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University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Recent Reviews

Maggie
Describe the students at your school.

They are very heavy drinkers, but also very academically focused to the point where they will give up everything else in thei...

Describe the students at your school.

They are very heavy drinkers, but also very academically focused to the point where they will give up everything else in their lives to just focus on school to be able to do well.

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

Find what you want to do in life before making your choice on the college you want to attend. You wouldn't want to go to a college that doesn't offer what you want out of life.

What's unique about your campus?

Madison is a school where i know that i can come out of there with an amazing education and be able to get any job i would want. It's an amazing school.

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

I would advide students seeking a college experience not to limit themselves to the comfort of going somewhere near to home a...

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

I would advide students seeking a college experience not to limit themselves to the comfort of going somewhere near to home and or friends. I decided to go out of state for school because of what the school and city had to offer me and my own interests. In doing so I have been stretched in ways I had not foreseen and have become a better and stronger person in the process. My best advice would be to follow your dreams. What makes you excited about life? Follow that passsion and find the best road/school/city that will enable you to spread your wings and really learn and develop your particular skill or passion. The rest will unfold naturally, just be brave enough to take the first step! Lastly, don't let money issues get in the way of going where you want to go for school. Paying out of state tuition hasn't been easy, but I know the things I have learned along the way have been worth every penny. So follow your heart and do what you love, because if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is interested in growing and stretching their ideals and outlook on the global community. someone who is driven and not afraid of diversity and loves culture. music artsy people for sure.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

anyone could attend this school and find a place to fit in. it is so large, diverse and accepting of all types of people.

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

My school is fun, contains very school-spirited students, who are involved and have a passion to suceed in whatever field tha...

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

My school is fun, contains very school-spirited students, who are involved and have a passion to suceed in whatever field that they choose.

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

College visits are helpful but not always necessary if you do enough research. Size and type of school environment matters a lot when it comes to your success. Students need to know what they are looking for when it comes to the type of school they are looking for before they start the application process. Choosing a school is very much like making a new friend. There are places that you can see yourself doing better than others simply because you match up better with your personality. Some schools are more quiet and simple while others are bold and boisterous. It just depends on what fits you best.

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

The interesting cultural classes that I'm enrolled in, example African Storyteller. The social events hosted at school buildings that feature sororities or fraternaties of minority groups that involve dancing. They tend to be fun and bring minority students together. I came from a majority white community so it was a new and exhilirating experience to attend UW-Madison and have a multi-cultural campus to be involved in, even though they are still the minority at Wisconsin. I enjoy being a part of the different social groups and attending the events. It is very educating.

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

Take your time. When you visit a campus, don't focus on the school and what programs and departments it has. That is importan...

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

Take your time. When you visit a campus, don't focus on the school and what programs and departments it has. That is important, but its not what you are going to remember about your college experience. Stop and take a look around, and see if its a place where you could see yourself. Is it someplace you can picture studying? Somewhere you can live, make friends, learn about yourself? School is obviously the most important part of the decision, but don't forget about the other things. Don't be too decided on who you are either, because a lot can change in four years. Give yourself room to change, and pick a school that will allow you to do so. When you get to college, get involved. Not necessarily in school sports or clubs, but in other people and places around you. Study hard, but have the most fun possible. Don't miss out on your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone looking for a small school, someone who doesn't approve of alcohol use. Wisconsin works studies hard, and parties hard.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That not everyone who wants athletic tickets gets them, and its pretty expensive to go to games.

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

While we may have winter madness, the four distinct seasons in Madison are amazing. I love its position between two lakes. ...

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

While we may have winter madness, the four distinct seasons in Madison are amazing. I love its position between two lakes. Another great thing is how amazing the research opportunities are.

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

I wish I had known that the cost of books were so high so I could plan better financially.

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

Tour schools again after you get accpeted durring the school day -- you will instantly know which one is right for you!

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

I wish I would have known how academically competative this school really is.

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

I wish I would have known how academically competative this school really is.

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

The worst thing about Madison is the feeling of hostility between coasties and people from the midwest.

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

Plan! Figure out what school you want to go to but deciding what they offer that interests you, then save money!!!!

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

I consider the worst thing at UW-Madison is sometimes the professors that are ten-yeared aren't very good at explaining to students, and often times TA's especially in the math and sciences don't speak english and so it makes it so that the main way to succeed is by self-teaching. Those that don't learn well by themselves may be at a disadvantage at certain times.

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

First of all, don't stress out too much about the decision! Usually your gut feeling is the best choice. No matter where you end up you can be happy by keeping an open mind and a positive attitude. Secondly, make sure to think about the future, instead of your immediate feelings after high school. Although you may be feeling desperate to get away from home (I was!) keep in mind that when you are on campus, you will be away from home no matter how close the school you choose is from where you originally are from. Transportation is expensive and tedious. Believe me or not, as you get older, you will value being closer to home. Third, you can always make a big school feel small, but cannot make a small school bigger. I go to a school of over 30,000 people and have never felt more connected. Finally, get involved. Join an intermural, the art club, the drama society, or a sorority/fraternity. The friendships and connections you make is going to make your college experience rememberable because in college you really learn as much or more out of the classroom as in the classroom.

Aaron
What's unique about your campus?

Sexual Health Fest at Library Mall. Different booths displaying and teaching healthy habits. Free condoms given out

What's unique about your campus?

Sexual Health Fest at Library Mall. Different booths displaying and teaching healthy habits. Free condoms given out

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

Sari reveals his favorite movie, her favorite class at UW, and what he does in his free time.

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

Joe reveals his favorite movie, his favorite class at UW, and what he does in his free time.

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

Dan reveals his favorite movie, his favorite class at UW, and what he does in his free time.

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

Aaron reveals his favorite movie, his favorite class at UW, and what he does in his free time.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

Great school, great programs, campus feel

Why did you decide to go to this school?

I went for Engineering but then realized it wasnt for me

Why did you decide to go to this school?

football had something to do with it

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