University of Wisconsin - Madison Reviews

  • 232 Reviews
  • Madison (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,785
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

Emily Dennison
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"This is such a wonderful program! The faculty and staff want us to succeed and are willing to do anything to help us. As a class, we have gotten very close. It is very encouraging to have the support of my classmates."
Alana Sterkel
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"Madison is a very nice affordable town with great public transportation and activities. The program is very competitive and the professors are very accessible. The work load seems comparable to other Universities. Exam requirements are not as tough as some but publishing requirements are tougher than most."
Jennifer Faust
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2013
  • Degree: Chemistry
"The faculty are very supportive, and there is good intra-departmental camaraderie."
Shane Su
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2013
  • Degree: Economics
"Excellent quality on faculty research, an above average teaching quality, but lots loading on TA with relatively insufficient amount of financial aid (compare with other schools at similar ranking)."
Amanda Delaney
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The staff here are very supportive. There is a greater focus on public health which allows for a broader view of medicine."
Christina Kay
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2013
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I particularly enjoy UW-Madison's music program because of the diversity of its students, as well as the overall academic rigor of the program and the variety of classes from which to choose. I appreciate meeting students outside my area of study, which wouldn't have happened at a conservatory. Madison is a fantastic city with lots going on culturally as well as socially. The classical music community is thriving and supportive, and there are opportunities for musicians at any level. The city itself, while large, doesn't feel too big because there are very few skyscrapers, if any. The capitol is beautiful, and the food along State Street is great. The music faculty is accessible and always willing to lend a hand and go the extra mile if you reach out to them."
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"A great program - well respected and a lot of faculty and University support."
Sabra Katz-Wise
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"Excellent training, but the faculty could promote more interdisciplinary collaborations."
Joseph Doolen
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2013
  • Degree: Communications
"It is what you make of it. Overall, an amazing experience, but you must work toward a personal professional goal, or you may not have a job when you graduate. Meanwhile, Madison is my favorite place in the universe."
Brian Vike
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2012
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I am a student in the Physician Assistant program within the School of Medicine and Public Health. The pros of the program are the small class size and accessible and caring faculty all housed within such a large university that allowing for seemingly unending opportunities. The biggest con is the large housing expense to be near campus."
Pa Yiar Khang
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"One con is that we are not yet an accredited program, thus is a bit difficult to apply for certain scholarships or membership to certain programs. There are several pros such that the program is well ran and organized. It also is just developing therefore, with this in mind, it actually provides various opportunities for students to gain experience and develop networks."
Kari Musgrave
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2012
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"My Veterinary program is extremely competitive, but provides an excellent medical education (particularly if you like dairy cows) producing well rounded graduates that are extremely successful in the field. Yes, the workload is ridiculous, but this is standard for all programs. Madison is a wonderful community, but parking is extremely limited in the city (be sure you are ok with riding the bus to school)."
Shannon Wilsey
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Pro: Supportive peers and staff - everyone seems to want to help each other get jobs. Con: Value of classes so far is in the readings, not the teaching."
Mary Lopez
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"My graduate program is very close, and we know each other for our entire graduate school tenure. I like the fact that the class load is heaviest during the beginning of the program, so that we can focus on our thesis work almost right away."
Fatemah Panahi
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The program is very competitive, the professors have great connections, and there is a lot of flexibility and support for the students. I feel like for phd students there is a lot of pressure to meet the demands of their advisers. Thus at some times they are looked at more like employees than students."
Stephanie Jean Tsang
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2012
  • Degree: Communications
"Cons no funding available Pros Good reputation and faculty"
Jacob Current
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2012
  • Degree: Education
"This is a great program in an awesome location. I think advising and career development are areas of improvement though."
Tim Macafee
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2012
  • Degree: Communications
"High-quality program with knowledgeable faculty and driven students. On the cutting-edge of mass communication research."
Sabrina Hoffman
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The professors are excellent in the medical physics program, as well as the students. The environment is great for learning, rather than being cut throat to be the best. There is a lot of support from peers."
Evan Crawford
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Phenomenal Programs! Incredibly smart/accomplished professors who enjoy working with graduate students. Also, you cannot beat living in Madison!"