Platteville, WI
University of Wisconsin-Platteville


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Recent Reviews

Kathryn
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Engineering and Teaching. The buisness and Criminal Justice classes are very well known also!

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Engineering and Teaching. The buisness and Criminal Justice classes are very well known also!

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

Look for what you want. Your parents may have a word but you are the one getting an education.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the size of the school!! Everyone seems to get along with everyone else! I like it here it is such a positive school!

Jared
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are smart, fun, and serious

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are smart, fun, and serious

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

Find the college that focuses getting its students involved. Students need a release from the stress the incure from academics and getting involved is a easy and safe way of releasing that stress

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

I choose my school with out ever even seeing it and I'm happy here. I think to many high school students worrie about what college they are going to go to and they should think about how they can get a 4.0 and graduate in 4 years. Many students pick colleges that are too big for them and end up having to retake their classes from freshman year at a smaller school. I think every student should study abroad, just pick a country and go! Do a couple internships during your college life you will get alot of work experience becuase of this. If possible live on campus at least your first year, with someone you've never met. This is difficult but worth it! Enjoy your college experience.

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

It's very windy and small so we mostly walk to class.

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

When it comes to choosing a college, shop around. Be proactive in your search, talk to professors in the field that you are ...

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

When it comes to choosing a college, shop around. Be proactive in your search, talk to professors in the field that you are looking to study in and ask them any question you have. You may want to speak with current students who maybe more likley to give you the inside scoop of the campus. Don't pick a school because of the name, pick the campus that fits you and where you want to go with your future. To make the most of your college experience, walk through the halls and down the sidewalk of your campus with your mind, eyes, ears, and hearts open to everything and everyone. The students and professors around you are the people who are going to help mold you into someone different. You will never return home the way you left. If you are willing to look around, you will learn more than in any class. It is up to you what you are going to learn, if you are going to shelter yourself or jump straight off of the diving board. Be who you are and don't be afraid to take the less traveled path.

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

Nothing. If I would have known what I know now I would never have gotten to experience and learn from everything that I have done. Some good and some bad experiences. Just be willing to work hard and be open minded to the world. You never know who you will meet or what you will learn. Its a great big world out there that holds so much more than any of us know.

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

The avalibility of things to do off campus. I am pretty active in many orgainizations and have a big influence in the school of ag so if there is something we don't like we usually know how to talk to the right people.

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

Be involved. You get out of college what you put into it. Look at what you're use to, a small town or a large city, in dete...

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

Be involved. You get out of college what you put into it. Look at what you're use to, a small town or a large city, in determining your school of choice. If you're a flexible person and up for change, try something outside of your comfort zone, but if not try and find a school more like home. Go to as many on campus events as possible. It's a great way to meet people and see another whole side to college besides school work.

What's unique about your campus?

The amount of activities and organizations to join. There isn't much in Platteville so the extra-curricular activities really helps liven up those boring days. There's something for everyone, and if there isn't, it's really easy to start up an organization!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any person is welcome at this school, from very shy to overly social. There's stuff for everyone and every interest on campus. The dorm life really helps people get to know one another so no matter who you are you'll find a place to belong.

Ashley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for it's Engineering program. Our Engineering program is one of the top programs in the US and we ha...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for it's Engineering program. Our Engineering program is one of the top programs in the US and we have professors from all over the world that come here to teach.

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

One thing that I feel is unique about my school is the teacher student ratio. Our classes usually consist of 20 to 30 students which is super nice. Our teachers get to know us by name and remember us throughout our education. They are always willing to help out when we need them.

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

Being open to different experiences is what is going to make college the most amazing time of your life. You have to be willing to open up to new ideas and can not be afraid to try new things. The world is so much different out there from what you are use to, and if you have the opportunity to go some where differernt then where you grew up, take it! You don't have to go across the world to find new cultural experience, you and drive two hours across the state you live in and find that everything is completely differernt. Don't be afraid to take a chance.

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

Be sure that the college your child picks provides them with a lot of on campus entertainment. Also, make sure that their aca...

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

Be sure that the college your child picks provides them with a lot of on campus entertainment. Also, make sure that their academic advisors are open and friendly. It will make the world of difference!

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

How much fun I have in my classes, and how much I like my teachers.

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

A laid back, friendly campus all around.

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

A laid back, friendly campus all around.

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

This school 's atmosphere is very laid back. You can feel comfortable here with all the faculty and students because everyone is so friendly. Drama and the necessity to drink and party all the time is not the main focus at this university. If you wanted to, you could but there is more things to do on weekends than party here compaired to other Wisconsin schools.

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

Make sure that their academic programs are successful and the placement rate for the college is above 95%. You are spending money for a reason, but also make sure that you enjoy the atmosphere. Students need to have fun and go to class at the same time to do well in school.

Matthew
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to learn and are very willing to help me understand the concepts if I happen to miss something.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to learn and are very willing to help me understand the concepts if I happen to miss something.

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

In finding the right college, one needs to consider many factors. One of the main factors being price, and if the attending student can pay for tuition, and if not, then how easy is it to obtain student aid if available. Aside from price, a prospective student must look at the school and preview it. It is crucial to get a visual picture of where you will be spending the next 4 or more years of your life. Other factors include the type of school it is and if they have a good program for the degree he or she is seeking, if the school is large enough or too small, and also what other things the surrounding town has to offer. It is always nice to have a part time job while studying in order to save up a little extra spending money. In the end, it comes down to each individual and what they are looking for in a college experience.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is foreign teachers. It is very hard to understand the professor when he or she is not able to speak english very well. Also, a common assumption among certain math professors is that all students have taken the same amount of math classes in the past as background to the information taught in class.

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

The best advice for students and parents that I can think of is to look for a school that has the extracurricular activities ...

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

The best advice for students and parents that I can think of is to look for a school that has the extracurricular activities that your son/daughter is into. You can go to practically any school for a plethora of majors, however there are many schools where certain sports or clubs are popular and many other students are involved in. Also when looking for the right college, think about how much you are willing to spend for your degree and if your degree will pay off in the end and how you are going to fund your education. Once you are in college, dont be afraid to try new things, this is the one time in your life that you can do things that you couldn't normally do with a full time job and family, so join that fencing club, get involed with the nanotechnology program, etc. because when your older you won't have the time and you wont have the ability to because they are only available when your in school.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about our school is the small class sizes and the small town atmosphere. It's easier to trust people in this town and people tend who go to this school usually have also grown up in a small town or in the country.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that shouldn't attend this school is someone from a large city such as Chicago. They wouldnt like the fact that theres not a whole lot to do besides drinking and playing video games with ur friends.

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