University of Wisconsin-Madison Top Questions

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


That it is going to be a lot of work on your own. And most importantly, no one is going to hold your hand through it.


I wish I had more time to look over all of the classes they have to offer. There are so many classes to choose from, and it's hard to decide what you want to take from such a huge list. I also wish I knew about all of the events right away. There is so much going on in this city, it's hard to do everything you want to do and attend school.


The party/drinking atmosphere of this school. Had I known I may have steered away from it as I got caught up in it for the first 2 years of college and suffered academically during those two years.


How competitive it is to find a job before attending school. Also the way credits determine priority to signing up for classes.


I am enjoying every aspect of this school. There's nothing I would change or like differently. The only thing that i'm not completely satisfied with is the size of Madison. It's only 100 thousand or so and I like huge cities better.


i wish I knew that connectons in college is extremely important to make with your professors, classmates etc...


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


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.


Before I came to Madison, I wish I had been more informed on the different classes offered. The SOAR program offered by Madison for incoming freshmen did not help me choose classes that were especially helpful for my major. Also, if I had realized how helpful it would have been to meet with a counselor specific to my major, I would have done that instead.


To get involved in sports early and often, both being a fan of varsity sports and taking advantage of the intramural and clubs offered. I also wish I was given more information regarding different majors.


More about what I wanted from my future. All of the choices were available to me and the only thing tht limited me was the fact that I was unsure at first of what i wanted to do in my life.


I wish I had been accurately warned on how little diversity there is on this campus, because had I been warned, I may have been a bit more prepared for the racial situations that my friends and I have experienced.


I wish I had known more about the options for majors and how to go about finding advisors. The first time I sought out an academic advisor I ran into a lot of dead ends and felt really deserted. I just wish that advisors were more visible to new students.


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


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