Recent Alumnus 2012-05-01T03:26:26Z
NOWHERE TO PARK! There is no where to park on campus. If you park somewhere for 20 minutes you will most likely have a ticket or be towed. The campus is large and if you need anything off of campus you are going to want a car. If you live on campus and you are 2+ hours away from home, you are going to want a car. The city limits the amount of parking available to "Go Green" which is nice.... but that also leaves a lot of people stranded. Permits for parking are also very expensive, can cost up to $200/month to park at your apartment or at a parking ramp.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-01T03:09:54Z
Sciences = a+ – The sciences at UW-Madison are extremely competitive. UW-Madison is the school to go to in the midwest if you want to become a doctor or be a professional in the health industry. Other than that, the business school is ranked highly among the others in the nation and so is the communications department. It is pretty common that someone you would meet at a party is a science or business major. Most people just roll their eyes when they find out someone is in the busines school--it's looked down upon by the science majors. Most of everything else is just meteokre compared to other D1 schools in the nation. Fashion Design will get you a job in retail and Theater and Performing Arts will get you into the local theater program. Our band is outstanding though! Registering for classes stresses a lot of people out, but I think that is probably common throughout other schools. The workload is insane. The professors expect the students to only focus on their individual class, making it hard to do anything else that needs to be done for other classes. I don't think they really believe that all the students will get everything done that they are assigned!
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-01T03:03:49Z
Guys & Girls:
Thumbs Down to the Snobs – There are some groups of boys and girls on this campus that I wouldn't necessarily call to hang out. There is fraternity/sorority row on Langdon street. These boys and girls come from the East coast, places like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut..). They are very rich and anyone who isn't, isn't their friend. They are literally all greek or blonde. The other group I don't thoroughly enjoy on campus is the "treehugging", "gas-saving" bike-riders. They are mostly concerned with themselves and decide that bikes have all right-of-way on the road, sidewalks and in campus buildings. They don't really talk to anyone without dreads or "organic clothing". Then there are the farmers. These individuals come from small-towns in northern Wisconsin. This is my group of people! This group is pretty laid back, not rich so we value the dollar that does NOT grow on a tree in our back yard. We also enjoy our beer but like to be outdoors and be helpful to the guy sitting next to us. These are not the only groups of people on campus but a lot of people can fit into one of these three categories!
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-01T02:57:05Z
Life Sciences Communication Major – Life Sciences Communication is a major within the School of Agricultural Life Sciences, which we call "CALS". It is a small school within the University so the students get a lot more individualized attention than those in the College of Letters & Science on campus. My professors really want to see me succeed in my communications classes and I expect to get all A's my last year on campus. I will be taking 5 classes next semester, which is more than I have taken in the past. The buildings are old but it's great to be in buildings that have been on campus since the beginning of the University. I have been able to land multiple internships because of my advisor, Larry Meiller. He has a lot of great connections to the "real world" and he wants to help his students get the job they've dreamed of! Before I chose to be in this smaller program, I was in a large program in the letters of science, Spanish. The advisors and professors don't really care about you and even in one circumstance, want you to fail. After that encounter I decided that I needed to find a different major that will get me to my dream job without defeating my GPA completely. I am pretty lucky to have chosen this small program.
College Sophomore 2012-04-30T21:34:59Z
Yes, there's snow. If you live in the midwest, you know how to deal with it. If you don't, bring lots of warm/waterproof clothes!
College Junior 2012-04-27T02:34:34Z
Good Size City – Madison is a decent size city and there is always something to do on the weekends on or off campus and usually events on weeknights as well. We also have State Street, which is home to great shopping and numerous dining venues and cafes. Badger sports are huge here, so make sure you like the color red!
College Junior 2012-04-27T02:30:30Z
Health & Safety:
Safe for the Most Part – Campus police are constantly on patrol. There is good lighting for the most part on campus. And there are emergency poles around.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-26T01:18:13Z
Manitowoc, they have alot good restrauants and diners and all the fast food places.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-26T01:13:33Z
Nnot Known – Because Manitowoc is so small, alot of people don't go to the sports games at school or even know about them.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-26T01:12:00Z
We get snow, but still have class, its been cold alot and people have been getting sick alot and the weather will be really nice and than cold so it messes with people
College Senior 2012-04-25T21:58:11Z
Signing up for Classes Sucks. The largest problem is that I have a hard time registering for classes. I feel like if I'm paying ten grand to go here that I should be able to take the classes I need to get my degree. Everything else is fine. Sometimes you can get a bad professor, but you can also get some great ones.
College Senior 2012-04-19T22:40:13Z
UW-Madison has a wide array of gyms, libraries, and other facilities to assist students in whatever way possible.
College Senior 2012-04-19T22:37:22Z
What You Need, Where You Need It – Computer labs are open to students within almost every public building. The connectivity on campus is very helpful and fosters a high-tech learning environment.
College Senior 2012-04-19T22:36:10Z
Madison is a great college town with many attractions and interesting places to visit. The great local atmosphere and range of activities make UW-Madison a fantastic college campus.
College Junior 2012-04-16T15:31:35Z
Depends on Your Crowd – There's users, there's party-ers, but you've just got to keep your head on straight.
College Sophomore 2012-04-10T15:24:14Z
It's Very Good – The Campus Housing is one of a kind. The people are very friendly.
College Sophomore 2012-04-10T15:23:14Z
Health & Safety:
The Health & Safety Department Is Amazing – They are always willing to help no matter what the case.
College Junior 2012-04-05T00:28:54Z
I love being in close contact with all the people who mean a lot to me. The only downside is not being able to go to bed early on friday and saturday nights.
College Junior 2012-04-05T00:28:00Z
Good, Pricey – A lot of the places on campus are very good but tend to be pricey for a broke college student. The variety is very good though! Lots of ethnic options. Also during the fall when the farmer's market is still going on is very enjoyable.
College Junior 2012-04-05T00:25:21Z
So Active! Madison always has something to offer! There is something to do every night of the week, all seasons for everybody! During the summer there are concerts on the terrace, and during the winter there are broom ball games out on the frozen lake. There is something for everyone in this busy city.
College Junior 2012-04-04T19:55:18Z
My School Loves Sports! University of Wisconsin- Madison has a lot of pride in our sports teams. We love supporting our teams and we know that a variety of sports on campus are very talented. The biggest sport on campus is football, followed by men's basketball and hockey. There is a lot of ways for active and sporty people to get involved!
College Junior 2012-04-04T19:52:11Z
Many Options – Majority of students only live int he dorms their freshman year, so students will definitely get experience with living in an apartment or house. There is many options around campus, and certain areas definitely cater to people who are looking for their first apartment (sophomores). The rent is not too bad if you look at the right places, and students generally know which buildings are the super expensive ones.
College Junior 2012-04-04T19:49:10Z
Convenient but Not the Best Quality – The places to eat for freshman are very conveniently located and have very flexible hours. One bad thing is the food is not always the best quality. Whenever students go home, they definitely learn to appreciate a home cooked meal!
College Senior 2012-03-27T23:30:47Z
Health & Safety:
Personal Safety – No place is perfect, but overall it's a nice city. Around the weekend, be careful of harassment by drunkards, especially if you're not white. On my way home or off to get something to eat, there's been a time I was bombarded with Asian stereotypes and slurs.
College Senior 2012-03-27T08:03:11Z
Kohl athletic Center is very good, a lot of basketball and volleyball site around the dorm and campus center. Student center has very good ice cream. All other activities are all nearby campus.
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