University of Wisconsin '15
Majoring in Sociology
Member since 6/25/2012
There is actually a lot to due in Madison. The zoo is not to far from campus and it is free. The lakes offer activities. Many dining types
You are in Wisconsin, the weather is constantly changing.
The food is good and there are many choices both with the food program and there are many resteraunts on campus and within walking distance.
The schoool is large, and therefore, there is a lot of competition for the financial awards given out during the year. The process is online, and is easy enough to understand, but the school does not readily inform you when the application opens to students. It is a timely commitment to make, but well worth it if it turns out in your favor.
If you have any trouble with it, the financial aid department at Madison is extremely friendly, and always willing to help.
I've lived in off campus housing during my first year, and am looking forward to my second. The pricing is usually a bit less than the dorms, however the apartments have more to offer. They generally have more living space and cooking facilities. In a dorm, you are not allowed to cook in your room, and are forced to enter the meal plans the campus offers. Apartment life saves money in this aspect because the meal plans at UW-Madison are mildly outrageous.
Apartments are incredibly easy to find as they are all over the campus area, though no matter where you are on the campus, parking is difficult to find and generally very expensive. Such is life in Madison.
None Known – I have not run across any occurances in this area.
The traffic can be congested at times as there seems to be construction going on somewhere all the time. Traffic is also congested and dangerous because students do not adhere to pedestrian laws. The campus itself is very safe.
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