University of Wisconsin
I decided to transfer to whitewater actually. Originally I went to a 2-year university and earned my associates degree taking a general course. From there I decided I wanted to get my bachelors degree in business administration. Whitewater is a very good business school and also close to home and that is why I chose to go there.
I feel like 120 credits is a lot as a minimum requirement for any bachelor degree. I do believe some of the classes are beneficial but I also feel I just took as random electives to fulfil credit requirements. Students should have to take more major-specific courses and not as many general courses.
I only took the Act, and I scored a 21 on it. I didn't take the sat, IELTS. I've obviously taken exams for my courses but no major-specific ones.
Exams vary from professor to professor. Some exams are straight from the book and can be easily found by being looked up. Other exams are original and made by the professors. Overall I think exams taken from textbooks are harder and I would prefer every professor wrote their own exams. Most exams are taken online using lockdown browser however some are still done using scantrons.
UWW has a good diversity of faculty. Each semester I usually get a good mix of male and female professors. They also have professors ranging from all age groups and backgrounds of experience.
UW Whitewater is a relatively cheaper school compared to the other UW schools. Tuition and fees are around $13,500/ year. Textbooks are included in this cost which is very beneficial to students. Each semester we just rent books from the library and return them at the end. They don't like to add a lot of miscellaneous costs, they would rather just make it easy and include it in the cost of tuition.
When I went to the 2 year UW school I went to UW Fond Du Lac and commuted, so I lived at home. In whitewater now I have an apartment about a 10-minute walk from campus. I have 1 roommate now and will still just have 1 roommate next year.
UW Whitewater has a very high rate for students being hired before graduation. A lot of internship positions can turn into full-time for students after graduation. Each year 2-3 career fairs are hosted on campus for students and employers to interact.
Yes, but I didn't complete one. Whitewater is known for being a business school and a lot of employers recruit from their campus. Employers know there are a lot of very educated students coming from whitewater. Students can take advantage of these opportunities as well and land internships. If students are having trouble with this on their own we have career advisors who help students get internships as well.
I am so thankful, I was selected by funds for Wisconsin scholars to receive a $4000 scholarship each year. This is a random scholarship giving out through FAFSA. I really love this organization and how they try and connect with students. They host events all semester for students to engage with each other and meet other recipients. Coming up May 10 they are hosting a banquet I am very excited to attend.
Yes, I've received FAFSA during my whole time in college so far. The scholarship mentioned above was one I was randomly selected for, I didn't specifically apply for it. I haven't applied for any scholarships although I probably should have.
Monthly Expense : $500 - $1500