University of Wisconsin - Madison Reviews

  • 228 Reviews
  • Madison (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,805
96% of 228 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 228 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
"UW Madison was the perfect place for me to achieve my bachelors degree. I was primarily interested in studying public health, so the resources available at Madison were abundant. I graduated early in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and found all of the professors to be extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and willing to mentor their students. I cannot speak highly enough on my experience there and all of the resources that were available to us as students."
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
"One thing in particular that I loved about going to UW-Madison was that it was filled with many opportunities academically. I felt like there were a lot of unique major's to choose from, but that there were always plenty of people (advisors, professors, teaching assistants, etc.) to reach out to for guidance. I never felt like I couldn't reach someone to help me while I decided what major I wanted to pursue and future career options to go along with that major."
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Wisconsin-Madison was one of the best decisions of my life thus far. I had an image of what I thought college was supposed to be like, and it was much greater than I could have ever expected. The campus and city are large but somehow when brought together it feels like a tight-knit community. Having the campus be both in the city and on a lake provided numerous opportunities to be outside and active, and also explore what a large city has to offer. The campus felt safe to me while I was there, and the housing felt affordable and plentiful. In terms of my program specifically (psychology), it is one of the best ranked programs in the Midwest, if not the country. I loved that I was able to participate in numerous student organizations and hold jobs on campus that were related to a wide variety of my interests in the field. The only thing I recall not enjoying about this program at times were the large class sizes for at least the first half of the degree. Other than that, I highly recommend UW-Madison and the opportunity to become a Badger for life!"
Emily Schneider
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2019
"The Wisconsin J-School is rigorous, but you will leave with the necessary skills to find a good job at an ad agency, paper, magazine, news station or PR firm. The professors are amazing resources both for finding industry contacts, but they also bring real-world experience into the classroom. They will teach you how to take and give constructive criticism and work efficiently on teams."
Sylvia Sedrak
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2018
  • Degree: Law
"I didn't realize the reputation UW-Madison had until I began applying to graduate programs. It is a great school with lots of resources and its reputation is immediately recognized. The language professors are invested in the programs deeply. The campus diversity is something to take advantage of as well."
Emma Chapman
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"University of Wisconsin-Madison was the best college that I could have chosen for myself. Not only were the academics amazing but the athletics, extracurriculars, and people were amazing as well. I met so many wonderful students at UW-Madison that had the same motivation and love for learning that I did and we made each other work harder everyday. I could not imagine going to a different college for my undergraduate degree. I will always be a badger!"
Paul Skelton
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is, in my opinion, one of the best medical schools in the U.S. They have an exceptional curriculum that focuses on clinical experience and teamwork skills, which they are constantly improving. In addition to that, they have nearly a thousand student groups that can help you learn more about nearly any aspect of medicine."
Kiera Roubal DPH1
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I am extremely satisfied with my current enrollment at the University of Wisconsin Madison Pharmacy School. Not only does the program give its students the knowledge and resources to excel in their careers but encourages and welcomes students to find their niche in the field of pharmacy. The faculty at this pharmacy program are known world wide for their research and impact in the field of pharmacy which can make them nerve wracking to talk to from a students perspective. However, from personal experience, I found out that faculty admire students with similar interests and want to mentor students and help them reach their career goals. Additionally, this program values student opinions, as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, it was difficult to feel that my course reviews as a student mattered; in pharmacy school the faculty and program really listen and make changes to their academia according to student feedback. For example, one class was made into two classes after students did poorly in one portion of a class. The students felt that it poorly reflected their knowledge of the rest of the course. I really believe this institution has offered me an invaluable experience during my time at pharmacy school and I have never felt more cared for as a student."
Aaron Krueger
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"UW-Madison was my dream school ever since I knew what college was. With it's top notch research and academics, welcoming culture, world class athletic teams and undeniable school spirit, UW-Madison has it all. I may be a bit biased, but it exceeded my expectations as a University and I couldn't even imagine going anywhere else. I have gained friends for a lifetime, and have acquired priceless knowledge and memories that have helped shape me into a true professional."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"College can be a success or a failure beyond getting a degree or not, all depending on the attitude of you as the student. You are there to get an education, so make sure you do. It's not about the grades, or skimming by to get a piece of paper, but taking advantage of being around knowledgeable people who are there to help you learn."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"It was a great school. Small class sizes. Awesome professors."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The school was great, very hands on. The professors were always available and willing to help."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"UW- Madison has a great school of social work program. I never lived on campus so I don't have a great perspective on campus life."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Offers a world class education, though the political climate creates uncertainty for underprivileged students and professors' retention."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I got both my undergraduate and graduate degree from UW. It is a great school."
Lori Fleming
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2017
  • Degree: Special Education
"The University of Wisconsin Madison prepared me for working in a school environment. They were able to incorporate the medical model with the education model in order to make us the best teachers we could be. Through their programs they incorporated in class, as well as, in the field study where we could implement the strategies we learned in the classroom."
Daniel D
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I loved attending UW- Madison. However, the school likely many is not without its ups and down. There is a huge lack of diversity and getting to know many professors is hard. You have to fight to be seen, but it is with in it's rigor that I can say it prepared me for the real world. You will not like everyone that you work with however, you will learn how to deal with them and adapt to any surrounding. People love badgers!"
Jonah Sargent
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2017
  • Degree: Film Production
"Madison is a great place to study. It's a work hard, play hard type of environment with a very politically active student body. Plus, its campus is gorgeous and a wonderful place to grow into your adulthood. It's not a place I've ever see matched in the quality of its inhabitants' characters. Great food too!"
Brent Gust
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The educational program is of excellent quality. The professors are all currently working in the field, so they bring invaluable and up-to-date knowledge into the classroom. I have had nothing, but kind, pleasant interactions with the students and the faculty."
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: English
"UW-Madison had the perfect balance of social life (I was involved in Greek life, but being in the dynamic city of Madison I was able to volunteer and intern at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art), while still providing a challenging and rewarding academic experience. The professors in the English department were absolutely amazing, and are still mentors to me even after graduation. I found that my experience in the English department at UW challenged myself as a writer and a critical thinker, and set me up for the great success I have had in law school so far. I would highly recommend UW-Madison to potential students. It has the perfect balance of school spirit and sports, while still providing a challenging academic experience that will make you a strong candidate in any career path you may choose. Definitely an amazing four years, and I can't wait to go back for Homecoming this year. Go badgers!"