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Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:01 AM
Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:09 AM
Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:22 AM
Are you guys going to the Visit Day on the 31st??
Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:27 AM
Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:36 AM
I'd say that, like most places in Wisconsin, the weather is kind of schitzo in Madison... even in January you can have really nice, warm (40s) days and then the next day it's hailing. BUT, it stabilizes for the most part in late March to early April, around now.
And you get used to it really quick. But I'm from Alaska, so maybe I'm a bad judge of cold weather.
ANYWAY, you should all go to Madison anyway. Great city, beautiful lakes, bike paths, a lovely capital building. Not too diverse, though...
Posted 19 March 2006 - 07:18 PM
And yeah, Madison isn't too diverse (even though they say they are)...
Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:13 AM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:30 PM
Not sure about internships, it depends on your field. There are a few large corps. headquartered in Madison, and there are mental health facilities, government offices, law offices, arts, etc. I think it depends on your field.
Overall Madison is great - don't let the weather scare you away!
Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:06 AM
Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:23 AM
really? i'm thinking of attending their journalism and mass communicaiton program. how is that one? it has a pretty good reputation in the field, but i find there are lots of new profs who just came to teach in the last five years and don't see any really "old" profs in that school. muse, do you know about that school?
Im leaving Madison for NYC. I can say UW Madison is an excellent school for science and technical based programs. Think medicine, law, pharmacy, engineering, etc. You know, those kinds of things. Also the school of Education is ranked very high. BUT>>>> do not go here for any kind of humanities or art based programs. It is living hell.
Posted 30 March 2006 - 06:26 PM
But, Muse, I'll have to agree with you if you're referring to the MFA program. Unless you're in prinkmaking, I wouldn't attend there, ever. Terrible studio spaces, some good faculty peppered in with awful ones... yeah. Not good.
Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:37 AM
Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:04 PM
Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:47 PM
Yeah, the weather can be bad, I guess, but if you're a Midwesterner, it's just run of the mill. Minnesota is slightly worse. Chicago is just as bad. Again, maybe I'm taking this personally, but the weather isn't like it is in Siberia or anything. I saw someone post somthing about snot freezing, but whatever... the really, really cold days aren't all that common. And lately, since weather has been milder in general, Madison only saw one significant snowstorm.
Oh, and it might be useful to mention here that Madison was once again ranked the #1 mid-sized city in the country to live in, despite its winters.
And p.s.-- "boonies"? Madison is hardly the "boonies." It's ranked number one in a few disciplines, and top ten in many of the others. Many faculty are venerated in their fields.
pistolwink-- Glad you liked it! State Street can get on anyone's nerves after awhile, but the restaurants and art scene are wonderful. And take advantage of the farmer's market!
Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:47 AM
Ive heard that often times school administrators will lurk on these forums pretending to be students and hype up thier school? is that true?
Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:09 AM
Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:25 AM
The student I stayed with on my prospective weekend visit lived on Dayton Street a little over a mile from campus. It seemed pretty removed from the undergrad scene - it was an area full of older houses and apartments (most converted, I think) and a popular area for grad students (several others from the program lived there or on surrouding blocks). I was thinking I'd want to live a little further out, but seeing the kind of community they've developed makes me want to live closer.
As for weather - my understanding is that it gets Pretty Bad only for a couple of months (an advisor who went there said that he rode his bicycle most of the year but that there were weeks in the winter when it just. wasn't. possible.). One of my parents lived there for awhile (albeit eons ago) and confirms that it gets "really, really cold." Comparable to Chicago, but maybe not quite so windy? I'd invest in some hats/gloves/scarves and a sturdy coat.
Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:35 AM
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