College Junior 2012-01-20T23:52:48Z
The athletics at Madison are a huge part of the school. They contribute greatly to the exciting atmosphere of the city. The huge fan base makes you feel apart of such a large school.
College Junior 2012-01-20T23:48:34Z
Atmosphere of Madison, WI – I absolutely love the atmosphere of Madison. There are plenty of different activities, events, and organizations to become involved with. The entire city feels very welcomming. I love this city and university.
College Junior 2012-01-19T00:43:01Z
Its What You Make of It – The university website provides easy ways to find scholarships that work for you. There are tons online and advisors are great about helping steer you in the right direction.
College Junior 2012-01-19T00:38:07Z
Easy Peasy – Campus is huge, but you get used to walking to class quite quickly. Also, there are bike lanes everywhere and the bus system is easy to navigate as well. For long distance journeys, there are busses like the mega bus and the badger bus that take students to other campuses/cities for fairly low rates!
College Junior 2012-01-19T00:28:22Z
Pretty Good and Getting Better – If you explore your options, you can definitely keep things interesting in terms of food. Nothing beats stir fry Thursdays at Rhita's and having the option of online ordering and delivery is super nice come time for finals or cold/rainy days. Also, the university is building an entirely new dining hall on the South East side of campus...there are blue prints and posters advertising it everywhere and it looks amazing! Definitely bummed to have missed that by a year!
College Junior 2012-01-18T21:11:21Z
Madison has so much to do! Campus is right next to State Street- which is full of shops, theaters, museums, and leads up to the capital building! There are always sporting events going on. There are two unions- each with its own activities. Union South plays free movies every week!
College Junior 2012-01-18T21:04:03Z
Guys & Girls:
One thing I love about the people at the UW is that even though there are 40,000 people, you can always find someone who has similar interests to your own. I'd say there's probably an even mix of hot and not. Everyone wears jeans.
College Junior 2012-01-17T19:41:32Z
Good Food, Decent Variety. The food at Madison is very good. My only complaint would be the lack of variety. Currently, for the southeast dorms, an old outdated building is still being used for the food service. However, next year, there is going to be a new building done and it should provide a lot more space for variety.
College Junior 2012-01-17T19:38:27Z
Financial aid, especially for instate students, is fairly limited. It is all need based. I received pretty much no financial aid.
College Junior 2012-01-17T19:33:49Z
Football is a big deal at Wisconsin. Student season tickets sell out in under 30 minutes and tickets to big games can go for over $200. The parties before games are crazy. A Badger game day experience is something you will not forget.
College Junior 2012-01-17T19:21:14Z
Madison is an awesome town with a crazy night life scene and abundant activities during the day. The city is large enough that it has everything you could need but small enough that its not overpowering. I feel extremely safe on campus and have never felt threatened or uneasy. State Street, the center of Madison, is a pedestrian only avenue that includes many popular restaurants and stores. There is always something interesting happening on State Street.
College Senior 2012-01-17T17:19:27Z
There are lots of scholarships, especially if you search in your specific department. However, it's such a large university that actually obtaining any scholarships is difficult.
College Senior 2012-01-17T17:18:23Z
Life does not get any better than being at Madison. The people are amazing, there's always something fun to do, and the sense of pride that consumes the school is unmatched by any other campus I've been to. Classes are difficult, but everyone is willing to help each other out, and most TAs and professors really do care. I've never worked so hard in my life, but it's absolutely worth it to get good grades from such a great university. If I could, I would stay at this college for the rest of my life.
College Senior 2012-01-17T17:10:14Z
Greek life isn't a very prominent scene in Madison, but the students that do participate seem to love it.
College Senior 2012-01-17T17:09:01Z
There are plenty of places to live both on and off campus. The houses are all pretty run-down...just what you'd expect for a college campus. The apartments, however, can be very nice. The off-campus housing is pretty close to campus, and bussing is always available if necessary. The management is decent. The only complaint is that rent can be really expensive in Madison.
College Senior 2012-01-17T17:06:02Z
Madison has excellent facilities whether educational or recreational. The gyms are absolutely fantastic, and there are exercise classes for pretty much everything. The unions are also great places to hang out; the new union is an extremely popular place to hang out and study. The libraries are also great, and they stay open well after midnight.
College Junior 2012-01-16T19:10:28Z
Okay, so we're in Wisconsin, it's bound to snow at some point. Luckily, the transportation (buses) allow students to avoid the bad weather if they wish (however, on cold/snowy/rainy days the buses get really crowded and you have to wait for an open bus to arrive). I personally don't think it's that bad; they are really good at clearing sidewalks and if you know your way around campus you can generally avoid bad weather by walking through buildings. But we don't just have snow here! When the weather's nice the best place to be is by the lake, going for a run or just hanging out on the terrace with friends.
College Junior 2012-01-16T19:01:53Z
Plans Are Great, Food Is Sufficient – I use the housing foods account to purchase food at the dining halls across campus through my wiscard. There are plenty of locations around campus that also accept Campus Cash like Memorial and Union South. Some of the options are very heavy in calories but most dining halls offer a salad bar and sandwich stand. Overall, the food is alright but it's nothing like cooking from home.
College Junior 2012-01-16T18:57:08Z
Health & Safety:
Safety Level Depends on Location – Personally, I have not encountered any threats to my safety while on campus. I feel perfectly safe walking to and from the library on my own even at night. For those who feel more comfortable traveling in groups, the university has the SAFE program which consists of students who volunteer to walk others back to their homes, a late night taxi service, and various buses operating across campus. The University Police Department is also a constant presence on campus, especially in the more populated areas. I have heard that Madison has a heroin use problem, however, I myself have not witnessed any sort of drug sale or use. It truly depends on where you live and who you associate yourself with.
College Senior 2012-01-16T15:28:31Z
This is will be my 6th semester at UWWaukesha and never before have I come across any drug use among the campus or students while attending school. This school does a very good job preventing the use of drugs among its campus. The only exception is smoking, which is only allowed outside in certain areas. Other areas are blocked off with signs posted that ban smoking in that area.
College Senior 2012-01-16T15:24:18Z
The facilities at UW-Waukesha are very nice. The people that work there are always smiling and friendly and great to talk to. They are also very helpful, especially in the library; they're always willing to help. The campus also has a wide diversity and range of clubs that the students may join at anytime, having everything that can interest anyone. Overall, it's a very welcoming campus and too bad it's only a two year college!!
College Junior 2012-01-16T00:22:38Z
There is a pretty big blend of racial diversity from what I can see, however I know tat there are a lot of other people who disagree and don't really think that there is.
College Junior 2012-01-16T00:21:15Z
I think the real place where most people eat is state street, which has pretty good restaurants. There is a big diversity of what to eat, however if you aren't near State, (it can be pretty far) I don't think there are a lot of restaurants.
College Junior 2012-01-16T00:17:52Z
City Life – Madison is a decent sized city. There are always activities to do, but the students here mainly party, so you kind of don't need the city to be there.
College Junior 2012-01-15T23:40:58Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Safety – I have never felt unsafe in Madison, but you still have to be smart. I live in the city like area, and as a girl it is not smart to walk alone. If you use common sense, you should be fine.
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