University of Wisconsin - Madison Reviews

  • 232 Reviews
  • Madison (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,608
96% of 232 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 232 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 10/18/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"I was in the UW Flex program, and it seemed perfect until I found out you can basically not do any work, and just donate to the right professor for an easy A. No thanks, unlike some of my classmates, I am proud I finished with old fashioned hard work."
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2021
  • Degree: Engineering
"Wisconsin does not car about student issues or problems. They only care that you pay your tuition. Stay away Tried to drop a class but was unable to figure out the process using company computer. Called and emailed multiple multiple times but no one was Ble to help me. Then the school came after me for money even though the issue was on their end."
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2021
  • Degree: Biology
"I am currently a junior at UW-Madison and getting my B.S. in Genetics and Genomics. I chose to go to Madison as I want to go to graduate school and hope to find a career in research. Madison is well known for its many research labs and opportunities on campus, so getting experience in a lab setting was easy to do, and I had many options. However, once coming to Madison, I have seen many, many ways in which the campus (and the entire UW system) is actively contributing to climate change by not taking sustainable measures around the campuses. The UW foundation is investing in fossil fuel infrastructure, which is then funding the very projects (eg; Line 3) that their students are actively protesting. There are multiple clubs, and many students, on the Madison campus that have repeatedly asked the University to divest away from fossil fuels and commit to cleaner, renewable energy programs that have been ignored. I will not recommend UW-Madison, or any of the other UW campuses, until they have all divested from fossil fuels and invested in their students' futures."
Ashley C
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2021
  • Degree: Biology
"I was excited to come here for the many research opportunities and UW's reputation. However I've discovered that UW-Madison is a performative institution that claims to invest in the futures of its students, but in fact does the exact opposite. They don't support students with diverse identities, refuse to divest from the fossil fuel industry, and worst of all, pretend to care about us and our futures when they really don't. This institution is actively participating in the death of our planet and disregards the current and future welbeing of humans just to make money."
  • 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."