University of Wisconsin '14
Majoring in Anthropology and Archaeology
Member since 5/2/2010
The anthropology program is really broad and actually quite prestigious. There are great guest lecturers and the anthropology club is quite active. However, some of the required classes, which may not be in ones area of interest, have extensive work loads, which seems unfair given that many students don't feel like the class even matters to them beyond fulfilling the graduation requirement. The Social Sciences building, where most of the Anthropology classes are held, is outdated and needs some renovations.
The policies themselves are not very strict (the usual "No alcohol for minors" and that sort of thing) but tend not to be enforced. When they are enforced, though, penalties are harsh. My roommate was pulled over for speeding on campus and received a pretty hefty ticket.
Get a Bus Pass – Because campus is long and skinny, and the busses pass right through it, the best way to maneuver campus is by bus. There are free busses that circulate on campus during the academic year, and about a dozen other regular busses. The bus pass is included in tuition for all students, and it takes 5 minutes to pick up at the beginning of the semester. For non-traditional students who don't recieve a bus pass, its still a good idea to take the bus--it costs $2 a ride, and extended passes, like a 10-ride card or month pass, are available throughout Madison at reduced rates. Biking is pretty big in Madison, with most streets having a dedicated bike lane. For those that come from out of state, it might seem like a good idea to bring a car, but parking on campus is very limited, so I would suggest leaving the car at home, or parked off campus if not living in a dorm.
Not a Dorm-Dweller – I have no way to review food on campus--I don't live in a dorm, I've never been in a dining hall, and have never used a campus meal plan. I did use a meal plan at a previous college, and for the cost, you're better off without it.
Food on State – State Street is the only place to get any food around campus, and while there is a pretty good variety to choose from, after a couple of weeks you've exhausted everything and have to start over. There are some sub shops scattered around near campus, and a McDonald's south of campus, but let's be honest--the food sucks. The Red Card Meal Plan is kind of convenient to have for eating on State Street, but the discounts are always really random.
Need a Little Color – Racial diversity is lacking on the Madison campus, but other forms of diversity are not. Thankfully, they are highly publicized, particularly in the form of student organizations.
Very White – While Century is an open-enrollment school, most of the students are white--about 75%. Cultural diversity does exist, but in small numbers.
Cheap Credits – Century definitely lives up to its motto of "College can be Affordable" with most classes costing about $150 per credit. Not only that, but financial aid and grants cover all of the cost for me, and I still have money left to pay for books with a voucher. Getting loans is pretty easy, with everything online; however, if your loan is returned to the guarantor for any reason, you are not quickly informed.
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