University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW Madison)

Madison, WI

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University of Wisconsin, Madison

University of Wisconsin, Madison

UW Madison Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Other: Residential learning community housing.
Room & Board Expenses $8,024
Living On-Campus 25%
Living Off-Campus 75%

UW Madison Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 10 Reviews

50% of students gave University of Wisconsin, Madison 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

College Life Rating

College life is very lively. There can never be a boring weekend unless you allow yourself to have one. There are always social events on campus to get into. The students are very social and it is easy to make friends because there are so many people on campus. In addition, there are tons of student organizations to join. Every semester, there is a student organization fair so you don't have to worry about finding them on your own. Campus safety is great. Although there are some instances of crime in neighboring communities, the campus police are always on top of it. There are also emails and texts that students can sign up for to get alerts about hazards on campus. Athletics are also great. I am very proud to be a badger. It is very common to see alumni on campus still enjoying the badger life. We are known for our overwhelming presence of red at the basketball and football games. With that being said, get your tickets early because they sell really fast. I am currently a sophomore and I still haven't been to a game. However, I do enjoy the after game parades down university avenue.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

College Life Rating

Wisconsin has a large range of different types of students. There is a lot of opportunity to be social if you want to be. There are over 800 clubs/student organizations all students are able to join. Because the sporting events (especially football and basketball) are so much fun, tickets are in high demand so it is sometimes difficult to get tickets. Overall, the campus is fairly safe. You should never walk anywhere alone at night. The school has something called Safe Walk, where you can call the Safe Walk number and someone will come to where ever you are and walk you back to your dorm.

UW Madison Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(608) 265-5600
Medical Center Emergency Department
(608) 265-5600
Campus Police
1429 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711

UW Madison Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Bucky Badger
School Song: On, Wisconsin
School Colors: cardinal and white
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities basketball and hockey center; diving and swimming natatorium, football, lacrosse, soccer, and ultimate Frisbee fields; tennis stadium, track, volleyball courts, wrestling field house
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Big Ten Conference
Basketball: Big Ten Conference
Track: Big Ten Conference

Athletics Department at University of Wisconsin, Madison

Athletic Director Name
Barry Alvarez

UW Madison Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 26
Number of Sororities: 11
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 9%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 8%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

UW Madison Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services

Other Services at University of Wisconsin, Madison

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

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University of Wisconsin, Madison

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