|Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Female||This person cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.|
Useful Schoolwork D
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty, Closeminded
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful
Campus Aesthetics/Beauty A
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||D+ ||Faculty Accessibility||C |
|Useful Schoolwork||D ||Excess Competition||D |
|Academic Success||D ||Creativity/Innovation||C |
|Individual Value||C- ||University Resource Use||B |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||A ||Friendliness||C- |
|Campus Maintenance||A ||Social Life||B- |
|Surrounding City||D ||Extra Curriculars||A |
don't want to badmouth UW-Madison, but my experience as a
math major has been unpleasant. I applied as I've heard
that there was more emphasis on individual attention and less
emphasis on competition than U.C. Berkeley (which I was admitted
to, but didn't go). I have to say that this
wasn't the case. The physics and math classes were ridiculously
difficult and cutthroat (I guess to keep their reputation as
a great engineering school). The majority of the math and
physics professors I had were just not capable of explaining
things clearly and when approached for help, they were either
very condescending or just plain confusing. Some have good intentions,
but are very out of touch with their students' abilities.
I can tell you that I've literally studied my butt
off to no avail, so in the end, I dropped
out and transferred to UW-Milwaukee instead. On the flipside, I
heard that it's easy for humanities and social science students...
As for the students, I think it's about the same
anywhere you go; some are nice and some are just
plain rude or arrogant. There's pretentious moronic people and there's
fun people, you choose who you like. It's fairly easy
to make friends if you live in the co-ops or
do some extra curricular activities and there's various hobby/activity/religious/political groups
to join outside of campus as well. There's also a
lot of beer pong, drinking, bratwurst, and cheese curds too.
Yes, and there's plenty of eye candy and uh... private
and personal stuff.
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. Yes, there's a
couple of highly overpriced pseudo-ethnic restaurants, bars, parties, football games,
the capitol building, farmers' market, and the lakes, but it
mostly feels like a holiday resort town. During summer and
Christmas, Madison empties out to a ghost town as many
of the students come home for the holidays.
most people after graduation leave to bigger cities as there
aren't very many jobs available in the area. Let me
mention that it took me four months before I could
get a part-time job.
Oh, and the city is
surrounded by cow farms on that note.