College Senior 2010-11-29T06:00:19Z
Computer Access – You can access a computer at almost any time. each building has it's own computer lab, and printing is consistant through campus. However, if you have a computer in your dorm, you are not guarenteed WiFi access, because it is only in your den. You need to either bring a wireless router or an eathernet cable to ensure your personal web access in your dorm room.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-22T20:37:43Z
Game Days Are Amazing – Wisconsin game days are a legacy in and of themselves. Everybody on campus is partying and ready to cheer on our Badgers to a win.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-22T20:34:15Z
Guys & Girls:
There's a Lot of Variety – There's a lot of variety in students at UW-Madison. There are people of every race, every ethnicity, and every socioeconomic background as far as I know. There are a lot of hot guys but also some not-so-hot guys.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-20T17:49:00Z
UW Is Unique – My overall experience at UW Madison has been great. You actually learn a lot in school and there is always something to do. There are sporting events, shows, extracurricular activities and great entertainment venues.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-20T17:45:07Z
Peer Pressure – There is no pressure to do anything you don't want to do at UW Madison. If you want to try new things, that's completely up to you.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-20T17:36:37Z
Campus Aesthetics – Wisconsin has a very unique campus. There are lots of landmark sites and buildings that make you walk to class everyday enjoyable. New buildings are going up all the time and there is always something to do.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-06T20:01:52Z
University Avenue. It gets very cold here. University Avenue is like a wind tunnel.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-06T20:00:08Z
Lucky is where I live; it is expensive but very nice and well kept.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-06T19:59:10Z
State Street is arguably the best venue for anything and everything in Madison. It has the best restaurants around with the biggest variety you could imagine.
College Senior 2010-11-06T15:34:38Z
It Is Decent – There a fair number of parking ramps, but prices can be a bit high.
College Senior 2010-11-06T15:28:22Z
It Is Challenging – It is very science based, obviously, and as a result you have to take a plethora of difficult science courses.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-04T22:22:36Z
Slap on the Wrist – Uw-madison isn't very strict when it comes to students' social lives. Plagiarism, however, is a completely different story and results in expulsion. Marijuana smoking is accepted nearly everywhere, and underage drinking is a common phenomenon. Don't do it in the dorms, and you'll be fine. A keg party is usually $5 per cup, and nobody IDs. :)
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-04T22:20:24Z
There's always something to do at night. There are numerous concert venues, but the university also offers free movies and shows on campus. The onion (av club) and the Isthmus are great places to find something to do!
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-04T22:15:52Z
Awesome College Town – Madison, WI is an awesome town to go to college. On campus, there are hundreds of student organizations allowing each student to find their niche. The town itself is extremely bike and pedestrian friendly, so having a car is completely unnecessary. There is always something today, with numerous concert venues close to downtown, as well as numerous opportunities for excellent dining and shopping. When money is an issue, the parks are an excellent alternative to more expensive entertainment. Most parks have large open spaces for soccer, frisbee, and hula hooping, and many parks are located on one of Madison's three lakes. All in all, Madison is an excellent place to go to school, meet people, and have an awesome time.
College Senior 2010-11-03T04:20:35Z
Prepare to Do a Lot of Walking – The campus is connected enough that you can walk anywhere you really need to go. Many students take the bus though, especially those who live further from campus. Students get an unlimited pass. There are usually buses running, the system is pretty good here. You can also get six free cab rides per semester.
College Senior 2010-11-03T04:16:30Z
Not Many Minorities – There really aren't many minorities at Wisconsin. There are a lot of Asians, I guess, but most people are white. There seem to be a lot of Christian communities, and then there's a sizeable Jewish population. The town is pretty gay-friendly but I haven't met many gay people.
College Senior 2010-11-03T04:05:47Z
Science Buildings Are Better – Wisconsin has amazing new labs and science buildings, particularly in graduate fields. It's sad that the buildings for non-science majors (though most of which are historical) aren't as nice or new. They're always building more things though, which is nice until you realize how much construction that entails.
College Senior 2010-11-03T04:03:49Z
Madison Has a Wonderful Atmosphere – If you are a college student, you will love the atmosphere and energy of Madison. It is definitely a college town. There are always protests and interesting people, so much school spirit, and so many cool independent shops and restaurants, though sometimes I wish we had a store like Target nearby.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-19T03:47:27Z
If you've grown up in Wisconsin, you should be used to the hot, humid summers and frigid winters. I have, so it doesn't bother me much but it does get chilly. As long as you don't dress like an idiot, you're going to be just fine.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-19T03:41:07Z
Health & Safety:
Madison Campus Safety – The lighting in some places on and near campus is somewhat poor, which can be a bit creepy/scary at times, but for the most part I feel safe walking around campus after dark as a woman. I know campus security is easily accessible and I have numbers to call if I get in a bad situation.
College Junior 2010-10-16T21:37:40Z
Rather Stay in Than Go to Bars/Parties – The nightlife here is not all entertaining nor interesting. There are a quite few here and there but I would not recommend it. I rather stay home and watch a movie or catch up with my studies. If you are looking for a place to party then I suggest going out of town.
College Junior 2010-10-16T21:33:49Z
Ever had that time where you really need to go to a computer to print something out or write a quick essay that is due in the next hour? Well, you would not find that much computers on this campus. Every computer on campus is either used for games, facebooking, or youtubing. There are low chances on school work. Campus should have more computers available to students who really need it. So play your games, use your facebook, or watch your movies when you are home. Not at school.
College Junior 2010-10-16T21:30:15Z
Health & Safety:
Low Crime and Safe Proof – When cruising through campus there is nothing to be afraid of. People are friendly and always willing to help. Last but not least, always fight for a parking spot!
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-16T02:52:45Z
Strictness at the UW – It's not very severe. All rules are common sense, like no underage drinking, doing illegal drugs, etc... You can do these things, but just not get caught. It happens but I hope most under aged people are smart enough not to go on the streets drunk.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-16T02:45:29Z
UW Dorming – Although most buildings are older, they're great places to meet other students and make friends. The rooms are quite small, but I enjoyed living in the dorms. It is the same for all students no matter the year status. There is a variety of dorm settings, some by a quiet are near a lake, and some in the city near the capital. People who love the city can choose to live near the city, and quiet and people who like to study can choose to live near the lake. Madison is very diverse in scenery and beautiful no matter where you live.
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