These schools are similar to University of Wisconsin-Madison in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
I liked how there was a diversity group of people and that there was a number of different majors you can choose from. I also like how there were many organizations and student help systems to help us navigate.
Although, it was a diverse university it also makes it hard to meet the right people to become friends with.
Dorm life is only mediocre, but the city is great, academics are interesting, and once you get out of the dorms is such an exciting place to be.
The dining halls.
I think the academics are great and for the most part, have benefitted my college experience.
Some classes are poorly set up, so the learning was subpar.
The campus is located in a city. This could help students relax their school work. Also, there are so many extracurricular events that students could participate in. Everyone has the opportunity to lead people at some point in time. So many different opportunities are provided at the University of WM
The campus housing is not available to everyone...i am now spending extra money on renting apartment.
I love the campus life and the diversity of people on campus
I'm not a fan of the dining hall food and the buildings can be more disability-friendly
Once I changed my major to Rehabilitation Psychology from Biology, I was involved with the School of Education. The School of Education advising is incredible. L&S you really don't get much personal advising and it's easy to feel lost but with the school of ed, the resources are amazing. I loved my program and how proactive my advisers were in checking in with me. Also, if you are a social person, UW is great. Being a big school there are so many people to meet. There are also a ton of great extracurriculars to get involved with and ample opportunities for leadership and growth.
Being a big school, some of the 500-person lectures are really tough. Some classes are definitely designed as weed-out classes and the professors don't always have the time to help you get through. But once you get past those classes and advance in your major, you get more personalized instruction. You just have to be willing to be the one to go out and find resources to succeed, they aren't advertised very well. It can be easy to just feel like a number; I felt like this until I was in the School of Education for my main program.