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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Reviews

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  • 08/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone! Especially people looking into any kind of education, physical therapy, athletic training, and physical education!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't look at jsut the campus, but the areas and attractions surrounding the campus too! Look for what food there is around, and take a look at shopping needs too. The campus is always evolving, not only by construction but the students themselves too, this place is great!

    Bang for the buck

    As La Crosse is the 2nd highest applied to school in Wisconsin, behind only Madison, you would be surprised to know it is one of the cheapest. Its about 11,000 a year depending on what else your doping and meal plans, etc. But you sure get alot form this school! Well worth the money

    Am enjoying being here

    This is the greatest state school in the Wisconsin system in my opinion. On top of the incredible academic prowess that it has, it is also quite a pretty school and surrounding area. The Mississippi River is 7 blocks from campus one way, and the beautiful bluffs are 7 blocks the other way. There is so much to do that you could hardly call yourself bored, EVER! its great!

    Am learning a lot

    I will be a senior this at the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year, and couldn't be happier with the college I chose! the classes are tough, obviously, but its so worth it. I am a chemistry major and mathematics minor, and i don't need to go to some big expensive private school to learn alot, I'm getting it done right here!

  • 01/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for active students and people who like a relatively small classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early because there is a little shortage of dorm space until the new dorms are built. If you apply late you may end up with an extra person in your room. It isn't that bad if you end up in overflow housing though. I lived with it all first semester and it really isn't that bad. Plus you meet more people this way!

    Bang for the buck

    It can be a little expensive if you are out-of-state, but if you are from Wisconsin or Minnesota it is well worth the money. Even for out-of-state tuition, it is worth the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is the perfect size school for me. It has about 10,000 students: not too small, not too big. The campus is small enough to walk end to end in 10 minutes. I am on the gymnastics team here and I love it! It's a great group of girls. The campus is very active. The Recreation Center is always busy and there are a lot of sports and Intramurals to get involved in. As soon as it gets warm out, people are doing things outside. The nature is beautiful. It is very common for students to hike the bluffs on the weekends for fun to see the beautiful view. Students can rent roller blades and take a trail by the marsh for recreation. There's always something to do or get involved in at La Crosse

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are challenging. It is more difficult than high school, but I would assume that most colleges are. Most class sizes are relatively small. My chemistry lab had only 18 students in it! The teachers are very helpful and want you to do well. They provide office hours, information about tutors, and are willing to meet with you if you need help. When I talk to students who are older than me, I can tell how much they have learned in the previous years at La Crosse. I know that I can accumulate much more knowledge throughout the years I will be here.

  • 08/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UW-L is great for any student who is looking for a good education and a good time. I don't know anyone that wouldn't fit into one of those categories, so most likely UW-L will be a great fit for you. If you're into sports and exercise, don't forget that athletics is very highly touted here, and for the past few years we have been in the top 10 most fit schools in the country. For the outdoor types, there's tons to do in the bluffs surrounding the campus, and if you're into partying, our downtown has more bars per capita than anywhere in the country (always a plus, but don't let that be your deciding factor!).

    Tips for prospective students

    These are the best four years of your life, so have a good time, but don't forget that you're most likely coming here for an education. UW-L is a ton of fun, but have a battle plan on how to balance your social life with your priorities in college.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition here is only around 11 grand, which is extremely affordable considering it competes for the number one state school in Wisconsin year after year. Meal plans and dorms are cheap, and the off-campus living is very cost-effective as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus life is simply amazing. It's fairly small; about a 10 minute walk across. There is a huge variety of extracurricular and intramural activities available,and the food is way better than you're probably used to from high school. If you're into exercise, there's an excellent rec center with rock climbing, basketball, weight lifting, a track, and a variety of classes to take. In addition, the area outside of campus is one of the finest you'll find. The bluffs and surrounding area are perfect for nature lovers and those that are interested in an outdoor thrill, and the downtown scene is the best in Wisconsin by far.

    Am learning a lot

    UW-La Crosse has a very diverse educational staff that always caters to our student's needs. The class sizes are generally no larger than 20, which allows for professors to provide excellent individual help. All my professors thus far have been extremely knowledgeable in their respective subjects, and are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure students are understanding the material.

  • 12/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for every type of student. They are very diverse and welcomes everyone. It's an overall friendly place to learn and live.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking into La Crosse, come visit because once your here and experience it yourself you will definitely know it is right for you.

    Bang for the buck

    When I chose La Crosse I knew I would get a great education. The room and board has been what I expected and even more. The money that comes in from us has been used to improve our learning and even get us some cool new things. My friend recently won a new ipod touch and there are so many opportunities to win and get other cool things. So I would have to say the money we put in is given back.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is so nice and easy to get around. It isn't to big and it has a great atmosphere when your here. I am in an all freshman hall this year and there has been so many cool and fun activities to get you more involved and make friends.

    Am learning a lot

    I have been learning tons of new and useful things, not only school related but also about everyday life. I had the ability to pick my schedule and even arrange my classes the way I wanted to. It can be hard at points but what isn't?

  • 01/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who intend to be teachers, doctors/nurses/physician's assistants, students with varied interests in social sciences and science. Athletes (although we're Division III, rec sports and intramurals are still super-popular).

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! And go meet people right away, rather than chatting with your friends on Facebook all the time. Also, try to get along with your roommate, even if their interests are way different than yours. But don't expect your roommate to be your new best friend (unless you're already roomming with a friend). I tried-- but my roommate didn't like me as much as I thought and we ended up switching rooms (it turned out better that way, though, because I ended up rooming with a friend). Oh, and you will spend a lot of money at Kwik Trip and Wal-Mart buying food for yourself. Campus food is good, but you'll get sick of it (and Whitney Center!) after awhile.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely worth what your paying. Cheaper and smaller than a Big 10 school, but it definitely gives you a liberal arts-feel.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel like my friends are definitely having a better time here than I am. It might be because so many people here are interested in the pre-PA program and in the medical field or because so many people at UW-L are athletes. My experience mostly consists of doing my course-work and being involved with organizations related to my major-- not necessarily as fun as I had hoped.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman, I've only experienced a semester's worth of courses. That being said, the classes (mostly gen. eds) that I've experienced so far have been interesting, challenging, and well-worth my time. Although it definitely has been an adjustment-- every professor has a different style of teaching and some are definitely tougher than others. Definitely more challenging than high school.

  • 01/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    La Crosse is a great school for any student that wants to learn new things both education and social wise.

    Tips for prospective students

    La Crosse is a great school for anybody looking to further their education and have a great experience while doing so.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like LAX is just as good as any other school, if not better, and it's much more affordable than any private school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at LAX is great from what I've experienced. I'm in a all freshman dorm, which not all schools offer, but I think it's an excellent way to meet fellow students that are your own age and have similar interests and goals. I've met a ton of people so far and I love how friendly most people are!

    Am learning a lot

    I feel like I've learned more in all of high school in just my first semester at UW-La Crosse! The teachers I've had are great and seem to actually care about what they teach and that the students understand. I'm currently a freshman at UWL and I love it.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oktoberfest is a huge celebration every October in the La Crosse community. There are plenty of festivities including a parade, fair grounds, competitions, pageants, and much more.

    Bang for the buck

    UWL is a very affordable school that provides a variety of different classes, opportunities, and overall stellar education

    What to do for fun

    La Crosse has a lot of different activities for students, many of which are in walking distance. Downtown La Crosse has plenty of shopping, an inexpensive movie theatre, riverside park on the Mississippi River, Pettibone beach for when its nice, and much more. Also, there are always a ton of on campus things going on and its not hard to miss since there are always posters advertising in almost every building on campus.

    Food and Dining

    On campus at UWL the food is all right depending on how picky you are. One thing the main dining hall is good at is providing a lot of different options for its diners and even has some cook stations for you to whip up your own food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is required of non-communter freshmen students at UWL but definitely not an opportunity you want to miss out on. Sharing a room with strangers can be awkward at first but the dorm life tends to be a lot of the memories you look back on while in college. At La Crosse, the resident assistants are awesome at coordinating and making you feel comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a science major is definitely a challenge at UWL, especially when juggling more than one difficult course. That is, however, what makes you a better student. A lot of the professors really try and get you to think critically rather than straight memorize facts, and that is the type of rigor that is important in making you a real rounded graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students don't need to be worried about planning out their entire four years from the get go. La Crosse has so many different programs that are successful its best to come in with an open mind and explore what you're really interested in. Tuition is affordable enough that if you have to spend an extra semester because you changed majors or studied abroad, it's not going to hit the piggy bank too hard; take your time and enjoy learning while you can.

    In three sentences

    The past years in La Crosse have been awesome thanks to UWL. The campus and city community is extremely inviting and supportive so much that you never really feel away from home. As a student, the classes can be challenging but there is never a feeling of being alone; the professors are extremely helpful and the support on campus is there for the taking.

  • 02/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UW LaCrosse is a great place for students who want to go into the science and health fields. Also, we have amazing gymnastics and wrestling teams if you participate in those sports. The campus is also a very healthy place to be, and we are a group of very active and fit college students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! LaCrosse is a friendly place to be, so get out there, try different activities and bond with some of the great students here. Oh, and do not be afraid to ask for help, you will get it, with no judgement, and become better because of it.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth at UW-LaCrosse. You will receive an amazing education for a great price. LaCrosse does a lot to make sure that their students are getting what they want and need to succeed. It is a great school and the price fits the experience you will get/

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many things you can do on campus. You can join any club you could ever dream of, and there are fun campus events to attend all the time. There are also Rec classes to take for great prices. This campus is a very enjoyable place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    UW LaCrosse is a great school, especially if you are interested in science and health. The classes range in size, from small hands on classes to lecture halls, but no matter what size of class you are in, your professors are always willing to go above and beyond to help. We also have a great tutoring and writing center.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    At a lot of other colleges, peoples personal items often get stolen. But, here at La Crosse I don't worry about it. I leave my door unlocked when I go to the bathroom or to take a shower cause you don't have to be worried that someone might go in your room and steal your TV. After a long night out with friends, sometimes i have to walk back to my dorm by myself because my friends live in another dorm and I feel completely safe doing so.

    Greek Life

    There are a few sororities and fraternities but La Crosse is not a huge campus of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for different majors, sororities, and faternitities. The different residence halls sponsor activities at that hall or outside of it with food, games, and music.

    Great for these types of students

    La Crosse is great for any type of student. There is so much to do here and so many friendly people that you will find people just like you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rec Center is here on campus and is so fun. You can go there if you want to play basketball, volleyball or if your just looking to get a workout in or some lifting. There are also a handful of classes to take there such as cycling, boot camps and Zumba which I am currently in now. Rock climbing wall, track and ping-pong tables are also available there.

    Bang for the buck

    La Crosse is right around my price range for school and is definitely worth what I am paying. The facilities stay clean and the food is great. There are also many resources if you need help with just about anything.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs, organizations, sports and intramural sports to choose from. The campus offers lots of activities around campus, as well as guest speakers like Joe Biden who was here in October. La Crosse is also full of beautiful bluffs that you can climb!

    Food and Dining

    There are two food buildings here on campus. One is a buffet type style so you can eat as much as you want! There are lots of choices to choose from as well. The other is more of a restaurant style setting and is very good. We also have establishments like Red Mango, Einstein's Bagels and a Starbucks!! The food is great!

    Dorm Life

    Living in a small space is not exactly ideal. Although, living in the dorms allows you to meet so many more people and there are so many activities that you do with your hall that it becomes exciting!

    Academic Rigor

    La Crosse is not easy to be accepted into and not everyone gets accepted here. Some of the class sizes are big and others are small. Its academic rigor is at a perfect level. You cannot do good if you do not apply yourself and it is challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing! Many people describe college as the best years of their life, therefore you need to make the most out of your time here and enjoy it while you can.

    In three sentences

    UW-La Crosse is a great friendly environment! There is lots to do around campus and in town. I am three hours away from home and I love it here, it keeps me busy so I don't miss home to much.

  • 05/24/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that wants a great big school education with a medium school feel to it. Students who are active and want to get involved and anyone looking to develop more as a person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check it out! I am in love with the area and the size of campus as well as the academics. It is really about how you feel when you are there.

    Bang for the buck

    I expect that it will be well worth it. They have offered scholarships and other aide, but it is still more for out of state students.

    Will enjoy being here

    The area is absolutely beautiful and everyone is so involved. I am looking forward to excursions to the bluffs and activities on the Mississippi. People on campus are really friendly and there is lots to do through the actual college. They have a First Look programm for incoming students to get them involved with the area that includes hiking, kayaking and other adventures. Don't worry about a freshman 15, people actual lose weight here because everyone is so active.

    Will learn a lot

    I expect that I will learn a lot. The academics here are only slightly behind the flagstaff school of the state (Madison). But don't let that be the only thing that makes you choose here. It is all about what the student puts into their education. And everyone on campus is striving to do their best.

  • 11/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UW La Crosse is great for anyone interested in the sciences or health careers. It's a very active school, so it's good for athletes and outdoorsy people.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking at a school, look for majors that interest you, but also look at the clubs you might be interested in. This might be where you find what you really want to do for the rest of your life. I have made my best friends by getting involved on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price you pay you will get a great education. UW La Crosse has won multiple awards for being a top school and has nationally known programs. My professors are always telling me that there are businesses that look for graduates specifically from UWL.

    Am enjoying being here

    La Crosse is an all-around great city. We have the beautiful bluffs in one direction and the Mississippi River on the other. There is never a weekend when something isn't going on. There is always a festival to attend or something to volunteer at. While living in the residence halls there is never a dull moment, and the staff are always finding ways to get everyone involved.

    Am learning a lot

    The courses are challenging but never overwhelming. Professors are easy to talk to and willing to help. We have great academic resources like a writing center and tutors in almost every subject you can imagine.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This Campus is great for all students who want to get a good education while having the availability to expierence college activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to study for your classes, but don't let your schooling rule your life. Make sure to have time for yourself and to get the whole college expierence.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, college is an investment and by attending the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse I believe that you getting your moneys worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus has many activities and clubs to be apart of. Other students are for the most part respectful and encouraging to others.

    Am learning a lot

    This campus is a very good enviroment to receive an excellent education. The work isn't hard but you need to dedicate time to succeed. The staff i have dealt with are extremely helpful and want you to succeed!

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are located right on campus and make drives through the campus daily. There are also blue safety buttons placed around campus which you can push and a cop will come if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    We don't have a lot of greek life. We have about 3 clubs maybe.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different types of clubs. There is nothing that you wont find an interest in. If there is not something you like it is very easy to form your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone. We are also a international school so we welcome anyone fro any place around the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the nearly naked mile. Its a mile were your wear as little clothing as possible and donate all the clothes you do not want. It to raise awareness for people who need clothes and other things. It is a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    You are getting a lot for your money. We have a great rec center which you can use at anytime. Also the books are free which is awesome.

    What to do for fun

    I love to go hiking on the bluffs. Hiking is a great workout and its fun. I also like playing soccer out on the fields it gives you a chance to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. I would recommend going to trat. Trat has great salads and stir fry.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are actual great especially the new dorm; Eagle Hall. You share a bathroom with only three other people. You also have a lot of space and it feels like home.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very important that you study and stay on top of homework. There is a lot of homework and tests but everyone is very helpful and the teachers really prepare you. Hard but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do college classes in high school. By doing this you will come in with credits that will allow you to register for classes at an earlier date. Also get involved it will make your experience greater.

    In three sentences

    Its amazing. There are so many opportunities to meet new people and get involved with the school. The teachers are also very helpful.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities you can get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    The library.

    Bang for the buck

    Great college and great price if your from the WI and MN area.

    What to do for fun

    I try to exercise, play sports, volunteer work, and am involved in organizations/clubs.

    Food and Dining

    great food, and Whitney is buffet!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are reasonable sizes, and two of the dorm building rooms are like suites.

    Academic Rigor

    It is hard, but you get more free time.

    Tips for prospective students

    First off, don't slack! Before you know it, it will be hard to catch up Also, do your best to get to know the professors or chat with them about class and grades.

    In three sentences

    I would have to say University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is one great school. There a lot of rooms/places to study, hangout, and meet people. This school has a great recycling influence and is in a great location.

  • 05/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, Outgoing, Athletic, Smart

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Take advantage of freshman orientation especially the special program called First Flight which is an adventure program a week before school starts that is tons of fun and allows you to meet a lot of new people before school starts. Don't room with your best friend from high school, get out there and find some new friends but don't think you have to cut all ties there is nothing wrong with still being really good friends. The thing is to not do it right away this allows you to meet more people right at the start.

    Bang for the buck

    UWL is the second hardest UW school to get into and it is pretty reasonably priced. Living on campus I think it is about 12,000 a year which is pretty cheap compared to a lot of other schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    UWL is a an awesome college. It has unbelievable athletics that win D3 national championships yearly, it has awesome scenery and outdoor recreation and everyone is super friendly. You can get involved in any type of intramural activity you want or you can just find a pick up game to join in. If you love being active UWL is the choice for you.

    Am learning a lot

    So far I have learned a lot at UWL. I have had mostly great professors there have only been 2 that I really have not liked. The teachers do a good job of helping you but you have to put forth the effort for them to want to help you.

  • 07/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    La Crosse is caters to determined students. This campus and location is perfect for nature lovers and physically active students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind. This college experience will change you in a positive manner. Especially with this campus, having so much you can do, don't be afraid to try something new. Also, be nice to everyone. The more friends you make, the more connections you make, the easier (and more fun) your experience will be!

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, but at La Crosse, you get more bang for your buck. This college puts most of the tuition, room and board money back into enriching the student's lives on campus. Not every campus does this! Many residence hall programs and all campus events are partially funded by the room and board cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love living in La Crosse! It is the most beautiful campus that I have been to. It is a close knit campus that is within walking distance to the downtown life to the nature life. It's the best of both worlds at this campus.

    Am learning a lot

    This campus has a variety of classes to choose from that will enrich your life. You can take any courses from learning about human differences, learning how to snowboard, to learning about biochemistry. My college professors challenge me to not only learn to solve the problem, but to think critically and make my own solutions.

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend living in a First Year Experience dorm. Its a great way to meet people and get to know campus. It all seems really overwhelming at first, but being overwhelmed forced me to get out of my comfort zone and I don't regret that at all. Also, don't be afraid to change majors or be undeclared for awhile. You may stumble upon a field of study that you will end up loving.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and feels slightly removed from the rest of the city. Despite this, I have discovered that La Crosse is an amazing town with something for everyone. There are bluffs and nature trails to hike for people who enjoy the outdoors and an eclectic downtown scene as well.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a Junior at UWL and I am loving it. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to study, but the Gen Eds and the endless options really helped. Now that I have found a field I love, I am learning new things everyday and loving my new found knowledge.

  • 12/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I would say that UW-L is great for students of all sorts. It does place a strong emphasis on the sciences but I know plenty of people here who do not like science courses and are loving La Crosse. Most students here are athletic, active in the community, and pretty laid-back. Some individuals are social butterflies to the extreme while others are extreme introverts so how social you may or may not be does not make much of a difference.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a way to get active in the community. Find a club you're interested in joining or a sport you want to either continue playing or learn to play.

    Bang for the buck

    UW-L is reasonably priced and as I've said above, the courses are relevant. There is almost no information that you will learn in class thinking when am I ever going to use that? The teachers also quite obviously care about how their students are doing and are more than willing to help students understand concepts better.

    Am enjoying being here

    The area can get a little too rowdy sometimes but for the most part I really do enjoy my time here. I have found people that I love to be around and fun activities to be doing in my free time. I also feel like my time is being put to good use as everything I'm learning is going to be helpful at some time in my life.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my classes have had important, relevant information to teach me. More than that, I'm learning to find how I fit into the community here and how to have a voice for myself. I have been learning about coursework, other people, myself, and my community.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small class sizes (max 80), a small and easy to access campus, and a great college town. They're are many chances to get involved on and off campus and a bunch of opportunities to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to apply yourself to your classes. Don't take more than you can handle and be aware the things you get yourself involved in and the extracurricular activities you partake in. Your grades will start to slack if you don't balance your time. The campus offers many opportunities to get help such as the FREE tutors, academic and testing center, the writing center and all of the professors have office hours and encourage students to come and talk to them. They're willing to help.

    Bang for the buck

    As the years come, the price for tuition and the expenses are slightly increasing. However, it is a great price to pay for the spectacular education that is being offered and received.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and a perfect fit for me. I love that I can make it all the way across campus in about ten minutes. The residence life is also amazing and does a wonderful job of offering involvement and leadership opportunities as well as chances to meet new people, especially throughout the residence halls. Not to mention that the community is a very comforting and safe place to be at all hours of the day. The citizens of the La Crosse area are very willing to help the college students as well.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning a lot however, I am learning so much and becoming so involved in the Residence Life that I am not succeeding in my classes as much as I'd hope. However, we have some very well educated professors who have a strong passion for their subject they teach and an inspiring attitude to teach it to the students.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Well i can only say something for my field which is Musical Theatre. La Crosse is one of the top 3 schools in Wisconsin for Theatre and it really is amazing the teachers are so much fun and there's so many talented people. For other people i hear a lot of people who are Biology Majors, Education Majors, and PT Majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your minds open to all colleges. Honestly La Crosse was the last college of my choice ( i couldn't tell you why) but i ended up going here because the program fit the best and now i absolutely love it! If you do come here there are two things to keep in mind; you will need to bring a pair of rain boots! when it rains some parts of the campus floods but i think its fun jumping in water! and make sure that your backpack is NOT black. At lunchtime you will never be able to find your bag in the sea of backpacks!

    Bang for the buck

    I am originally from Minnesota and the Wisconsin schools are so much cheaper! not to mention not having to buy your books! Instead we rent them so you're saving hundreds of dollars a semester just off of that! This is a really well priced school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absoultly love the campus! It's so beautiful and the bluffs are amazing. The campus is in a nice location, its in the middle of town and a walking distance to the river and the bluffs, and only a short bus ride (which is free with tuition) to the mall, target, and a movie theatre. The campus it's self is perfect size. Its smaller and only takes 5 minutes to walk across campus. It really is a great place to live.

    Am learning a lot

    I love this school and have just finished my first semester. I fell like the semester went really nicely. You have great classes and even greater teachers. Yes there are classes that are hard but others that are really fun. Most importantly the teachers are amazing they are always there to help you whenever you need it. They really want you succeed.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On-campus police station, and blue lights signifying police access for emergencies.

    Greek Life

    There are only academic sororities/fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    UW La Crosse offers a wide variety of clubs and there is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletic and active, outgoing, hard-working, and intelligent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One word, Oktoberfest.

    What to do for fun

    Hike the bluffs, take advantage of downtown activities, go to a concert, or theater program, join one of the many clubs, or simply go for a walk and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized, work hard, check your email daily, and follow instructions.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful college. There are great professors, friendly people, and it offers plenty of activities. It is greatly recommended.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are multiple blue lights within every 20 yards or so.

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of outdoor and unique activites

    Great for these types of students

    adventurous, musical, athletic, smart

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the clocktower :)

    Bang for the buck

    one of the least expensive colleges with a high education rating.

    What to do for fun

    from the river to downtown to the bluffs there are hundreds of recreational activities.

    Food and Dining

    tons of options and i always leave full.

    Dorm Life

    there is always something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    professors are always eager to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    start focusing from the beginning and always think ahead!

    In three sentences

    la crosse is a beautiful campus with wonderful professors. there is always something to do and downtown la crosse is a short distance away. the residence halls are perfect size.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are constantly police driving around the campus, and stations to go around the campus in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    greek life really isn't all that popular here at la crosse. i'm not even sure how many fraternities and sororities there are here.

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of activities are offered here, you just have to look for them!

    Great for these types of students

    la crosse is great for students looking for a good education, but not looking for being in a big city. la crosse is not too big, but not too small, which a lot of students coming from small towns enjoy. also, there are so many opportunities for physical activity, so la crosse is great for those looking to be physically active while at school.

    Bang for the buck

    la crosse is a very reasonably priced school, and you definitely get your money's worth in education and services offered.

    What to do for fun

    hiking the bluffs is always fun, and the campus always has events to go to such as movie night, comedians, bands... la crosse is also a very active community, so there are trails for hiking, biking, and running everywhere.

    Food and Dining

    a new addition this year to the cafeteria is healthy food- whole wheat bread, pasta, and a new variety of options in the salad bar. the food is ok; nothing special, though. i really wish there were more options for dining here at la crosse.

    Dorm Life

    i wish we did more as a dorm and were able to get to know people more, but i am really happy in the dorm that i'm in.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are fairly challenging, but if you spend the time studying, you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    get out and involved in many things- intermural sports, organizations, and clubs! also, take advantage of all the resources offered here on campus.

    In three sentences

    the university of wisconsin - la crosse is a great school to attend. the class sizes small, therefore allowing a lot of teacher-student relationships and the campus is decently sized- everything is in about a ten minute walk. the only downside to uwl is the city of la crosse since there really isn't much to do here!

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't heard of anything deathly yet. Campus police are sometimes roam around to make sure things are safe.

    Greek Life

    Not a huge thing on campus (not what you expect from the movies).

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different organizations like club volleyball and hockey, intramural basketball, volleyball, soccer, floor hockey, futsal, flag football..etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oktoberfest

    Bang for the buck

    I think so.

    What to do for fun

    The halls usually set up a game night or a talent show. There is always someone playing volleyball on the outside courts, and the recreation center is packed with things to do. People can rent movies from different halls if they want.

    Food and Dining

    Some places are good and some are not. It is definately not like home cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    Meeting friends is great, but the showers are gross.

    Academic Rigor

    I gave it a 4 out of 5 because some classes are different than others. Your harder classes are going to give a student more to do, but an appreciation class won't.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for a prospective student is to come in ready to work hard. Teachers expect you to follow them no matter what pace they may go. Having fun and making friends is key to how happy you will be here.

    In three sentences

    I would have to rate UWL a 4 out of 5. The reason I gave it a four is because the food here is not the greatest; however, they do try to bring in receipes from home. The teachers are great, but some are hard to learn from.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police were on duty 24/7. What I really liked about this was that there was a number you could dial after 9pm and someone would come escort you back to your dorm. I never felt uncomfortable walking across campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is such a variety!!

    Great for these types of students

    It is a good school for anyone. You just need to find the kind of people you feel comfortable spending time with. There are groups of people out there for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being from Missouri, I really had no idea what Oktoberfest was. Oktoberfest is huge in La Crosse. The whole town pretty much shuts down for about 3 days and turns in to a giant celebration. Check it out ~ but go with a group of friends!

    Bang for the buck

    There is always an event going on. Look online, listen to the gossip, and make sure to check the UWLAX webpage! Definately catch a football game or two. It is worth the cold. =)

    What to do for fun

    Student Life was always hosting some kind of event ~ or knew of one they could point you to. Downtown La Crosse was just a 10 minute walk from campus, too, so it was pretty easy to catch a movie, go to the river, get a drink, etc. LAX is also on the bus line, so you can travel to the next town in a matter of minutes. Make sure you check out The Riv!!

    Food and Dining

    I am a vegetarian so I was a bit worried about the food UWL would have to offer. Even though some of the dishes were not too veggie friendly, the dining services ALWAYS had something I could eat!! I loved their variety of hot, fresh meals that were interesting. In the mornings they had an omelette bar where a chef would make omelettes to order and in the evenings they had a bar where you could make your own stirfry. I also loved the fact that they were open so many hours during the day ~ and that they were spread all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my dorm experience! Granted, I had a terrible first year thanks to some obnoxious roomies, but my last years were quite enjoyable. It all depends on who you choose and where you choose to live. Do some research and make smart choices. If you want to get some studying done, the party dorm probably isn't the best bet.

    Academic Rigor

    UWL is pretty demanding, academically speaking. However, as much as the professors expect from you, they give back in their teaching. The learning atmosphere is also fairly laidback, which is a unique and interesting phenomena.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors - they will be key factors in your success. Class sizes can vary anywhere from 15-50 students depending on the class, so make sure you chat with your professor from time to time! This is helpful if you forget an assignment or need to make up an exam for some reason or another.

    In three sentences

    UWL was a great school in promoting educational and personal growth. It also encouraged multicultural diversity and understanding amongst the student population. The atmosphere was great for both academics and fun.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here on campus. There is a campus police station and there is the blue light emergency system all over campus. The campus is also very well lit so at night time it is not very threatening. UWL is also located in a nice area with a zero threatening environment.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not an important aspect on the UWL campus. There are only a few Sororities and Fraternities associated with campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of clubs for students to join. They fill all ethnicity, races, gender, interests and hobbies.

    Great for these types of students

    UWL is very accommodating for students who chose to come here from other countries; we have lots of students studying abroad. UWL has a great Health and Science program. There are also lots of students enrolled in the College of Liberal Studies and Education.

    What to do for fun

    Residence Halls and the Recreational Center are always hosting events and activities for people to participate in. There are always things to do! Lots of people take advantage of the bluffs in the area and often times go on hikes, nature walks, bike rides, rollerblading, long boarding, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are two major buildings that serve food: Cartwright Center and Whitney. Cartwright has two food venues opened from breakfast-dinner serving; one on the first floor and one in the basement. Whitney has four food center: A buffet style, a sub shop, express lane, and an additional restaurant. The food is pretty good; it varies some of the time. Mass produced food can sometimes be hard to please others but it isn't a breaking factor here! Currently, UWL is changing the food vendor so next year it will be different than what it is now.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is great! There are several different dorms to choose from: Laux, Sanford, White, Coate, Angel, Wentz, Hutchinson, Eagle, and Reuter. Some are just for freshman and some are based off of academics. Very easy system to apply to and once you're living in the dorms everyone is very friendly and you can make great friends with your neighbors. The Residence Assistants and Hall Directors are very involved and want to make dorm life one of the best experiences for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are difficult and some are pretty basic. It all depends on how clear your professor is and how much time and effort you put into each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Keep up the hard work in high school, it will pay off! -Take AP classes or college credits to help you get ahead (not required--but helpful) -Find a roommate on the UWL facebook finder. It's an easy and safe way to find your potential roomie.

    In three sentences

    UW-La Crosse has a wonderfully diverse campus! There are several different things to study with great professors to help you along the way. It is also a great campus for being active; there is always something going on to help you stay in shape!

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Campus police/ La Crosse police don't have much to do so they disrupt a lot of parties...

    Great for these types of students

    If you're in the health/science fields. Other than that, possibly look somewhere else.

    What to do for fun

    If you like the outdoors you'll like it here. Most people watch the Badgers rather than UWL football/basketball games (If you go here you'll see why). Intramural sports are fun and there are plenty of chances to get involved with those.

    Food and Dining

    Depends on where you eat, I stay away from the Whitney complex as much as I can and I'm satisfied. We are getting new food next year.

    Dorm Life

    Maybe it was just my dorm (Angell) but I didn't find it too fun. Try to avoid the dorms with cube set up, it makes it hard to meet people who aren't in the next room over.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't find it too hard. I generally put in the same effort as high school and actually got better grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your experience at this school depends on what you're looking for, if you're looking to have College Game Day come to your campus, transfer to one of the Big 10 schools nearby.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the school and get involved in as much as you can.

    In three sentences

    I would put UW LaCrosse in high ratings because the teachers and students are helpful. The college is also located in a town so it gives you that small town feeling. Lastly LaCrosse has many great programs to offer new and transfer students

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's small and compact making it an incredibly safe. There's campus police that are patrolling all the time making sure that it's a safe environment for everyone here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Play on an intramural team it's one of best things you will do while you're here. Plus if you win your bracket you get a sweet t shirt that everyone will be jealous of.

    Great for these types of students

    La Crosse is great for everyone! There's something for everyone here!

    Bang for the buck

    It's difficult to find a better school for such a cheap price. The academics here are one of the best next to Madison and yet the tuition is so much cheaper. Definitely one of the most affordable colleges you could go to and it's worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    There's so many things to do for fun! The night life here on the weekends is great and better than pretty much any other school you will go to. The dorms are always doing activities on the weekends to keep you busy. There's never a reason to be bored here with everything La Crosse has to offer. Be sure to go on a bluff hike at least once while you're here!

    Food and Dining

    The food at the cafeteria isn't the greatest, but there's so many other places to eat on campus that have great food. If you're creative at the cafeteria it can be good, but most of the time I have no patience to make my own food and I just want what's already ready. Be careful of what you're eating because it can be easy to fall into the freshman fifteen.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. It gets annoying having the follow the rules, but it's very easy to adapt to and the RA's are all great. I lived in an all freshman dorm this year which was nice because everyone was in the same boat and was incredibly friendly. I made some of my closest friends from living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging at times, but there's so many resources to utilize to get all the help you need. The tutors are great and have helped me so much in my science classes. The general education courses can get frustrating at times because they seem pointless, but I've actually learned a lot from them and it's a nice way to change up your course material so you don't get overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    La Crosse is a great environment for everyone. There's something for everyone here from the great nature scene to numerous clubs to get involved with. I can't imagine being anywhere else. La Crosse is an AMAZING school and I am so thankful I chose to come here I have no negatives to say about it!

    In three sentences

    Best school for your price! Classes are challenging, but completely manageable and the teachers care a lot about your progress and that you are getting your moneys worth. Not only are the classes great, but it would be hard to find a better social scene than here at La Crosse.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hike, take classes at the rec center, rent outdoor equipment from the rec, play volleyball outside the dorms, join a club, get a group of people together and go to dinner

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There are many options and locations for food. However, many still miss home cooking.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to get integrated into the school. You meet many friends in the dorms, many who will be life-long.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course, depending on your major, different classes have different levels of difficulty. Overall, LaCrosse strives for success and the students here work hard to achieve their goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep up with the work. It is a lot different than high school. There is no one holding your had and telling you what to do on your free time. I find that job shadowing can be helpful as a reminder to why you're actually doing all this hard work in the first place.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with many opportunities for all with emphasis in the medical field. LaCrosse is also a beautiful area with a lot of outdoor activities available. The students are hard working and reflect the success of the school.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You could hike the bluffs, walk downtown, join an intramural team, sign up for a club, or spend a sunny afternoon at Petibone beach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyprofessor.com! Study! Enjoy yourself!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love it here. Everyone is so friendly and many teachers know me on a first-name basis. The area is beautiful, there is always something to do, and it feels like home.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Golf, hiking, biking, intramurals.

    Food and Dining

    Good on campus and great dining in town too.

    Dorm Life

    Fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty tough but fair instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard.

    In three sentences

    Love the campus and community - very beautiful with lots to do.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Work out at Recreation Eagle Center.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of fast food-like food.

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive but students are committed to studying for a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn things from a different perspective. All professors are different from high school teachers. Join organizations to meet people who have the same interests as you do.

    In three sentences

    Students are dedicated to studying and earning a passing grade. Lots of resources are available for help on campus to faculty and students. Very diverse campus.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Bluff hiking, marsh walks or bike rides, kayaking on the river.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the greatest, but there is a large cafeteria with a variety of food selections.

    Dorm Life

    Fun environment to live in, but occasionally too loud for studying.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult, but if you work hard, you'll learn a lot and get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of what you need to complete for academic requirements, and if you have any questions, make sure you stay in contact with your adviser.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is a good school with that is inviting and fun to live in. It's located between the bluffs and the river, which makes for excellent outdoor excursions. The campus itself has a home-like feel.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have blue light stations all around the campus that are directly linked to the police who will be there in less than 5 minutes. the campus is small and people are friendly.

    What to do for fun

    hike the bluffs, kayak, walk on trails, bike, go to the rec, join a intramural sports team.

    Food and Dining

    for the most part the food is good. There are better restaurants in town, but there is a fair variety of food on campus in several buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I am a non-traditional student so I never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I am very attentive and work hard to get good grades. All of my teachers remember me and many are proud of my accomplishments.

    Tips for prospective students

    statistics and chemistry are huge weed out classes for health careers. Join clubs to meet people and get involved. It helps you learn so much more about the school itself.

    In three sentences

    It is a small campus. Most academic advisers need improvement on this campus. If you don't know what you are looking for they aren't very good at helping you. Students need to be self starters.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    super safe, i never feel scared walking alone or at night

    Greek Life

    Not huge on greek life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have a twitter page for our whole campus that everyone tweets to,so people are never left out on fun activities

    Bang for the buck

    Great Price for the knowledge gained plus apt are priced very cheap for college students!

    What to do for fun

    People are always outside, hiking the bluffs, playing catch or volleyball. There is never a dull moment..and theres oktoberfest!

    Tips for prospective students

    Earn good grades in High School so you can get into fun colleges that still have an amazing academic reputation like La Crosse

    In three sentences

    Best School in Wisconsin. Perfect balance of school work and partying. I would reccomend this school to everybody i know.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education among the elite for not a huge price tag.

    What to do for fun

    Everything! From sports to working out to concerts to hiking to theater... the list goes on and on. It's a great campus with lots to do!

    Food and Dining

    I loved the food, you just need to know when and where to go. We have a great variety of types of food as well.

    Dorm Life

    I liked the dorms because I met some of my best friends there but they weren't the best experience in general. I had a terrible roommate my first semester freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    My major is very competitive and a lot of work. Only 20 students are accepted into the program a year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind and try to experience as much as possible during your time at UW-L.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school with a lot to do. If you like sports we have a outstanding sports programs. If you like arts we have all different types and mediums for you to enjoy.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    very friendly

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Almost everyone knows our beloved Chancellor, Chancellor Joe Gow. I only see this as unusual because at many other campuses, people are unfamiliar with who their Chancellor is. Ours even plays his guitar some nights to perform on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition was very affordable! There is a newly built campus hall (Centennial Hall) and it houses many student classrooms and campus offices. It is very beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    Hike the bluffs! Walk the trails! Enjoy the lakes and rivers!

    Food and Dining

    I love Whitey Center and its buffet style dining area.

    Academic Rigor

    I always felt challenged and loved it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the scenic area! Take advantage of the hiking, walking, and biking trails all over the city of La Crosse.

    In three sentences

    10/10 - the Student Support Services & Multicultural Student Services offices were very helpful and caring throughout my entire college career. The Communication Studies Department made me feel right at home. I am very grateful for what UW-L faculty have offered me in knowledge and education.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe at all on campus. They have a call station (sometimes multiple) at every building which goes directly to the on campus police station and they will get to you immediately.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about this other than it's more of club. There are no houses for everyone to stay in.

    Clubs and Activities

    If it's a hobby of yours, it's probably a club!

    Great for these types of students

    Definitely people going into physical science or some sort of physical major. They're known for it. I also think it's great for laid-back people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None come to mind at this point.

    Bang for the buck

    BOOK RENTAL! It's a life saver, especially if you're going into some sort of science. You don't pay to rent books and then get money back. At UW-L, you pay a certain price each semester and get all your books for that price, regardless if it's 1 book or 14 (yes, 14).

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus. There are plays, performances by Awareness Through Performance, many sporting events, and clubs also hold a number of events throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    I wasn't particularly fond of the food service for the 2011-2012 year, but Sodexo is the new company as of Fall 2012, which I hear is pretty great. The food service, however, is awesome. The employees are so very nice. I looked forward to getting my sack lunch from Theresa every other day!

    Dorm Life

    There are freshman-specific dorms, but I lived in Sanford, which is the only co-ed by room dorm on campus. This means boys and girls live on the same floor. I really like that set-up because it's a nice mix-up. There's always something going on in Sanford. I have countless memories of just hanging out at the front desk and talking with whoever was going out or coming back into the dorm. There are also many resources in the dorms and a handful of events spread out throughout the year.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on who you have for a professor, I suppose. Also which subjects are your strongsuits or weaknesses. Most professors are willing to meet with you if you do not understand something from class as well, which is extremely helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus!

    In three sentences

    The people at UW-L are so friendly and the employees of the university are more than willing to help you out with whatever you need to do. The squirrels are also friendly to the point where sometimes you can hand-feed them part of your lunch!

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For the most part, UWL is a very good school for safety and inclusion of all. It isnt perfect, but it is better than a lot of other places

    What to do for fun

    La Crosse is a fairly small city with a great bus system. There are great movie theatres, bowling alleys and other fun things to do around the city.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorms so I dont know

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved

    In three sentences

    UWL is a great school. Their Women's Studies program is amazing and I would highly recommend it. Most of the profs are very good and take a personal interest in the success of their students

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I am currently looking into Alpha Xi Delta which is one of the sororities on campus. They are super friendly girls and do a lot for not only the university but, for the community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing I would definitely look into is the Maroon Platoon and the Welcome Back Bash. These are awesome opportunities to meet new people and see what the campus has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that I am paying for the education I am receiving. I am learning new things and expanding on the ideas and knowledge I already have. A lot of colleges make you pay extra for tutoring services, activities and other things. Here a lot of those things are built right into your tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are various activities to do. If you are an athletic person, intramural sports are for you; if you enjoy the outdoors, there are constant Bluff Hikes and trips; last but not least if you enjoy just relaxing inside, there is constant movie nights and indoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    The dining services offer so many different choices from a sandwich bar to pizza and oriental foods. They have quick eats such as Red Mango and Simply to Go; they also have sit down places like Flying Star Diner and 360 Degrees.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place to live while going to school here. They are conveniently located close to the classroom buildings, the recreational center and dining building. They offer so many activities and make it really easy to get to know people.

    Academic Rigor

    This school wants to help you succeed. They challenge you to be better and work harder so in the future you can be the best you can be. They offer a variety of classes and ways to help you succeed in those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the wonderful events and activities that the college has to offer. They want you to meet friends and give you plenty of ways to. Also, look into all the scholarships that are offered through the college and the UW-L Foundation!

    In three sentences

    Twelve out of 10! The atmosphere around the campus and in classes is welcoming and phenomenal. I love it here!

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out, Go to the river, climb the bluffs

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    La Crosse is a very active campus. Everyone is involved in something. Everyone is just so happy and friendly here!

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UW-L is a safe campus and there are blue lights set up around campus so if a student feels unsafe, they can push the button and police will arrive shortly. Also, some of the dorms are located near the campus police station which adds an extra sense of safety for students. UW-L wants to make sure that students are safe at all times.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities that students can choose from to match their interests.

    Clubs and Activities

    Students can choose from a large variety of clubs and activities. Students can join an intramural team, a club that matches their major, and join a special interest club. The opportunities are endless.

    Great for these types of students

    UW-L is great for students that want to be outdoors, want to take a variety of courses, want to get involved on campus, and want to go to a great school with friendly people. UW-L is a university that challenges its students to succeed and prepare for life after college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the traditions on campus is that students should never walk under the clock tower as this would mean that a student could not graduate in four years. While this tradition may not be true, students still try to avoid walking under the tower.

    Bang for the buck

    Students will most definitely be putting their money towards a valuable education at UW-L. The cost to attend is lower than some of the larger universities near UW-L and the cost is worth the experiences students will have at UW-L.

    What to do for fun

    UW-L is a great place for students to get involved on campus. There is the REC where students can work out or check out basketballs, racquetball equipment, or go to the rock wall and climb. There are many off-campus activities as well such as climbing the bluffs to see a view of La Crosse, going to the shops or eating downtown, going to the beach and swimming in the Mississippi River, and taking a trip to nearby Onalaska for more shopping locations and restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    UW-L has recently switched their dining options this year. There are several dining locations on campus that students can choose from such as Whitney food court, Flying Star Diner, the Sub Shop, and more. Students can choose from different meal plan options as well such as 14 or 19 meals a week or a block plan.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great experience for students and the dorm life at UW-L is enjoyable and fun. Resident Assistants (RA) keep the students updated with activities going on on campus. Dorms are cleaned on a daily basis

    Academic Rigor

    While some of the general education courses may be easy to students, there are definitely harder courses that students can take such as mathematics and the sciences. Professors are always willing to help if students are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that are interested in UW-L should schedule a campus tour to get familiar with the campus and see the college life.

    In three sentences

    I would give UW-L a 4/5. The campus is not too small but big enough where buildings are close and getting to classes is easy. UW-L has a great atmosphere and students and faculty are always willing to help. There are many activities for students and the campus is very involved.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Participate in on campus activities and hall activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing! everyday i eat at the buffet and i love it. It's not all fatty either you have healthy alternatives also.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a blast everyone is very active

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't impossibly hard but there not a breeze either

    Tips for prospective students

    Thoroughly examine all aspects before choosing a college, but this campus is great!

    In three sentences

    It is a very fun and active campus. The size is perfect, classes, and the campus. The people here are very helpful and supportive.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is great, just not much variety.

    Dorm Life

    If you're in the new dorm, life is amazing. However, I suggest living in a traditional dorm your first year because it's more communal and you make friends very easy.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic load really depends on your major. Science majors are very intense, but social sciences is very manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to spend a lot of time in the gym. Many students' focus is on personal well being. Get to know all your professors. They will help you, and may boost your grade if they like you.

    In three sentences

    This campus is very beautiful. It's main focus is sports and exercise sciences. It's just the right size, not too big and not too small.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS! Seriously there are so many and all different varieties.

    Great for these types of students

    Liberal arts, business, or medical

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The clock tower is said to be the place were you meet your soul mate. The squirrels are found everywhere around campus. And of course, there is Oktoberfest

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the price, it is more expensive than other UW schools but still is worth it

    What to do for fun

    Watch for campus activities, walk downtown, visit the Pearl ice cream shop, and hit up the local mall. With your tuition you get to ride the bus for free, which helps if you don't bring a car on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Whitney has it's good days, but the Cellar and Cartwright Center always has great food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. There is always something going on and many ways to get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are a strong focus on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the information given online and by academic advisers to find classes best for you. Also look at the online catalog of descriptions of classes to help chose ones you are interested in. The new scheduling system is so specific you can schedule to not have 7:45 am classes, which is very helpful.

    In three sentences

    The campus atmosphere is full of spirit at UW-LAX. The professors are helpful and many have an excellent attitude. There are a variety of classes for many majors and many excellent academic halls.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types -- College life can be tailored to different personalities and demeanors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oktoberfest... Nuff said.

    What to do for fun

    Walk downtown -- Hit up a local cafe and/or ice cream parlor Recreation -- La Crosse is home to own of the few ski/snowboard resorts in the Midwest along with a plethora of other opportunities! Spend time in a vibrant campus community -- Intramurals and club sports are booming

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour campus if you have the chance -- Most fall in love with the urban-style blend.

    In three sentences

    UW-La Crosse is a fantastic University with superior academic tracks, a vibrant community, and a vast array of extracurricular opportunities. While at UWL, many students experience a heart-felt satisfaction and identity in this University and we are (often) not afraid to express it to the world! Please consider contributing to the legacy that is lived here.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never had a problem.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    No comment.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get a good education and party a little bit on the side. If you want to party every weekend or day, don't come here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oktoberfest is a huge party every year at the end of September. Always a great time!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of outdoor activities like hiking the bluffs, etc. Oktoberfest is usually pretty crazy. If you want a party school, don't come here though. The weekends can get dull sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices have become better. There is now a Starbucks and Erberts and Gherbets on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Sanford Hall is the best to live in. It's the only older Hall with boy-girl living. It may not be in the best location, but it's definitely the most fun of all the dorms and best place to meet people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely tour before you choose this school. I recommend living in Sanford Hall.

    In three sentences

    A nice sized school with interesting classes. The campus is beautiful but can be boring at times, depending on what you like to do.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UW-L has an array of many types of students. Typically, they are Midwestern but can come from either a large city or small town and La Crosse captures both in one way or another.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a clock tower located on campus donated by a couple who first kissed under one and believe that everyone should get that opportunity.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the price. Perhaps being from the area sort of dulls its luster because I've been around the natural beauty of La Crosse and the UW-L has been talked about by classmates, but it truly is worth the experience. And for a student like me, it was nice to attend somewhere close to home in order to cultivate the bravery to move on and travel somewhere else for a change.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do on and off campus. You can go shopping, go downtown to Historic La Crosse, there are parks, and plenty of natural recreational activities (right along the river or wooded areas), as well as bowling and a roller rink. On campus there are many clubs and events to keep a student with various different interests busy. It is an active school.

    Food and Dining

    There was a recent change this year in the company that deals with the dining service. My first year I appreciated the dining options but this year it has taken a turn for the worse as there are lesser options. The new system seems to favor the Block Plan versus just the regular fixed Plan. I hope it improves, but in its current standing I am still not very happy.

    Dorm Life

    The one aspect I was never enthusiastic about. RAs and Hall Directors do work with the students but when you are an introvert it can be rather difficult to share a space with someone you don't know. Be aware of the living situation and try to get to know the person/people you live with. The dorms are pretty small, most being a single room shared with another person. Triples usually are slightly bigger but sometimes you may be put into overflow where three people share a double room.

    Academic Rigor

    It is true, that at first college seems easy but as each semester passes by the work load gets more intense. I have found many professors that challenge their students to a different level. There is an array of teaching styles and while you may not appreciate it in class, afterwards you'll appreciate it. Just have to get to know the professors and their various styles which comes with time.

    Tips for prospective students

    UW-La Crosse is a very active and prominent school in the region. Its for those who are looking for a college career filled with different experiences and to further themselves professionally as well. So be prepared to to have opportunities greet you upon arrival.

    In three sentences

    It is surrounded by beautiful landscapes that are truly emphasized in the university itself. UW-L is proud of this and in its strange amalgam of city and nature you can find excitement or calm. I have found that here education flourishes not only because of the students and staff but because of where the university is and what it stands for.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    La Crosse has campus police that patrol regularly as well as the blue light system. Dorms lock at 10 pm and require a key to get in.

    Greek Life

    Technically there are no housed fraternities or sororities, though I have been to one frat house. For the most part, Greek life is nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs to chose from! La Crosse has plenty of ways to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletic students for sure, students interested in research. Students hoping to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The night before finals start, there is a midnight breakfast where everyone can grab something to eat and jump start their studying!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is really reasonable! I think as far as a small school goes, it is a good price for what you get!

    What to do for fun

    Plenty! La Crosse is definitely a college town so everything is geared toward college students. Hike the bluffs, go to the Rivoli for a movie, grab ice cream at The Pearl, go to the mall in Onalaska, take a walk by the river, the list is endless! You will not get bored in La Crosse!

    Food and Dining

    As far as dorm food goes, I enjoy the food at La Crosse. The Whitney Center has many different options and The Cellar has more of a restaurant feel to it which is fun. Great food too!

    Dorm Life

    I have a triple dorm in Coate Hall. I absolutely love it. Use the roommate finder!! I found one of my roommates through that, the other was random. There is enough space, you just have to get creative! I suggest living in the all freshman dorms your first year. It is fun, they throw a lot of mixer-type events to get to know people. It's a great experience!

    Academic Rigor

    Do not expect it to be a breeze. Yes, certain classes rarely assign homework or require studying, but some general education classes can be really tricky! Because introductory classes cover such a broad range of information, it can be a lot to take in and very overwhelming. My General Biology course took a ton of work, but if you keep to it you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! La Crosse has hundreds of clubs and organizations you can join. It's a great way to meet people with similar interests, as well as start building a solid resume. If you enjoy the outdoors, La Crosse is a great school for you. Everyone is very athletic, always playing pick up games of volley ball, hiking the bluffs, or going to the rec. There are a lot of research opportunities at La Crosse, especially in the ecologically based biology areas.

    In three sentences

    La Crosse is a small, but cute town. Everyone is very friendly and I know all my professors personally. Classes for the most part are on the small side, though some lectures can have hundreds of students. There are tons of resources on campus and lots of opportunities to take advantage of.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus does not feel threatening at all, plus it is very seperated from the feel of the city, even though it is not far from the downtown, this makes you feel much more comfortable, also they have the emergency call stations all over campus along with campus police around so you do not feel threatened ever.

    Greek Life

    This is really not as big there as many other campuses, but of course if you want to join a sorority or fraternity you can easily, they are there, just not as big as on other campuses

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so many opportunities to get involved in, whether it is the huge variety of intramural sports to play, or the student government groups you can find a group or club that you are interested in, just make sure you are proactive on searching these opportunities out.

    Great for these types of students

    It definitely has a big draw to healthy and active individuals, most of the people here are fit. So if you enjoy sports, lifting, or the outdoors you will fit right in at La Crosse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The almost naked mile seems to be a pretty big thing on campus, along with the chancellor and his band who play occasionally and everyone loves to see that.

    Bang for the buck

    You really get a top notch education without paying too high of a cost, it is a very respected school that seems to still offer a reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    This is one of La Crosse's biggest draws, there is a lot to do, they have an amazing recreational center, the downtown is only a short walk or drive. Also the other is way off of campus is the bluffs, which prove to be a great place to take a day and hike up to, and not far from the campus is a beautiful marsh, which can prove to be and enjoyable hike

    Food and Dining

    It is definitely better than cafeteria food but it is not great, and the only problem is that by the end of the semester you have had a little too much of the same, they do however offer more than one place for eating which is nice and helps you switch it up. Plus some of the options offer much better food.

    Dorm Life

    This really depends on where you stay. I have met other people who are in dorms with upper class-men or grad students so they do not have a connection with their dorm mates, while some of the dorms are very friendly and extremely social. also, some of their dorms are very old, and a couple are brand new, only a few years old. These of course cost some extra money, but if you are willing to spend it, they are very nice inside.

    Academic Rigor

    La Crosse is considered one of the best Wisconsin schools and one of the best in the Midwest. they are by no means blow off classes, but the classes are obscene in what they ask of you, they ask you to fully understand the material, but do not give you a lot of pointless stuff. overall you leave the class feeling as if you actually accomplished something, and felt challenged all the way through.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go out and meet people the whole experience is so much more interesting if you have many friends. Another piece of advice would be to make sure you stay on top of your work, as many teachers seem to like to leave the big stuff until the end of the semester.

    In three sentences

    It is a smaller campus built right beside the bluffs, designed very compact which is helpful when walking to classes on those cold days. There is a vast majority of choices each student has, and all the facilities are up to date. overall it is a very friendly and welcoming environment.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Some alcohol related drowning issues

    Greek Life

    Did not participate

    Clubs and Activities

    Did not participate in any

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bluffs on the west side of campus offer good hiking opportunities

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is reasonable

    What to do for fun

    Lots of outdoor activities

    Food and Dining

    Good restaurants downtown, not sure about campus dining halls

    Dorm Life

    Did not live in dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Depends what program you're in

    Tips for prospective students

    None

    In three sentences

    Decent school, good graduate programs. Good night life. Good student body

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    A club for nearly everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Active students who want the benefits of a city life with small town charm and a green environment.

    Bang for the buck

    An excellent school where teachers care.

    What to do for fun

    Climb the bluffs and walk the trails. Go on the river cruise down the Mississippi.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options and good tasting food.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active in the community and build a network.

    In three sentences

    UW-L is a college full of excellent teachers. UW-L provides a lot of opportunities for students to grow outside of the classroom. UW-L is doing an excellent job of preparing me for the next chapter in my life.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus strives for safety especially during city events such as Oktoberfest.

    Greek Life

    A few fraternities. Not that important here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Huge marsh lands near campus. Biology and similar classes explore the marshes and conduct research there.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus offers an average priced tuition. The quality of education, location, and housing satisfies the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are many programs to offer outdoor events like rafting and rock climbing. A ton of intramural options. Occasional concerts hosted at the campus either for free or very cheap. Downtown consists of numerous small shops and there is a nearby mall in Onalaska.

    Food and Dining

    Great food off campus in terms of restaurants. On campus, the food varies on a day to day basis. Some days aren't worthy of eating at some places.

    Dorm Life

    Living in eagle hall, Life is grand. Plenty of room, air conditioning and a lounge where everyone does homework and socializes. Everyone quickly learns to call this home and everyone enjoys it.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors, most, offer a challenging course that will establish a strong academic foundation in whatever subject. Can't apply to a few of the professors though. They work out of their way to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Strive to be recognized by professors (only the hard working stand out). Get involved (many programs that offer insight for a great career)

    In three sentences

    This university offers a superior education while in a superb environment. Surrounded by the Mississippi River and bluffs, La Crosse offers beauty within the city and within the classroom. Many opportunities lie within this campus and an education that is nationally ranked.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police station on campus and someone to walk you where ever if it is late at night by just a phone call. Well lite and call boxes all over if the student feels the need to use them.

    Greek Life

    Yes the Greeks are at UW-L

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list.

    Great for these types of students

    Active and out going students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is always a big deal at UW-L.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for reasonable cost.

    What to do for fun

    There is down hill skiing, snow shoeing, canoe, beaches, cross country skiing, hiking, bicycle trails, a good transit system that students ride for free. A ton of gyms, UW-L games, The Coulee Region Chill ice hockey games. Theater on campus with many good plays. At least one national recording act comes to campus a year.

    Food and Dining

    It's better than it has been. They are updating the whole area.

    Dorm Life

    Some very new and beautiful dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor will depend a lot on the course load you take and the types of courses. It is as difficult and as easy as you choose it to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be, as always, become involved. I can't tell you how much that will help you feel part of the university community and the LaCrosse community as a whole. Try to steer clear of the downtown party scene and enjoy all that the University and LaCrosse has to offer in this scenic area.

    In three sentences

    In my experience, this university and it's professors do a very good job preparing the students for their career or to move on a higher level of learning. It is continually growing and expanding while keeping the educational cost as low as possible making it an affordable system. I highly recommend the University of Wisconsin La Crosse for a students higher learning school.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can hike in the bluffs, go to the mall, or go downtown.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not very good this year at all.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you are in, the life can vary. Most of the dorms here and very nice and comfortable, however.

    Academic Rigor

    If you made it into the University with ease, it shouldn't be too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study hard in all of your classes and study for everything even if you don't think you have to.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a very nice place to attend. The are is beautiful and there are many things off campus to do. The educational system of the University is very good as well.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hike the bluffs! Try the Pearl! Anything active, you will see people at La Crosse doing.

    Food and Dining

    Choices. Choices. Choices.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet great people! No matter what you will get the experience of living in a space that going to be too small and learn to get along with other people.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to work to get your grade. It may not be an easy ride, but in the end it will be worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the best you can in high school to get those grades. Join clubs and activities! Know how to split time between your studies and fun

    In three sentences

    A smaller school that provides the feeling of going to a big university. Not only do you feel like you belong to the school, but your also part of the La Crosse community.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There have never been any incidents that I am aware of which required someone to use the emergency phones near the blue lights. Even in situations that required attention, the administration and police officers responded quickly and effectively.

    Greek Life

    Personally, I am not involved in Greek life but I do now that these organizations help out with a lot of events on campus. Greek Life recently helped out with the pageant Mr. UWL. I have two friends who are in Greek life, one is in a sorority and one in fraternity. The amount of time you have available and money you are willing to spend affects your decision greatly. The sorority my friend is in doesn't meet too often so she has plenty of time to do other things, while still being connected to the girls and community. The men in the fraternity my other friend is in hang out a lot, either in their free time or at events/meetings. It is truly like a separate community and second family.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of organizations ranging anywhere from Greek Life to environmental clubs to sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are active will find lots of options here at UWL. There are trails nearby for biking or walking/running. The gym has basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball rooms, a rock climbing wall, a track, and a weight room. UWL is also great for students who really want a community feel to their college. The Resident Assistants, Hall Directors, local police officers, staff, and numerous organizations make each student feel safe and comfortable by providing tons of opportunities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The myth involved with Hoeschler Tower (clock tower) is that if you walk between the pillars you have to kiss someone underneath it to undo the curse. In some of the halls in the studies, there are little coves tucked into the wall that people play hide-and-seek in.

    Bang for the buck

    Depending on how much financial aid you receive, each person's ideas on bang for their bucks will be different. Personally, I think the education, services, and knowledge I've gained so far have been well worth my money.

    What to do for fun

    Hike the bluff! It's absolutely gorgeous, and as long as you're aware of your surroundings and climb safely, it's great fun. Downtown offers a variety of options for shopping, restaurants, and miscellaneous tasks. All of the dorm halls have lounges in the basement and often have small lounges when you walk in the lobby. These are great for hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food really improved from the beginning of the school year. They offer gluten free, vegetarian, and lactose-free options. The committee that makes decisions regarding the dining options actually listens to feedback.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The space is limited, but if you make good use of it you can fit a lot of clothing and personal items. Sometimes people get noisy (blasting music, yelling in halls, etc.) but if you need to study there are plenty of other places to do so.

    Academic Rigor

    General education courses and courses with fewer credits are easier, but the biology labs are difficult and classes for your major require hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many Advanced Placement courses in high school as you can, because the transfer credits really help when you get to college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an active campus. Professors encourage you and provide assistance including tutoring and open office hours. Campus organizations and each individual hall offer fun events to participate in.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police keep a close eye on the campus. Not much gets by them.

    Greek Life

    There are fraternities on campus with houses, however they aren't a dominant force in the school. There isn't any great pressure to pledge.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club and group for everything from anime fans to cycling enthusiasts. There is also a snowboarding one credit course you can take.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great if you are an active social person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are bluffs very close to campus that provide hiking trails and a great view. The campus is also right next to a park and marshlands that you can explore.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is there to help you succeed. The website is great, and the classes are personal and welcoming.

    What to do for fun

    There lots of inter mural sports to help you keep you active. A lot of the bars in town also hold different leagues for baseball, darts, volleyball, and pool. There is also: bowling, movies, and hiking trails to explore.

    Food and Dining

    On campus eating has lots of options. Get a meal plan and explore what the campus has to offer. Off campus dining is pretty much pizza, Chinese food, and sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    You have to be ok with sharing your personal space with a bunch of rowdy kids that just got let off of their parents leash. If you can deal with that then you should have a pretty good time.

    Academic Rigor

    Everything depends on the class and the professor. Even in larger labs however the professors are usually pretty helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend a meal plan and registering for classes as early as possible. Don't be afraid to email a teacher if you need to be in a class and it's full.

    In three sentences

    This school has helpful teachers and faculty. There is a very active campus life. There is lots to do in the ways of recreational activities.

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bluff Hikes Intramural Sports Intercollegiate Athletics Clubs (anything and everything) Beach Movie Theater etc.

    Food and Dining

    UW-La Crosse has fantastic dining options. Whether your in the mood for a cafeteria style or wanting of a more sit down restaurant style restaurant, La Crosse has it! Depending where you are living on campus, you may never need to walk more then five minutes to get to enjoy one of these superior dining experiences.

    Dorm Life

    Although the dorms are somewhat small, that is expected. I currently live in a normal dorm, but we have the option to upgrade into a dorm that is bigger in size. You also have the option to get a room with a kitchen and personal bathroom, but again they have a little bit more of a charge.

    Academic Rigor

    With all of the available tutoring and open office sessions, it is almost impossible not to achieve high academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved Study hard, play later Take advantage of the many opportunities La Crosse offers Leave your door open... it's good way to make friends :) Have fun!

    In three sentences

    I have never seen a more active community! La Crosse is the perfect place if your are looking to get an education all the while being involved in your community. I'm very happy with the choice I made to attend UW-La Crosse.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus has a campus police station right on campus as well as emergency boxes where you can reach an emergency contact right away. Help is usually quick and productive in getting individuals the help they need.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to join such as CRU (a church group), Bio Clubs, Mathematics Clubs, FYRE (a research group), Sororities, Dance Teams, Sports Teams, etc. The Recreation Center (REC) is always open for sports and other athletics. Kick boxing and aerobics class is offered. My favorite is zumba! Aside from those, there are many opportunities to volunteer at 5k runs and other events. Campus is full of events and it is a great way to be involved and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining hall, Whitney, is a buffet in which you can have all you eat. However, Cartwright (such as Einstein Bagels and Red Mango) will be more expensive but better. It is nice that the sub shop (connected to Whitney) is open late at night. The quality of the food is overall decent, but people get sick of eating it after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to meet many people. Doors are open all the time and anyone can walk in and say hi. You find people with common interests or people that are just plain cool. Resident life helps you form groups of friends and connect with your Resident Assistant (RA) for advice and resources. Although the dorm space is quite small, it brings you pretty close to your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is a three because the courses challenge you, whether you are in a 50 college level course versus a 200 level college course. The professors are always going to push your mind to the next level because they believe in you. Four classes may not seem like a lot but the amount of credits do. It is critical and crucial that an individual not only learns material, but applies material which leads to a heavy study schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I would give prospective students is to understand that our university uses more professors than teaching assistants, come to this university with a declared major is a lot easier getting through academics, and being able to come to campus with an open mind will help you throughout your college career and have a good time here on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in my opinion is rated a ten because of their academics, atmosphere, and healthy environment. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is ranked number three public regional universities in the midwest (according to US News and World Reports Best Colleges). The atmosphere is completely beautiful with trees all throughout campus, nicely green grass and buildings/towers uniquely made. It is a healthy environment to be in because our college is constantly active with many events and programs going on daily and nightly.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very important. They have buses available to UW- La Crosse students throughout the night on the weekends and weekdays, as well as blue buttons located around campus that can be pressed when in danger. Safety is vital and the police station does a good job of maintaining this.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about greek life on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of great clubs and activities available on campus!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Active, excited, driven, passionate students who love the outdoors and being involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Nearly-Naked Mile is a run held at UW- La Crosse that raises money for a local charity. People will come to run nearly a mile, nearly naked!

    Bang for the buck

    As far as I know, there are many great resources available to students. We have access to relaxation rooms, tutors, the recreation center, interesting courses, good professors, and a variety of opportunities throughout the school year. I believe it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities available in order to have fun! People can go on bluff hikes, go canoeing, rent bikes, go rock climbing, etc. There are also many opportunities to join groups and organizations on campus that allow you to connect with others and get involved with activities that you are interested in. Some of these groups include sports through intramurals/clubs, volunteering opportunities, and joining many other things. There are also fun activities going on in certain dorms during days of the week, such as dances, runs, movie nights, harry potter parties, and friendship bracelet making.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UW- La Crosse is okay. There are good options for getting the daily necessities of vegetables, protein, grains, etc. However, the quality of the food is sometimes questionable and tastes weird. There are good options for people who are vegans and vegetarians. However, for people who are gluten-free, it would be nice to see more quality options available on the menu. It would be nice to have more of a variety of fruit in the dining halls too! With all this being said, nothing is as good as a home-cooked meal. College students must keep that in mind when eating in college.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a First-Year Experience dorm. Because of this, I have had a very good experience in meeting other freshmen and being active in my community from the beginning. There are always activities available to anyone, making it easy to meet and connect with new people. Many opportunities are provided in joining committees, clubs, and organizations. If you are attending UW- La Crosse as a freshman, I highly advise you to consider the first-year dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    In my courses, I am challenged while not being overloaded. It is a good balance that allows me to enjoy classes and appreciate the things I am learning. The pace of my courses is very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are open to living in a smaller town (if coming from a bigger city, such as Madison). La Crosse is a beautiful, smaller place with many opportunities to be active in clubs, organizations, and sports. It has a much less spread-out campus and is very easy to get around. The classroom sizes are much smaller, making it easier to connect with professors and fellow students. If you are someone who enjoys the outdoors and being active, definitely consider UW- La Crosse as well. Besides there being little diversity, UW- La Crosse has been a great experience for me so far and I look forward to future opportunities.

    In three sentences

    UW- La Crosse is a welcoming and driven society. It is full of opportunities to academically succeed, be involved with the community, be active, and to meet new people. UW- La Crosse is a great place to receive an education and have fun while doing it.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do at UW-L and around in La Crosse and Onalaska. They have something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few places to eat, but honestly the food is pretty bad. Hopefully they will improve it soon.

    Dorm Life

    I've only ever lived in Eagle but I absolutely love it. The atmosphere is perfect for everything - making friends, studying, and relaxing.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging - which is great but are definitely manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tour UW-L because it will be easier to see how great of a campus it is!

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an amazing school. The campus is ideal and the professors are incredible and very understanding.

  • 11/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Watch out for tickets! Cause' you get them, pay for parking is great. I spend 114.00 for 2 months of parking.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much, I do know there are 5 Greek life houses. I believe that's about how many.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons, lots focusing on majors, as well as others that focus on community involvement. There's even an anime club, and a dungeon's and Dragons club.

    Great for these types of students

    Any race, culture, language, sexual orientation, and religion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, we have Oktoberfest, that's a little unusual. There is a hate response team that focuses on anything derogatory or hateful. Huge advocates for gay/lesbian groups. The clock tower is a focal point, and also a place to advocate for freedom of speech.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely expensive, but there are tons of classes and activities to do.

    What to do for fun

    There is the rec center, stadium, theater of the arts, virtebo university has tons of stuff. Oktoberfest, concerts, just tons of things for a student to do! Plus the nature, so you could go for a hike on the bluffs as well.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of block option, some even include your morning cup of coffee! YUM!

    Dorm Life

    Eagle hall is beautiful, the rooms are perfect as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are serious, some of them see 200 students every hour they have class. You better study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit first, and don't go by the online course catalog. I advise for everyone to meet and advisement counselor for class placement.

    In three sentences

    I adore this college, it is very health oriented. Wonderful teachers, and great students. Tons of groups to join, over 100!

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit and lined with safety blue lights that are connected to the on campus police station. While walking across campus alone at night I have always felt safe and I have never heard of anything bad happening to anyone excluding parties (lets be honest though, parties happen around every campus).

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a campus size in-between a two-city-block sized campus and a large inner city campus. The University is located outside of downtown La Crosse but is also within a walking distance. You essentially get the rigor of UW-Madison but in a smaller campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The city of La Crosse hold an amazing Oktoberfest Festival every year as well as a fantastic light display/maze at the Riverside Park during the Winter months.

    Bang for the buck

    Has a decent cost for being a public school but is a little on the pricey side.

    What to do for fun

    There is an abounding amount of activities for students to partake in, on and off campus ranging from greek life, clubs and organizations, to intramural sports. Sand volleyball courts are located all over campus and are a blast when you get tournaments going. Onalaska has a great mall where you can do some retail therapy and the adorable downtown La Crosse has amazing night life and one of the most beautiful parks along the Mississippi River.

    Food and Dining

    Sudexo caters to the dining halls on campus and try to do their best. The food quality is a little mediocre. I honestly become a vegetarian when on campus because the meat can be a bit questionable. They do have a large variety on campus though, allowing you to choose from many options, including vegetarian. One dining hall is set up like a buffet and another location is more like a restaurant allowing you to decide. They also bring in Starbucks, Red Mango, Erberts and Gerberts, and einstein bagels.

    Dorm Life

    UW-La Crosse has a fantastic Residence Program. There is a place for everyone on campus, as long as they put themselves out there to meet others. Resident Assistants have helped me get involved and encouraged me to take on leadership positions within my Residence Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    By taking AP courses in high school I was able to prepare myself for college level letters. I am challenged at UW-La Crosse, but it is all manageable with self-discipline and time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best in high school because when it comes to applying to college you will want your application to look its best. If you lack information in certain areas (GPA) don't stress, as long as you can make up for it in other areas (involvement). Colleges will be one of the greatest experiences in your life, but the freedom comes with responsibility and time management.

    In three sentences

    At the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse I have found a spot where I belong. While being on campus I have not only discovered more about who I am, but also about how to challenge myself. Choosing to go to this college has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life and helped me realize that a person should never give up on their life long goals.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of different options! Some favorites are hiking the bluffs, exploring the city, movie nights with friends, going for runs, etc. During the winter, the halls put on fun little events for the students like craft nights, game night, and even informational events.

    Food and Dining

    There's a large variety of choices to eat, however the quality of the food is not the best. I wish there was more fruits and veggies.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is definitely an adjustment but manageable, Hall directors and RA's are always willing to help with anything.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult but if you make the effort and study a lot, you can succeed. The professors are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prioritize your time! Study hard, go to class, and get to know your professors, Get involved and hang out with a group of friends that motivate you to do your best.

    In three sentences

    UW-L has a beautiful campus and everyone is very friendly. There are a lot of different activities to get involved in for athletic and non-athletic students.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The bluffs are right next to campus which is awesome. Our campus IDs work as bus passes so you can go downtown or to Onalaska, which is very close. It is a very active campus so you can always find sand volleyball or soccer games to jump in to. The campus has plenty of activities and speakers on campus to go to. Just recently I went to a very entertaining presentation that was literally about female orgasms. Also, the mad hatters (a male accapella group) performed on campus and that was such a fun activity to do with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. There are many different places to go with many different options.

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoy dorm life. I will actually be living in a dorm as a sophomore. The dorms are how I met some of my closest friends and you can never be bored.

    Academic Rigor

    I've only been here for a semester but I did not have one professor that was bad. They all knew what they were teaching and were able to express that in an understandable way. The college provides free tutoring which was extremely helpful for biology.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would really recommend branching out and getting involved as soon as you move in. I never got to know anyone on my floor and I really regret that. Joining clubs and intramurals is a great way to meet people who are similar to you. Also, use the tutors! They're free and very helpful.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. It was so easy to make friends and it is a very active campus. The professors are great and so easy to connect with.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for active students. If you are looking to get in shape during college, there is no better place than La Crosse. It has endless workout opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    La Cross is surrounded by tons of things to do in every season. Climbing the bluffs and enjoying walks downtown are some of my favorite things to do. The rec here on campus is also my favorite place to be whether it be during my morning workout or at night playing a pick up game of basketball.

    Food and Dining

    The food at any college is not going to be like your moms. However, La Crosse has a lot of different meal options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms are just one great experience about being a college freshman. You meet so many new and different people, while enjoying many of the events held on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are both hard and challenging but also keep you on pace to what you are studying. Many of the classes are not considered easy, but if you put enough time and effort into them, you can do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to have fun and meet a lot of people during college, get out of your comfort zone! Do things that maybe you wouldn't usually do, meet people you wouldn't consider 'your type', and enjoy the time that you have at school! Keep strong in your studies but don't make that the only thing that you do, join clubs and go out to eat with friends; build relationships that you will never forget.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin- La Crosse's campus has changed my life to say the least. All of the people that I have met here are nothing but happy, ready to help people, whether it be students, professors, or employees. I am very satisfied with my decision on attending the University of La Crosse and would do it again in a heart beat.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a very lit up campus and the college police are consistently patrolling the grounds.

    Greek Life

    Greek life prides themselves on their volunteer work and brotherhood/sisterhood. This isn't your traditional greek life, however strong friendship bonds are made by their members.

    Clubs and Activities

    Recreational sports are the largest activity groups on campus, comprising of most of the student body. This is a very active campus and our recreational center is always hosting league/tournament events for various sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletic and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy trying new things, but escaping the big city feel.

    Bang for the buck

    This isn't very expensive for a four year college compared to other schools within the state and has extremely high accreditation.

    What to do for fun

    The office of student life is always creating innovative ways of keeping the students occupied and enjoying life. There's something scheduled every weekend. The nightlife downtown is incredible as well. There won't be a dull moment unless you let it.

    Food and Dining

    They call it dorm food for a reason. That's exactly what it is. There are great off campus restaurants and numerous fast food locations around campus. This could be better, but certainly could be worse.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are near each other. You can literally walk across campus in fifteen minutes. The majority of students are very approachable and campus student life is always creating new and innovative ways for on campus students to network and stay active.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a very scientific school. The vast majority of the students are pre-med, pre-physician assistant, pre-PT, or are seeking various other degrees that will get them into graduate schools. Depending what major you choose, the difficulty increases significantly.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is everything you will want and more. The students are down to earth and the professors are extremely approachable. However, make sure you prepare yourself for the course load while in high school, because it's no easy ride here.

    In three sentences

    An excellent small college with fantastic educators. I can't say enough about the campus and how great of an education I am receiving here. The university is among the best in the midwest and will only continue to get better every year.

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I've been told that there are a lot of things to do in La Crosse. You can hike on the bluffs, bike, walk, shop around town, along with other outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't heard much about the food so I assume that the food is the same as every other college.

    Dorm Life

    I've also heard that the dorms are like any other college dorm room so they are expected to be small. Except for the newest residence hall with is much nicer that the older ones.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard that the classes are challenging but no to difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since I am an incoming freshman as well I don't have any tips except good luck.

    In three sentences

    Although I have never been to the campus I have heard great things. Everyone has told me that the city is beautiful and that the bluffs are amazing. The college is also one of the top schools in the state and has a fantastic reputation.