Recent Alumnus 2012-09-28T16:15:15Z
Nightlife is mostly for 21+, with a plethora of options for bars just a short walk away. State Street and University Ave offer more bars and "clubs" for undergrads, while the Capitol Square is geared more towards young professionals. Most, if not all do not have a cover charge. Underage nightlife usually consists of house parties or some of the bars that don't strictly ID. Most locations are within walking distance, but many cabs or buses are available for those who don't want to walk.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-28T16:03:50Z
UW has more than 15 computer labs on campus, often located within one of the many libraries or residence halls, all of which are free to those with student IDs. Printing is available at all of those locations for a small fee taken from the student's ID. Laptops are also available for checkout at several libraries and residence halls, and the network reliability is often superb for the WiFi offered all over campus. Most people bring their own laptops, but the labs usually only get crowded during exam periods, so those who need a computer can often find one.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-28T15:54:58Z
Madison is for the most part a college town, but the surrounding neighborhoods are family-friendly, too. Downtown Madison offers nightlife, restaurants, shopping and music to students and visitors alike. The campus itself brings rich tradition and culture along with an amazing natural and cultural beauty for those who choose to tour it. Madison is also sandwiched between two lakes, so the opportunity for recreation is present during all seasons. For a bit more of history, students and visitors can take the short walk to the State Capitol building on the Square.
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T10:35:18Z
Great facilities, lots of walking to get to some of the hangouts
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T10:33:31Z
Great location by the lake, but lots of walking and some buildings are older with not the greatest bathrooms
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T03:16:09Z
Why is your interest so persistant in the party scene? This will effect your focus in your curiculars.
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T03:09:22Z
I haven't informed myself on these topics or singled out a certain study but the professors i have had in the past have done an excellent job. They are often readily available to talk with in and out of class. The registration process is fairly simple which you can do online or in person. As far as the workload goes i would have to consider this an appropriate amount for each class.
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T03:05:41Z
There is a plethora of programs, curricular activities, and other ways to get involved and stay on the right track to succesfully completing a students year attending. I took these opprotunities for granted and thought that i could do without. I now know that it is necessary to involve yourself in what the school has to offer. By doing this you keep in the groove of things and feel like you play an important role in being a student at the university.
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T02:42:02Z
There are multiple computer labs throughout the college with 10-20 computers available for students to use whenever. Since UW fond du lac is a rather small university there are always computers available. The campus is also equipped with WIFI that has an excellent connection. Each PC has all of the nessecary programs for a college student and are always kept up to date. The work space around the computers are always clean and maintained exceptionally well.
College Junior 2012-09-25T21:38:29Z
The computer labs at the University of Wisconsin are top-notch. The campus uses Mac desktops in its computer labs, and there is always a friendly person in the lab to answer questions.
College Junior 2012-09-25T21:36:27Z
This is a big 10 school, therefore sports are a huge part of the school. If people are not participating in sports themselves, they are definitely watching them.
College Junior 2012-09-25T21:34:27Z
Madison has such a diverse population and vibrant community that there are so many different choices to pick from! Finding an ethnic restaurant that you've never tried or a cosy nook of a cafe is extremely easy.
College Junior 2012-09-25T21:31:27Z
The alcohol scene at the University of Wisconsin is huge. Drugs aren't as noticeable, but you can still find them. Drinking is done by pretty much everyone, but people won't care if you don't want to participate.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-19T18:43:53Z
I have had no trouble with the financial aid process. There is a central financial aid office that helps you with any questions you have or problems you experience. Online you can easily accept or decline scholarships/federal aid/awards/grants. Talk to your financial aid advisor about applying for financial aid, or visit the financial aid website to find out more about how to apply.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-19T18:17:46Z
There is a lot of drinking and partying around, but it's usually not a bother unless you live right on State Street and are a light sleeper. Campus Police are great, I feel really safe around here. When it comes to marijuana, Madison is pretty lax about possession and use. There is even one day a year where everyone goes and promotes legalization of it, and they all go to Bascom Hill and smoke up in public. Police usually allow it as long as nobody wanders around and walks down the street smoking and flaunting their weed. Pretty much, the weed scene here is harmless and if you get caught you'll just be faced with a fine. There has been increased heroine use on campus the last year, but nobody really comes into contact with that unless you know the right people. I've never known anyone to witness use or see evidence of it. The police are really focused on cracking down on that, though. Overall, Madison is a really safe city in terms of drugs, mostly the college students are interested in partying and drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-19T18:09:44Z
Party Hard, Study Hard, Exciting Programs and Memorable Experiences! We have academic programs led by staff that are making breakthrough in their fields! Exciting to study here as well as to party here - UW-Madison was a top party school only a few years ago, and they're still going strong. We party hard and we study hard! Campus life is amazing, everyone who went to UW-Madison stays a Badger for life! I also have to say that it's very, very true that although on other campuses, students want to go home on weekends or during break, but here in Madison everyone loves to stay here and live the Madison life! It's hard to leave it. That's why Madison was named the "most educated city in the US", because graduates often stay and end up living and working in Madison. It's such a great city and campus. Extracurricular activities are everywhere - from cinema and theater for students, annual events, study parties to free tutoring, we have it all!
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-19T18:03:28Z
The dining halls at the University that are meant to serve students, especially those living in the dorms, have wonderful food options. There is a rotating menu with healthy items, and always vegetarian options. Otherwise there are plenty of budget-friendly restaurants nearby that appeal to students here.
College Senior 2012-09-19T04:55:14Z
Pretty good choices for off campus housing, but the price is jacked up the closer to campus that you get because they know they can get the money for it.
College Senior 2012-09-19T04:53:47Z
Best academics, very hard, stay on top of your game, teachers will not help you, TA's are your best friends, they are the only ones that have the time or need to help you.
College Senior 2012-09-19T04:51:10Z
Dorms are small but it is worth living in them as a freshman to make the friends and have the experience.
College Senior 2012-09-17T22:41:44Z
I know some sorority girls that are very nice and treat the girls in their sorority as family. They are there for each other and are also great campus resources, especially for networking and help with academics. Fraternities, however, seem more like the places to party, and not good places either. Drugs, dirt and alcohol are everywhere.
College Senior 2012-09-17T22:32:31Z
I have never seen so many different ethnic restaurants all centered in one area- State Street. There's Turkish, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Mediterranean, Afghan, Tibetan, and of course, traditional restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Einstein Bro. Bagels, and campus favorites that serve the works. It's not hard to find a place to eat that doesn't involve dorm food...the hardest is part is just choosing where to eat!
College Senior 2012-09-17T22:29:16Z
I would say that our campus is not anywhere near strict. Yes, there are police cars everywhere throughout campus and the State Street area, but I have yet to see a cop in them? Also, there are many underage drinkers on campus, yet no punishments seem to be enforced. The house fellows are pretty chill about it unless there is like a HUGE disturbance going on. I have yet to hear of or see anyone getting a ticket from the police or sent to detox. For me, it's a bad thing seeing so much alcohol and drugs without punishment, but whatever.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-17T14:57:13Z
HDFS is housed within the School of Human Ecology which opened new facilities on campus this year. Excellent staff and program.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-17T14:55:55Z
Great school for a variety of majors, looking for more additions in the genders and women's studies departments.
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