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| This is a great school. Came in undecided but there is a major for everyone, there are so many options. There's a club for anything you could imagine. The university is as challenging as you want it, you could get away with an easy major and not work much, or pick a harder one with hard classes. It's a big school, but that means you don't have to settle and conform, you can find friends you can connect with and do what you want.This was not my first choice for college, but I'm glad I came. Only downside is some people can be arrogant, but don't let that discourage you from coming. |
|Oct 17 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| Even though I aced high school and MATC, UW-Madison was still a challenge - getting a degree is straight forward but if you want to be at the top of your engineering class it will take a lot of work/frustration and lack of sleep. Grades are based off of how well you do compared to everyone else instead of a pre-defined grading system. You sometimes will have no clue where you stand until you get your grades at the end of the semester. However, you will definitely graduate with a good degree and a wealth of knowledge. The engineering career services are a bonus to help with getting an internship (which I highly recommend) and eventually permanent job placement.|
Class sizes are enormous (300+) when you first start out but once you get further in your degree they narrow down to 20-40 students/class. Teachers can be hard to get in contact with sometimes just because there are so many people and/or they have other research crap they are involved with.UW-Madison is an extremely nice facility that provides the freedom to explore numerous areas of interest, whether academic, extra-curricular or social (especially if you like drinking).
|Sep 15 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2008 |