were to go on a guided tour of campus and only see the "landmarks". Also, go with the campus that you like the most. Don't feel pressured to go somewhere just because a friend or significant other goes there, you may end up hating it.

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

Visit the school and talk to as many students as possible. Make sure you're comfortable in the environment, could imagine yourself being friends with some of the students, and share some of the same values as the rest of the student body.

What's unique about your campus?

A great reputation that will benefit you in your future career endevors.

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

great school, great libraries, great sports, great campus: at UW-Madison, we work hard and play hard!

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

great school, great libraries, great sports, great campus: at UW-Madison, we work hard and play hard!

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

Visit! The best way to find out if a campus is right for you is to take a trip there. Even if you stay with your mother in a hotel , and you don't talk to any students, getting to know the vibe of the campus is important to comfort your own personal sensibilities in the future. During college, remember to study. Although it goes without saying, maintanence of your social life, academics, work responsibilites, and personal health are facets of the human condition, and they need constant care and attention in order for you to live a fulfilling and happy life. So, in other words, even though college will defintiely be a learning experience and it may change you, remember that you are never lost if you recognize these things are the key to happiness.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who does not want to be exposed to new and different things and people on a daily basis.

Sonia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Known for fun, activist campus, research oriented academics and friendly atmosphere.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Known for fun, activist campus, research oriented academics and friendly atmosphere.

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

Look for alternative schools, consider your geographic preference (it really does matter WHERE you would like to be).

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

Great social scene, a college expericne that differs from my childhood.

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

My advice would be to do a lot of research and campus visits, but most importantly talk to students that attend the school of...

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

My advice would be to do a lot of research and campus visits, but most importantly talk to students that attend the school of your interest currently. It is important to get the most opinions of the school you are considering as you can. As a transfer student I know how hard it can be to start at a new school after having attended one. Its a hard change, but by doing all you can to get to know the school you want to attend before you attend it, you may be able to avoid a transfer. More specifically, I would suggest to look for larger schools. You may be surprised by how small a large school can get after you have been there for a year or more and once you have close friends. Also, a large school allows for more opportunity to find out where you really belong, who you really get along with and gets you out of your comfort zone a little. Just remember that you change a lot in college and what you think you want going into it may be the exact opposite coming out of it.

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

I brag most about how liberal it is. Not because I believe being liberal is the only way to be, but because being surrounded by such a largly liberal community allows for a college student to open up their mind to new ideas, cultures, religions and political views. Madison has the ability to be so liberal, because the community makes you feel you can safely express your unique views.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is very open to meeting lots of new and different people. They should have an appreciation for music and fine arts. Its a great place for those who like the small town influence but bigger city feel. Being a sports fan isn't necessary, but the football games are hard to avoid. Anyone who loves the outdoors and outdoor activities (biking, hiking, canoeing, boating etcc.). Also, they should have a love and/or appreciation for dairy, especially cheese, and Wisconsin brewed beer.

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

Actually go and visit the schools and talk to random students about their experience.

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

Actually go and visit the schools and talk to random students about their experience.

What's unique about your campus?

The academics and feeling of community on campus and in Madison. Everyone has a lot of school spirit and are very proud of being a Badger.

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

The high level of academic caliber, and sports.

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

I wish I knew how hard It would be to be tested only based on mutliple choice exams.

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

I wish I knew how hard It would be to be tested only based on mutliple choice exams.

What's unique about your campus?

The learning environment.

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

I would make sure to have a good understanding of your child's learning style. Most importantly whether or not they do well with multiple choice exams because part of going to a larger university is that your grade is often based off of only 3 multiple choice exams. I would also have a realistic idea of how much time one wants to allocate toward studying and socializing. Colleges do a great job of providing many socializing opportunities to their students, however if you are likely to be easily distracted this could be a deterant to your school work. Overall, the nice thing about a large public university is the amount of resources that they can provide including internships, volunteer opportunities, a much wider variety of classes and much more. This is something that is very beneficial to any student.

Yunmi
Describe the students at your school.

Depending on the class and the teachers/professors, classmates could become your best friends and best tutors and at the same...

Describe the students at your school.

Depending on the class and the teachers/professors, classmates could become your best friends and best tutors and at the same time they could just be strangers sitting in the same space.

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

UW-Madison is a very beautiful school located at the center of the city and next by a beautiful lake. The students hear are friendly and very school spirited! Whether you love music, theater, sports, or just relaxing by the lake, I think anybody and everybody could find something that they can't resist to love about the campus. If you are looking for a beautiful and safe campus and a lot of fun people to study with and hang out with, I think you would find all those at UW-Madison.

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

I wish I had known more about myself and what I really wanted to do in the future so that I could have utilized more of the campus resources that were available for me.

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

make sure you like the town and scope out what you would do outside of school within the town.

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

make sure you like the town and scope out what you would do outside of school within the town.

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

Great community and sense of collective pride within the students.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who likes a big school. Wants to feel really connected to the college. Wants to be social, enjoys parties. Someone who can multi-task and get school work done.

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