College Freshman 2013-03-05T21:49:07Z
UW-Madison's campus life is like no other. The student union (Union South) was newly built a few years ago and is very modern. There are fast food joints, places to study, convention rooms, an art gallery, and a rock climbing wall and bowling alley-it's a very popular hangout. There are tons of organizations to join, and there are always fun activities and events going on across campus.
College Freshman 2013-03-05T21:43:17Z
UW-Madison is known for their football games and school pride in general. On game day especially, most of the student body is wearing that red and white. At football games, "Jump Around" is the anthem for any badger. On top of excellent academics and a beautiful campus, badger athletics has the best school pride and excellent teams in any sport
College Sophomore 2013-03-05T05:09:43Z
There are lots of parties, but those who are underage have lots of opportunities to have fun without alcohol.
College Sophomore 2013-03-05T05:07:09Z
There are nicer dorms and there are dorms that are in need of some renovation. Overall, the dorms are homey and residential service is great.
College Sophomore 2013-03-05T05:05:39Z
Student life on campus gets as good as you make it to be. It's all up to the individual on what he/she wants to get out of his/her college experience.
College Sophomore 2013-03-05T05:03:13Z
The university is located in a larger city, yet the campus has beautiful scenery and in some parts, is isolated from a city atmosphere.
College Junior 2013-03-03T01:39:25Z
Guys & Girls:
Mix of everything on campus - mostly everybody's pretty average, nothing spectecular but not terribly disapointing either.
College Junior 2013-03-03T01:37:18Z
Health & Safety:
No knowledge of any of these concerns being an issue.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T01:29:21Z
The dining options are fantastic on campus! The dining halls are used more by students who live in dorms- mostly freshman and sophomores because of the dining housing accounts that comes along with living in dorms. There are many dining halls around campus and each all have a great variety of foods to choose from. Dining halls do lack a substantial menu for vegetarians and gluten free/ food allergies. However the dining halls are working toward a more food allergy/ gluten free focused menu. Dining halls are a great option for students living in dorms, but if you don't live in dorms you have to pay a little bit more for food there. Most upperclassmen eat at various restaurants or go grocery shopping.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T01:21:39Z
UW Madison has fantastic nightlife! Parties are always going on Thursday though Saturday nights. Bars and Clubs are always open late on the weekends and are in a central location- State Street area. Transportation is okay until around ten at night for bus transportation, otherwise one must rely on the taxi service, which is not well known around campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T01:18:11Z
Drugs aren't too big on the UW campus. If people are doing drugs its mostly smoking. Drinking is a much more popular activity.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T17:49:59Z
What's important to note is that there are two, drastically different "neighborhoods" on campus, Southeast and Lakeshore. Southeast is closer to downtown Madison and State Street, while Lakeshore dorms are all very close to the shoreline of Lake Mendota. The lifestyle of Southeast dorms tends to be a lot more social, while Lakeshore is a bit quieter and reserved. I live in Lakeshore and often wish I'd lived in Southeast, but realize that Lakeshore has its advantages of being closer to the nature available on campus and the fact that it's quiet when I come back to the dorm at night.
As for the buildings themselves, unless you live in DeJope, Ogg, Smith, or the new hall being built in the Lakeshore neighborhood, all the rooms are typically the same size and have the same features. Don't expect to have a ton of room for your stuff and everybody has to share bathrooms with at least a few other people.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T17:39:14Z
As I'm still a freshman, I don't really know the whole process of applying to get into a program. Maybe that's a problem. I feel like I should know by now exactly how to apply to a specific school or declare my major, but don't know yet. Part of that is my own fault, though, that I haven't gone to try to figure it all out. You have to apply to the different schools here though and that's a stressful thought because I get nervous wondering about what will happen if I don't get into my major.
If you're sure about what you want to major in, look up the graduation requirements and start taking any classes you can take that coincide with the major just to give yourself a head start before you apply.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T17:34:37Z
There is a drug scene on campus, but only if you're actively looking for it. I wouldn't say that you're just going to fall into it, and looking at it like that, I'd say our campus is pretty safe. Nobody is going to pressure you into anything, and you're not likely to stumble upon it unless you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T17:32:03Z
You really can't beat Big 10 athletics. I strongly suggest buying season tickets to either football, basketball, or hockey. The atmospheres of each sport are distinctly different, and I'd say I prefer the hockey atmosphere the most. Our fans are ruthless and getting involved in the cheers we have makes you feel like you're really making an impact on the team's performance. Definitely make it a priority to go to at least one game of each of the big three sports.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T17:28:04Z
There really are computers available everywhere, and they've done a great job of expanding the wifi to all the dorms and every building on campus. So, if you've got a laptop, you're set. If not, there are plenty of computers available in the dorms, and even more in the many libraries on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T05:29:27Z
It's usually pretty good! It's just on the days that it snows that it starts to get difficult because they don't plow or salt the sidewalks very well and sometimes the buses stop running.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T05:25:20Z
There are all kinds of fraternities and sororities with a whole street just for the houses. They are very well known on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T05:23:39Z
I have met people of all different races and sexual orientations on this campus. Coming here was the first time in my life where I didn't feel like such a majority anymore.
College Sophomore 2013-02-26T22:29:40Z
There is a lot to do for students 21 and older but if you are under that age, there tends to be much less available. However there are concerts, plays, clubs, and many other activities that can fill in during the nights.
College Junior 2013-02-26T03:34:49Z
I enjoy the topic matter of the program, however I think the system could be formatted differently. I do not think it is efficient to take two years to finally start the actual program. I think certain classes in the program should be offered along the way.
College Sophomore 2013-02-23T19:37:45Z
Health & Safety:
The people who run this campus know what they are doing.
College Junior 2013-02-23T06:44:21Z
There is a free bus for around campus, it can get pretty crowded though. However, the campus provides all students with a free bus pass that allows for riding the city busses for free!
College Junior 2013-02-23T06:42:57Z
I see a lot of parties and the like down where the Greeks live, but it is pretty easy to avoid if that isn't your thing.
College Junior 2013-02-22T22:24:56Z
Hard to find a spot on weekends and to have a spot for the whole year is expensive, around 120/month.
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