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  • 08/04/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 1 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Stout is a college that is great for all kinds of students. If you want to Study all the time, there are places that are so quiet you will feel loud breathing. If you want to spend a lot of time with friends there are hangouts all over town and campus for students under 21 or over 21. You should join the Stout community if you want to Get your career on track, enjoy your college life, meet new people, network, learn, and be prepared for life in the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a few tips i can give you to help you through your first year at college. First, get out of your comfort Zone. The first year makes this the easiest, just be more outgoing. No one really knows anyone else so make friends, join clubs and you will have a blast. Second, plan your time. You will have so many things to do that it's hard to keep it all organized. Find a system that works, and make sure you add some time by yourself to relax. College gets stressful but what gets you through it is friends to laugh with and the thought that all this is to prepare for your future career. It's all worth it. Third, go to class. There are times when you will just be too tired or maybe sick or just too stressed to go to a class. So go to class everyday because you never know when you will get sick and have to miss it. Keep in mind that even just a one hour class can have so much information packed into it that you will have to take much longer to catch up.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not going to put 5 stars for this since college isn't free. However, Stout does put our money to good use. We pay about the same as what other colleges charge, but there are a few perks that we get and other colleges don't offer. For instance, we get a laptop, it works as well as it needs to and there are people to go to if we have computer troubles and need help. We also get to rent our books. No worrying over buying expensive books that we will only use for one semester and then they will college dust on our desks. Here at Stout we rent our books for a semester and then return them when we are done.

    Am enjoying being here

    I made so many new friends my first year and we all helped each other cope with the changes. My First Year Adviser was a very big help and made me learn to ask questions and figure out who i should ask the questions to. All my professors were a big help too. They were all nice and understanding of the changes we were going through but they didn't make classes any easier, they gave us enough challenges so that we could stay focused on school work and figure out how to plan our time around studying and social time. They also made class fun so we would feel like we missed out if we missed class. The campus is beautiful too, and even thought the town is smaller, there are still a lot of things that go on around campus and in town.

    Am learning a lot

    Just in my first year here at Stout, I have learned countless amounts of information spanning from who I am to what I learn in classes. Stout is a very technological school, when I first came to stout all I knew about computers was how to use Microsoft Word and play Solitaire. After just one year, studying Psychology, I have learned so much more about computers since we all get one from the school and use it almost everyday. The Internet brings the us all together since we can communicate with our professors and classmates and even new friends to get help on homework or plan social events. My Professors were all really great too. They went beyond the book to help me understand certain concepts and apply what we learned in one class to a discussion we were having in another. Stout is very environmentally friendly also. I was able to learn a lot about what will help or hinder out environment and how much what one person does can affect the whole world. Because of interactions with all the people there, I was able to learn more about myself. I was able to take the new-found freedom i had and use it to pursue passions that i never knew i had until I went out on a limb and tried different things.

  • 08/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Stout is great for any type of student. It forms to you in a way. Everyone is so welcoming and unbelievably nice and there is always a place for you. You almost never feel uncomfortable. There are so many clubs and sports you can get involved in. From different types of dancing to recreational activities, Stout has it. There are also many learning communities you can get involved in. I highly recommend that because you will meet so many people that share the same interests as you. Even though Menomonie is a small town, you can always find a bunch of activities to do. There is never a dull moment at Stout, unless, of course, you make it one.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I can give to an incoming student is have an open mind about everything. Don't judge anything before you try it because you will be very surprised and end up most likely loving it. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems at Stout. Don't be afraid to try new things either, get in there and experience it while you can because you will regret it later.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Stout is definitely worth it. The price for the education you get don't even compare. Stout is an accredited university of Wisconsin. I feel the teachers there are very professional and always know what they are talking about.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was extremely scared at first because i didn't know anybody and I thought it would be really hard to meet people, but it wasn't at all. I became best friends with both of my roommates and still are really close to them even though it's summer. Everyone is so open for meeting new people and it changed the way I was socially. I became more out going and less shy.

    Am learning a lot

    I have actually learned so much here at Stout. I took classes that I thought I wouldn't learn anything in and ended up learning so many things that will help me in the future. I also think Stout has a great learning environment. My classes were not very big and I always felt free to ask any questions.

  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for students who like small communities and incredibly nice people! All of the professors and students at stout are so nice and welcoming. I've never met so many great people! Students who are involved with their schools will fit well with Stout seeing as they have many opportunities for getting involved. Menomonie is a very fun town! With all of the lakes near by there are many outdoor opportunities like their wonderful hiking trails, tubing down the red river, skiing on the lake, canoeing, etc. At Stout, walking is something you must enjoy! Everything is very close and most everything is in walking distance. It is very convenient! Especially for those classes that you need to get last minute tools for. As a student at Stout, I found that the most popular majors there are: fashion design, fashion merchandising, packaging, graphic design, dietetics, construction management, and hotel, restaurant, and tourism management. However these are only a dent in the amount of majors that Stout offers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind for new things! Stout was a wonderful experience for me and I am so glad that I got the chance to go there. Work hard, play hard. ;)

    Bang for the buck

    Stout is an accredited University of Wisconsin school. I believe that the professors there are very accredited as well. I learn alot in my first year. It is the education of a private school without the cost!

    Did enjoy being here

    So much fun! The city of Menomonie is a lot of fun and the students at Stout are too. Stout has entertainment weekly that is really great like movies, comedians, bands, etc. The night life is fun and everything is in close walking distance! Also, the Eau Claire mall is only 30 minutes away for those who yearn for some shopping. :)

    Did learn a lot

    The class sizes are pretty small, I typically had about 17 classmates in a typical class. The professors are incredibly nice and helpful! Since the community is a smaller one, students and professors are consistently working together. Study groups and tutors are in easy access.

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think Stout is a really artistic school, it has amazing Art majors as well as Construction and Buisness majors. If you have a creative side whether its with a brush, hammer or ideas, Stout is a great place for all creative and artistic minds.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY,STUDY,STUDY! I know you will hear parents, grandparents and teachers preach about this but its true. I never had to truly study in high school and still got good grades however I got a real shock when I realized that my normal routine wasn't enough. Several times I had to stay up all night before a paper was due to even start and finish it! Also it is a good thing to socialize but don't let people run over you. Be open about your own views, beliefs and opinions even with your roommate, if it bothers you let them know.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful, the professors really care about your future, the price is lower than most colleges and the students are fair. However I'm convinced that the dorm rooms are smaller than average to which I gave this category a four star.

    Am enjoying being here

    Stout's campus is the prettiest one I have ever seen. The tall pine trees really hold the snow nicely during the winter time and with me being the photographer that I am it really makes breath taking pictures. The professors are extremely willing to help out the students as well make learning truly a fun experience. Another thing I really think is a blessing is the fact that there are ash putter outers twenty five feet away from all campus buildings so for those who smoke can keep it away from the doors for those who don't smoke.

    Am learning a lot

    As a first timer in my family to attend a four year college I was completely clueless as to what college was going to be like. I went to my classes and found them rather exciting except for maybe one or two which I ended up dropping anyway. I was terrified that it was going to be so far over my head I was never going to pass. But as I finished my first semester of college I learned a lot more about myself which built up my self confidence and changed my learning and studying habits.

  • 01/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    University of Wisconsin - Stout is great for students who learn well in a hands on classroom. Stout takes pride in its ability to teach students the way they do. And it really does work. Stout is great for students who take pride in what they do. Whether you know what you want to do with the rest of your life or even if you don't, Stout is there to help you figure out what you want to do. And if you know what you want to do they are there to help you learn and develop quickly within the field. Stout is great for any student.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any student looking to further their education after High School, trying to choose a college can be difficult. I would just say to make sure you love the school your going to attend, don't pay much attention to how much you'll be paying for it because scholarships and grants are always available. Cost can be a huge thing for a lot of people, but for as much as it costs your getting all you pay for. Just remember to keep that in mind. Also, I hope that you keep in mind that you should love what you do. And don't go to a college to be with your friends from High School, you will always be able to meet new friends. Do things for yourself and do things because you want to, not because of anyone else telling you what to do. Make sure when you do choose and attend a college, do not slack off. Some students seem to think that college is like High School. It's not. You have to do your work and make sure its done correctly and on time. If you do this you will be just fine. And finally, just have confidence in yourself and you will do well.

    Bang for the buck

    College isn't free. But, Stout seems to be worth the money you pay for it. Because it is a state college your not paying a huge amount of money per credit, but it gets pretty spendy. You only pay per credit for tuition, and housing can get kind of expensive, but it seems somewhat worth it. Now as far as bang for your buck, I think its pretty worth it to pay what we do for credits, the teachers are very helpful and they know that your paying to take their class so they do their best to make it worth your while. Meal plans can get very expensive fast, so be careful what you choose. You do get a microwave and a refrigerator in your dorm room so you can have food in there if you choose not to eat at the commons. Speaking of the commons, this is where you would eat most if not all of your meals, this food is the least expensive on campus and its mostly worth what you pay for. Some of it tastes good and some of it doesn't, just depending on what you like personally, so be careful when choosing your meal plan. Overall Stout is worth the bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I can't give this category all five stars because I am not exactly pleased with the way that Stout handles extra-curricular activities. During the first few weeks it was fun because everyone kind of had their days planned out and there was so much do to! And now since the semester has been rolling on, the activities for the majority of students has been leveled out and all that is left to do is go out and party. Which I choose not to do so I do not enjoy it as much as I would like to. I have started to attend things such as Campus Crusade every Thursday and I enjoy myself there. They have shown me that you don't have to go out all the time to have a good time. They have provided many things to do without going to a house party. There are many things for students to do during the course of the week, which I choose to do some of them if I'm not doing homework, but on the weekends not much is provided. This is why I have only given this category three stars.

    Am learning a lot

    This school has very knowledgeable and helpful professors. It has been a huge help to me in order to understand the material for the classes. By actually asking the professor questions you have can make a world of difference. I have learned a lot here and I have only been attending for one semester. The class sizes are small and intimate. Although the lectures may seem bigger than most would like, the professor doesnt forget that you are there and they try to interact with you as much as possible as if you were taking the class in a smaller size. I gave this five stars because I believe that the staff here really try to teach you as well as possible, they know the reason why you are taking the course, weather it be just a general or a major specific course they try to help you as much as you need it. I have learned much during my short time here at Stout.

  • 08/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    One thing that I never thought I would do is join a sorority. Don't turn away so quickly. My roommate and I wanted to get more involved and give back to the community. We found our answer in one of the great sororities on campus. These groups go the extra mile to take you to the next level in the college experience. You meet fun, loving people that most likely joined the fraternity/sorority for the same reasons that you may be interested in one! I've really excelled my college experience and made some great lifelong friends. If you're looking for to meet some people and be involved in something more, a sorority/fraternity may be for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy! Get out there and meet people right away. Stout has so many great students. I've met so many fun people. But of course you also need to do that thing that no one ever wants to do...lock yourself in your room and STUDY! People are not exaggerating when they say study study study! The teachers here want you to succeed. It's up to you to prove to them that you are ready and can take any curve ball they give you. There were a few times when I thought that I was ready for a test and when I got there, the test was a little bit harder than I had expected...so the trick? STUDY!

    Bang for the buck

    One special thing about Stout is that they provide you with a laptop...yep...a laptop. They are up to date with the latest software and they upgrade you every two years! This was a HUGE financial help. Most places you have to pay that extra money in order to have a computer for your work, but not here! Also there is free computer help so when you're computer is being mean you can take it to get fixed. I don't know about some people, but I think this is a pretty good deal.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really do love it here. I made some really great friends and really enjoy the activities here. During the school year, ya you have homework, but there is always something to do when you DO get some free time. Things like concerts, comedy shows, sports games, intramural sports, etc! The past two years, Stout had artists such as Ingrid Michealson, Quietdrive, and Motion City Soundtrack. I have some really great memories from those shows! You'll never be bored.

    Am learning a lot

    Am I learning a lot? Definitely! Stout really puts a good perspective on things. Not only have I learned about my future career but I've also learned a lot about life and friendships here. The faculty really push students to do their best and be their best. I am currently an Interior Design major and I LOVE it. My freshman year was pretty brutal because there were a lot of projects all at once. At the time I was saying to myself, Really?! This is a lot of work, but it gave me a challenge and I battled through it. Some day I may have several projects at one time again, but thanks to Stout, I am prepared and confident about those projects. The one thing that I really like about stout is that it is very hands on. I'm learning/doing things that I would do normally out in the work field.

  • 01/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Stout is a polytechnic university and thus is great for students looking for hands on opportunities. Stout is known for technology, engineering, and arts (mostly digital). Anyone looking to go into one of these fields should consider Stout. If you like learning by doing this is great school for you. All of my classes have been so much more than lectures, everyone gets involved. Even typical lecture classes such as English are more like group discussions and we typically work in small groups on projects. Also with Stout you get small class sizes. My largest class has been speech and that only had about 25 students in it. Also, I thought I should note that for the next school year (2010-2011) Stout is going smoke-free. Smoking will be banned on the entire campus. Currently its banned in any buildings and within 25 feet of entrances to buildings.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go in with the belief that its Stout and it will be easy. Its still college and I have seen a lot of people on my floor slack off on classes and it has ended up hurting them. Also, get involved and apply for scholarships. Stout offers tons of scholarships. I have received a few and they have drastically reduced the cost for me.

    Bang for the buck

    Its still college and its still expensive, however, compared to other schools, Stout has a lot of benefits. Included in tuition is the laptop program, text book rentals, and other activity fees. The laptop program is great, you get a $2,000+ laptop, thousands of dollars of software, and support and repair. Plus, you get a new laptop every 2 years and get to keep it when you graduate. The textbook rental is also great. It costs about $60 per semester for books with rental fees compared to my friends who pay hundreds at other schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    Stout has been great so far for me. All of the people are really nice and you have the opportunity to meet a lot of people. The school is small enough were you can get to know a lot of people but at the same time its big enough to have a wide variety of options and people. Everything on the campus is well maintained including a newly renovated dinning hall of underclassmen. Also, I think all of the food service options are great.

    Am learning a lot

    Sadly, most people wrongly believe that Stout is a slacker school and the classes are easy and anyone can pass. This isn't true. Like any other school, the classes are college level classes and some are harder than others. I am enrolled in Honors classes and you really have to work in those classes but you learn a lot! When you pick a major you start with major-related classes right away. My first semester I had 3 classes related to my major and learned a ton in all of them.

  • 01/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not need a lot of outside entertainment, who enjoy a laidback enviornment. It's a very good school for hospitality students, fashion students, and

    Bang for the buck

    Stout is very well known for their hospitality program, they are probably one of the cheapest hospitality schools around, especially for instate students. Instate students get a great deal, less than 10k tuition and with room and board it's under 15k. Out of state is a little more pricey, but it is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The only downside to the school is that it is in the middle of nowhere. It's known as a very common party-school. If you don't party, there's not much else for you to do there. Very few student activities planned and the surronding city is very small. You really need a car to enjoy out-side entertainment

    Am learning a lot

    Stout's campus is amazing. The teachers are all willing to help you and they are all very relaxed and ask you to call them by their first name. Ammenities such as buildings and cafeteria are easily in reach for all students living on and off campus.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's a rock wall and other amenities in the gym building. There's also an obstacle course located outside near campus that you can sign up for. There are plenty of free days for these amenities, too. A lot of events happen in the Memorial Student Center, which are free almost all the time, including comedians and other fun activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    They have a rental system for textbooks so you don't have to pay a fortune for books. Several buildings have been remodeled, including many of the dorms, but don't expect to see the new dorms until after Freshman year. If you need to stay in shape, Stout has you covered with two different exercise gyms on each side of campus. Don't move into a house with people you don't know-- it never works out-- and don't move out of the dorms for at least two years.

    In three sentences

    Stout is a relatively cheap school, but it doesn't feel that way most of the time. There are plenty of opportunities for growth and they make excellent use of the laptop campus lifestyle. You get a laptop that you eventually get to keep if you graduate from Stout, so that's pretty damn nice.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and once you get here don't be afraid to get involved the waterski team is amazing! and all of the clubs are very accepting to new members!

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive but at Stout i feel like the money is worth it. I have good professors and classes. The only thing that i think is too expensive is the food in the commons. It is a bit expensive. But u get unlimited sides, and desserts so that is awesome!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Stout. I am currently on the Waterski team and just became a board member. I have been meeting so many new friends and love it here.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much in school. I love most of my professors and classes. the only class i dont like is my food technology class because the teacher is from India and hard to understand.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    the food is OK because you don't have to make it. and there is a big selection of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun. you meet lots of people and live with a roommate. the dorms are where you meet the majority of your friends because your living there for a year everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    some of the classes are challenging but the amount of work you put into your education is what you get out of it. its your work your grade so do the best you can. the teachers are there to help you learn so ask question when you don't understand something

    Tips for prospective students

    for incoming students there are alot of new things for you and it is easy to become overwhelmed. some tips to help you out are: 1. don't skip classes it only makes it tougher when you do miss a day. 2. homework is really important, it helps you for the test 3. if you are struggling in a class ask the teacher for help 4. make friends, and get involved but remember to get the homework done first then you can have fun.

    In three sentences

    University of Wisconsin-Stout is a great four year school. It not only preps you for the real world but the professors guide you in the work place and how to act like a professional. UW-Stout doesn't give you a diploma you earn it, and by doing that they set you up to succeed in the rest of your life.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    aside from the initial price tag, stout's textbook rental system helps you save hundreds of dollars per semester by allowing you to check out textbooks like you would a library book. as long as you return them at the end of the semester, you won't have to spend a dime on textbooks.

    What to do for fun

    stout always has something planned for on-campus entertainment. there's also a lot of clubs and organizations that are bound to peak your interest. it's also not far from some major cities, which make some nice weekend trips if you want to get out of town.

    Food and Dining

    stout has a couple main dining halls, and multiple cart operations all over campus that can all be accessed with whatever dining plan you have. there are also multiple cafes and restaurants near campus that often send you discounts in the mail so you can add a little variety on your college student budget.

    Dorm Life

    upon being accepted, stout has you fill out a questionnaire for housing and attempting to put you with a nice roommate. first year you're on the same floor as other people in your major, so you all can have a common ground and help each other with homework and studying.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm taking on a 16 credit load this semester, which is the average for a freshman if you keep on track for graduation. it keeps me busy, and offers a challenge frequently. the professors are fantastic, though every now and then you get that teacher that you think should have stayed in the public school system.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to apply because of some portfolio review to get into your intended major. they don't judge you on the quality of your work, or how much of it you have. they judge it off of the potential it has, the concepts you create. college is tough, but you have to be more bold and daring if you really want to shine.

    In three sentences

    though a smaller school, uw-stout is big on it's opportunities. it shows excellence in all of its programs, and is well known for its art and design department. there are also many study abroad options.

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are cops on duty and doors are locked in the dorms at about 11pm.

    Greek Life

    many sororities and fraternities available. join and make new friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many to choose from. cultural, greek, political, departmental, sports, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    active and wanting to participate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not unusual but the memorial student center is the place you want to go to check out what you can be involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    there are student employment available on campus. turn in your applications early. applications are accepted spring semester for fall semester employment.

    What to do for fun

    join clubs and organizations to meet new people and make friends or get active with rock climbing with stout adventures.

    Food and Dining

    sit in has clean environment and take out is easily accessible.

    Dorm Life

    it's close, convient, and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    engage yourself in your passion.

    Tips for prospective students

    get actively involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    uw-stout makes changes to campus to allow for a better learning environment for the students.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    what i do for fun usually i got to the gym and play basketball because it's fun and you meet a lot of people at the gym.

    Food and Dining

    the food at stout is pretty good but the thing i would say is don't eat the food everyday because after awhile you will get tired of it and then you would just stop eating the food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life at stout is as fun as you make it. when i say that i mean like i see a lot of people in there rooms and they never come out and hang with people so if thats how your going to be you wont enjoy the dorm life at all. i personally love living in the dorms because you don't have to clean the bathrooms like when you stay in a house and also staying the dorms everything is in the building such as the laundry mat, leisure, and vending machines.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are not hard at all i think as long as you pay attention to what your teachers are saying and get involved in the class then you will not have a hard time at stout.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are trying to come to stout you really have to put in the work because it ist as easy as you make it.

    In three sentences

    i would say that wisconsin stout university is a great school. stout is not a hard university if you come to every class, pay attention, and ask question. one thing i would say is do not get to involved in the party life because you will see your grades decrease.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have never once felt unsafe at stout. for one, it's a small town with little to no crime, and secondly, the campus police officers are always there to make sure you're safe.

    Greek Life

    i am currently in a sorority at stout, and i'm very happy with my decision to join. stout doesn't have a large number of sororities and fraternities, but the ones that are here are very friendly and welcoming.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is an incredible number of clubs for you to join at stout, ranging from something that is affiliated with your program to sororities and fraternities to musical clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    stout is great for someone who is looking to major in a specialized program. it's also great for someone who is looking to go to school in a small community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the memorial student center was just renovated and reopened in 2012. it's where you'll find a majority of people hanging out on any given day.

    Bang for the buck

    college definitely isn't free, but i feel like the quality of education you get at stout, plus the additional things such as laptops definitely makes it worth your money.

    What to do for fun

    the big downside to stout is that there's really nothing to do. a lot of people go home or go to eau claire or the cities during the weekends, so it's pretty dead and absolutely boring. my advice would be to get involved in an organization on campus so you have something to occupy your time with.

    Food and Dining

    the food in the commons is decent and well-priced, but you get really sick of it really fast. thankfully, there are more food options available over in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorms is required for all freshmen and sophomore, but it's a wonderful way to meet new people and make friends. the dorms are clean for the most part, and the ras are all well trained and know what they're doing.

    Academic Rigor

    you will learn a lot at stout right off the bat. the professors all know what they're talking about, and they're excited to be there to help you learn about their career field.

    Tips for prospective students

    do your research. stout doesn't offer a lot of the typical majors that most universities do, but they do have a lot of wonderful, unique, and specialized majors that are almost guaranteed to land you a job. also, bring a car if at all possible. everything on campus is very walkable, but walmart and entertainment is not.

    In three sentences

    stout is a great, accredited uw-system school that offers a broad range of hands-on majors and classes that are taught by well educated and passionate professors.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are a plentiful amount of cops. Also small town and no gangs. Can walk around at night and not worry

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of variety of clubs. Although some poorly ran.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, Art, Packaging

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    North campus is about a 15-20 minute walk to class.

    What to do for fun

    Big lake right next to campus, so fishing is a great activity. Rock climbing at the athletic center is cheap and fun. Snowboard at the community park, its free and a community run program.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options around campus. Small food carts in most buildings. Cafeteria food is good and is priced reasonably.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are good sized and the basements are large with lots of tv's, rooms, and games.

    Academic Rigor

    Homework is enough to keep you busy but is not very challenging. Not as hard as a big state school, but not as easy as a tech school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use rate my professor! Get involved in clubs! Check out the engineering programs.

    In three sentences

    Affordable school with good engineering reputation. Town life is not very exciting unless 21. Small class sizes so you get to know your Professor.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Me on time for class

    In three sentences

    It is awesome. The campus is beautful. I love it

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    F.A.B Magazine, Intramural Sports, Stout Adventures and many more!

    Bang for the buck

    Included in your tuition you also get a laptop plus a backpack! And the laptops are very nice. Students who attend for an art major get a mac book pro.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations, Rock climb, go to shows, and many more!

    Food and Dining

    Foods great for the first month but then gets a little annoying.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small and hot. Bring a fan.

    Academic Rigor

    Helpful staff!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join an organization and apply for many scholarships!

    In three sentences

    UW-Stout is a hands of school with small class rooms that are great for students with all learning types. We have an amazing Psychology program and for the people who have an eye for fashion we have that as well. Most people who graduate from UW-Stout will get hired.

  • 04/25/2012

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

    19 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Their is a lot to do in University of Stout because they host clubs, fun activities, and many events.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is interest because you get to pick your own meal plan and really depends how much or what you want to spend your money on.

    Dorm Life

    This will be my first year living in dorms but from what I heard, living in dorms gives you an opportunity to make new friends. Its relaxing and you get your own personal space and time to study.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is really good here at Stout because they teach you hands-on things that will affect your learning towards your future career and goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that students live on campus because it give you good experience and new friends. University of Stout teach you so many new things you can apply for your future career.

    In three sentences

    Stout is an amazing place to attend school. University of Stout has really great Art program for students. They teach things that can be applied with hands-on.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always on the look-out for trouble! For underagers, Stout is not as strict towards drinking, as long as you are SMART. You drink, be responsible and you will have no problems. You drink and act crazy, you most likely will get stopped by the police or campus security. But your safety is number one.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is all over Stout. But most Greeks, you will find are also part of other organizations! The Greeks on campus work very hard for their philanthropies and do numerous community service and fundraising events.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are interested in getting some good organizations listed on your resume, Stout is full of them. Greek life is everywhere, if you care for the environment, are LGBTQ, soccer, multicultural, interested in Swing dancing, you name it, we got it!

    What to do for fun

    There are hiking trails, a river to go tubing on, a beach that most students go to on nice days, parks all over town, restaurants, a cheap movie theater a block from campus, bars for people over 21, disc golf courses, a waterpark, so much to do! And Menomonie is a beautiful city overall :)

    Food and Dining

    There are MANY places on campus to eat. With quite the diversity ranging from a sandwich and soup bar to Mexican food. Also, if campus food doesn't cut it, there is a grocery store in walking distance and restaurants and fast food all over town (also in walking distance)

    Dorm Life

    Yes you get the loud, obnoxious party people, but you have Residential Advisors who are there to help you keep the dorm environment safe, livable, and a fun place to be!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, but there are tutor labs on campus specifically for the department you are having trouble in which helps a lot. Also, if you space your hard major classes vs. easy general eds in a smart manner, you can get through college much easier than if you wait till your senior year to take the hard classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself for a good time. Lots of amazing classes and professors-rateyourprofessor is the site to look at for that, and also lots of organizations to keep yourself busy and add to your resume!

    In three sentences

    A clean campus, with teachers who care more about their students than there work. I love the smaller college population, and the diversity. Mathematics department could use a little work, but this is the to-go school for science/math/technology/packaging/you-get-the-point students :)

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    On-campus movies/plays, Bars, water-skiing, parades, Girls' Night Out Events, shopping, concerts, parties.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has some unique dining options that are amazing like Asian noodle bowl, and this amazing stir fry bar. I love the food! Great prices too, and many dining locations.

    Dorm Life

    Cramped living quarters. I highly recommend renting a single room if you value privacy. It was well worth the extra money. However, I made amazing friends in the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on the specific course and instructor. I found most of my classes satisfactory with a few exceptions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore the coffee shops around town, because they are awesome study spots! Use the library to your advantage. I went through my entire college career without ever having to buy a printer/scanner/copier. Save your money! Start looking for an internship NOW!

    In three sentences

    UW-Stout has amazing professors who care about their students and provide individual opportunities for mentoring. UW-Stout is a highly hands-on type school. UW-Stout is a party school.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 63

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    In three sentences

    Stout is great, hands-on school full of knowledgeable teachers from all sorts of fields. Students are very supportive of other students and love to help each other.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities to join. The apparel students put on a big fashion show every spring.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great campus for apparel design students. There are also lots of other art and design students here as well as retail students.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel the quality of my apparel design instructors is equal to that of UW Madison and the tuition here is about half that of Madison.

    What to do for fun

    If you're not old enough to go to the bars there's the usual movies and what not. There's a rather large lake nearby if you enjoy the outdoors. You can rent kayaking and canoeing equipment from campus.

    Food and Dining

    You can get pretty much anything around Menomonie. They have lots of restaurants. The dining hall is pretty good and was just completely remodeled this year.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice. Some buildings have been recently remodeled.

    Academic Rigor

    The apparel design core courses are a lot of work. Many can be extremely time consuming. I know students that have spend the entire night working in labs.

    Tips for prospective students

    You're Gen-eds are not usually too bad. Your major courses will be a bit more difficult. As a full time student in the apparel design major I can't work more than 15-20 hrs a week.

    In three sentences

    UW Stout is located in a small college town. Class sizes are small enough that your professors will learn your name. There are many quality instructors with years of industry experience.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Menomonie and Stout police cars patrolling the campus every day and night. It is very easy to contact an RA or someone else if you feel like you are in danger. There are also security checks for every residence building each night, not to mention that most places on campus are well lit.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 different clubs at Stout from religious to sports to academics, it is difficult to find one you won't like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the Devil's Punch Bowl and Red Cedar Trail which are recreational places in Menomonie. If you are looking more towards places to go, there is a cool food co-op, an old theater, and other interesting shops. Finally, for those who don't know, the Stout GSA hosts Professional and Amateur Drag Shows which can be fun for almost anyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other campuses Stout is decently priced per credit and we have unusual majors here. Also, we are a polytechnic university, meaning, technology is built into our learning. Stout is very proactive in getting students involved with their prospective careers...there is a reason why they have a 98% job/more schooling placement.

    What to do for fun

    Even though it is a small town, Stout offers many things to do on weekends like movies, bands, etc. There is also a small town next to the campus and a lake near by. This area is best for people who are recreational. If you are more of a city dweller, don't fret, Eau Claire is only 30 minutes away and Minneapolis is about an hour away

    Food and Dining

    The food is average, but it is better than your average high school food. I like the fact that they have (limited) vegetarian options and an assortment of fruits and vegetables. I would recommend sticking to the cafeteria food, because if you buy from any other school vendor it is quite expensive

    Dorm Life

    I didn't make that many friends on my floor because I'm not your average girl. Though, I had other friends in different buildings who seemed to be active in their halls and meet a lot of people. There are different living communities you can choose from, I would suggest being in one because I wasn't.

    Academic Rigor

    This college seems to be in the middle, for me at least. If you have gone to a college prep. high school then this school should be in the middle for you: it's not too hard and not too easy. If you have not been to a college prep. high school you might struggle, but there are resources to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take AP exams if you are unsure about your major, and study up on different citation styles for papers. Also, you must be self sufficient, I've had to do a lot more things on my own (and had no problem with it) than other college student's I've met.

    In three sentences

    I would rate this as a very good school, the teachers care and the class sizes are smaller than most colleges. This college has helped my career blossom and has given me more opportunities than a bigger college. If you like one on one help from professors, and a smaller campus, then you should come here!

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many lights are lit throughout campus at night as well as Security Guards available to walk students places if wanted.

    Greek Life

    The Sororities & Fraternities get greatly involved in activities around campus raising money for the group as well as charities & the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many types of clubs, so I can't even begin to list. I'm confident that anyone would be able to find one though that complements their interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineer Majors Art Majors Fashion Majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A couple that particularly jumped out at me was all of the fashion shows of student work & the naked marathon run. There's also sayings around campus such as Minnesota Nice that are common around students.

    Bang for the buck

    Since many businesses look to Stout first for graduates to fill jobs, the chance of getting a job right out of school is actually pretty good. Stout has high respect for its top majors, so businesses know where to go for top prospects.

    What to do for fun

    Athletic clubs, clubs that have to do with your major, school picnics & carnivals, 5k's, free concerts, grocery bingo, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is so much better than my high school food, plus it's basically unlimited.

    Dorm Life

    Every floor/cube has its own Residant Advisor who is there for any questions you may have about school & is there as a friend if you need one if you're going through a difficult time. Plus, he/she plans activities for your group do to together, such as: ice cream parties, movie parties, tie dye t-shirts, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff sincerely wants you to succeed, but pushes you to do your best at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dive into extra curricular activities, do not be shy. Meeting new people is essential to going to Stout, it's such a small world there, once you know a few people, it seems like everyone is connected.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the UW-Stout an 8/10. They are always readily available to help students with any questions about the university & the staff truly cares about how their student in their classes. The school also has many activities for the students & promote a positive attitude.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Stout is amazing. There are 4 fraternities including nationals of Sigma Tau Gamma and Phi Sigma Phi, and local fraternities Kappa Lambda Beta and Chi Lambda. Sororities include NPC members Delta Zeta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Alpha Phi, and local sororities Gamma Sigma Sigma and Phi Theta Chi. Groups are organized into a larger organization consisting of 3% of campus population in the Inter-Greek Council.

    What to do for fun

    Drink and party or get pizza.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food in the MSC, and you'll never think it until you're a junior, but the commons food is amazing and will be missed when you're out of the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms physically are pretty nice, however the housing office sucks major dick.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult majors (most STEM) are pretty difficult, however if you're failing out after your first semester--check yourself into rehab because gen eds are a freaking joke.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your RA, but never become friends with them.

    In three sentences

    A school with a small but active Greek system. Students think and act like they are the best at drinking--even more than Madison. Weekends start on Thursday here.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and groups that are easy to get involved in. The city has a beautiful lake with beaches and water activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is quite disappointing. I really enjoy the salad bar and the seasoned fries, but the menu is very repetitive and bland.

    Dorm Life

    I have only stayed in the newly remodeled dorm, but I found it to be a wonderful place to live. It was clean and quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe it depends upon your major and the specific courses, but I do not find Stout's classes to be exceptionally challenging. If one goes to class on a regular bases and studies for exams, they should do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest future Stout students ask how many students your advisors advises and if they are a department head in addition to being an advisor/professor. I recieve very little help from my advisor because she is the Retail Department Head and is quite busy.

    In three sentences

    Stout is a medium sized school with generally great professors. The downsides are living in such a small secluded city and that the advisors are not very helpful. The plus sizes are a great learning community and very helpful career services.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe area.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities for students to get involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    Great price, not too spendy.

    What to do for fun

    There are quite a few restaurants for going out to eat with friends, bars for a pretty decent night life, a movie theatre. Eau Claire is only about 25 minutes away where there is more stuff to do and a shopping mall. Minneapolis is a little over an hour away if you feel like day tripping to the city, definitely check out Mall of America!

    Food and Dining

    Not too much variety, but lots of regular places on campus, sandwiches, burgers, etc. All very good!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm as I was a transfer student, but it seems like the best way to make friends when you first start out.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not too bad and professors are nice and helpful.

    In three sentences

    UW Stout is in a small town, the college is pretty much the only thing in the town. There are a few cool places to go out to eat with friends, lots of outdoor areas for walking/running trails and swimming, and lots of bars for a fun night out. The campus is on the small side which makes walking from one building to another not too bad in the winter.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun, look to Devil's Punch Bowl, Hoffman Hills, the Red Cedar Trail, catching a movie at CEC or the old State Four Theater or going to Action City in Eau Claire for go kart racing with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Even though Menomonie itself has limited dining options, Eau Claire is only thirty minutes away and Stout is a mini-City in itself.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is engaging and full of unique and interesting people.

    Academic Rigor

    Stout is challenging while also permitting students to learn in the manner which is most suitable for their specific learning style.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student, consider if you enjoy the opportunity to mix online courses with traditional lectures. Stout allows for this format in order to encourage academic success and employment opportunities.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a terrific university structured at incorporating new ideas, information and technology to provide their students with a background that will be more beneficial when seeking employment opportunities.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    30 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The town and the campus are so small and everyone is very keen on making sure you are safe. I never once felt unsafe even walking home by myself at 2am, not sober and in the middle of winter.

    Greek Life

    Very prominent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie Run in the spring, very fun. 50 degrees undies, hats and gloves, 1 mile... ready... GO!

    Bang for the buck

    Its a fine school, I just don't want to live in WI.

    What to do for fun

    Partying, Joining a club, joining a sorority or frat, or actually doing school work.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is good enough, nothing is the best thing ever. Although if you had asked me that my first semester that's exactly what I would have said, BEST THING EVER

    Dorm Life

    I loved dorm life the first couple semesters. After that I appreciated living away from home and was ready for my own apartment.... I just found an apartment in another state.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that hard to pass anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you grew up in WI you'll probably like it. There are lots of academic clubs there is also lots of partying. That's why I couldn't finish my degree there, but maybe you can.

    In three sentences

    Great if you like small towns. Small Classes even lectures are small. Gets you sucked into the mid-west.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Rugby

    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth the money you spend. You will gain more then what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, great fellow students to hang out with. Lots of after school activities to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, do as your told, and great things will come your way!

    In three sentences

    Amazing School to go to. Great professors teaching you, their knowledge in their field. Great environment to learn.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never heard of any problems with students safety on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its located right in the heart of downtown Menomonie, WI. Its easy to get to a lot of places if you don't have a vehicle on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There are always free events going on you just have to keep an open mind.

    What to do for fun

    A lot!! You just have to be open minded!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in a group or groups around campus.

    In three sentences

    Stout is very nice college. The classes aren't too large and the campus is very nice. Most of the professors are more than willing to help, all you have to do is ask.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In the past couple of years the university it trying to buckle down on the safety issues here. They have got more campus policemen to patrol at night for our safety. They also understand as college students we might make poor choices, the campus understand that and makes sure we never take anything to far.

    Greek Life

    We have a good amount of Greek Life on campus. I never wanted to join a fraternity but the ones we have here are really active in the community.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a hands on worker, UW-stout is big on doing labs and participating. We are a polytechnic school, which means you can take your classes in any order you want.( you don't have to do your English classes your first semester)

    Bang for the buck

    This university is not to expensive, compared to the big known colleges, so for the price there is plenty of things. We get a free laptop as a freshmen and get a new one every other year. The sports here are fun to go watch and hangout with friends. And you get a great education with profound professors.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports are really big at this university. The dorms have many events that happen from time to time. Fraternities have social events you can attend.

    Food and Dining

    Not expensive at all. It is all you can eat buffet. Has a very healthy food choice to not gain the freshmen 15

    Dorm Life

    They set you up with a roommate you would fit well with by making you do a match.com type of exercise. the RA's keep good care of you, making the adjustment to college easier. The only bad thing about the dorm itself is the ceiling are ridged so if you have your bed high up you will scratch you hands and head a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    In college a lot of classes are challenging. It is a big leap from high school, but here at university Wisconsin-Stout we have tons of programs here to assist you if you need help on any subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure when you get to college you talk to everyone on your floor. Because it is such a small campus people tend to be extremely social. UW-Stout offers amazing organizations. so get involved in things you are interested in to further enhance your experience in college and to help you after college as well

    In three sentences

    this school is great for on hand learning. It is a small campus so you can get one on one work with professors more. Also is a great learning community

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Could be worse, I suppose, but there's the odd accident every once in a while around here. One of the dorm buildings is long overdue for a renovation, though.

    Greek Life

    I've never been interested in this sort of thing, but I understand that there are a lot of options herein.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of options here, folks! Everything from standard extracurricular fare to hobbyist groups to religious (or non-religious) organizations to a healthy LGBT community is present and easily-available to students.

    Great for these types of students

    There's a bit of a bias towards majors in technology- and hospitality-related fields; if this is to your interest, perhaps you should consider it?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Supposedly Menomonie's got its fair share of ghost stories... unfortunately I am not yet privy to these tales. If you come here, though, do poke around in the various dorm buildings - there's a lot of study rooms hidden away in the basements. On school days, these make for ideal study areas

    Bang for the buck

    It depends entirely on where you live. It's a state college, and Wisconsinites and Minnesotans have a fantastic in-state bonus, but out-of-state students might not find the school as economically viable. Being from Wisconsin, I benefited greatly.

    What to do for fun

    This one requires a bit more creativity. There's a smattering of stores around, and a movie theatre, but if you're not interested in that and you'd rather spend a weekend out of the pubs, there's little to do around Menomonie. Fortunately Stout regularly hires performers for special shows, or hosts movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    Food's good, especially given the reputation of school cafeteria food. There's a lot of different options, both in regards to meal archetypes and the odd specials/weekly samples.

    Dorm Life

    The big thing is finding the options that you want for your living quarters - do you wish for a quiet study floor? An alcohol-free zone? A floor that promotes physical well-being? Fortunately Stout provides these, and each dorm building has a bunch of recreational options within too.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm certainly biased, having come from a college preparatory school immediately before attending Stout, but it's sufficiently difficult if you're an earnest student and you're prepared psychologically for the workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a lot of walking, especially if you reside on the North Campus and have to thus cut across town for class. True, there's a charter bus that runs across campus, but given Menomonie's small campus town status, there's certain to be a lot of walking regardless.

    In three sentences

    It's a solid school. It's a polytechnic institute, so it offers a sizable array of choices in study, as well as opportunities for alternative studying (abroad, Honors, etc). If you're fine with a small college town setting, it's great.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I play on the volleyball team.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different options for eating.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are small and sometimes it's not ideal to share a bathroom but its fun to live with other people.

    Academic Rigor

    Time managament is key.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask your advisor or other teachers for help when you need it.

    In three sentences

    University of Wisconsin-Stout has great teachers and class options. This school has good facilities also.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Things DO happen; just like any other college. You just got to be smart.

    Greek Life

    Many different Frat and Sororities to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 160 to join!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want hands on kind of learning, and are social butterflies while being able to balance an academic life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Advisement Eve: Everyone goes out the night before Advisement Day and socializes.

    Bang for the buck

    For starters, a laptop is covered in your tuition and in the long run it pays for itself over and over again.

    What to do for fun

    Intramurals, Groups, Choir, Band, Volunteering, Jobs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Affordable, wide variety, healthy, and tasty!

    Dorm Life

    There is always someone on your floor that you become great friends with. Keep your door open and you never know who will stumble upon you!

    Academic Rigor

    It's a hands on kind of learning here which is what a lot of people do. A lot of our tests and turning in homework is online, which is a less of a hassle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Lock your door whenever you aren't there; people WILL steal things. Leave for class with plenty of time to walk there; you may stop along the way to chat people and need that extra time to arrive on time.

    In three sentences

    Hands-on Learning! I love how the teachers get to know you, and you aren't another number.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Go to parties and school events. Homework. Sleep.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is good..some days.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life! It is great!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very difficult, but some are very easy. It just depends what you take!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in a dorm! It is fun!

    In three sentences

    It is an small to medium sized school. It has average to good food. The academics are very good.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 63

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of bars around the town of Menomonie, along with a movie theater and plenty of restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    It's the basic dorm-style food. Nothing too impressive but it's healthy and fast.

    Dorm Life

    The school does a great job at setting up different activities for the younger students to safely spend their time.

    Academic Rigor

    Finals time gets a little stressful, but the homework load is typical of that of any four-year college.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you attend class and do homework on a regular basis, the professors will make it easy for you to succeed.

    In three sentences

    University of Wisconsin-Stout is a small, division 3 university with a diverse education plan. It provides students with the tools in order to succeed in the real world. The small class sizes make it a great environment for learning.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never feel scared.

    Clubs and Activities

    Varsity sports aren't the most impressive. This is a large art major school, not too many athletes are attracted here. But, hockey and basketball are our better sports. Clubs are all extremely different.

    Great for these types of students

    Not for the big city student. You may get bored with the town but I'm okay with it because there's plenty of cool people around to hang out with.

    Bang for the buck

    It's easy to save money here. You get a great education for a lower cost, with the extras that save small fees that add up, like textbooks, laptop services, laptop and programs. You can usually get direct help from your professor, not a TA, if you need it. Tutors are set up and it's easy to succeed if you make the effort.

    What to do for fun

    Parties, bowling, Red Cedar State Trail, Devil's Punch Bowl, Hoffman Heights, hockey games, concerts

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely a do-able level of rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect too much of the town, it's small and doesn't have unlimited things to offer, but being with friends is really all you should need to have a great college experience. You get a laptop with tuition, along with programs you may need and free text book rental. It makes a difference!

    In three sentences

    Stout is a great school because of the size. The small size allows you to know enough people around, but not know everyone where it becomes a small town like gossip scene. I really enjoy the smaller classes and closer attention with professors.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Stout has a very effective safety system in place. The University Police are very helpful and quick to respond. Living in the dorms is very safe, especially. Students do not have to be afraid while on campus. It is a welcoming and safe environment to learn in.

    Great for these types of students

    Stout is great for students that want to learn without using a textbook. Textbooks are used but many professors use more interactive techniques of learning. Students work with models, lab equipment, needed materials, etc.

    What to do for fun

    UW-Stout has many, many clubs and organizations for students to be involved in. Stout is very good at planning activities for its students. For example, there is a movie showing every Friday night. There are speakers, contests, concerts, etc. for the students to participate in. There is always something going on for the students.

    Food and Dining

    Stout has a good dining plan for its students. There are two very nice cafeterias on campus. All of the products are fairly cheap and worth it. Also, if students have suggestions and/or comments, the staff at University Dining Services will take those into consideration.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is an experience that you will not forget. The Resident Assistants (RA) in the dorms are very helpful and understanding. The University does an amazing job at keeping its students safe; this is especially true for the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    In order for students to do well at Stout, they must push themselves. The professors expect their students to think outside of the box and try their hardest. The professors also encourage students to ask questions if they have any. They are also all very understanding and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    UW-Stout is a Polytechnic University. This means that the students don't learn solely from books; the students work hands on in all classes. Even as a freshman, students can be involved in research which is something that most other universities don't offer. The students, professors, and campus are all very inviting and supportive. Stout has many, many clubs and organizations that students can join. Students can always find a club that they are interested in. Many students feel alone at first; however, at Stout it is very easy to find friends.

    In three sentences

    Then University of Wisconsin-Stout is very student focused. The professors know each student on a first name basis. All of the staff are extremely helpful with anything you may need help in.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to work and study hard!

    In three sentences

    I attended this college quite some time ago. If you are looking for a technical degree, this is the place to go. Wonderful students and professors with a lot of knowledge to be gained.

  • 01/03/2013

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are not a ton of clubs and sports, but they look like a lot of fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a really good chocolate truffle shop close by. If you visit, you MUST go there. Even if you decide not to attend, it is just to good to pass up.

    What to do for fun

    There is a nice chocolate store nearby, and everyone says the pizza place next to the campus is really good (but I'm from Chicago so my standards are hard to meet). There are a ton of trails nearby to walk or ride a bike on and the lake is simply gorgeous. There is also an area called Stout Adventures that looks like it is a blast.

    Food and Dining

    The food was really tasty when I was here last. And there was a ton of choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small (but that is normal) and are kind of cute. Free WiFi, nice TVs in the basements, and a really nice system for assigning roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    They expect you to study. This is not a party school, it is an academic school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch out for bikers, they are everywhere on that campus.

    In three sentences

    I just love the campus and the area surrounding it. I am just so eager to come here in the Fall!

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is a very safe place to live and learn. Menomonie is also a safe city.

    Bang for the buck

    A good college tuition price for a good college education.

    What to do for fun

    Saturday football games, hockey games, and the shops surrounding the campus are fun activities to keep you busy throughout the week. There is also a variety of clubs to join on campus. The dorms also rent out equipment for pool and ping pong along with movies and games.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food throughout the week. Sandwiches and taco's are popular options along with burgers and pizza. There is also a hot dish at every lunch and dinner time. Dinning options gets a little slim during the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend living in the dorms freshmen year. You meet so many people when living in the dorms and it is also a good way to get connected to the campus. I have meet a majority of my friends living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a variety of classes to take with great professors. There are well planned out schedules to ensure you graduate within four years. The classes can be rigorous but you can also excel in those classes with good time management skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships through Stout. It is an easy application that automatically applies you to all Stout scholarships. Take part in school activities that happen throughout the year.

    In three sentences

    Stout is a great place to earn an education with unique majors that businesses look for. There are a variety of clubs and activities to keep you busy throughout the week. Stout is a great hands on school that applies your learning to real world situations.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The addition of parking lot surveillance would be very helpful. Although the lots are brightly lit, car damage has been reported a few times. Always remember to lock your vehicles and take valuable possessions with you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Stout provides a wide enough variety to choose from, and I highly suggest you join at least one.

    Great for these types of students

    Ones who enjoy a fair population of students (not too big a campus, but not too small either) If you enjoy going to parties, if you enjoy getting away with things you might not be able to get away with (as easily) at a smaller school (private for example).

    Bang for the buck

    UW-Stout is quite affordable for (most) in-state students.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, meet new students, and get involved with the school. Lots of events are planned to keep students entertained. Movie nights hosted by Stout are always nice.

    Food and Dining

    Sub-par. Not bad, but could be better.

    Dorm Life

    Poor. Drinking and promiscuous activities take place more often than not. Nothing is kept a secret for long, either. (If your intention was to leave Rumors behind in High School, look away from this University.) I was really turned off by the Dorm Life at UW-Stout and some of the events that took place there. The layouts of most on-campus housing are Co-ed, with boys and girls rooming on the same floor, a door apart from one another. The amount of Immaturity shown from (could-be) peers alone deterred me from this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the Campus, and if you know a friend who stays there already, try to stay a night or two to observe what goes on more thoroughly than what is seen from a typical tour.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join any of the numerous organizations or just relax in the newly remodeled student center. You can also catch a Blue Devil game or gather your classmates for a friendly game of volleyball. Take a hike in the local park or catch a show at the historic Mabel Tainter Theater.

    Food and Dining

    There are several cafeterias to choose from - located both on north and south campus, along with several snack bars and delis throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    By far - the best!! The majority of the dorms are in close proximity to the academic buildings. They provide safe and secure access for the students and offer several amenities including, study spaces, laundry facilities, community rooms with TVs, billiard and ping pong tables. Movies and vacuum cleaners are stocked and can be checked out at the front desks.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is very focused on the individual. Mentors advise the students in course selection and help them formulate the best academic plan for their individual needs. UW Stout has an outstandingly high job placement rate for their graduate students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check out this campus! You will find it very welcoming and easy to navigate. Bring a friend and set up a tour - you'll be glad you did!

    In three sentences

    UW Stout is a student friendly campus that is known for its high job placement rates and quality of education. Academic planning is tailored to the individual which helps each student flourish within their chosen course of study. You can join one of the many orginization or sports programs, meet new friends and earn a degree.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police always around if you need them, always feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    Not involved but there are some on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of groups to join - need more time in the day to join all I would like to!

    Bang for the buck

    Great school - I really like. I also had a sibling graduate from Stout and find a job within a month. They have a high rating for this.

    What to do for fun

    Wide variety....movie nights, sports activities, state park nearby, 3 frisbee golf courses, lake in town, walking distance to downtown area - shops, movie theater, restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    3 dining plans to choose from with a wide variety of choices. Also just remodeled the Commins area (where you go to eat) and is very modern looking.

    Dorm Life

    Your typical dorm settings I think. No problems for me, got a good roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the hardest computer program they offer so my classes are very challenging which is good I think. They have class plans worked out to keep you on track for a 4 year graduation time frame. They also have a new math/science building with latest technology available to us.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely do a tour so you get the feel for the school. They also have lots of activities going on weekly to keep you involved and also have some fun while not studying.

    In three sentences

    Great school if you're looking for smaller campus. Laptop program is awesome and so is textbook rental program - no need to search for & buy your books, just check out and return to library when class is done! Professors are great to work with if you need extra help.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for every personality type.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the budget theater, go shopping downtown, hang out with floor-mates, attend school events.

    Food and Dining

    Many options in the dining area to accommodate everyone's needs and food is exceptionally well.

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful dorm community where you will meet a lot of people and make a lot of friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are challenging, but faculty are very nice and always willing to help you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on top of your work and don't procrastinate. Always be willing and wanting to learn more to get the most out of your schooling.

    In three sentences

    I love UW-Stout because they are a very hands on school considering it is a Poly-Technic school. It helps me to learn better when I'm doing things rather than just reading out of a textbook. All the students and faculty are very helpful and friendly.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do in Menomonie but all the places are close knit full of people.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great food selection and many to choose from

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not amazing but what college campus has the best dorm life anyway?

    Academic Rigor

    Keeping yourself engaged in your work is your own responsibility

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of work and do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    There are many hands on internship opportunities. Teachers are very helpful with work and keeping students engaged. This school separates the serious from the non serious college students

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have security gaurds that walk around all night and day. I always felt safe on or around campus.

    Greek Life

    Great Greek Life! We have 3 national sororities and 3 national fraternities

    Clubs and Activities

    I am on the Track and Field team, and I can say that was the best choice I have made in my entire life. All of my friends are from the team and I have gained leadership skills from being a team captain, and I've gained time management skills. We have over 100 clubs and organizations to join, there is something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that you do get the most bang for your buck at Stout. It is one of the more affordable UW schools and I feel that I am getting an incredible education, and I'm learning the skills to be able to get a job before I even graduate. Stout has an outstanding job placement rate.

    What to do for fun

    Campus has Volleyball courts, sports fields, and a track, so those are great options for activities. Stout is located in Menomonie, WI, Menomonie is fairly small and doesn't have a whole lot of shopping, so that was a drag but there is bowling and two movie theatres in town. Menomonie also has various running and biking trails that I thought were a lot of fun to use. Once you're 21, Menomonie has a pretty good amount of bars, all very close to campus and off campus housing.

    Food and Dining

    I thought our commons food was much better than other schools I had been too. We make majority of the food right there on site, which makes it better for you as well as tastes better.

    Dorm Life

    Stout's dorms are pretty decent, I thought they were spacious for a dorm and were well kept. The bathrooms were fine as well. There are tons of activities that go on in the dorms or for floors to go to together. Living in the dorms was a GREAT way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    I learned real-life situations in my classes. I was learning things that I could turn around and apply to my career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Look into clubs and organizations. We have super fun intramural sports and a great Greek community.

    In three sentences

    Educationally and socially amazing, all the extra groups I was involved in were great. I would not trade my time or education at Stout for anything. Professors and staff really care about their students.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food might be different, but they do have different foods that you might've not ever tried! Give it a whirl! The kitchen staff is VERY nice!

    Dorm Life

    Don't be afraid to be yourself! It's hard living with a bunch of strangers, but you will learn to love living right next to door to your potential best friend!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes you take, the level of rigor will vary. The professors have office hours that they will tell you, so take advantage of that! If you're struggling, there's always the Math Lab, and they're tutors available for every subject!

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet new people, get out of that shell that you have been hiding in! College opens your door for many career opportunities!

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin - Stout is a innovative campus that is known for its poly-technic and hands on creativeness. The school has an exceptional team of professors that care truly about the effort that students put into their work. Along with the professors, the campus has many activities to keep students busy throughout the year. There is never a dull moment when you're at UW-Stout!

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have gone here for almost 3 years and I have never had or heard of a serious problem on campus. I don't walk alone at night often but if I do I don't feel scared or threatened.

    Bang for the buck

    You get to rent textbooks and laptops which saved me a lot of money. For being an in state and public school I feel like I get a really good education for less money than I would be spending at a private school. Its not all about the school choice it is what you decide to do when you are there.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are always a fun thing to get into. Hockey and rugby are two of the sports I watch, and we are pretty good in both! Getting involved in academic and other clubs or sororities are a good way to get involved and meet people. The nightlife is very prominent but it doesn't get out of control or unsafe like I see in bigger towns.

    Food and Dining

    Campus dining is average. You get an entree and all you can eat sides and salad bar. In the new student center is a large food court with make your own mexican, stir fry and pasta and much more. All in all, very standard for a college.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are usually never luxury, but Stouts are improving a lot. There is construction going on for a few more years now to renovate the freshman dorms, which was much needed. They are the best place to meet people and most likely the cheapest option of living so they are a good deal.

    Academic Rigor

    I am involved in the dietetics program which requires lots of chemistry and human biology. All the faculty are very well educated and expect the students to work hard in their classes. They are also very helpful when needed and always willing to answer questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus, you meet a lot of people and it is a big resume builder. Study abroad! Stout has a great international office and they are very helpful. Live on campus, you meet lots of people that way and it feels very home-y in the dorm buildings.

    In three sentences

    Stout takes its education very seriously, especially in the science department in which I spend the most time. With the renting textbooks and laptops you save a lot of money and hassle. The campus life is very active and it is the perfect size college town to live and feel safe in.

  • 07/29/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    the food is great. there are so many choices. what I have had from the meal options it is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are nice size. they do what they can to put you in a room with someone who has similar characteristic traits as you. it is a very friendly atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers will try and prepare you for what class will be like. certain teachers will ask that you do not take as many credits per semester because of the major that you have. they also will rearrange your schedule to help with traveling for studying abroad.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Price Commons offers many dining options and even puts on special holiday dining events.

    Dorm Life

    Students can live in learning communities on one floor of a residential hall with other students of the same major. This helps students adjust to dorm life with the extra benefit of being surrounded by students with the same interests

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers ensure that students are fully engaged in their courses and learn critical and independent thinking skills. The University Honors College offers additional options for challenging courses.

    In three sentences

    University of Wisconsin-Stout is a small public university which offers many of the same opportunities as larger universities, just in a smaller setting which is very easy to navigate. There is great communication between faculty and students with many opportunities for students to develop their own projects and partner with faculty to build career skills. There are many clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities where you can easily get involved with other students with the same passion as you.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I toured Stout in the spring and I absolutely fell in love with it! Looks like this is where I'm going to school in the fall of 2014! I can't wait!

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police always present, as well as local police on patrol on a regular basis. I have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Sororities on Campus: Delta Zeta Alpha Phi Sigma Sigma Sigma Phi Theta Chi Fraternities on Campus: Phi Sigma Phi Chi Lambda Co-Ed Kappa Lambda Beta

    Clubs and Activities

    Stout has several sporting clubs, as well and university athletics. There are clubs for just about anything, from academics and major-related, to religious, to ethnic, to hobbies like being outdoors, or RPG's, or Swing dance. If you don't see a club for your interests, you are encouraged to start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Stout is a hands-on learning campus. You are in classes related to your major your first semester. The campus makes sure that you are able to finish in four years,and getting field experience such as internships and CO-OPs is required for most majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a hidden bathroom in the Commons building...let's see if you can find it!

    Bang for the buck

    The least expensive university in Wisconsin of the UW's. Financial aid staff works very hard to make sure students can afford to attend.

    What to do for fun

    In Menomonie, you can wonder around downtown and go in the shops. There are several parks, the Red Cedar State Trail, and the Hoffman Hills recreation area. Your dorm hall will usually have events, as well as clubs on campus and even the Dining Service. If you get bored and have a car, Eau Claire is a half hour away.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is really good. The Commons has a good day-to-day selection, except on weekends. They have sample bars sometimes to try out new foods. You usually choose one main entree and a side, then have the choice of soup, salad bar, fresh veggies, and various fruit, yogurt, and jello. You are allowed unlimited drinks and desserts. There are also other options on campus besides the Commons, which include Fireside Lounge and the Skylight Market, but those tend to be more expensive. There are also quick snack stations located in some of the educational buildings and a Starbucks coffee station in the Student Center.

    Dorm Life

    People are really friendly and always willing to stop in if your door is open. The room is about 11' by 15', so not extremely big or small. The dorms come with loft beds, a desk and desk chair, a dresser, a microwave and a mini-fridge/freezer, which are movable depending on which dorm you live in. The closets are sort of small, but all of the girls on my floor are able to fit their items in them. Plenty of wall outlet are provided, but you must have surge protectors. There is on-campus wifi and cable television. You can rent movies, kitchen equipment, vacuums, and sporting equipment from the front desk. Custodians do a really awesome job of keeping everything clean. The basements have several lounges for studying or watching tv, as well as a laundry room, ping pong room, kitchen, billiards room, and a piano room.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the classes you take. Apparel majors and art-related majors probably have the most work on a daily basis. Your academic adviser can help you balance your credits based on your estimated workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend campus preview days and go to more than one, in order to get a good feel for the campus. There are a ton of helpful meetings during these events. Be sure to ask questions, because everyone is really helpful and willing to answer them!

    In three sentences

    The campus has a small class size, with the largest lecture hall seating about 150 students tops. The campus size is also small, with about a total of a fifteen minute walk from the furthest ends of the campus. Everyone on campus is extremely willing to help and there are always meeting and office hours available to better help students.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lot's of them, and for anybody on campus. There is a fair at the start of each semester, allowing you to check them all out.

    Bang for the buck

    Included in tuition is a free laptop and books for your classes. Ya, free books.

    What to do for fun

    With over 100 student organizations, it's not what to do for fun, it's how do i choose which one to go to. There is something interesting and fun happening every night on campus so you will never get bored. If student organizations is not your thing, the campus is in the downtown area, providing lots of other fun activities to do. And there is always lots of free movies to rent out in the dorms if you ever just want to relax for the night.

    Food and Dining

    The Commons area provides a verity of nice food at a good value. It's also open to fit around your schedule. The Commons building's are by the dorms, insuring it will not be a far walk when it's cold out. And if the food at the commons ever gets boring, the campus offers even better food at a slightly higher price in the Student Center. And if your in a rush, there are centers located in every academic building that offers quick snacks to keep you going between classes.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are quite comfortable and are kept plenty warm, even in the winter. There are groups of dorms that make for a nice inner community and plenty of hang out spots in the dorm building itself. If wanted, there are special floors for studying or other needs, so it will be sure that you can fit in.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the entry level classes are easy, but looking at Senior work tells you it's all business and aimed at giving you the best shot at landing a job after college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check UW-Stout out with a campus visit or on a preview day. You will discover newly renovated buildings and the people are warm, friendly and inviting. Talk to a professor or two about a major. And find out that the Campus of UW-Stout is right for you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin Stout is a very good small campus with some serious bang for the buck. The professors are serious about what they do and still make it enjoyable. It's also big enough to constantly be able to make new friends, while not feeling too large.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    So much as walk down one street in downtown Menomonie and you will see at least 3 cop cars. They are wonderful people and handle all the commotion very well. I have walked alone on campus countless times in the middle of the night and have never felt in danger. Be smart, stay safe. It's not a bad place.

    Greek Life

    The frats and sororities are /notorious/ house partiers. I have never gone to one and never will.

    Clubs and Activities

    Went to the Magic: the Gathering club once. It was pretty cool. My personal biggest complaint about the clubs is that 90% of them are Christian organizations. If you are Christian, you will likely enjoy this fact. For others like me who follow different beliefs, it can be a little suffocating.

    Great for these types of students

    I'll just list it off: -Folks who want a job -Folks who like to party -Folks who like to walk 3 minutes to get anywhere

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual isn't really a word I'd use for anything at Stout, except for the fact that chasing squirrels is a fine-able offense, so don't do that. There are a disconcerting number of squirrels that inhabit the campus. You have been warned. Also the ceramics guild has a sale each semester and it's pretty neat. If you go there in the subsequent semesters you'll see some of my work.

    Bang for the buck

    They hook you up with a job and solid classes for around 9 grand a semester on average. Could be way worse. I feel like I have gotten from this campus exactly what I've paid for so far.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with groups. Talk to people, make tons of friends (or just a few if that's how you roll.) Walk around the campus when it's snowing and the sun sets. Check out the local places. If you're an artist, talk to other artists and check out the galleries in the art building. Just don't act like you did in high school and it'll be fun. Trust me on that one.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best, not the worst. The quality and selection is decent, but if you're choosing a school for the dining go to River Falls. Stout has a long way to come with their dining service, but it's all certainly edible and has a fair assortment of healthy eating options.

    Dorm Life

    Let me just put it this way and be honest with you: you will either love the dorm life or hate it. People do party quite a bit on this campus and there can be really inconsiderate and loud people who also live there. It's also not fun sharing bathrooms. However, you do get a decent dining service and can just focus on other things if it does bother you. The rooms are pretty nice but get a foam mattress for the bed.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like how there are people who care and do not care in life, professors will be the same way. Some semesters will certainly be harder than others, but overall the experience isn't overwhelming with 12-15 credits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Here are a few tips I wish that someone would have told me before going here: -Don't let drunk people get on your nerves. Ignore them as best you can. -You are paying an incredible amount to go to school here. Do. Not. Waste. It. -Take yourself, your professors, and your assignments seriously, but don't overly stress yourself. -Seriously, get to know your professors. Don't lick boot, but you can meet some great people there! -Get a job if you can handle it. It'll keep you sane. Financial worries are pretty much the worst. -It is a new experience in life. Love it, cherish it, and experience it. Cheers,

    In three sentences

    There are some great professors and program directors here that will change your life, especially so in the art side. Definitely a great place to start out fast, even when slogging through those gen eds. Last big bonus is a very compact campus, with everything you need available in the area pretty much.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UW-Stout police officers patrol campus daily and are very nice!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bowman Hall Clock tower is unique to UW-Stout and is absolutely beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cost effective. Low tuition/room and board. I had to pay a lot extra for apparel supplies.

    What to do for fun

    UW-Stout hosts a lot of free activities and events. My friends and I always went to the free movies on Friday nights!

    Food and Dining

    The commons offers low prices and the Memorial Student Center offers better variety but pricier options.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in HKMC as a freshmen as well as an Resident Advisor my sophomore year there.

    Academic Rigor

    I was an Apparel Design and Development major which was one of the toughest and most rigorous programs on the campus. I loved it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and walk around Menomonie to get a feel for the city.

    In three sentences

    University of Wisconsin Stout offers a very fast paced and hands on learning environment.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe!

    Greek Life

    Not for me!

    Clubs and Activities

    Fishing Club Early Childhood Education

    Great for these types of students

    Small town setting, wants an unusual major, wants to be treated as an individual not a number

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students move in all your stuff in the fall. Very efficient process!

    Bang for the buck

    Fitness center!

    What to do for fun

    Coffee shops, Walmart, movies, concerts, plays, not a drinker and find plenty to do!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of repeats and too many carbohydrates.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome! Everyone is very friendly!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but instructors are very welcoming.

    Tips for prospective students

    -get involved -attend all classes -be flexible

    In three sentences

    UW- Stout is a small college with a compact campus in a welcoming community. We are a polytechnic school with a wide variety of majors available. Everyone Is very friendly and I don't feel like I am just a number.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is very welcoming and accepted here.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive and sadly thats something you can't get out of, but I am satisfied with what I am getting out of UW Stout.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and things to do at Stout, so many it would be pointless of me to try to name them.

    Food and Dining

    There is such a wide variety of food and the commons offers good food at a low price.

    Dorm Life

    I have had no problems with my roommate this whole first year, the only thing I miss is having a bathroom to myself.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the time the classes are challenging, but doable with hard work and determination.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take advantage of the office hours teachers have, whether its in person or online. The teachers are the most knowledgable. Also make sure to participate in extracurricular activities, it's a great way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    UW Stout has made college a great experience, not only do they help further your education but also help you to meet new people. All of my professors have been very knowledgable and make learning interesting and more understandable. My favorite part about Stout would be the wide variety of majors to choose from.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of places around to hang out, there is bowling, pool tables, and a rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of food options and the dining hall is always clean

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are old and outdated, but Red Cedar hall is one of the nicest dorms and the community in the dorms is great.

    Academic Rigor

    There are lots of class options and the professors really care for your education

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in Red Cedar Hall North Point is the best dining hall to eat

    In three sentences

    Stout is one of the greatest college campuses. The professors are really knowledgeable and the class sizes are small. The college campus is beautiful and really easy to walk across campus.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do in the area but the school does a pretty good job about informing students about activities going on in town as well as creating their own.

    Food and Dining

    The food is something to get used to, once you do you'll love it. The dining services is also a great place to get a job and earn some extra cash.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place to meet some life long friends. You have to share a room, yes, but you could end up being friends with your roommate. The cleanliness of the dorms varies with each building. The school is currently remodeling a dorm and there are plans to remodel more in the near future.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not very hard to get in to this school but the grading system here is based strictly on what teacher you have. Some are the hardest graders you will ever encounter while others give you an A for showing up to a few classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your roommate as soon as possible when you are assigned one. Don't bring everything you own, leave few things back home.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful and focused school setting. A welcoming environment for anyone who attends. Perfect for the undecided student with all of the majors offered.

  • 06/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They make it so anyone can just walk into any of the halls until 11:00pm which is a little creepy, but we have our very own campus policy who are very friendly and understanding if you are in trouble for drinking or if someone is harassing you!

    Greek Life

    JOIN IT! You meet a lot of people who you may have never have considered even talking to! They also keep you involved in the community and are always there if you need a friend!

    Clubs and Activities

    They have everything! So many activities to pick from! I just wish they had a club dealing with Harry Potter, but maybe next year someone will start one!

    Great for these types of students

    FASHION STUDENTS WANTED, so are business, and health students.

    What to do for fun

    I joined a lot of clubs, like rugby, Yeti Ultimate, Gamma Sigma SIgma and so much more! They have so many activieties to do if you are bored! If you have nothing to do on a Friday night, don't worry! There is a new FREE movie playing every Friday! It is the Life!

    Food and Dining

    Loved it! I could not get enough of the food! I would make wraps, sandwiches, salads, and so much more! Also, the food was unlimited, so you could go back for more sides and deserts!

    Dorm Life

    The showers were a bit sketchy in South Hall, but everywhere else it was great! They had heaters to keep you warm during the winter (which you will want) and all the South campus dorms were right by the academic buildings!

    Academic Rigor

    You must know what you want to do with your life, or else you will end up taking a lot of pointless general education classes. Either explore your options and get a basic idea of what you want to do, or pick one thing and stick with it until you graduate. Good luck!

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your teachers and they will not forget your face, which means more recommendations for the future!

    In three sentences

    In a small town, with a huge nasty lake and a beautiful trail. Not too many students, so the teachers actually know who I am. Stout's ranking would probably end up with an eight, in my eyes.