College Junior 2011-11-30T21:48:00Z
French Major at UW – I love it. I have only been here for a short time, but the major and advisors are great!
College Sophomore 2011-11-28T19:35:30Z
There are always buses prepared to drive students around the campus to assist them to getting to classes more efficently.
College Sophomore 2011-11-28T19:34:23Z
State Street – This is an experiecne that not all people experience. From just walking up and down state street there are many activities to experience for people of all ages. For those 21 or older the bars are lively, from shopping to stores such as Urban Outfitters or Ragstock there are several things to do while getting the ecperience of State street.
College Junior 2011-11-27T18:47:15Z
Good School – Madison has so much opportunities so it is a good school for everyone. There isn't really anything bad about it. You know right away that it is a good fit.
College Junior 2011-11-27T18:46:20Z
It's Wisconsin, so the weather pretty much sucks in the winter. It's cold and gross, make sure you bring a lot of warm clothes!
College Junior 2011-11-27T18:45:02Z
Greeks Don't Dominate the Scene – Madison is known as a party school, so you don't really need to go Greek in order to party. If you want you can, but it's not that big of a deal
College Junior 2011-11-26T17:51:12Z
Speaking as a freshman who's nearly through her first semester, I'd have to say as long as you're up for making an effort to find a party, underage nightlife is fantastic. Stock up on five dollar bills, or find a way to sneak in red solo cups. Mills Street is notorious for throwing parties, frats always have something going on, although they definitely water down their alcohol (who can blame them). Sellery and Witte usually have some form of party going on on a floor somewhere, but watch out for cops. City police are really chill, but some of the campus police have no mercy. Bottom line, if you want to party in Madison, you'll be able to find a party.
College Junior 2011-11-26T17:45:52Z
Guys & Girls:
Definitely Attractive. Guys are really attractive, and there are a variety of different types. You've got your classic midwestern guys, hipsters (there are a multitude of hipsters at UW), jocks, frat bros, plain bros, farmer boys (AKA short course boys or "shorties")... Pretty much any kind of guy you're looking for, we've got at least one.
Girls are, for the most part, pretty standard. Lots of the typical midwestern girls (Northface jacket, jeans, and boots. Classic every day look), hipster girls, coasties (either east coast or west coast, doesn't matter, they both look strange in Wisconsin), nice sorority girls (tri Delts!), and sorority bitties/sorostitutes (everyone except the tri Delts).
Slight overview of everything else:
Fashion, for the most part is really casual, and continues to get more and more casual as the Wisconsin winter kicks into gear. Everyone's smart here, so that's just a huge factor on the attractive scale. Sports gear is a big trend here, Under Armour is huge, Northface/Columbia jackets are a must have, if you're feeling classy a peacoat is really nice to have in the winter, scarves are a big trend in general... Everyone's really friendly, don't be concerned about making friends. Ever. Everyone parties. Even the kids that don't party. Nearly everyone is looking for at least a hook up, except those few people. So if you're looking for action, go to your local house party or frat party.
College Junior 2011-11-25T04:01:02Z
It Is Amazing – Although I do have some minor complaints, my experience here at University of Wisconsin has been Amazing. My favorite thing about Madison is how easy it is to get involved, and how fun it is. Most of my great experiences so far have been extra curricular. My main complaint is with Academics, Professors are great (at least from my experience), however TAs can be really nit picky and at times stupid. Humanities are not as hard as they should be, but you have to work for grades. Social Scene is crazy. It is awesome however Partying every weekend can get old. That said the people are amazing, and I've built some great memories. I love the city of Madison. Its just big enough so that its lively and vibrant, but small enough so it doesn't have the problem of real cities (don't pretend that it is a real city). Overall, I love it here, anyone would love it here, but it has its draw backs.
College Junior 2011-11-25T03:47:09Z
Guys & Girls:
Quite Satisfied With the Girls – I went to a fairly hot high school, and when I came to Madison, I was a little worried there would not be as much eye candy. I assure you the girls here are quite attractive. Most of them are nice and sweet, however they are often a little prude. If guys (or for that matter girls) are worried about finding friends, I assure you, you will not have a problem. It took me all of two days to make life long friends.
College Junior 2011-11-25T03:42:44Z
Good, a Tad Expensive – Off Campus dining for Madison is excellent, you have a great deal of options, but as a broke college student, they are a little pricey. I came two weeks before school started and the food here is delicious, particularly ethnic food. I'm from southern California, and I found Mexican food that was able to satisfy even my snotty and elaborate definition of real Mexican food. If its a country, you can find its food on state street
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-22T08:25:33Z
A Sight to Behold.. Gameday is when the entire city is a sea of red, watch the Youtube videos. With the Packers, Brewers and Badgers combined with the plethora of nightlife options. It gets awesome. Plus the athletes are all pretty chill and you see them around.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-22T08:21:56Z
If you live in the Southeast, its crazy on weekends though they have been cracking down lately. In Lakeshore its the opposite, low key and mellow. Overall, good food, decent amenities and quite a few options on things to do. In the older dorms you have greater social contact too due to room proximity.
College Junior 2011-11-16T15:44:37Z
Huge Variety – Huge variety of majors, and given my college credit background, my advisors were very helpful in pointing me in the right direction for a double major, and they gave me great tips on what I would be interested in attending as well!
College Junior 2011-11-16T15:42:14Z
Frequent Buses – Buses come very frequently, are in nice locations, and take you places off campus when you need to shop. They're great to go with friends or by yourself, and are very conveniently Found on your iPhone google maps app!
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-10T04:16:09Z
Everyone Loves the Terrace in Summer – The Memorial Union terrace is the heart of campus during the warm months. Awesome shows and events, and they sell pitchers of beer.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-10T04:12:48Z
...can be very hard. Everyone I know who parks downtown has gotten parking tickets.
College Senior 2011-11-07T02:22:27Z
Good, Solid University – pretty big on partying, but campus is the only part of the city that has life.
College Junior 2011-11-04T15:23:38Z
Dorms Are Decent – The lakeshore dorms are nice.
College Junior 2011-11-04T15:22:47Z
Dining Halls – The food is mostly fried, but there is other healthier options at a higher price. The food plan is also good because it is cheaper for those living in the dorms.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-01T16:26:54Z
If you don't mind snow from November until March, Madison is an absolutely beautiful town full of great people and plenty of things to do.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-01T16:25:43Z
Parking is horrible, but fortunately you don't need a car at UW as a freshman. Live in a dorm and enjoy the short, scenic walk to class. Everything is within in walking distance. Using the free campus bus system, riding a bike, or using cabs are all good options. As a sophomore or up, you can live off campus at a place with your own garage or parking spot pretty easily. Some places don't have spots and renting spots per semester can be pretty expensive. If you hate walking, you'll have to learn to love it because driving onto campus is a nightmare. If you live far enough from campus to necessitate a commute, there are parking garages and public parking available. Keep in mind though you will fight with the actual residents of Madison who are going to and from work. Avoid driving on game days at Camp Randall or at the Kohl Center!
College Senior 2011-10-26T22:42:20Z
literally one of my favorite things on campus
you will get insanely involved even if you weren't a sports fan before college
College Senior 2011-10-26T22:41:34Z
Guys & Girls:
Generally Good Looking – some duds
some extremely attractive
mostly decent to good looking
College Senior 2011-10-26T22:40:34Z
State Street – always a lot of fancy and cheap student options on state street
need more variety
gets a little old
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