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University of Wisconsin Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
26%
Average Housing Cost
$6,225/ year
Poll
63%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.168 responses
Poll
75%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.277 responses

Food

Campus Food
A+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,125/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 522 responses
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  • Ian's Pizza
    20%
  • State St & Union South/Memorial Union restaurants
    18%
  • Gordon's
    11%
  • BW3's Thursdays wings
    7%
  • Tutto Pasta
    7%
  • Wing Wednesday
    6%
  • Old Fashion
    5%
81%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.173 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 168 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    57%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    40%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    2%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
79%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.185 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 128 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    20%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    54%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    22%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    5%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 139 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    13%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    59%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    15%
  • Not very visible.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    4%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 270 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    34%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    61%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    3%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    2%
Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Wrestling, Rowing, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, All Track Combined, Rowing

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 284 responses
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  • Farmers Market
    18%
  • Football traditions
    17%
  • Halloween on State Street
    13%
  • Picnic Point
    12%
  • Welcome Week
    10%
  • Any Athletic event
    7%
  • Mifflin Street Block Party
    6%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 173 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    25%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    58%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    8%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    3%
  • Parties? What parties?
    6%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Every sporting event-especially football
    28%
  • FreakFest
    27%
  • Mifflin
    27%
  • FINAL FOUR
    10%
  • Honestly you can find so many all the time.
    5%
  • Nothing....
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
9%
Women in Sororities
8%
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.237 responses
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