College Senior 2010-04-09T02:44:50Z
More and More – This university is becoming more and more diverce in reguards to racial and ethnic groups. I think the atmosphere and relations between people of different cultures and backgrounds could use improvment.
College Senior 2010-04-09T02:41:33Z
Campus Food Is Average – Campus food is extreamly cheap for students with a food/housing plan. The food is ok tasting but usually makes my stomach upset.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-03T16:06:37Z
We Got a Snowday – It's Wisconsin weather, sunny and hot one day to be snowy and cold the next. Last semester we got dumped with more than a foot of snow and they basically shutdown campus. For the students we got a free day and we used it. The Lakeshore dorms had a massive snowball fight against the southeast dorms for hours.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-03T15:58:24Z
Lakeshore: the Way to Go – I grew up in a small town of trees and fields. Lakeshore dorms are the best transition for a person like me because it's more slowed down than state-side dorms (southeast dorms).
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-01T17:13:00Z
All students get a free bus pass, so you can always take the city bus if you need to get off campus, or from one end of campus to the other in a rush. They don't run very often on the weekends so you have to check the schedule and make a plan before you just take a bus anywhere, but the website is easy to use. There's also a thing called "Safewalk" or "Saferide" if it's late at night and the buses aren't running anymore... you can call a number and they'll send someone to walk with you or send a taxi.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-01T17:07:54Z
Everyone gets really into athletics at Madison, especially football. There are die-hard fans of every sport, but everyone gets excited about football. Game days are obvious because the entire city wears red, there's huge fan support and school spirit. And the teams are all usually pretty good too, so they're worth cheering for. There are also lots of inturmurals for people who want to play just for fun.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-31T15:23:44Z
There is barely any parking available and is not recommended or convenient to have a car on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-31T15:22:29Z
There are some apartments and housing avaliable off campus but there is limited to no parking available and some are not so close to campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-31T15:21:05Z
There are so many choices for off-campus dining at University of Wisconsin. State street has a vast amount of restaurants that are open late and some even offer student discounts. Although it is costly to eat out all the time, off campus dining is definately an amenity to be enjoyed on occassion.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-29T19:45:36Z
Late Spring and Summer are fairly nice, assuming you get used to the cold. Autumn, early Winter, and early Spring are known for their tooth-numbingly-cold winds, and Winter is known for snow and ice. Lots of it. It's just something you get used to, though. And the bus systems around campus (particularly the 80) are great for those horrible days.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-29T19:35:13Z
Guys & Girls:
Uppity Undergrads and Sundry Scholars – Almost every guy on this campus is athletic in some way. As far as looks go, you have to go far out of your way to encounter a guy who's below average. Girls are fairly average all around, with the occasional Coasties popping up here and there. Social life for the girls pretty much consists of listening to them complain about how their eighty-ninth boyfriend just doesn't feel right and, especially during midterm seasons, how much worse their life is than everyone else's. For guys, the social life is all over the board. Don't be surprised to encounter a hoodie gangster well-versed in neuropsychology, or the like.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-21T23:38:03Z
So Many Choices – I don't live on campus yet, but I move in in August. From choosing a dorm, I learned that there is the perfect dorm for everyone. From learning communities to smaller dorms, there's something for every single person.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-21T23:35:27Z
The Perfect College Town – Madison is a town centered around the college campus. It is extremely diverse. There are a lot of activites and things you can do at UW. As an added bonus, it is a beautiful campus. Also, for me, it is close to home but not too close!
College Senior 2010-03-19T20:44:58Z
Good Food, Lots of Choices – Eat anytime, lots of places... good choices for fast eating.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-09T19:55:06Z
Perfect Balance – UW-Madison students have first-rate knowledge of how to have fun and be professional at the same time. The campus is respectfully wild on weekends, but as professional as they come during the week. Purely enviable.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-09T19:53:43Z
The Best College Experience, Period. There is absolutely no other place on earth that gives a college student the type of experience they receive at UW-Madison. Beautiful campus catered to student's needs, large city, campus life is abundant and lively. You have everything you need here, and every experience is positive. The academics are hard but great and worth it, and the student life is enviable and great.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-09T19:48:59Z
Only If You Want to – There is plenty of drug and alcohol abuse, but only if you go look for it. If you don't want to do anything, there is relatively no peer pressure for it. Plenty of police around to bust things up too.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-09T15:11:09Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Is Very Safe--Don't Need to Worry About Much – It's very safe here; you can leave your stuff alone for a while and go do tasks, and then come back and your things will still be there.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-09T15:10:13Z
The Learning Center Is the Place to Study on Campus! The Learning Center is where you can go to study or get tutoring help. It's quieter than many parts of campus, and there are computers to use. It's more private, so you can get more work done.
College Senior 2010-03-06T16:29:59Z
Madison Campus – Doesn't dominate the campus. There are a lot of frats and sororities adn a lot of events and parties. It's not a big deal if you're in one, nor a big deal if you're not because some frats let you hit up their parties without being a member in them.
College Senior 2010-03-06T16:28:29Z
Madison Campus – Nightlife is pretty good. There are a ton of clubs and bars you can hit up. There is even an 18+ club.
College Senior 2010-03-06T16:26:36Z
Madison Campus – If you join certain multicultural groups, then you'll see a lot of diversity. However, it's mostly white. It's picking up minorities and diversity though.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-06T16:15:18Z
Something for Everyone – Whether you prefer your dorm, a library, a cafe or a cage to study Madison has it all. Each Dorm Hall has multiple dens with tables and large comfy chairs that are prefect places to study or hangout with the dorm mates. If you want to get away from the dorm there are more libraries than you can possibly imagine, the most popular being Memorial library where you can actually lock yourself into a cage. If none of the libraries appeal to you The Union offers study spaces that range from small niches in the wall with a chair to large cafeteria style spaces and small cafe style spaces.
Recent Alumnus 2009-06-16T10:17:48Z
I'm surprised to read so many glowing reviews of Madison. After finishing my first year, I realized my experience was unique to that of my peers. Madison is not for everyone—obviously. The campus boasts itself as liberal, open, nurturing to creatives and intellectuals, and, above all, highly ranked in most facets. That said, it leaves a lot to be expected. The students, for the most part, are eager to learn in a way that can only be described as hunger for success. They are high achievers, yes, but it is and will always be a competition to them. If you're coming for business or journalism, you'll enjoy that environment. For most other programs, you'll be hard pressed to find that you can relate to all of your other peers. Madison's looking for students who want rules and standards to set goals by, not abstract thinkers in the liberal arts, as you might expect from what's referred to as a "Public Ivy." The student body enjoys partying as much as they do competing for test scores. That is, they party a ton on the weekends and generally through the week and drink as much as they can until it's time to cram. As an undergrad, especially in the dorms, you will find that there is little alternative to this. The diversity on campus is limited. Racially and mentally, you will find cliques from high school haven't disintegrated—just expanded. Each scene feels contrived—students all pushing their identities and developments to the maximum in order to impress one another. It's that kind of a school. The appeal, however, is the shiny diploma with that "W" crest that meant you went to a school with high rankings and a lot of respect from college guidebooks that were not written with students like me in mind. Students like me are looking for wholehearted engagement of my intellect, growth and nurturing of my true talents, and a community of people who love learning for the sake of it.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-19T00:33:37Z
If your idea of fun is partying, meeting people, etc., live in Sellery or Witte. If you'd rather spend your nights quietly reading books, doing homework, and doing other lame things, live in Lakeshore.
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