Edgewood College
Madison, WI, USA

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Edgewood College
4.02 Average Rating

Chase from Lake Mills, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Edgewood College is a very good school for students who are looking for an opportunity that involves a well-rounded education. Edgewood College provides and excellent array or sources for their students in order to assure them that they can be successful! If you want a small, family like community, then Edgewood College would be an excellent choice!
Tips for prospective students
Listen, college is about time management and time management alone! Sure there are tough courses, but they're manageable. If you learn how to use your time wisely- especially since Edgewood loves emphasizing writing- you will be a successful college student!
Academic Rigor
Edgewood is manageable but challenges their students to work as hard as they can. There are so many resources for students to take advantage of! If students fail, they had to try really hard to do so.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is amazing if you take advantage of your social life. Too often there are students who don't like to go out of their comfort zone and decide to lock themselves in their dorm rooms. At Edgewood, there are so many nice people that encourage people to get out and have fun. I gave it a 4 star ranking because a lot of students like to go home during the weekends making the weekends slow and sometimes boring. However, this will make it easier for studying!
Food and Dining
For a college, dining services Phil's Dining and Wingra Caf�©, are amazing! Their service is efficient and of top quality. For the most part, there is a healthy array of food options, but that's up to the student if they want the healthy life style. The eating spaces are comfortable and give a very friendly environment.
What to do for fun
There are always things to do at Edgewood! There are events put on by RLAB and other student organizations that allow the academic week to be a little less stressful. The very first couple of weeks, you have to be VERY antisocial to not have fun at Edgewood College!
Bang for the buck
Being a private college, Edgewood College is a little bit on the expensive side. However, it's also one of the cheaper of the private schools in Wisconsin. They love to give out grants and scholarships and allow their students to have numerous options for payment during the semester. It's manageable but you still need quite a bit of money to stay secure.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The COR system at Edgewood College is a very important and unique system for their Dominican values. The COR system provides students with a class that assists in advising in education, money, and more importantly, life in the community.
Great for these types of students
Students who are independent but don't enjoy the HUGE campus setting.
Clubs and Activities
Creating clubs and activities is easy at Edgewood because of the smaller campus size. There are WAY too many clubs and activities that happen at school to list in this application.
Greek Life
NONE. Frats are not allowed at Edgewood College.
Campus Safety
Edgewood is tucked back in a very safe corner of Madison and security is on duty 24/7. There is an Edgewood College Sade Shuttle that provides students whom seek a good time a safe and efficient way to return to their rooms on weekend nights. It is a dry campus and the Eagle Alert System allows students to be aware of security threats or even weather alerts.
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Sheldon from Bloomer, WI

a current student here
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In three sentences
Edgewood College is one of the most beautiful colleges I have ever toured. The staff and professors are kind and caring. You are not just a number here, the school does what it can to help you succeed and even find you a job once you graduate.
Tips for prospective students
Always ask around for the best professors if you can pick who teaches your class. Get out and hang out during orientation week, that will be the prime time to make friends. Don't be afraid to ask questions, no matter how silly they sound.
Academic Rigor
No class is hard once you understand the subject. The professors will not move on until each student understands the material and is comfortable with it. But don't be afraid to push yourself.
Dorm Life
The living conditions on campus are great. It helps prepare you for the real world because your living area is as clean as you keep it. Space is never an issue.
Food and Dining
The cafeterias are more than willing to help if students have special dietary needs. Everything is fresh, homemade and tastes amazing. Everything is super healthy, too!
What to do for fun
Edgewood never runs out of activities for its students to do. You receive weekly emails of what the week will hold. There is never nothing to do.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a hill that leads up to one of the dorms, Dominican, where an improve group likes to meet just for fun. It is always at the most random times but it's so much fun! Also, the bike path behind the school goes around the lake and to the zoo, which is beautiful every time of the year.
Great for these types of students
Edgewood is great for nursing, science, and performing arts. After all, it is a liberal acts school!
Campus Safety
This is one of the most safe campuses in the state. There are stations every hundred or so feet where, if you are in trouble, you just press the button and security will be at that spot ASAP. Also, if you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe walking somewhere you can just call security and they will be more than happy to escort you safely.
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Mackenzie from Woodford, WI

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The teaching staff here is really great and the professors are personable and want to make sure you understand what is happening in the classes.
Am enjoying being here
I feel really comfortable being at Edgewood. It is a small campus but with plenty of opportunities to get involved with organizations and clubs. Living in Madison, you have a lot of options for doing things off campus as well.
Bang for the buck
Edgewood is kind of expensive but you have a lot of opportunities for scholarships.
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Danielle from Cottage Grove, WI

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The class sizes here are great. The teachers actually care about you and your education! The one on one attention is something you wont find in a larger school. For a small campus, they have plenty of class choices and limitless majors and minors.
Am enjoying being here
Being in the small community inside a big city is great. I know that the capitol/State Street is only a bus ride away if I want to enjoy the city life. If not, I can stay on campus in my dorm. They always have lots of activities going on here too. It's never boring and the people are great. You're guaranteed to have a fun time!
Bang for the buck
It's expensive, there's no doubt about that. But they practically throw money at you, so you'll be able to afford going here. You get a lot with your tuition, and you're paying just a little bit more than you would to go to UW Madison, where you don't get some of the benefits you do here. Talk to your financial advisor about student employment opportunities on campus, scholarships and grants you can apply for and any other aid you can get.
Tips for prospective students
Take a tour, sit in on a class and really get a feel for Edgewood. It's not for everyone, since it really is a small community. Make sure your tour guide takes you into Marshall Residence Hall - it's the best kept secret on Campus!
Great for these types of students
Everyone. It's especially wonderful for those who need smaller class sizes to work better. The staff are very accommodating and understanding. I promise you will get an education here.
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a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The classes that I'm in are not as hard as I thought they were going to be. The classes aren't just all lecture, they use power points and talk about the topics.
Am enjoying being here
I love that everything is so close. You get more one on one time with the professors and get to know a lot of new people. I have a lot of the same people in my classes which is really nice. There is always something going on around campus and many clubs to join. Also, for being a student at Edgewood, you can get free boat rentals.
Bang for the buck
I thought that coming to a private college would cost a lot of money but there are so many scholarships to help you pay for your tuition. You just have to apply for them. I got a scholarship for living in Illinois and another one for getting good grades in high school. I found that Edgewood College helped me out more with my tuition than a larger public college that I was looking at.
Tips for prospective students
Some advice that I have is to come and visit the campus before you make any decisions and see if you like it because if you decide to attend, you are going to be living here.
Great for these types of students
This college is good for students who learn better in a smaller environment and class sizes.
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Tamara from Kaukauna, WI

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Most of the classes you take as a freshman are all the basics. I thought I would be super bored, but I am actually learning things in classes like Forum and Logic that I never thought I would!
Am enjoying being here
I really enjoy being close to my classes (no half hour walks to class for me!) and everywhere else I need to go. The food is not typical college food, it's delicious! And if you're hungry late at night, Wingra is open until 10pm!
Bang for the buck
Edgewood seems like an impossible school at first, but then you apply and realize that they give out a massive amount of scholarships! Make sure you apply for financial aid, because you will definitely get some assistance at Edgewood!
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you visit the campus first. Although I am in love with it, it is more of a campus that you either love of hate. It's pretty close-knit, you will get to know everyone. I would also suggest Regina hall to all you girls, it is really nice to have your own room!
Great for these types of students
All types! Edgewood is very good at diversifying students. You get to meet an array of people with different backgrounds and learn about other cultures! The staff and students are friendly and amazingly helpful. I LOVE it here!
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Jami from Madison, WI

a current student here
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In three sentences
Edgewood College is perfect for students that want to enjoy a big city life while attending a small school. The school is expensive but they do a good job at providing sufficient financial aid to make it possible for students to attend that otherwise wouldn't be able to, like myself. Overall, the education is great and the people are warm and welcoming.
Tips for prospective students
1. Live in the dorms to enhance your college experience.
2. Be open to making new friends that you otherwise wouldn't have befriended in high school.
3. You pay for your education so make the most out of it.
4. College is a fresh start, forget your stereotypes and prejudices, become the best person you possibly can.
Academic Rigor
Edgewood College provides a vast amount of classes at different levels that challenges students as they strive to find their interests and major. Professors works with the students to help them achieve rather than against them, making them struggle to get by.
Dorm Life
I lived in a single, all girls, dorm. At first, I thought I was going to hate it but it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. The doubles and triples and co-ed dorms at Edgewood College also produced great experiences among my peers. I have experienced and heard nothing but good things about the sanitation and layout of the dorms.
Food and Dining
Food and dining are very good here. There are two eating facilities, Wingra and Phil's, that provide food that is prepped personally for you, the way you like it. There is a variety of food selections, healthy and greasy, for everyone's liking. The drink selection is also phenomenal!
What to do for fun
There is a boardwalk behind the school that boarders Lake Wingra. Edgewood provides free kayaks and canoes for students to enjoy fun summer activities. Also, Edgewood is five minutes from downtown Madison where you can enjoy lots of shopping, dining and site seeing.
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Wisconsin

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Edgewood is a great school if you want to live in a larger city, but yet attend a small school. The class sizes are smaller, but the professors take the time to make sure every student succeeds. The campus is beautiful and the atmosphere is great for college students.
Tips for prospective students
Prepare to study. Try to get in habit of studying and reading in high school it will be very beneficial.
Academic Rigor
The classes can be difficult depending on your professor and how well you try.
Dorm Life
Definitely try to get into Dominican or Stevie as a freshman! Regina is nice if you want a quite room to yourself, but not a lot of action goes on.
Food and Dining
The food is average like any other school food. There is two places to eat. One is a cafe style and the other has a grille station and ala carte.
What to do for fun
Madison is a great town there is plenty to do. There is a free zoo in walking distance and tons of nature trails around the campus. There also is great nightlife in Madison.
Bang for the buck
The tuition is steep, but they offer tons of scholarships and financial aid.
Clubs and Activities
There is a variety of club and activities to join in on. You will not be bored and there is club for everyone.
Campus Safety
Awesome!
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M from Madison, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Edgewood is a relax environment that still encourages students to reach their maximum potential. The teachers and professors here are willing to go the extra mile for their students. The Administration is always looking for ways to improve the school and enjoys any student feedback.
Tips for prospective students
If you're looking for a small school setting with personal attention in you classes, Edgewood is the place for you.
Academic Rigor
Edgewood provides a challenge academically to all its students, with each course you learn skills to set you ahead in life and your future career.
Dorm Life
My experience was in Regina Hall, all singles and female only dorms. The dorm was very quiet and cleaned daily. The girls were always respectful of one another if someone needed a good environment to study in.
Food and Dining
The Dining Services at Edgewood put forth a great effort to keep the food served diverse and delicious. The desserts are always amazing!Phils and Wingra are great hangout places to meet with classmates and new friends from the dorm.
What to do for fun
Located right on Lake Wingra, during the warmer months you can always has down the block to Wingra Boats and enjoy an afternoon on the water! Or stroll down Monroe Street with its variety of shops and restaurants.
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Netta from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Edgewood is a small close community.
The teachers are nice and understanding.
This college has lots of activities to keep you entertained .
Tips for prospective students
1) Stay focus and don't get distracted by parties
2) Always ask questioning if you don't understand something because the teachers here are always happy to help you.
3)Be open-minded to new experiences
4)Choose friends who will have a good influence on you.
Academic Rigor
The classroom sizes range from 10-25 so you will be able to get one-on-one attention from the teacher.
The teachers are always open to new ideas or ways to make a better learning environment for everyone.
Dorm Life
The dorm life really makes you feel like you have your own little apartment. I live in a all girl dorm and they are really friendly and nice.
Food and Dining
We have two good and fast food places on campus. The food is always fresh and the employees are always ready to serve you.
What to do for fun
Join a sports team.
Parties on State Street
Join a school club
Volunteer at different places around Madison
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Edgewood campus is located behind a zoo and we have our own lake.
Great for these types of students
Enjoy a small college surrounded by a big city
Clubs and Activities
BSU Club (black student union)
Asia Club
Nursing Club
Psychology Club
Create your own club
Campus Safety
We have retired police officers as security providing 24/7 surveillance. Also, on every corner are emergency phones
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