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The University of Wisconsin - Madison

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at WISC-Madison

By Gender
By Major
Animal StudiesA-
Art & Design DepartmentB-
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Chemical EngineeringA+
Civil EngineeringA
Computer EngineeringB-
Computer ScienceA
Electrical EngineeringB-
Engineering DepartmentB+
Geography and GeosciencesA+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A-
Mechanical EngineeringC
Music - Composition/TheoryB+
Natural ResourcesC
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA+
Nuclear EngineeringA-
Political ScienceA-
PreDent and DentistryA+
PreMed and MedicalC+
Social WorkA+

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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Surrounding City

... Even if you're not into parties, the city of Madison provides tons of activities and opportunities to keep you busy ...Read full comment
... The city is a very livable, enjoyable place to be ...Read full comment
... The city is dirty (although they seem to try to clean it up better on the campus proper) and Madison is no longer a safe city at night around th...Read full comment
... One day of keeping your nose glued to a map, and you can get the just of the city ...Read full comment
... Madison is a great city with the best university in the mid west ...Read full comment
... Madison is an awesome city ...Read full comment
... Socially, however, the UW is a "party school" in a small Midwestern city very lacking in diversity (this probably won't bother you at all if you...Read full comment
I would not recommend UW-Madison to anyone. The campus is very large, and students are forced to pick classes by the buildings they are located in rat...Read full comment
... People who expect to have life neatly handed to them on a fancy platter probably won't do very well here, but if you make even the smallest effor...Read full comment
... The city was also quite small (I am from Chicago, big city) ...Read full comment
... If you're from a larger city, you'll probably find the city of Madison to be kind of small (but the locals are rather friendly) and very lacking...Read full comment
... Madison is a beautiful city, with three gorgeous lakes (all within walking distance of campus), lots of well-maintained parks, and trees eve...Read full comment
... Although it is an AWESOME city, with a lot of partying, and it's fun, it's just not a place to study and learn ...Read full comment
... I love the city itself, I've lived near here my entire life so it's home ...Read full comment
... Amazing city, amazing school, amazing everything, I wouldnt trade it for the world ...Read full comment
... The campus and the city of Madison are beautiful, the parties are out control, and the education is top notch ...Read full comment
... Madison is a small city (200,000) but it offers a lot to do ...Read full comment
... The sports, the city, and the people make this place a lot of fun ...Read full comment
... Although Madison is the biggest city, there is plenty of stuff to do when you don't feel like drinking ...Read full comment
... The city is a very livable, enjoyable place to be ...Read full comment
... Socially, however, the UW is a "party school" in a small Midwestern city extremely lacking in diversity (this probably won't bother you at all i...Read full comment
... :( CITY: it's ok I guess, but not THAT exciting ...Read full comment
... While the city and the campus are beautiful, safe, clean and well-maintained, there's not much to it if you're not a student or graduated ...Read full comment
... The school and surrounding city aren't too diverse ...Read full comment
... Given there are some safety concerns, but those are the same as they would be living in any big city or on any college campus ...Read full comment
... - The city and campus are liberal ...Read full comment
... Madison as a city isn't bad, there are a few things to do, about average for a city its size ...Read full comment
... The city is great, it's very active, and it's wonderful to see everyone out running, biking, shopping, walking down famous State St ...Read full comment
... Socially it was always easy to find plans whether it be through greek life, a house party, or even just around the city of Madison itself ...Read full comment
... Although I am out of state from an upper-class suburb of a large city, it was pretty difficult to make friends in the private dorms because I am ...Read full comment
... S work and want to experience a top quality university in a fantastic city ...Read full comment
... This school perfectly balanced between living in a city and the constant surroundings of trees and the beautiful lakes ...Read full comment
... The surrounding city is great with a lot to do (although it gets pretty cold in winter) ...Read full comment
... Madison is a great city ...Read full comment
... Madison is quaint with friendly locals (w/out the UW the population is probably around 250,000), but if you're from a bigger city (I'm from Ch...Read full comment
... Being from a small town near a big city, the overall size of Madison is not a big deal ...Read full comment
... If you're "privileged" (especially if you're from a bigger city)and didn't have to take out loans and/or work your way through college, you're g...Read full comment
... If you drink, take a dorm in the southeast/city portion ...Read full comment
... That said, I had a good experience and loved the campus and the city of Madison ...Read full comment
... Before I discuss UW Madison, let me preface it with this: I am an in state student who attended a large, inner city public high school ...Read full comment
... For a city that's supposed to be so "diverse" I found many of the students here to be extremely shallow, closeminded, and extremely derogatory to...Read full comment
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