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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Reviews

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  • 08/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 1 of 67

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    Am enjoying being here

    A lot of students go home on the weekends. Unless you are 21, there isn't much legal entertainment to do off campus. Milwaukee and Madison are less than an hour away though.

    Am learning a lot

    The campus is focused on teaching you the skills you need to get a job. The focus is always looking forward to what you can use. Many of the college of business professors maintain employment outside of the university to stay current with industry standards and practices. This is VERY helpful.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 2 of 67

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    Great for these types of students

    Whitewater is a great school if you are interested in studying anything in the business area.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are seriously considering Whitewater, I would suggest spending a day on campus before you enroll to make sure that the campus and school environment is a fit for you. You should also check out professors online before signing up for their classes. The reviews you find usually give good insight on the teaching and grading style of a professor.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for Whitewater is pretty reasonable. You generally do not have to pay for books because there is a rental system available for students. The pricing for the food isn't that great considering the quality of the food, but it is getting better.

    Am enjoying being here

    Whitewater has a great campus. It is very open and spacious. It takes no more than 15 minutes to walk across campus. Off campus, there is not that much to do unless you are 21. Then you can go to the bars. There is a movie theater and bowling alley off campus. There is a lot to do on campus. The University Center has a movie theater where a different movie plays every weekend for only $1. Every Thursday night different comedians and bands come in to entertain students in the UC. There is also a medium sized bowling alley where students can bowl for $3. If you live in the dorms, programs are put on every week to entertain students.

    Am learning a lot

    Whitewater has a great environment for learning. Class sizes can range from a small number of students to a lecture hall but you are usually able to find classes where you can choose whether or not you want a small or large class size. Most professors know their subjects really well. Occasionally you will come across some who teach a class that is not their specialty and then it is hard to learn because they don’t know what they are talking about. But in general, the professors at Whitewater are very competent and try to be as helpful as they can if a student does not understand something.

  • 01/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 67

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    Bang for the buck

    Whitewater is one of the cheapest all around university schools in Wisconsin. You get the most for your money and it is very well spent. The meal plans are one of the cheapest and you get so many choices to choose from. The tuition is one of the lowest as well. Whitewater provides so many opportunities for the students like complex parties, comedians, or live bands which are all under $5 if not free.

    Am enjoying being here

    I thoroughly enjoy being here. My fellow peers are always around for help with my homework or just to be there as a friend. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I've always found something to do with my time, whether it be bowling, pool, air hockey, or just hanging out with my friends. There's no place I'd rather be.

    Am learning a lot

    At Whitewater, I have learned many things in each of my classes that I truly believe I can actually carry with me for the rest of my life. The classes I've taken for my major have helped me to learn what I need to learn in order to be successful in my future. I have not heard of any other college that prepares their students more than the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does. I have learned more than I ever imagined I would.

  • 01/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 67

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for over achievers, people who want to be involved, or just anyone who want to attend an amazing college. This school is known for its Business degrees, but it also has a lot to offer in the education and theatrics departments.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are on the fence about coming to this school or another business school, I would highly recommend checking out this schools awards for being one of the top ranked business school in the United States. I was completely unaware of how amazing this school was in the Business industry until I was already applied. I beleive that this school is the best choice for anyone who wishes to become a business major. This school offers so much, and trust me, the things you can do in Whitewater are incredible, there are so many opportunities to be had. Don't let this school slip away from your sights, it is an amazing school that is worth your while.

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately for me, I don't have loads of money to pay for college. It's quite hard for me to be able to pay for this college. I work full time during the summer, part-time during school, and I am still coming up short. When this school is compared to other schools, I would say that it is somewhere around the middle in costs of attending. Non-the-less, this is a great school and is completely worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I personally love this campus. I think that it is quite eye appealing at first and then when you come here to attend the college, you'll begin to love it even more. First of all, the campus is amazing, its not too big, but its defiantly not too small either. I love all the buildings, some of them might just blow you away at how technological they are, Hyland Hall. The campus offers so much as well. I love getting involved and being active in everything the campus has to offer. My days never have any lulls in them, they are always consistently filled with fun stuff to do. Dorm life is also quite exciting, I have made so many friends on my floor and we do so many exciting things with each other here on campus. If you want to have fun and learn a lot at college, this is defiantly the place for you.

    Am learning a lot

    I have personally never learned so much in my life. This school is an amazing place to learn, no matter where you are in the campus. The classes are amazing, my personal favorite this past semester being Astronomy 101, I learned so many incredible facts in this class, and I had a lot of fun just taking it too. But lets face it, I didn't learn everything in the classes. A lot of what I learned also took place outside of the class room. When I became involved in activities all over the campus and really worked at all of them, I began to improve on my time management skills, communication skills, and plainly: my people skills. When you go out to get active and get involved in this campus, I guarantee you that you will learn a lot more than you could in any class room. And let me tell you, Whitewater is an amazing campus to learn, both in and out of the class room!!

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to attend an amazing school and experience how great college life is!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus. A lot of people don't like the secluded country feel of the Whitewater campus, even though I personally love it. Madison and Milwaukee are close by, but not walking distance! Visit the departments you think you will be studying in for your major. Remember: Whitewater is a great school for business, education, and special needs, but that doesn't mean you can only major in those subjects! Like any college, all of the departments have to be strong, so check them out! That's why they have tour days almost every month!

    Bang for the buck

    Like any UW school, it's pretty reasonable. I only wish the school offered more scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus! Everyone is so down to earth and friendly. I loved my first week here- the freshman orientation was amazing! Everyone was really geared to helping the incoming students! Because the campus is so small, everything and everyone feels close-knit. I see people I know all the time walking to class! Classes are small, too. No more than 30 kids, except maybe in the GenEd classes, but I'm sure it wouldn't surpass 50.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a music education major, and I feel my professors could answer any question I have in a way I could understand it and get the most out of their answer. All of my professors, not just in the music department, are very conscientious, professional, but also relatable.

  • 10/04/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 67

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    Great for these types of students

    Whitewater is perfect for students who want a great college experience. There's no doubt that you'll have a fun, educational time here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit campus! There's always tour groups going around campus. These tours offer a ton of information about campus and the school itself so you can see if it's the right school for you! Check out the website ---> www.uww.edu

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive so you want to find a college that really gives you the bang for the buck. I think Whitewater is that school. One of the main reasons why I love Whitewater is that there is free printing! You don't have to pay to print off things and you don't even need to supply paper. You can leave your printers at home and save a lot of money because you're not buying a ton of ink or paper. I also love the fact that we have textbook rental. You don't have to buy your books! You have the choice to, but it's not necessary. Friends from other schools had to dish out at least a grand or so for their books, I didn't have to pay a thing!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love Whitewater! The campus is relatively small so it's real easy to get around. Most buildings are only a five to ten minute walk- not bad at all! We have a good amount of restaurants on campus too so eating healthy and having a good amount of choices is never an issue! We're also ranked number 2 in D3 football....who wouldn't like to watch such a great team! Weekends can be kind of dull around here if you're not 21 but there's always something going on somewhere.

    Am learning a lot

    Whitewater definitely offers a great curriculum! The introduction classes even offer a great deal of information and really get in depth with the subject you're studying. The professors are very approachable and any questions you have will definitely be answered. Class sizes are relatively small so you have a chance to get to know your professor and you're not just a number!

  • 12/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business majors and Social Work majors, which Whitewater has strong programs for. Devoted Christians, as Whitewater is a very Christian (and often conservative) campus with many different Christian organizations, and nearby churches.

    Tips for prospective students

    Searching for professors on ratemyprofessors.com is integral because of the huge differences in talent of UW-Whitewater professors. Research study abroad opportunities! Whitewater has many cheap study abroad programs. Visit the school before you apply, if you can.

    Bang for the buck

    Whitewater is a great choice for Wisconsin residents because of its low cost. It also employs a textbook rental service, covered in tuition prices, making all textbooks free to rent. It has the lowest meal plan prices of all UW-system schools (though if you do not use a meal plan, prices of foods on campus are abnormally high).

    Am enjoying being here

    Whitewater is a small campus that is very easy to navigate; walking to class takes me 5 minutes on average, and 15 minutes at most. Classes are also very small, and are taught by professors rather than TAs (though Whitewater's professors can be subpar). However, Whitewater's student environment is less than perfect. Whitewater has a strong partying and drinking culture, and a majority of students have a negative attitude toward classes. Despite most students going home on the weekends, there is always a lot going on at Whitewater: comedians visit every Thursday night, and every weekend a $1 movie is shown in the theater.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater leave much to be desired. As a freshman taking mostly general education classes, most of my professors do not have a strong grasp on the materials they are teaching, and do not seem to care about their students or their subject matter. Even major-specific classes are focused on simply leaning material in order to pass the course, rather than learning something to use in the future. However, Whitewater's Japanese program is stellar, and I have heard only positive things about its business classes. In short, the quality of Whitewater classes is completely dependent on the subject area and the specific professor.

  • 10/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 67

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    Am enjoying being here

    This campus is amazing. There is a lot to do and they try to get you involved as much as possible.

  • 07/05/2012

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 67

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do on campus. They have a bolling ally, movie theater, you can see plays for half off, or places you can just settle down and play pool or watch TV.

    Food and Dining

    Whitewater has a lot of places were you can eat at on campus. they have a all you can eat buffet were you can use your meal plan card, swipe it and eat all the food that you want to. there another place called the UC were you can eat and to me they have the best food in there, but the catch is that you can not use your meal plan but you have to pay for the food. But it is worth it. then they have little dinning places were you can use your meal plan and get like a sandwich or something to drink if you are not that hungry or on the go.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms is one of the best place about the campus. It has enough space for you and your roommate and sometimes it feel like you are living in a little apartment. But the best dorm is Steirn because it is a little apartment. You have four people staying in one dorm but everybody has their own individual room. then you have a bathroom, kitchen, and living room all in this one space. So you do not have to go down the hall to the bathroom or down the stairs to the kitchen or a place to sit down and watch TV.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone wants the best for you when it comes up to academic. professor has special hours when students can come for help or you can e-mail them if you cant come during those hours and ask for other hours that you can come and meet with them with a problem or something that you do not understand. Whitewater also has a organization called The Learning Community for anyone who needs help with studying skills or to have a good background in your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to always stay on top of your academic and when you have that done then join organizations and have fun.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Wisconsin- Whitewater to me is the best school in the state of Wisconsin. Whitewater has the best business program then any college in the state of Wisconsin. Whitewater is also a place were the people is friendly and it also has a nice and clam atmosphere for college students and people who want the best place to raise a family.

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 67

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    Campus Safety

    The police are excellent without being too much of buzz killers. I feel safe walking around campus at any hour and their is always people on duty to walk you where ever if you are afraid or lonely!

    Greek Life

    Decent greek life, but the campus doesn't solely focus on what they do. It's more about the students as a whole, not those few in frats and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there isn't already a club or activity that you want, simply make it yourself. It's easy and fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Excellent business school! One of the best in the nation. So if you are thinking about accounting, finance, or general business, Whitewater is the place for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whitewater is shrouded in the paranormal. With the Witches Tower to the Esker graveyard, sight seeing and mystery are abound!

    Bang for the buck

    Great education and environment for the price you are paying. I love it here and you won't worry as much about your wallet.

    What to do for fun

    Check with your RA's for fun on campus stuff! Or, simply walk around. Eventually, you'll run into people doing something interesting and you can just join in!

    Food and Dining

    Some of the on-campus dining sites aren't good, but if you are willing to walk a little farther there are brand new dining halls and excellent off campus dining options!

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is friendly and no one is placed by major or age. You get to meet all sorts of people from every walk of life imaginable!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not overly taxing, but if you do not study you will not do well. Again, going to class helps a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! Showing up does wonders for your GPA. If you start out with good grades, they are easier to keep up than trying to dig yourself out of a hole

    In three sentences

    Very good education and excellent, hands on teachers. Small campus with a large campus feel. Lots of places for study and play--you should not be bored on this campus!

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 67

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    Campus Safety

    I have never experienced anything against my safety. There are blue emergency buttons everywhere, but have not heard of anyone using them. I have walked around after class at night, and have felt pretty safe! Just use your common sense, and stick to the well-lit areas :)

    Greek Life

    Amazing! I was friends with people from all sorts of sororities and fraternities, and all were welcome and friendly. Check it out!

    Clubs and Activities

    Sororities and fraternities abound! There is a fit for everyone here. :) Also clubs that are involved in the environment, foreign languages, you name it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This place is haunted! Check out the cemeteries, Wells Towers, Fricker hall if you want a spooky experience.

    Bang for the buck

    I had a lot of fun at this college, but also put in a lot of work. For me to be more satisfied with my education, I would love to see more real-world experience worked into the majors, as well as externships made available.

    What to do for fun

    The UC features movies every week for $1-before they are released on dvd. Dances are held, karaoke nights, moonlight bowling, and travelling comedians appear. We once had the band Quietdrive perform! Keep an eye out for flyers around campus!

    Food and Dining

    I heard they added new stuff to the dining areas, and an all-you-can-eat buffet is available on one side of campus. Make sure you get a meal plan though, 'cause this stuff is expensive!

    Dorm Life

    Like I said, live in the dorms! They just added new suites, so there are definitely a lot of options here.

    Academic Rigor

    The biology classes are hard. HARD. Expect to work late into the night on a project, and even later on tests. The teachers are great, nice, funny, but their classes are definitely difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms! It will get you to meet people you never would have, plus will provide a great transition from living at home to living on your own. Show up to class! You are paying for this college, so you might as well live up to it. This is a party school; however, there are plenty of ways to meet people and have fun without indulging in illegal activities. Remember, academics is the number 1 priority.

    In three sentences

    A smaller college with a great Letters and Sciences building. You will love being able to walk everywhere easily. It has many opportunities for volunteering, or joining clubs/organizations.

  • 01/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business Majors Education Majors

    Tips for prospective students

    -Don't assume that because it is a rural location that there is nothing to do besides drink or go home on the weekends

    Bang for the buck

    Whitewater is known for business and education. The campus is very nice as well as the students and teachers here. The football team is excellent and going to the games is free for students. It is a very nice setting to learn.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is alot to do on campus if you get involved. There are movies shown each week and many activities that students can participate in at the University Center. It does empty out on the weekends and there is a lot of drinking on the Thursdays, but there are other things to do. Also Whitewater is close to Madison and Milwaukee so you can travel to either city relatively easily.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the teachers here are nice and really care about what they are teaching. However, there are some bad teachers so ask others students who have taken the classes and use sites like ratemyprofessor.com when choosing classes.

  • 02/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can benefit from an education at UWW. There truly is something for everyone here on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If at all possible, join a learning community. I am a part of a learning community and as a result have formed a close group of friends. The learning communities are especially helpful when scheduling and studying because of the fact that you have people that you know already in your classes.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a wide range of activities to participate in on campus that are generally free of charge to students. The dorms are very nice and the meal plans and dining dollars are accepted at most places around campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The diversity of the people on campus at UWW is amazing. Being here already I have met so many people, all with diffrent views. I believe that being a part of such a diverse student body has helped me to become more accepting of others and their differences.

    Am learning a lot

    I am pursuing a major in elementary education and I really enjoy the classes that I am taking here at UWW. I have learned a lot already as a second semester freshman and, through the classes I have taken, realized that I would like to minor in special education. The general education credits that are necessary help to provide a broader range of education outside of students' majors.

  • 05/11/2011

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Education and business majors.

  • 05/12/2011

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I think that I will enjoy attending this school. The campus is wonderful and all of the students I have meet were very nice and helpful.

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business especially-Whitewater has a renown business school. I'm liking just about all of my classes though, not just the business ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour--the university offers a pretty good one, and you'll get a good sense of what the university has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Public schools tend to be less expensive, but UWW has cheap meal plans, textbook rentals, and a compact campus means there's no need to bring a car.

    Am enjoying being here

    Lots of things to do, including an excellent athletics program. Tons of clubs--there is truly something for everyone here.

    Am learning a lot

    Lots of interesting course offerings in multiple fields, and the professors are well qualified and know their stuff.

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A lot of people rave about Whitewater's great Business program, and it's true that it's impressive. I would also have to argue however, that this school is great for many more majors than that. Like I said previously, in the Music Department, the faculty are great as well as the resources needed to be a music major (like practice rooms) are all in good condition- complete with NEW pianos. I know people that are all sorts of majors, from Marine Biology to Accounting to Theatre and I haven't heard once a complaint about insufficient resources for their major here at Whitewater. I would say that this University is great for the type of student willing to work hard, as well as make some friends and have some fun while here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest making a visit to the campus before deciding on any school. See if campus is the right size for you (the longest walk you'll have to make to cross campus, if you're ever unlucky enough to have that schedule, is 15 minutes.) Check out the detailed and helpful website (uww.edu) that I know I still use on a regular basis to figure things out or check my schedule or grades. If you're a recently accepted student, check your email OFTEN and get psyched for the coming year!

    Bang for the buck

    Whitewater has reasonably-priced tuition. We don't have to pay for textbooks, apart from a couple now and then, because we have a textbook rental building. It is SO convenient and saves a lot of money. Being required to live on campus for the first two years can be a pain, but you can get out of that quite easily, if you'd prefer, by signing a couple forms. I recently thought that our meal plan was expensive, but I guess it turns out that it's reasonably priced compared to bigger universities like UW-Madison. The food is not excellent, but you can also choose the option of getting the Dining Dollars plan, in which you use your money for food as you need it, be that on food to make in your dorm like Mac n Cheese that you buy from Drumlin, or buffet-style food from Esker.

    Am enjoying being here

    I think Whitewater is beautiful, first of all, particularly in the Springtime. Some people say that everyone goes home on the weekends, but that's not true anymore. There's a lot to do in Whitewater, though it's a small town. During football season, our games (on Saturdays usually) are always a good time, because our team is so good (Division 3 Champions!) In the University Center, there is a bowling alley, $1 movies shown nearly every weekend that are fun and CURRENT movies, good food like UNO's pizza, and comedians or bands to listen to on Thursday nights. If you live in a dorm, your floor will have weekly activities going on like Game Night or S'mores parties, where it's easy to make friends. In town there are also things to do like check out the library or thrift shops, get a tattoo downtown, go for a walk along the beach, get a bite to eat at one of the diners in town, or get a drink at one of the bars if you're of age. Whitewater does seem to have a ritual called Thirsty Thursday. If you're not a partier however, don't worry. People don't usually get too crazy- unless it's Homecoming.

    Am learning a lot

    At the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, it's been easy to ensure that I'm actually learning useful things. I do think that with hard work, you could learn a lot from any situation, but at UW-W, it's not difficult. I'm majoring in Music Education and the Music faculty at this campus are really great- helpful and really good at what they do. I've had about four General Education classes as well, and I can't complain about one professor. Maybe I've been lucky, but I really have had all great professors. Willing to talk to you outside of class during their office hours, prompt at replying to emails, and overall welcoming. I'm fortunate enough to have a plan and decided major already, so learning a lot at this point is not too difficult.

  • 09/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Could be a bit cheaper, but it's cheaper than Madison.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the beautiful campus and my great professors. The student organizations are nice, though I don't personally have time for them.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are great and understanding, as well as good at presenting information.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who grew up away from the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your a city person don't attend here, Alot of people get homesick.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a decent price.

    Did enjoy being here

    All there is to do here is to go to class and to your friends dorm and to your dorm, no other entertainment under the age 21.

    Did learn a lot

    The teachers here are really there for you and the class sizes are usually small.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It really couldn't be safer. There's numerous levels of security roaming around campus from the campus security to the local police. They also have these emergency flashing blue lights mounted on posts equipped with a button to dial 911 set up all over campus, in case you should ever need it. At night, the campus is also pretty well lit.

    Greek Life

    A lot of people will argue that Greek life isn't very abundant and doesn't play a very big role on campus. I couldn't disagree more. Once you're in the Greek system, you will meet hundreds of really awesome people and it will seem like everyone you run into will have some sort of Greek affiliation. There aren't many chapters to choose from, but it is growing and new ones are popping up every year. Even if you don't think you're the sorority or fraternity type, I would strongly recommend trying it out. There really is no better way to become involved on campus, get some philanthropy and community service under your belt, and make really wonderful connections, not to mention the friends and memories you will make. You will also never be bored on weekends again because there is almost always something going on via the Greek community. I was totally lost when I first came to college and joining a sorority made the largest impact in helping me adjust.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's just about everything under the sun--music, art, religion, politics, majors--there's probably a club for it. And if not, start one. There's plenty of intramurals or team sports and really great facilities for them.

    Great for these types of students

    UW-Whitewater is acceptable for anyone whether it be race, religion, gender, major, political views, or any stereotype, as long as they're friendly. A majority of the students here are friendly and open and just looking to have a good college experience. Anyone wanting to go into business would also benefit from going here because I hear UWW has a killer business program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a lot of wonky things on campus. For instance, there is a 'gum wall' stretching from one end of campus to the other. It's really just a fence (which borders a grave yard) that became customary for everyone to put their used gum on. Whitewater likes to keep it classy. Also, the entire campus is said to be haunted. There's rumors that it was once a school for witches--believe at your own discrepancy. One of the best places on campus is Jitters, a student run frozen beverage lounge, located in Wells Towers. They are notorious for their delicious frozen creation known as the Oreogasm.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the other state schools, this is one of the cheapest--and they're renovating and improving it all of the time. The campus is nice, the people are friendly, and when it comes down to undergraduate academics, it's the same as it is anywhere. So save your money, finish undergrad, or general education classes at the least, and then transfer if you must.

    What to do for fun

    Contrary to common belief, there is much fun to be had on weekends (if you know where to look -wink-). The University Center puts on all sorts of events and shows. There's also a movie theatre and bowling downtown. If you're really looking for something to get involved in, I would strongly recommend going Greek because you meet so many people, gain a lot of connections, and I can guarantee that you will never be stuck in your dorm, alone, on weekends.

    Food and Dining

    It's not the greatest but what can you expect? Esker has weird hours and is closed by 7 pm. Fortunately for all of those people who eat late, Prairie Street Market (customarily dubbed P-Street), is open until 2 am and serve subs, hamburgers, chicken, fries, soup, and salad, along with your basic gas station-esque items like chips, candy, soda, frozen dinners and whatnot.

    Dorm Life

    The biggest lessons I can take from my first year of college don't come from the classroom, but from living with a complete stranger in a small cube. I tried to be friends with my roommate but ended up hating her. But it taught me a lot of things and I believe all freshmen should live in the dorms for a year because it gives you tons of opportunities to make new friends and memories. It is essential to getting into the groove of college. The dorms at UWW aren't the nicest depending on where you are staying (like the towers) but they have been renovating and upgrading recently. Knilans is probably the cleanest with the best bathrooms. The student groups and resident assistants work hard to put on activities and make the dorms feel like a home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here can vary depending on your major and what classes you are taking. The general education classes can be a bit of a joke if you did well in high school. But once those are out of the way, you get into classes that people take seriously and ones that you are probably interested in. In general, classes are relatively easy as long as you show up and make an effort. Also, to avoid terrible professors, I like to use ratemyprofessor.com.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus and get a feel for it. You may seem put off at the prospect of going to a smaller school and one that doesn't have as much hype as UW-Madison, but UW-Whitewater offers a close community and friendly vibe in that you will always run into someone you know no matter where you go and it is very easy to meet new people. My advice is to just give it a chance.

    In three sentences

    UWW is an outstanding school due to its ability to cater to all types of students, its size, and its dynamic and stimulating student life. The university's size is small enough to allow for comfortable navigation around campus, and it also aids in that student to professor ratios are small--giving the student the opportunity to have closer relations and more access to academic assistance. There is also an abundance of activities outside of the classroom; UWW features hundreds of student organizations, sports, and even Greek life.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    in comparison to other 4 year schools in the area, you can't beat the bang for the buck at uww. for the same program at uw-madison i would be paying 4-6 times the cost of tuition. uw-whitewater prides itsself on the quality of education for the cost.

    What to do for fun

    since i don't live on campus, i don't join many extracurricular activities but there are a number of sports teams to join for all ability levels. there are also student organizations for just about anything and everything you can imagine!

    Food and Dining

    does not apply- i do not eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    does not apply- i do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    my classes are appropriately challenging. the professors are all available to help on a regular basis. i don't feel overwhelmed by the amount of work, but also feel challenged enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for and tour as many campuses as possible. you will know if it is the right one for you when you're there. don't slack off in your first couple semesters. you will probably need a 2.5 or better to get into the upper level courses and will regret your poor performance when it prevents you from getting in!

    In three sentences

    the campus may be smaller, but the education is top notch. i feel like my teachers are genuinely concerned with my academic performance and are willing to help me succeed. there are unlimited resources and no reason not to do well at uw-whitewater.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    whitewater is a very nice campus as i said before. the price is also very inexpensive being cheaper out of state than most in state illinois schools.

    What to do for fun

    there is a bunch of things to do for fun around here. you can go bowling for like $2 or play pool and darts for free. you can also join a club or play intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    the food at whitewater is amazing. there is several on campus dinning places that all serve great quality food. i never have to leave campus for food because it is so good on campus.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very nice. it is quiet when you want to sleep and everyone is friendly. i love the dorms here because they are very clean and beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    all the classes here are great. it is school so you must learn and this is by far the best learning environment i have been to. all of the buildings are kept clean and full of helpful administrators.

    In three sentences

    whitewater is a very nice school. all of the teachers and administrators are friendly and enjoyable. i love it here and am not going anywhere else.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    get involved.

    Food and Dining

    the food i have eaten on campus has been disgusting.

    Dorm Life

    i dont live on campus so i cant really rate this.

    Tips for prospective students

    take it seriously. you won't do well if you go in thinking college is all about partying. the kids that do are the ones who either drop out or have to change their majors.

    In three sentences

    tons of class options. tons of groups to get involved in. hard to make friends if you're not on campus.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about greek life, but they are very inviting.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of different things to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    The UC is a great place to figure out what is going on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a fence where everyone sticks there gum on it. It's disgusting but it's history.

    Bang for the buck

    Go to events on campus. You already paid for them.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty things to do on campus and most of them are free. For example bowling, play pool or other arcade games. There are also movies and live music.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay. Of course if you eat the same thing all the time, you'll get sick of it. So make sure you try new things.

    Dorm Life

    Your dorm is your family on campus. You do everything with them so don't be shy when they reach out to you. Everyone has fun in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are a big deal but as long as you listen in lectures and pay attention to your syllabus, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    This college is exactly what every student should experience. It is welcoming and easy-going. No one feels out of place here.

  • 04/13/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Never have I felt in harm. It is in the middle of nowhere so unless you consider a stray cow dangerous, there isn't much to worry about.

    Clubs and Activities

    Division III Champs for Football and Basketball for the guys. Also offers many intermural sports for the average athlete like me.

    Bang for the buck

    Fairly cheap compared to other in-state schools

    Food and Dining

    I ate at one of the halls on my tour. I have heard mixed reviews from past students and current ones, but for the most part it is good.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard Whitewater is a commuter school, where on the weekends the place empties out. Most students head over to either Madison or Milwaukee which is fine with me.

    In three sentences

    The whole campus was well organized and easy to get around. The tour guides were very energetic and helpful. The whole place had a cool vibe about it.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 67

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    Campus Safety

    If you're ever walking on campus alone at night and feel unsafe or afraid for any reason, you can call the campus police and they will come escort you to your dorm. There are police patrols on campus, and I have never felt unsafe, even when walking across campus alone after dark (campus is well lit and the police patrol often).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is some lore about witches in Whitewater, and some dorms on our campus are part of the Witches Triangle which is formed by three cemeteries in Whitewater. Places in this triangle are said to be haunted. If you're curious, go to Google and search witches of whitewater.

    Bang for the buck

    Whitewater has a lot to offer future students, and it's one of the cheapest University of Wisconsin schools.

    What to do for fun

    Because Whitewater is a small town with a college plopped in the middle of it, a common complaint we hear is there's nothing to do! BUT if you're not lazy and actually take advantage of the fun things we have on campus (bowling, $1 movies, floor events, campus wide events, or dorm events) you can have a really good time with friends. Also, if you have a car, Janesville is a popular place to visit (a bigger city about 20mins away by driving like a college student...). In Janesville there is a mall, many restaurants, and a few shops.

    Food and Dining

    There are many eating options on campus. On the west side, there are two options where you can use meal plans: a small place with sub sandwiches and burgers, and one set of stairs above this, a buffet-style dining hall. On the east side of campus, there is a dining hall that offers burgers, subs, burritos, pizza, and a healthy eating station that has different food each day (I believe this dining hall will be under construction soon to make another buffet style hall along with the current options). There are also meal options in the University Center.

    Dorm Life

    It's easy and fun to meet a lot of people in the dorms. There are dorm clusters on two sides of the campus: east and west. On the west side there is a building that holds 1/3 of the campus population. The dorms in this side of campus tend to be more social and loud (the party side, if you will). On the east side of campus is a group of buildings called the six pack. These dorms tend to be much quieter. I have lived on both sides of campus and enjoyed them both. If you're looking for a quiet dorm where you can study 24/7, choose a dorm from the six pack on the east side. If you're looking for somewhere you can meet a lot of people right off the bat (but still have time for studying, of course. Also you can go to the library if you don't like studying in your dorm!), choose the west side of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This question depends on the class. Certainly we have tough classes, but it also depends on the professor. Some general education course difficulty levels can vary depending on which professor you have. Once you get into the higher level classes, you better watch your back because they get tough! Stay on top of coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Introduce yourself to everyone during the first week! It will save you from awkward elevator rides and horrible silences in the hallways. Don't slack off your freshman year. Once you get into the habit of Oh, I'll do it later, it's hard to break.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 67

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    Campus Safety

    The town of Whitewater itself is very safe, rarely anything happens around here crime-wise. Granted, I still don't recommend walking around downtown at 1 in the morning by yourself; you still need to exercise common sense. Luckily, the main paths on campus are always well lit and every couple of yards they have a emergency thing you can press if anything goes down. The University Police also offers escorts if you're feeling nervous, just call their hotline and it's all good.

    Greek Life

    Lots of Greek stuff, even though I'm not in it, they've got one for everyone too...music ones, guy ones, girl ones, ones for African-Americans, honors ones...the list goes on and on.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sooo many clubs!! Black Student Union, Christian Clubs, Knitting Club, Optimist Club, Habitat for Humanity, DECA, Intramurals, Club and Varsity Sports, and everything in between. And I mean EVERYTHING.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to make friends and expand your horizons, socially, emotionally, academically...etc. So pretty much everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Plan-it-purple is a rite of passage for every new freshman, and it's pretty fun when you get to run through the football field and you're basically running through this huge tunnel of people who are all giving you high fives. It's pretty sweet! The big spirit ralley is good times too, and you get to literally get to paint the road purple with all your fellow freshman.

    Bang for the buck

    Whitewater undoubtedly offers the best education around here for the best price. College is never cheap, but it's the most moderately priced UW school; and keep in mind the 100's of student orgs, fantastic gym facility, and excellent atmosphere, its well worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Whitewater is known to have a good time, and this is true; but it doesn't always mean there's alcohol involved. Trust me when I say that you can make friends there without having to puke your guts out. The RA's (resident assistants) and complex directors are always setting up free stuff for the residents, and if you're not into that, there's always stuff to do at the University Center, from bowling to pool to videogames. They have comedians and bands come there a lot too, every week there's always someone new there. They show movies at the UC for just $1, they show movies that are just about to go to DVD and I'd highly recommend you going to one, I saw a lot of great movies there.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on which side of campus you're on, (in this case the East side) you can go to Esker Dining Hall (a traditional all-you-can-eat experience) or Prairie Street Market, which has fresh made-to-order subs and burgers too. On the west side is Drumlin, which isn't all you-can-eat, but is going to be remodeled starting this fall...and I've heard it's going to be a lot better than it used to be. At the UC they have a coffee shop/bakery and smoothie place, they have Uno Due Go which has burgers, pizza, and stuff like that. The Commons area also serves breakfast and lunch. (I think they have a sub place up there too.) Around campus they have tons of places, mostly fast food chains like Culvers, Pizza Hut, and Mcdonalds...the usual campus hotspots. They also have some great Mexican and Asian food too (that aren't chains.) Downtown they have some pretty good local spots like Rosa's Pizza and Jessica's Family Restaurant. Their food is great, but best of all their prices are adjusted for a college students' tight budget.

    Dorm Life

    The first thing I would recommend is if you know what program you want to go into before you start classes, go into a learning community. It really eases the transition from high school to college; you meet people who are into the same things as you are, it's a great launching pad for meeting other people. Even if you don't decide to be in one of those, just keep your door open that first week; it literally opens up doors of opportunity (sorry for the pun) for you and potential friends you may meet on your floor/building.

    Academic Rigor

    Completely depends on the professor and how serious you are about your studies; it's amazing how different a class can be when the teacher is different. You can either take classes with a teacher who passes everyone, or you can take one with a teacher that you'll actually learn from. I got a mix of both, and both kinds really helped me along my academic path.

    Tips for prospective students

    It sounds lame, but GET INVOLVED!! I was a bit of a shut-in my first semester, but after I got involved with my student org (Campus Crusade for Christ) I met so many new friends, and got a chance to tighten bonds with friends I had already known before. Want the best college experience possible? It's simple really; get as much scholarship and grant money as possible, then get involved with something, it beats staying in your dorm; I can tell you that from experience.

    In three sentences

    Whitewater is known for its phenomenal Business and Education programs, but the truth is, it's all around an excellent college for any Major, from Music and Theater to Nursing and Video Game Design. It's just the right size, located in a great community, and it'll be guaranteed that as soon as you're done with your freshman year, you'll want to keep coming back.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    JOIN GROUPS! Look at the advertisements around campus, check your college emails and pay attention to what's going on in the area. You can meet friends, find fun things to do and discover new interests.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the greatest, but the subs are really good at P-Street and Drumlin.

    Dorm Life

    Although the dorms are small, there are many floor activities to get involved in and many ways to meet the people you live with. Living in a freshman only dorm during your first year is an excellent way to meet other people who are new to coillege as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved in different groups and activities. It's a great way to find friends, network and discover new talents or interests.

    In three sentences

    Interactive, Hospitable, Homey

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 67

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    Campus Safety

    It is a well-lit, open campus. The emergency buttons are located throughout the school in easy to get places in-case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is full of spark. So many people are introduced to the idea, including me. Its the biggest thing on campus to get involved in and looks great in your future.

    Great for these types of students

    Whitewater is great for many types of students, especially students with disabilities and students interested in Greek Life.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Whitewater is around $22,000 a year for out of state, its one of the cheaper schools available. Its well worth the money spent.

    What to do for fun

    Whitewater may be a small town but there is all sorts of things to do. Walking downtown and looking at the little shops on Main St. or even going to the family owned restaurants was always a good way to spend time with friends. Also Greek life added extra entertainment, if you wanted to join. There was also events on campus (organizations, fundraisers, etc.) and even movies for $1

    Food and Dining

    Although I am a picky eater, the food was not all that bad. There is many choices for sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, etc. My favorite thing to eat was Make your own Stirfry at Esker.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life made my college experience so much more enjoyable. I created such great relationships with the people on my floor and wouldn't have liked it any other way. The dorms are easy going and the RA's are really social. There is nothing in life that will ever be like the Dorms again.

    Academic Rigor

    The rooms, library, and other school related places were easy to get to, and comfortable. The best thing is probably the fact that most classes are from the size of 20 to 40 students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in mind that college is made to further your education. There is a time and place for fun, but when it comes down to your future, you must study!

    In three sentences

    Whitewater is a college that makes a person feel at home. It is safe, relaxing, fun, and the curriculum is wonderful. Its also affordable and flexible.

  • 06/28/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is very friendly. If you call them they will come pick you up and escort you back to your dorm or wherever you need to go if you don't feel comfortable walking alone! They're always on patrol.

    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling alley, $1 movies (come directly from movie theater after they finish their run there), parties, a little bit of everything.

    Food and Dining

    There's MANY places to eat!

    Tips for prospective students

    If living on campus, complete your housing contract as soon as you get accepted. You have a better chance of getting the building you're looking for.

    In three sentences

    Has lots of things for students to do on campus. Teachers are respectful and understanding. Classes cover interesting material.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The UC has movies and bowling as well as sponsored activities that are fun to get to know your fellow classmates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save money in high school for college-as much as you can!

    In three sentences

    UW-Whitewater is the perfect size school in a town that makes you feel safe. The campus is beautiful and friendly. Classes are a small size which makes learning easier and rewards you.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A couple of years ago this campus was not nearly as safe as it is now. There were many vandalism and violent assaults, however, the campus police have almost the entire campus under surveillance now including inside most buildings. An officer is usually somewhere within a couple hundred yards of you, however, the campus still feels police free because they blend very well. That is until you get pulled over, in which case no less than two squad cars will pull you over.

    Greek Life

    There are many Fraternities and Sororities to choose from and they all pretty much own houses along Prairie Street so block parties are common. For the most part the Greek clubs are unnoticeable unless they are by the University Center raising money or riding firetrucks around Whitewater.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus there is no problem finding one to go to and meet other students. Activities, though, fall short as most take place on the weekends when everyone goes home.

    Great for these types of students

    Business or Letters and Sciences students will use the two newest and nicest buildings on campus. All others will be using buildings that look like they are from the early 1900s, because they are. Students that enjoy partying are also encouraged to go here as the bars in Whitewater are the only real activity in town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University Center in the middle of campus is the place to be for meeting people. There is always something happening there every night of the week. It serves a rather good breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus bowling, pool, free XBOX and Wii and a downstairs stage. Football games are extremely popular on Saturdays as the football program is, well, the best in the nation.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not terrible and for the price the campus offers a pretty good package. Unfortunately, the separate room and board and dining expenses, both of which will take on an additional $1,000+, do not offer very much value and the dining particularly feels like a rip off. Parking is also expensive and even having a parking pass does not guarantee you are safe from tickets.

    What to do for fun

    The campus tries very hard to fill the void of activities that the city of Whitewater has with sports, dances, and many clubs. These, however, are still on campus and are sponsored by the campus so they tend to be very packed or deserted both of which can be less exciting. The only hot spots off of campus is the downtown bar area. Other than those most students travel to other surrounding towns such as Jefferson or Janesville or simply go home on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Avoid Esker Hall dining. It is all you can eat buffet, however, severely over or under cooked food, particularly chicken, is a daily occurrence. Food in the University Center is very good, however, it is expensive. Drumlin Hall and P-Street Cafe have similar food which is OK but selection is either a burger or sub, everyday. Drumlin Hall is closed for the 2012-2013 school year. Only eat at Esker Hall on their occasional steak and shrimp nights as it is cooked right.

    Dorm Life

    The campus has made it known for a couple of years now that it has more students than dorms available so be prepared to possibly spend a semester in a lounge with 5 other people. The Resident Assistants (RAs) are generally nice, however, they tend to not keep residents quite or enforce any quiet hours rules except during exams. On Thursdays do not plan on getting sleep whether you are a party person or not. Most dorms have been renovated recently however some still do not have elevators. If there is a tree by your window keep your window shut if your not in the room as squirrels will break through the screen and destroy your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very structural and getting in touch with professors and fellow classmates is very easy thanks to what is called D2L. There are only a few classes everyone has to take: World of the Arts, which is basically an art appreciation class. Not overly difficult but can be boring at times. Individual and Society, this class can be easy or hard depending on the professor. Use RateMyProfessor to pick your favorite professor or this class will hurt you. It is basically a social studies class for college students. Communications, this is the most dreaded class. Yes, you have to give speeches, however, you only must give 5 of them and only in front of a few people and only one must be memorized. The classes is weighted nicely so that you can get a decent grade even with bad speeches. Besides these three classes all others are according to degree but most are still easy and the difficult ones you will receive very good support.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to live in what is called The six-pack. It smells the least, is closer to the academic buildings and has better food. If your not a Business or Letters and Sciences student be prepared to use rather old buildings Get a parking pass. Parking services are very on top of meters and parking lots While the difference between meal plans, dining dollars, Purple Points, and My Meals may be confusing now it is easy to learn. Textbook rental is a huge money saver, however, many professors use supplement readings that are expensive from the bookstore so look off campus if possible The campus supported employment website (http://www.uww.edu/career/hawkjobs.php) is barren of jobs and is rarely updated Be prepared to travel as this campus is in a very small town in the middle of nowhere (nearest Starbucks is Janesville, WI) Toppers and Pizza Hut offer late night delivery specials until 4am After snowfall give the campus a day or two to clean the roads, parking lots, and sidewalks Almost every class has a free tutor available. Use them if you need them because your technically paying for them anyway.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very kept up, clean, and for the most part well run. Fine details such as the dining plans, strict parking, and odd smell can be turn offs, however, time helps adjust to these factors. The professors are very professional and passionate to teach if you manage to get one that speaks English as a primary language.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police on campus. and emergence stands that alarm the police.

    Greek Life

    Great Greek life. Everyone is involved in camppus life and donating for charities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sororitys and Frats, Academic Clubs, Choir, and much more

    What to do for fun

    You have movie on Friday- Sunday ( mostly somewhat new movies that are not in theatre anymore but not on dvd yet.) Parties, Bowling Pool ( both swimming and actual Pool.) and much more

    Food and Dining

    Food kind of sucks and if you eat too much of it, you'll get sick.

    Dorm Life

    Great bed lofts that can help create more space inside your dorm room. Neighbors were really great. ( Note: Yoy are able to hear you neighbors through the electrical outlets. So dont be loud if you dont want yoru neighbors to know.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Sometimes weekendds are extremely boring. Make a lot of friends.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. Best business school ever.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 67

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Whitewater is a very safe place to go to school. Not only are there patrolmen keeping watch for suspicious activity 24/7, but there are also bright blue lights scattered around campus with a button on each one that contacts campus police and 911 if necessary when you push it. Each light is within a short running distance from each other, so say, worst case scenario, you were being chased at night. All you have to do is hit the button as you run past the lights and the alarm on the lights go off to alert people outside on campus and the police.

    Greek Life

    There is the NPHC (Divine Nine, historically black Greeks) and the PHC (other fraternities and sororities) as well as Greek letter organizations like Theta Alpha Phi (a fraternity for Theatre majors, both men and women). All Greeks are very involved on campus and help out in the Whitewater community as well as surrounding cities.

    Clubs and Activities

    When I say there is something for everyone at UWW, I mean it! There are well over 300 clubs and organizations at UWW, including NPHC and PHC Greeks. There's clubs for dance (Mexican, Modern, Hip Hop), longboarding, accounting, karate, bowling, poetry, art, theatre, paganism, women, men, mothers, fathers, you name it, they got it. If there's a club you want to start, all you need is three people and a staff member willing to be your advisor. Also, each club has a constitution, so the members are always treated fairly.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletic, Artistic, Social, Caring, Motivated, Professional, Musical, Business-like, Positive, Open-minded, Spiritual

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a tradition Warhawk students have. There is a cemetery on a hill on campus surrounded by a fence. It is tradition for students to put their chewed gum on the fence wires when they walk by. People have been doing this for years and I don't know why or when this tradition started, but there are no signs of it stopping.

    Bang for the buck

    Whitewater has a lot to offer for how inexpensive and small it is. It's not overpriced. I am paying my own way through school, and the only help I get is from scholarships and financial aid and I'm managing.

    What to do for fun

    If you're looking for a drug and alcohol-free environment, any event the RA's put on, or anything that is held in a building on campus is a safe bet. If not, the nearest party (likely to be shut down by midnight) is less than a block away. There are plenty of parties and gatherings to go to on the weekends, especially if you have friends from different groups of people. The University Center has a constant flow of comedians, musicians, poets, bands and magicians every weekend. The Event Crew has movie showings in the UC every weekend, too. There are also plays put on by the students.

    Food and Dining

    Just like any other town, there are some good places to eat, and there are some places you'd rather avoid. On campus, the best spots to eat are Uno's (pizza, wings, etc), P.Street (burgers, subs, small market) and Drumlin (Mexican, subs, pizza, ballpark foods, etc). Jitter's (located on the main floor of one of the dorms) is a volunteer-run cafe that sells shakes, coffee, and spritzers. Off campus, Rosa's, Topper's, Rocky Rococo's and The Sweet Spot are just a few places amongst the slew of eateries around the town.

    Dorm Life

    Just the word dorm sounds boring, but the Resident Assistants at Whitewater put on events, give you treats and help you out with anything and everything. RA's really try to keep the dorms moving and promote socialization and fun, without drugs or alcohol.

    Academic Rigor

    The University has a broad selection of courses and plenty of options for class times and professors. Classes range from extremely easy (Bowling) to Why-Would-Anyone-Take-This-Class hard (insert level 500 math/science class here). There is something for everyone at Whitewater. The only classes WW doesn't offer is pre-med and culinary.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour and talk to strangers! Ask students (other than the tour guides) about the school. Shadow a student for a day and see what going to Whitewater is really like. Asking is one thing, experiencing it is another.

    In three sentences

    UWW is a medium-sized college in the center of a few great surrounding cities with a very diverse campus. The people are open-minded and accepting of themselves and each other. There's always something to do, and there's always someone to do something with.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of great clubs and activities to get involved in.

    What to do for fun

    Whitewater has a bowling alley and offers movies every week that are always newly released. There is always some sporting event to go to and cheer on Whitewater!

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining places on campus, all of them offer a multitude of options. The meal plans are a little confusing in the beginning, but they don't take long to figure out. Uno's is the best! Definitely try Uno's!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are Awesome! There are groups that organize fun activities for each floor, helping you to get to know your floor and in your dorm. People always have their doors open so you can stop in and say hi.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are usually tough. There are no easy A's. But the professors are always willing to help, and if you put in the work, they'll make sure you get a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are tons of options for food and activities, so you'll never be bored. And varsity sports at Whitewater are awesome! Be sure to check out a football game in the fall!

    In three sentences

    UW-W is a great place to get an top notch education without Ivy League costs. It is a medium sized campus in a small town just minutes away from Madison and Milwaukee. Classes are tough, but the professors care and will take the time to help you with questions.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    A club for every major. Join at least one.

    Great for these types of students

    The library is open until 2 am with lots of resources to help wiith school and planning.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is great for all the activities provided on campus not one weekend is empty from activities!

    What to do for fun

    There's bowling and pool on campus, the lake is close to campus for when it's nice out. There's a decent amount of places to go out at night and the campus has movies and bands every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls actually have good food. one is brand new remodeled and the UC has great food options for snacks and really quick options. The late night food is also fast and convenient.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are different than living at home but you get used to being so close and you meet lots of people. Go to at least one dorm event to try and be out there and make some friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard and they expect a lot from you but if you put the time and effort in or use the tutoring center and other resources you can do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use Ratemyprofessor.com, and don't skip class even if it seems like an easy way out. Jion at least one extra curricular activity and remember college is about creating lasting friendships and being prepared for the future.

    In three sentences

    This is a great campus for a close and friendly college experience. There is a whole bunch of great activities and ways for you to reach out in and around campus. As well as having fun on weekends and becoming a well rounded individual.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police in their little cars driving around, especially on the weekends. I have the police in my phone, but I have never had to use it. I always feel safe, even when I have to walk somewhere by myself.

    Greek Life

    They always push Go Greek at the beginning of the year, they write all over the sidewalks but I didn't know the difference between any of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    The only time I've really seen anything about clubs was on the day that they all were set up on the sidewalks. There were so many people around, it was hard to even see all the clubs. Once you get in a club though, its a good way to meet other people and a great use of time.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone who wants to be in business. The school and professors are wonderful and really care about their students for the most part.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The first two days of school are orientation and it's really fun! On the second day, you get to paint the road purple.

    Bang for the buck

    They charge you for everything. All the little things, unless you're in a sport - then the school gives you free clothes and backpacks and bags. It's not as expensive as Madison, but you don't get the type of experience that you would there.

    What to do for fun

    Campus tries its best to make events on Thursday and Friday nights, between 7 and 10. They do this so people won't go out and party as much. They always show $1 movies Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The movies are always pretty current, they just played Ted, Magic Mike, The Dark Night Rises, and The Amazing Spiderman. Also, there is a nice mall about a half hour away in Johnson Creek and also some nice stores in Janesville, which is about a half hour away as well.

    Food and Dining

    The one good place to eat it Uno's, and that costs 2 meals so it's not something you can get all the time. Esker is nice when you don't know what you want to eat and so is Drumlin. Both places are now buffet-style, and you can get whatever you'd like. They always have waffles and stir fry, along with yogurt, salad, sandwiches, cereal, bagels, and fruit. P Street is great, I probably go there the most. They have burgers and sub sandwiches, which they make kind of like Subway. Pair a burger or sub with some fries, fruit, cookies, or chips and either soda, milk or a hot beverage. It's a pretty good deal.

    Dorm Life

    I live in one of the bigger dorms on campus and I'm glad I do. There are a lot of people in here and about half of them are not people I would want to live in a room with. The amount of obnoxious and loud people is ridiculous, most of them being freshman who don't know how to act like they are in college yet. Every dorm has its own computer lab and free printing, so that's nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too hard, but they certainly aren't easy. You need to study, not just push it all off until later and never do it. The professors are nice, but some of them have heavy accents but for the most part, you should get used to them within a week or two.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living in the dorms isn't as bad as people think - I met a lot of new people who live in my building, not just on my floor. Make sure to turn in your housing agreement and deposit early, though. This is a business school, so if you're really interested in having business of any sort as your major, I strongly suggest checking this school out. The business building is by far the coolest building on campus and I wish I had more classes in there.

    In three sentences

    Being here has been the best experience I have ever had. The people are so nice and everyone is friendly, including a majority of the professors. The campus is nice, not too big, and has activities almost every day.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police patrols and emergency phones regularly! Great!

    Greek Life

    Don't have an answer, I have not experienced it first hand.

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS and LOTS of student orgs, sports, and opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    Rural students or people who like small campuses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People stick their gum on the cemetery fence! CREEPY!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not expensive and they provide nearly everything in your tuition. Very cost effective school!

    What to do for fun

    Nothing! The entertainment options are slim pickings unless you party all the time (I don't). There is a theater and occasionally an on campus activity but other than that you better bring something to entertain yourself!

    Food and Dining

    Food is plentiful but that is not a good thing because you do not want to eat it! It's buffet style and tastes chemically half the time. BAD!

    Dorm Life

    Meh, the dorms are nice quality and the people are nice (mostly).

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are difficult but fair and I feel like I am learning a lot! Definitely a good school academically, especially for education and business majors!

    Tips for prospective students

    Strongly consider if you like a rural environment and partying before you come here, because otherwise you're going to be bored as heck!

    In three sentences

    Academically this school is great and I feel well prepared after my first semester but other than that, I do not recommend it AT ALL! Very little to do if you're not a partier/drinker and the food is awful.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police walking around campus. In fact, there is a police station right in the middle of campus. It is not as though the police are always watching you because sometimes you see them and sometimes you don't. It just makes me feel safe knowing they are here. Also, if you happen to have a late class and have to walk back to your dorm in the dark, the are blue light stations with a button you can press if you feel you are in danger. It will contact the police and they will come to you. I always feel safe and there have been no major incidents since I have been here.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very apparent when you arrive in Whitewater. You will see the sorority and fraternity houses right away. It seems as though a large majority of people on campus are involved in Greek Life and it is something that makes Whitewater a little more special.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything here. Cultural, sporty, whatever you can think of. Even if you want to wind down and relax, there are study nights where you can study with friends and enjoy some pizza. My friends and I take advantage of the lounges in our dorm, as they are relaxing and stress free. How involved you want to be is up to you, but just remember not to overwhelm yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like smaller crowds and enjoy working one-on-one with your professors, UW-Whitewater is the place for you. I am from Wisconsin so I feel as though I am close to home but far away enough to have my independence. I have never felt like I was overwhelmed while I have been here, My professors have worked with me and I have received help whenever I need it. It is just a great university in general.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you arrive, you will take part in a tradition called Club U Dub Dub. It is like the welcoming ceremony for incoming freshmen. You get food and games, you meet tons of people and this is when you meet your Peer Mentor. I loved Club U Dub Dub and I think it made it easier for me to adjust to living here.

    Bang for the buck

    UW-Whitewater is amazing for what you pay. They provide so much assistance to make sure that you succeed. There is always something fun to do and if you need homework help, you can head to the basement of McCutchan for the tutoring center. Whatever you need, it is provided and that is something I really enjoy about Whitewater.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many organizations that you can join around campus. The main thing to do is to get involved. I played intramural volleyball and had the time of my life. i met so many new people and it helped me open up. Your Peer Mentor's will be like your family and you can ask them for anything if you need help. i often went to movies and played sports with my mentor and it was loads of fun. Find something that interests you and you will be fine!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options regarding food and dining. There are little eateries all over the campus and the food is pretty good as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here at Whitewater are pretty nice. There is always some activity in the building and we are all like one big family. The Resident Assistants(RA's) are friendly and welcoming and will try to make sure that you are adjusting well. Overall, living in the dorms is a very nice experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at Whitewater will challenge you but will not make you want to scream into a pillow or cry at being too over-stressed. The best thing to do is to choose what you think you can handle. You need to manage your time wisely and make sure to study before you go out and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend visiting Whitewater before you apply. It will help you get a feel of the environment and the people here. I would also say that you should talk to people when you get here. It is always easier to conquer your fears of moving away from home and gaining independence if there is someone with you who is going through the same thing. People are super understanding and love to chat, so don't be shy!

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was everything that I had been looking for when I was applying to college. When I got here, I immediately felt welcomed and comfortable. It is such a nice, accepting environment and it made my transition from high school to college that much more amazing.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many choices for clubs and activities on campus. If we don't have it you can start it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a cemetary on the center of campus, it's kind of spooky. Also one of our traditions is to have the freshman paint the road leading to the football stadium, Warhawk drive, purple for homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    The only place i like spending money outside my meal plans is Freshens, the smoothie place on campus. Delicious!

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of stuff you can do in the UC. You can bowl or play billiards. You can also attend any of the SEAL events on campus like comedians or movies in the Summers Auditorium. Otherwise you just hang out with friends and find something to do. My friends and i like getting together and making a weekly dinner in the basement then watch a movie all together. It's a blast.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there were more options on campus for eating. There is variety but not enough.

    Dorm Life

    I absoulutly love the dorm life at Whitewater! I'm a junior here and still live in the dorms. Its where you meet most of your friends, and to be honest i think it's the best choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to make sure you do some extra curricular activities and good grades and you're set. I also would say to live on campus, it makes life so much easier.

    In three sentences

    I think Whitewater is a great college. My heart was set on going here all through high school and I'm so glad i chose it. It's an awesome atmosphere.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone and anyone. If you like to get involved on campus, there are SO many opportunities made available to you! If you prefer to focus on classes, they provide multiple study group sessions and tutoring is always available! If you prefer to focus on your social life, people of all different backgrounds with many different interests and goals attend this campus. It's nearly impossible to not find what you're looking for at this university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year the freshman take part of Club U-Dub-Dub and spend the day getting to know the campus and the people within it. They go from activity to activity and eventually end up in the Williams center, where they represent their club number by running through the stadium. At the stadium they learn the school song and dance and after they paint the street purple.

    What to do for fun

    Between being on campus and off campus there are so many activities to do! In every dorm building there is a student lobby complete with a television, ping pong tables, pool tables and a sitting area. There are beautiful nature trails around campus, sports events, fundraiser events, movies, concerts, plays, art galleries, musicals, dance recitals and so much more. There is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    On and off campus there is a large variety of choices for food. On campus, they have buffets, fast food (burgers & subs) and a convenient store and sit down dining. Off campus they have everything from burgers, subs and pizza to Chinese, Japanese and Mexican cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is outstanding! There are two RAs on every floor and they really do their best to help their residents out in any way. Your floor mates really become like a second family! The school does a very good job matching their roommates with people of similar interests. I would recommend the dorms to everyone, it's an easy way to meet people and make friends in a safe environment.

    Academic Rigor

    I've only been here a semester so far but what I've noticed is that what you put in is what you get out. The classes themselves aren't too challenging but if you don't take the time to do the homework, take notes or study you'll struggle. Taking a few extra minutes out of your day to study or finish up homework will really help you in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    The university really works hard to make sure it's easy for everyone to get involved in groups, organizations and activities. It's a very open and friendly environment and almost impossible for someone to not make friends. The classes themselves are fairly easy but it all depends on what you put in. If you don't take the time to focus on your studies, do homework and make sure you understand the material, the class won't be so easy for you.

    In three sentences

    They really go above and beyond to get you involved on campus. There is a vast variety of extra curricular groups and organizations so you're sure to find something that interests you.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think campus safety is really great. All around campus (about every 50-100 feet) there are security poles. There is a box on each pole that has a blue button that you can push if you are feeling scared or you are in danger; the cops will be there in 30 seconds or less. There are also security officers that are patrolling the campus all night as well as police officers. The police also give us an emergency number that they highly recommend we put in our phones in case we ever feel scared. The police tell everyone at the beginning of the year that if they ever feel uncomfortable or scared walking home by yourself, during the day or night, call that number and they will immediately send an officer to come pick you up, with no questions asked. Even if you are feeling scared because you have had some drinks and you're underage, they would still rather ensure your safety rather than chastise you for drinking alcohol.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and activities that you can get involved in here. We have just about every intramural sport, plays, musicals, theater performances, sporting events, etc. If we don't have a club here that you would like to be in, you can create it!

    Great for these types of students

    If you have difficulty learning, we do provide Learning Communities. They are residence halls or even floors in residence halls that deal with study habits, time management habits and good overall skills to have when it comes with managing your academic time schedule. They become a little family within their community and it really helps students that have a hard time focusing to get their work done. We also have a building that is strictly for tutors and extra help in any of your classes!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year when the freshmen come in for orientation they get to paint the road that leads to the campus football field purple (our school color)! The road runs right through the middle of campus so that everyone can see it. It is so much fun to see the freshmen get so excited about leaving their imprint on the school, even though it is just paint. To get to see how happy they are and how excited they have become about becoming a Whitewater Warkhawk is something incredible! It is a great tradition on campus that has been around for years!

    Bang for the buck

    UW-Whitewater is one of the best colleges around when it comes to pricing. The tuition is reasonable and you don't have to buy your textbooks. You rent them out for free at the bookstore and then return them at the end of each semester. Whitewater also provides live comedians, theater performances, magic shows, movies and a lot of other really neat shows all for free! All you need to get in is your student ID!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun! I enjoy attending the sporting events (when they are in season), going bowling with my friends at the University Center, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the UC there are movies playing in the theater, I like working out and swimming in the Williams Center, the RA's are always putting on programs that are fun and informational! You make a lot of friends on campus, so hanging out with new friends is always fun!

    Food and Dining

    UW-Whitewater is in the process of re-opening one of the main dining halls; the tenative date of opening is February 28th. The quality of the other dining halls on campus is good. We have a lot of options that range from pasta to pizza! We have a couple well known restaurants on campus such as Unos and Erberts & Gerberts. We also have a few sandwich shops and a buffet as well.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life! I am a Resident Assistant here at UW-Whitewater and we try our hardest to make the dorms a positive learning and living experience the entire time students are here. We put on programs every week and are dedicated to getting the students involved not only on campus but in the community as well. We try to incorporate the community as much as possible and show the students all the opportunities they are given and should take advantage of on and off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Cheating is unacceptable here at UW-Whitewater and if you are caught then your professor will immediately take away your assignment and the grade that you could have received for it. Instead, you will take a zero on the entire assignment and will talk to the Dean about your actions. It is possible to be expelled from Whitewater as well as all other UW schools if you are found guilty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate! In college, procrastinating is one of the easiest mistakes that you can make. If you fall behind early in the semester it is very difficult to catch back up and make the kind of grades and GPA that you were hoping for. Also, try to get involved as much as possible on campus. There are so many great opportunities that you can be involved in if you dig a little deeper.

    In three sentences

    I would rate UW-Whitewater with an A-. They have made a lot of new improvements and renovations to the university over the past few years that have effectively modernized the campus. The professors here are very helpful and committed to helping you succeed; they are dedicated to what they do and are always willing to help you understand any material that you might be struggling with.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Students attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater should feel very safe on campus. Police services are always available and willing to help when one is in need. The university has student volunteers to escort students who feel unsafe to where they need to be. If a student fears they are being followed, there are emergency awareness posts scattered all over campus that students can press in order to notify not only the campus protection services, but also 911. The area surrounding campus is also very safe. No student should feel uncomfortable or unsafe at this institution.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a great place for students who are looking to live in a place where there isn't a lot of hustle and bustle, if you will. It is an institution that is made up of a lot of commuter students, so weekends aren't very lively. It is a fairly small campus so walking distances between buildings isn't far at all

    What to do for fun

    Having fun at UW-Whitewater is up to the student. There is an endless amount of groups, clubs, and sports to join on campus. Intramural sports are a very popular option for students looking to participate in a group activity that they enjoy. Student organizations consume a large portion of the population at UW-Whitewater and are a great way to meet new people and get involved with the university.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't a very wide variety of dining on campus. Meal plans only are only applicable for a few places, but between those dining halls there is a fairly wide variety of items to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater varies depending on which complex students are located. There are stereotypes for each residence hall and for the most part, they live up to them. A student's happiness in their living situation is solely up to them and their willingness to socialize. Making friends is a significant part of enjoying dorm life at UW-Whitewater. The facilities are all nice and functionable for living.

    Academic Rigor

    UW-Whitewater has high standards for academic achievement. Classes aren't too tough, but students must always be on-task in order to be successful here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students of UW-Whitewater should consider the environment they would ideally like to dwell in before attending this university. This campus is not a very animated one so I suggest students who prefer to be a part of a smaller community to apply here. It is an excellent place to receive an equally as excellent education, but if living arrangements are unsatisfactory, that can take a toll academically and intellectually.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, although a place to receive a great education, has been an uninspiring experience for me thus far. I appreciate the staff's dedication to their profession and I feel that I have truly learned things here because of them. Overall, I believe that UW-Whitewater isn't a very stimulating or colorful institution, which is something that I need in order to have a positive college journey.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great security

    Greek Life

    Alpha Sigma Phi is a great place if your interested in being the person.

    Clubs and Activities

    You will stay having fun.

    What to do for fun

    Campus events.

    Food and Dining

    Good meals at certain places on certain days.

    Dorm Life

    Hope you have your on a floor where people won't leave a mess.

    Academic Rigor

    There's no reason you should fail class

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to have fun. Do your work first.

    In three sentences

    A great place to achieve your dreams and goals. Great place to meet new people. Make life long friends.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You won't feel uncomfortable walking alone, most people know everyone here.

    Greek Life

    Joining a fraternity or sorority couldn't be any easier! Also, students helping students to achieve academic success and higher GPA's.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty to chose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UC-Hamilton Center

    What to do for fun

    Campus involvement is rich here at Whitewater. Join an intermural team, work out and train your body, exercise your mind and your soul. The UC-Down Under holds events every week with movies, games, and fun-filled activities!

    Food and Dining

    Excellent service and student dining with work study programs.

    Dorm Life

    Choose a random roommate or find one! Hope you luck out!

    Tips for prospective students

    Meeting new people is fun and easy. Sports teams, intermural teams, sororities and fraternities, music involvement, and much more!

    In three sentences

    A wide variety of ethnic backgrounds with the learning capabilities to achieve great success. This college is an excellent building block to the development of society. Overall an amazing university with thousands of great opportunities.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Several clubs

    Great for these types of students

    All students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of study locations

    Bang for the buck

    Not too expensive

    What to do for fun

    A lot of options

    Food and Dining

    Lots to chose from

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Not difficult. Teachers are great

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Check emails.

    In three sentences

    Very supportive school.

  • 05/18/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I cannot rate it because I have not yet attended.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot rate it because I have not yet attended.

    Academic Rigor

    I cannot rate it because I have not yet attended.

    In three sentences

    I have only been to the campus twice. I do not know much about it yet. I am still not entirely sure if I will go or not; I likely will.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent. I have never felt unsafe or worried about being on campus night or day. Well trained and nice if you don't act like an idiot.

    Greek Life

    Good

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of choices and lots of credibility. We had a club win national honors this past year for best business club in the nation.

    Great for these types of students

    All. Not much to do off-campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As a freshman on the first week of classes you take part in plan it purple where you paint an entire road purple.

    Bang for the buck

    I am studying Marketing and Whitewater is one of if not the best business school in Wisconsin. Would not go anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    I don't consume alcohol but lots of students do. Also the athletic teams are very successful. Lots to do if you look for it.

    Food and Dining

    Needs improvement.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is nice and is willing to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors absolutely love their jobs and it results in good classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join some clubs or intramural sports. Will keep you busy and will help you meet new people fast.

    In three sentences

    I would give the University an A-. So far I have enjoyed college a lot. But some of the professor learned English as a second language and teach English.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling alley, theater, and game room in the university center.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is different and fresh. They also have healthier chooses for people.

    Dorm Life

    You get to meet new people and make lifelong friends. You also learn how to live with other people.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has very high standards regarding majors and want you to be prepared for any field that you go into after school.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is very small so you are bound to run into your friends on a daily basis. Take advantage of the convenience of of the places here at whitewater and how close their are to the campus.

    In three sentences

    The Universsity of Wisconsin Whitewater is the perfect small town college for anyone looking for someplace residential to study at. It is also diverse. There are a lot of great opportunities here at whitewater.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Whitewater is a very small town; therefore, the campus has provided numerous activities and entertainment options on campus. As stated previously, the amount of college organizations that one could involve oneself with provide an outlet for good times and relaxation. Along with this, there is a movie theater and bowling alley on campus and numerous special guests that attend most weekends, ranging from comedians to hypnotists.

    Food and Dining

    Although the food on campus was of high quality and great taste, the variety with which campus held was very limited. There are numerous coffee shops on campus that offer fresh baked goods, two cafeterias, a smoothie shop, a couple sandwich places, a commons area with pasta, and a pizza place. These restaurants are all wonderful, but the slim variety and lack of name brands quickly become redundant.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was a wonderful experience, especially at Whitewater. The resident advisers on each floor were highly qualified and helpful in all aspects of campus life. Halls and restrooms were always kept clean, and lounges were readily available for study times.

    Academic Rigor

    As occurs in most colleges, classes vary in difficulty. There are majors that are significantly easier than others, but the academic rigor can easily be regulated to the student's capabilities and desires. Although teachers and advisers desire for students to push themselves, this aspect ultimately lies within the students' hands.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I could offer incoming or transfer students would be to explore your options on campus. I waited until my second semester until I became involved in campus organizations, but I wish I had explored earlier. There are so many ways to get involved on campus. These opportunities are perfect distractions from the typical struggles of college students: parties, homesickness, insecurities, etc.

    In three sentences

    Whitewater is truly a school that strives to build a community feel that extends past the boundaries of campus. Students and teachers alike, bleed purple and white through support in academics, athletics and all student organizations. There is a place for everyone at Whitewater.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus feels very safe, you may get a cop escort to walk you home at night if you'd like, also there are emergency buttons set throughout the campus that you may activate if chased.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a very long list of clubs and activities on campus! Be sure to check them out because there is definitely something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Business students are usually pretty pleased with this school, business is their focus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the fall incoming students get to paint the main road purple.

    Bang for the buck

    It isn't the most expensive college which is nice.

    What to do for fun

    There are things on campus to do, like a student theater, bowling, etc. There isn't much in the town of Whitewater, but Janesville has a little more and it's the nearest town.

    Food and Dining

    The food varies depending where you go. Overall there is a nice variety of choices for meals and multiple places to go to get food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has it's ups and downs. The showers aren't very pleasant and having a roommate can be less than desirable at times, but overall it wasn't so bad.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends the teacher, the course, and your personal study habits!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in the parties and the drinking, it has ruined some excellent students. That being said, study hard and be sure to look at your syllabuses periodically and make sure your up on your online work. Know your deadlines!

    In three sentences

    The campus is wonderful, though the student population isn't quite as diverse as some campuses. All the Professors I have come across so far have been very wonderful and helpful and rather enjoyable. It's not the largest school and the classes sizes are moderate.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On Campus musicals and movies. Great student center.

    Tips for prospective students

    A chance to get away but close enough to go home now and then.

    In three sentences

    UWW provides a great educational experience. The big campus feel while minutes away from home. Excellent faculty and staff.

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The on campus police are quite helpful and take concerns seriously. There are also different areas on campus where you can press a button and call a police officer in case of emergency. But, due to the fact that there is a very low crime rate in the area, the local (not on campus) police seem to have nothing better to do. I have heard several complaints from dozens of students about how, even if they are minding their own business, police officers harass and pester them for no apparent reason.

    What to do for fun

    There are several organizations, sororities and fraternities, fun classes (like bowling, scuba diving, and pilates), dances, parties, and exercise classes (like yoga, cycling, and abs).

    Food and Dining

    It is great that you don't have to buy food, which can add up and be quite expensive, when you attend a small school, the meals get repetitive and boring. I am a healthy eater and I workout often, but there aren't many healthy options. When there are healthy options, they either aren't very healthy or don't taste good.

    Dorm Life

    Due to not being able to get along with several roommates and being a person who cherishes privacy, dorm life is not for me personally. Although you meet a lot of great people, there are lots of activities organized to help students on each floor bond, and you don't have to worry about paying for rent or electricity, privacy is still a major issue.

    Academic Rigor

    As mentioned, the courses (depending on your major) are very hands on and challenging. The classes are mostly interaction as opposed to students sitting and listening. For example, the professor gains participation by informing the students that they will be graded based on participation and asking the class questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dedicate more of your time to homework than social life. Always take advantage of on campus tutoring and speak up and let the professors know if you need help. With so many sports, events, clubs, and people, it is easy to put too much time into fun activities that do not boost your GPA, but when your grades suffer, you end up seeing the result of the lack of time spent studying.

    In three sentences

    It is a university that is small and intimate, has passionate and caring professors, and a challenging and hands on curriculum.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My possessions were stolen once at UW-Whitewater and my car was broken into.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't care for it.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't care for it!

    Academic Rigor

    Didn't care for it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Didn't care for it!

    In three sentences

    Didn't care for it!

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UW-Whitewater has a very safe campus. There are Emergency phones placed all around campus incase you need help, and police are always on patrol.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs and organizations here on campus, you name it there is a club for it. Countless activities go on weekly, campus is always busy somewhere.

    Great for these types of students

    UW-Whitewater is great for business students, we are one of the best business schools in the country and held to an extremely high standard.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do on campus, we have a movie theatre, sports complexes, open mic shows any type of entertainment you want we have it.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UW-whitewater is great, they offer lots of different foods at lots of different locations around campus, my personal favorite are the BBQ wings from Uno Du Go.

    Dorm Life

    All dorms in UW-Whitwater are well maintained, they are all very clean and some even newly renovated. All include internet access and more than big enough rooms and beds. You'll feel just like your at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Wisconsin- Whitewater is held to a very high standard of learning. Credits are excepted just about everywhere for grad school, and you will be learning from some of the best professors in the Midwest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your best no matter what, thats all it takes to succeed. Go to class on time, study and don't stay up to late. Apply for as many scholarships as you can any bit of money helps. Last thing is create a budget, your going to need to know how to manage your money.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is a great place for learning. An opportunity you definitely don't want to miss out on. A very nice environment to be enjoyed by everyone no matter where you are from.

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Campus food is good you just need to find the place for you. There is the University Center and they have about four places you can find food. Then there is Esker and P. Street they are in the same building but it is probably not the best place on campus and is the place most students complain about. Finally there is Drumlin but that was being renovated and I have yet to go to see the new updates.

    Dorm Life

    Only reason I put three stars is because I literally only lived in the dorms for one semester.

    Academic Rigor

    I love all my classes the only parts I cannot stand are the general education courses every student is required to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors if you are having trouble with something. Go to class it is really easy to say you will be fine skipping a class but you fall behind fast. Get involved on campus outside of your classes.

    In three sentences

    Whitewater is a great school. Professors are very helpful. There is always something to do on and off campus.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus actually has police instead of just security. They are state funded, carry, and have all the powers of any other cop. They also though have some power to help, like being able to help with that first drinking offence and having it not go on your record. The also have a program that has reduced bike thefts dramatically. Scattered around campus are blue light posts that can be used to call for help also. Otherwise I'm not sure that there is much if there is a crime rate.

    Clubs and Activities

    I think they said that they have like 200 student organizations, along with club and intramural sports.

    What to do for fun

    They have many things going on. They have a good workout facility, resident hall events, and a student organization that takes over the uc every weekend. They have movies every weekend and then they do bingo, a nightclub, a dance, inflatables, and other fun events. I've been here a month and I've seen 3 movies, a hypnotist, a magician, and a comedian which have all been good shows. They also have a bowling alley, pool tables and gaming systems in the uc. Along with those they have a lot of student organizations with happenings.

    Food and Dining

    They have a hall by both dorm sides with an all you care to eat place in it and a smaller in and out place too. Then there are a few cafes and other places in the university center and an academic building. Dining plans are very nice and the food is pretty good. There seems to be some diverse food in the all-you-care-to-eat places too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are are on two sides of campus and secluded away from academic buildings. The west side is the six pack with six four story buildings. The east side has six building also I think, all four stories except two 10 story risers. These are decent sized rooms with network and cable outlets. Most are for two students so they come with two desks, two chairs, two beds and two dressers. There is a place you can rent a lofted bed too. My dorm has been recently renovated so its fairly nice, has a floor lounge, nice basement, and elevators. If I were to do it again I'd go with a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    So far my classes haven't been overly challenging but I'm assuming that'll change for a few. Professors are pretty good with planning classes and being organized, along with set office hours where you could go for extra help or help studying. They also have tutoring services and a writing workshop in the library. Classes vary in size but my smallest is 30-35 and my largest is 80.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the things prospective students should consider is which dorm they choose. there is an east and west side. My dorm is more central, but its something to consider of how far you have to walk for that morning class you signed up for. Another thing is to look into Learning Communities as that could help you get into a dorm you'd want around people you want to be around.

    In three sentences

    A nicely kept university that is a good size but not too large. Staff seems very friendly and they have a first year experience office that aims to make freshman and transfer starts smooth. Classes seem well structured , book rentals included in tuition, and the professors are organized and have office hours for help.

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business students will thrive in this school. I recommend all business prospects at least look into Whitewater as they are known for their business program.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very reasonable on tuition prices (until grad school, then it gets pricey). You don't have to purchase many books as most are available from the textbook rental on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Weight lifting, basketball, intramural sports, etc are all available at Whitewater. There are really fun bars for the weekenders as well (assuming you will wait until you're 21.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average in quality and taste but it is as convenient as it gets in terms of distance.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms offer many activities to increase your social network and there are 2 or 3 decent buildings that provide food while you live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't always the easiest, but there are professor review tools to help you find the ones that can actually teach the material. They do a great job of getting down to the student's level of skill and teaching them in ways that really connects with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend coming to this school if you are interested in a business degree. It is one of the most successful colleges in the U.S. for business graduates and Accounting is even better. We are well above the national average on first attempt passing rates for the CPA exam.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing for business students; it is very accommodating to scheduling classes and the professors are amazing. I haven't had a Friday class in the 4 1/2 years I've been here and I have learned anything you can about accounting and business.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency phones are placed throughout campus and campus security have regular events where you can get to know the staff or even take self defense classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of student organizations, ranging from pre-professional to Greek life to hobbies. If you can't find one you like, it's very easy to create your own org.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to meet new people and get a strong sense of tradition from their school. Also great for anyone who thinks they might want additional support when it comes to transitioning to college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    First Year Students always paint the road purple to start off the academic year! Plus, it's a must to do the Warhawk Strut at football games.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm an out of state student. UW-Whitewater gives me a higher quality academics, more meal options, and lots of student bonuses when it comes to events for less than it would cost me to attend a four year school in my home state.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of on campus events like weekly movies and bowling tournaments. Plus, there are tons of student organizations and a shuttle system if you want to get out of Whitewater for a little bit but don't have a car.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans can be used at multiple places, not just dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    If you put in a little bit of effort, dorm life is a breeze. Lots of options on where and how you want to live.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class is different, but all are a step up from high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're prepared to work in classes and follow your syllabus. Get involved somehow to avoid spending all your time cooped up in your room.

    In three sentences

    A campus that works hard to make students feel welcome, but expects student effort in return. Academics can be challenging, but lots of support systems exist. A wonderful home away from home.

  • 12/03/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    It looked safe from my walk around the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    From what I observed, there were a multitude of activities available to the student body.

    Great for these types of students

    What type of students?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have no idea what traditions they have.

    Bang for the buck

    It looks like you definitely get your money's worth at this school. However, if you're only planning on doing general education I suggest going to a two year college and transferring in.

    What to do for fun

    Whitewater had a game room and a theater for which students get in cheaper.

    Food and Dining

    They had lots to choose from for food.

    Dorm Life

    I saw the dorms. They were very nice and student run when it came to laundry and the such.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've heard it's a party school but, it also gets people where they want to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check in with the advisors there on how to transfer in and what you should take in other colleges. Get your application in early because they only allow a certain amount of people into the school and once it is full, its full.

    In three sentences

    It has a lot of available majors. They have even opened up new ones including ones that are hard to find in State schools. They also work with you so you can transfer from other schools.

  • 12/09/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    It is truly an amazing campus. Looks beautiful. I cannot wait to go there!

  • 12/23/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    From the first time i stepped foot on the campus i knew that i wanted to go here. Its beautiful and the atmosphere is inviting. In addition, ive heard many great things about UW Whitewater, it's a perfect fit for me.

  • 01/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police right on campus.

    Greek Life

    I hear it good i don't really know a whole lot about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is anything and everything you can imagine! And if whitewater does not have it you will be able to get it!

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year we paint the main road of whitewater PURPLE. I guess you could call winning a national championship a tradition to because most of our sports teams do every year!

    Bang for the buck

    Whitewater is a very reasonable priced school! It is just around 14,000$ a year and what is really nieces is you get all your books included in your tuition!

    What to do for fun

    There are 1$ movies at the University Center almost every night. Also you can visit the gym and do just about any sport that you want with your friends! Another thing i would recommend is going to watch a sporting event or play!

    Food and Dining

    Whitewater has just remodeled their cafeterias! The food is very good and they are both buffet style now so eat up!!! Food is cooked right in front of your eyes!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are getting better each year, with many remodeling projects it is coming along very well. The dorms also let you network out and meet new people. Also the dorm directors supply a lot of fun activities for you to do if you get bored.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at Whitewater are very friendly and caring.They will help you if you need help.Also the classes at Whitewater are very reasonable and are not extremely hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has a lot of different types of majors and minors! They will have what you want i promise.

    In three sentences

    UW-Whitewater is an amazing school with lots to offer. Its a fun filled environment with lots of great people and teacher. UW-Whitewater is the place to be if you want to have a great experience through college.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman get to paint the road purple! AWESOME tradition, tons of fun!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, join intramural teams

    Food and Dining

    There are a LOT of choices.

    Dorm Life

    Bathrooms are actually kept pretty clean. Everyone is super nice. A lot of people leave on weekends, it's a suitcase school so be prepared for a lot of people to leave.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors actually WANT you to succeed! They're all really helpful and awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most people go home on weekends, so if you're really into going out it might not be the best area. The school is sort of in the middle of nowhere and it can get a little bit boring.

    In three sentences

    Really pretty, perfect sized campus. There are really great professors who actually care if you do well or not. You don't have to pay for the textbooks you use in class, you can just rent them with your student ID!

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I retty much a boring person, so staying in my room is fun to me

    In three sentences

    I would consider whitewater to be a nice college. Its not really my type of college because the size is consider big in my opinion. But other than the size I think the people, and environment is really nice.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I stated in the campus police station for awhile so that made me feel safe, not only that but there is emergency phones around campus which is a great thing.

    Greek Life

    Love it and love watching all of them perform.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is cheap and there is a coupon book that has a coupon for everything.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do in the city of whitewater, but being on campus, you will see a lot of flyers of activities. There is bowling, movies, and more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know your environment. A lot of people are from different cities and/states so knowing your surroundings is really helpful. Make sure you make friends. You can network and receive great tips. Manage your time. with classes and work, it may seem like you have no time for anything, but it will get better you just have to write everything down of what you need to do and how long it should/will take.

    In three sentences

    I love UWW, I think this is a great school and there is a lot of resources. I had trouble at first, but as I got use to the campus I learned everything really fast. Everyone was so helpful and welcomed you.

  • 04/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have done a lot to protect students after the hate crimes occurred several years ago. Safety is no longer a huge concern on campus.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people party, which is fine if that's what you're into. Otherwise, SEAL offers programs (like movies every weekend) and there's Warhawk Alley. Be creative! :)

    Food and Dining

    Dorm food is nice because it's easy to not have to try to figure out dinner on your own, but it can be a little gross sometimes. Drumlin was just renovated in 2013, so it's pretty nice and tastes okay from what I've had. Esker is low-quality food, but you get a lot of it. Erbs and Gerbs is always busy and frequently runs out of ingredients. P-Street is pretty good depending on what you get. The UC has a lot of good food but doesn't cover it in the meal plans for the most part.

    Dorm Life

    CHOOSE THE SIX PACK if you like having a community/decently calm and respectful area. CHOOSE WELLS if you like loud, noisy places and small, select groups of popular friends. Dorms can suck, and so can roommates, but it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class you take, but Whitewater does a generally good job of challenging a student--and that's really what college is about, anyways.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be OK with a smaller campus (it takes about 15 minutes to walk from one side to the other). CONNECT WITH YOUR PROFESSORS. Sit in the front row so you aren't tempted to text through class. Introduce yourself and go to office hours. In the end, it will help you majorly by building a good reputation with profs--and they can write recommendation letters and be references, too!

    In three sentences

    UW-Whitewater is a beautiful campus. The professors in the communication department are incredible and helpful. It's a smaller campus, but it tries really hard to keep students involved and interested.