College Sophomore 2013-02-08T03:44:27Z
The weather in the winter is pretty horrible. It gets very cold, espcially because of the lakes. It becomes very wet with snow, and difficult to get to class or become motivated to venture into the cold.
College Junior 2013-02-08T02:49:08Z
The only public transportation around is the city cab system.
College Sophomore 2013-02-06T03:53:01Z
Varsity Athletics are a big deal at UW Madison. Football game days are a huge deal on campus and we have been voted to have one of the best game day atmospheres.
College Sophomore 2013-02-06T03:50:45Z
The weather on campus effects my experience quite a lot. It has been extremely snowy the last few weeks and it is often terrible walking to class because of snowy, icy, slushy side walks. Classes have not been cancelled due to snow. Investing in thick, warm, water repellant winter gear is a must for this University.
College Sophomore 2013-02-06T03:46:47Z
Diversity is quite wide on campus and almost everyone I know is excepting of everyone else. I have been able to meet people from a variety of foreign countries and I find it is always interesting to discuss differences between America and their country of origin as well as make sure they are adjusting well.
College Sophomore 2013-02-04T20:51:06Z
Guys & Girls:
Wisconsin is not known as the classiest place around, but madison students try their hardest to avoid wearing sweats. Do they succeed? Depends on the person. Nobody judges you, though. We're a pretty chill group of 30,000 people. Guys and girls on campus are like guys and girls anywhere-there are cute ones and ugly ones, big ones and skinny ones, white, black, indian, asian, you name it. I like it that way. Its nice being on a campus that is more focused on school, football, and avoiding the snow than on what you're wearing or who you're dating. Its college, not middle school.
College Sophomore 2013-02-04T20:43:52Z
UW Madison has great academics. They have fantastic advisors who are super helpful-take advantage of them. Things like workload and curriculum are hard to rate, because it totally depends on the class, the professor, and you! In general though, if you go to class, pay attention, and do the work, you will by no means feel crazy stressed out all the time. Sometimes classes are hard, sometimes they are easy, it all depends on how you deal with it.
College Sophomore 2013-02-04T20:40:56Z
I'm not a member of a greek society, and by no means do I think that greek life is bad. The only reason I'm giving it a C is because I don't know how else to say that greek life doesn't sway one way or another. There are a lot of great frats and sororities that I know people love being a part of! But it is just as easy to have fun on campus without being in one. It really makes no difference, its just personal preference. If you say, oh im in a sorority/fraternity, people will not judge you in the slightest, and theres a relatively good chance they might be in one too
College Sophomore 2013-02-03T00:23:58Z
They have fantastic classes here! The professors are for the most part really good, but every once in a while you'll come across a bad one. The registration process is difficult to understand at first, but once you get used to it its easy
College Junior 2013-02-02T04:54:12Z
Most computers are Macs and work really well. There are plenty on campus along with available printers.
College Junior 2013-02-02T04:53:24Z
Health & Safety:
I haven't heard of any crime at all on campus. There are always plenty of people around so you're never alone, and there are "safe walkers" who you can call so you don't have to walk alone at night.
College Junior 2013-02-02T04:51:07Z
I know there's greek life because there are some obvious cliques and what not, but it's not too prominent.
College Sophomore 2013-02-01T22:36:05Z
The University just updated all of the housing to free wireless. So wherever you go, if it's a university building or close by, you'll have great access to wireless internet. They have a lot of computer labs, and printing is pretty cheap. I'd still recommend bringing a printer to school, just because its convenient, but you probably spend the same amount on printing at home as you would at any printing station on campus, so really its individual preference.
College Sophomore 2013-02-01T22:33:59Z
The restaurants (mostly on state street, but there are other great options elsewhere) are fantastic here. They're good food, for a pretty good price, have good hours, and friendly, fellow college student staff. Its a great place to look for a job, or grab a bite to eat in between classes. They have ok student discounts, but you really just have to budget on your own.
College Sophomore 2013-02-01T22:27:40Z
My only complaints with the nightlife here are that there isn't as much for underagers as there is for 21+ students. Also, transportation is somewhat difficult at night, especially when it's cold out and you don't want to walk! Other than that, there is a pretty great variety of stuff to do here at night and on weekends. And despite what you may think, not everyone drinks here either. There's plenty to do if you choose not to drink.
College Junior 2013-02-01T05:56:41Z
can be hard to get around campus at times due to it being long and spread out
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T07:30:07Z
The transportation generally is good. There are cars to most of the place, even to mall, macy's, target(none to wallmart though). just it doesn't come that often. If you missed one, you may wait for some time
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T04:44:17Z
Restaurants here are diversified. You can find food of any kinds, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mexico, Italy... You can get discount papers from bookstore. But the discount is so limited. Still the costs are little bit higher than dinning on campus. But it is still cheaper than the other states where I have been.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T04:40:08Z
The computer labs possess all iMac with two systems: OSX and Win7. You can choose either you like. And there are always enough computers for students to use. You can find printing places very often on campus with 7cents per paper. Network though are not so satisfied when the access is heavy.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T04:34:32Z
There are many international students of different races and religions. Though most people are white, they are welcome and respect you. There is no discrimination.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T18:03:50Z
There are many varieties of apartments and townhouses in Madison. Some of these places are affordable, while others are extremely expensive. You do get what you pay for, but it might be troublesome to be bounded to a 12-month lease if you are not going to be living on campus in the Summer. There are academic year leases available, but they are quickly filled.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T17:38:26Z
Parking can be hard to find for people who live in dorms, especially for people who want in-door parking.
College Junior 2013-01-22T19:00:24Z
I chose an apartment close to my ROTC detachment because that is where I spend most of my time. It's a longer walk to classes than the dorms, but I like the space ( I have a piano), the full size kitchen and a private bathroom.
It costs a lot for what they provide, pretty stark all around, but the privacy and space sold myself and my roommate. The building has good security and there is parking for a fee. You can't bring a car if you live in the dorms.
College Junior 2013-01-22T18:50:28Z
There are many options to choose from. Within a 2 mile radius of the main campus has a lot of restaurant choices. The bus route is convenient.
Fast food, sit down, casual. Madison has it all.
College Junior 2013-01-22T18:44:53Z
I've lived in the dorm and now an apartment near campus. The dorm was most convenient as a new comer. A lot of people doing a lot of different things. Easy to meet people with similar interests. It is a tad cheaper than an apartment. The things I like about the apartment are more space, a full size refrigerator and stove and not having a communal bathroom. Also, I lived in the old dorms, so I'm sure the new ones are an improvement.
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