College Senior 2013-01-03T04:48:34Z
We have a street that is basically dominated by Greek houses. It's a good place to find a party should you be searching for one. Greek students are viewed here mostly as rich coasties and bros. That's basically all the prevalence they have on campus until Humerology comes around where many non-Greeks find them quite obnoxious.
College Senior 2013-01-03T04:41:43Z
Like any other university, Madison is very strict when it comes to academic conduct. Basically, if the idea is yours, props to you, if its not, CITE IT !!! And don't cheat. It's definately not worth it. Also, don't get caught drinking underage at the student union. If you do, your student ID number is taken down and handed over to the dean. Nobody wants that.
College Sophomore 2013-01-02T21:59:16Z
i received a lot more than expected. going to this college saved me a lot of money and was well worth it. i appreciated the financial aid and how much it helped.
College Sophomore 2012-12-31T23:42:28Z
So much good dining in Madison, especially on State Street. State has a ton of ethnic dining, and it's usually not too crazy expensive since this is a college town. Some stores and restaurants have student discounts, or if you have a RedCard plan you can pay at many places with that. Off-campus dining might as well be on campus it's so close. Make sure to check out Mia Za's for some good cheap Italian food!
College Sophomore 2012-12-31T23:39:54Z
I am pretty satisfied with my program. I am planning on being an English and Communication Arts double major with the goal of either being a high school english teacher or going into screenwriting for television. Thus far I have enjoyed my classes, but it is a real pain having to do all of the irrelevant liberal arts breadth requirements. I have an internship for the summer, but I did not get it through the school. I think that in such a large university, you need to be very careful to pick relevant classes and monitor your four year plan and goals, because the advisors are not always super helpful so you need to be a bit self-sufficient.
College Sophomore 2012-12-31T23:34:28Z
REALLY varies by season. Madison is insanely beautiful during pretty much every season but winter. It's pretty cool to see campus after the first snow, but 20 minute walks to class are a real bummer when the temperatures drop into the negatives and you have to trudge through snow. Honestly though, you really get used to it, and after a few weeks it won't even bother you.
College Sophomore 2012-12-31T23:32:50Z
If you don't go Greek it really isn't a big deal. The girls I know involved in greek life are all pretty nice, and it's not super cliquey, more-so just a good way to make some friends. The frats do have a lot of the parties on campus so it doesn't hurt to join if you're a guy, but if you choose not to it really won't hurt your social life.
College Sophomore 2012-12-31T23:30:34Z
Guys & Girls:
There is definitely a variety of boys to choose from being at such a large school, and something for everyone. There is a surprising population of hipster-ish guys around campus for the midwest, and no shortage of good looking men. The girls as a whole are generally pretty good looking too. Everyone around campus looks athletic and fit, despite such a large amount of partying interest.
College Senior 2012-12-30T20:17:29Z
The dining options are almost overwhelming. From Mediterranean to Chinese to Brazilian to Italian to Indian, Madison offers the larget variety of food choices I have ever seen. Walking up State Street, you will find hundreds of choices before you reach the State Capitol. The cost is geared towards college kids with daily deals and specials. My favorite place to eat is the Parthenon, a Greek restaurant with gyros as their specialty.
College Senior 2012-12-30T20:12:38Z
Varisty sports at Wisconsin are some of the best in the nation. The football team is going back to the Rosebowl for the third year in a row, the women's hockey team are national champs, the men's track team won the Big 10 title, and the rowing team has sent many of their athletes to the Olympics. The fans have broken national records with our attendance. Each workout facility is up-to-date and specifically designed for each sport. We work hard in school so we can play hard on the field. ON WISCONSIN!
College Senior 2012-12-30T20:06:34Z
I recieved a fair amount of financial aid, but it is a long process and somewhat confusing. You must stay on top of the filing process to be a qualified applicant. I feel like the best thing to do is have regular appointments with the financial aid office and get your parents involved. Free money (like grants) are out there, but hard to obtain!
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-30T17:55:31Z
Some Greek life is only there for guys and girls to get super wasted from parties and be obnoxious, at Madison a lot of this is contained on Langdon so if you want a party to get wasted at that's the place to go. There are fraternities and sororities that aren't focused on this but mainly used for community service, network events between frats and sororities and with outside communities.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-30T17:45:13Z
I don't know too much about this but I have heard you get written up for underage drinking in dorms if its your 3rd or 4th time depending on the house fellow, the police are called and receive a fine. For drugs I believe for that you automatically get in touch with the police. Again I'm not sure.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-30T17:38:06Z
I no longer eat at the dining hall and they recently built new dining halls that I have never gotten a chance to experience
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T18:59:34Z
It is a very diverse campus. People of all nations, ethnicities and religions attend here and the staff is very diverse as well. There are many poor Midwest students here as well along with other students whose parents are very well off financially.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T18:55:47Z
All of the libraries, athletic centers and study areas are pretty modern and very nice but some of the classrooms are pretty old and could be updated, particularly some of the lecture halls.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T18:50:00Z
UW-Madison is a very large college campus and therefore needs public transportation when it is necessary. The buses are constantly running, the university buses are free and we are given a free card for the city buses.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T18:46:21Z
There's a vast array of possible majors spanning nearly every possible subject. There are also many research opportunities and many employment possibilities.
College Junior 2012-12-27T03:08:05Z
There is a way for anyone of any physical activity interest to get invovlved, from varsity, to IM, to club sports, to lots of random pick-up games, there in something for everyone. There is no fan like a Badgers fan on Football Saturdays!
College Junior 2012-12-27T03:04:27Z
Being from the Midwest, I don't mind the winter cold, and I love having all 4 seasons!
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-26T19:28:37Z
There are a variety of housing options available. Newer dorms opened Fall 2012 and there is a new dorm opening in 2013.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-26T19:26:10Z
A variety of options are available. Plenty of restaurants are close by and the community is diverse.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-26T19:19:27Z
Free transportation available around campus. Decent local transportation around Madison.
College Junior 2012-12-24T17:43:53Z
The parking on campus is terrible. I would highly suggest not bringing a car to college, but if you do you will be paying over $100 per month in a parking structure. Definitely arrive earlier to try to look for places to park, and there is little to no possibility of finding a free space.
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T00:47:05Z
I've never seen anyone get a parking ticket, but finding a parking space is almost impossible at times. I've had to park over two blocks away from campus before because there wasn't any parking spaces.
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