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Students put a lot of time and energy into their undergraduate education. Luckily for those at UW, many feel it has been a positive experience. The college atmosphere, expansive campus, and intense academics are only some of the reasons students enjoy UW so much. Students feel they are able to form relationships with other students, as well as their professors. Furthermore, UW leaves them prepared for their future.
An individual’s undergraduate experience is one of the most exciting times in their lives. It is often the first time they are away from parents and making serious decisions about their future. Therefore, it is essential to pick the best university to spend these busy years at. UW offers amazing academics, an inviting atmosphere, and energetic student body. Its location geographically makes is comfortable as well as gorgeous. The facilities are very accommodating, as is the transportation system. Though with any school, there are things that can be improved upon or changed. Parking remains a prevalent issue, for instance. Fortunately, though, issues such as diversity and improvements to the quality of the dorm food are being addressed. Students generally leave the school feeling satisfied and prepared for what’s to come. Wherever you deiced to spend your undergraduate years, definitely consider the University of Wisconsin as a practical, exciting, and fulfilling option.
There is always something to do on campus. There is State Street with tons of places to go shopping or eat, not to mention about 12 different coffee places. The campus is absolutely beautiful and even in the cold of the winter you can't help but to notice how breathtaking Bascom Hill looks covered in snow. And bager games, whether its football basketball or hockey are always the most fun. There are something like 20 libraries on campus so the only difficult thing is finding which one you like the most. Madison has two student unions each unique in their own way. The famous Memorial Union is home to the Terrace, which faces the lake and is the best place to go spend an afternoon outside. Then there is also Union South which has a movie theater and the Sett, a bar and grill with rock climbing wall and bowling ally downstairs. Both unions have different restaurants with really good food. There's never a time to be bored here because the campus and university have so much offer and there's always something going on.
I am a part of the College of Letters and Science and its a fairly easy program. The cross-college advisors are not very helpful to be honest, but once you pick a major and are more focused the advisors improve in their ability to help you by a lot. Being a psychology major at UW-Madison is no joke though. All of the psychology class you take are fitted to a bell curve and only a small fraction ~5% will get an A in any given class. You definitely need to try hard to succeed in this major. However, a lot of the professors are very interesting and give lectures that you actually will want to attend. There are a ton of research opportunities on campus and your best bet is to get into a laboratory as soon as possible. This can be accomplished relatively easily by doing well in your classes and talking with professors and advisors as they will be able to help find research that is interesting to you.
The biggest problem for drugs on campus is adderall and other study drugs. Aside from that drinking and smoking are pretty popular but there is very low peer pressure to do the things you don't want to do. All you have to do is say no, and people will respect your personal decisions.
There are tons of apartments to find on campus but they're all relatively expensive, although there are a few that are not (and the tend to go fast). Finding an apartment is not as challenging as finding an affordable apartment, however a large majority of them are definitely worth what you pay for them.
Dining halls offer alright food, but there are plenty of other options around Campus.
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