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Degree: International Law and Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2008

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.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

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!

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Degree: Rehabilitation Science
Graduation Year: 2017

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.

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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

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!

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Degree: Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

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!

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Degree: English Language and Literature, General
Graduation Year: 2016

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!

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Degree: International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2015

I truly enjoyed my time at UW-Madison. I had the opportunity to work with excellent faculty members working on a variety of projects, and to learn from their academic and field experiences. I also benefited greatly from the International Internship Program. I was selected for an internship with the government of Chile, and spent a summer working with them in Santiago. The university facilitated this internship partnership and made the process very straightforward and manageable. I was even able to receive credits towards my degree for this internship.

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Degree: Economics, Other
Graduation Year: 2013

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a fantastic college with a great reputation in the Midwest and northeast. The school has strengths in certain areas including but not limited to engineering, economics, real estate, and finance. The atmosphere and culture of the school is great, but it is not the most diverse school in the Midwest region.

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Degree: Spanish
Graduation Year: 2017

Madison is a great place to go to school because of the combination of great academics and an awesome big college town. The school leads right up to the capital, which allows students to easily stay involved in protests/events happening there (such as the farmer's market on Saturday mornings). There are lots of resources, including student organizations for almost every possibly subject, to help you get involved in what specifically interests you!

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Degree: English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is notorious for its rigorous curriculum, focus on giving back to the community, and challenging the status quo. Hailed as a public Ivy, UW-Madison lives up to its brand. The classes I took not only challenged me academically, but also emotionally and mentally. Despite the large class size when one is taking the general courses, the Teacher's Assistants take the time to build as much rapport as they can with their students: emailing them to inquire why their attendance have been low, encouraging constructive conversations, checking in with them during class time, etc. Though diversity is still an issue - with many allegations of racially charged incidents in the past - they are working towards building bridges to be as inclusive as possible. The Multicultural Student Center is noted for its programming that focuses on addressing racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and a plethora of other discriminations that students face. Additionally, there are active cultural student organizations that seek to challenge single narratives of their culture. In recent years, UW-Madison has undergone a dramatic change to crack down on sexual assault in their community, predominantly in the Greek community. More students who have been assaulted are speaking up, and the University - while not all their responses have been appropriate - continues to seek new ways to protect victims and survivors. All in all, while UW-Madison does have its flaws, my experience there have impacted me to open my eyes to cultural diversity, protect and serve communities, and be a leader in today's society.

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