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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Find a Great Apartment Near University of Wisconsin–Madison

The University of Wisconsin (UW) is a highly ranked school that sits in the progressive town of Madison right on the shores of Lake Mendota. UW is known for its active undergrad community, high academic standards, and involved faculty. Some of the most popular programs at UW include Biology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and History.

The school has a reputation for being one of the top party schools in the country, partially because freshmen are allowed to live off-campus in the first year. Students here are incredibly friendly, the kind of people that will stop in the hallway and talk with just about anyone. The Greek Life here thrives and is one of the main social hubs in the undergrad community.

Sports are also a beloved pastime at UW. The Badgers Division I sports teams are beloved and high-performing, drawing huge crowds of devoted fans to every one of their games. They also offer scholarship for many other popular sports, including basketball, soccer, tennis, and cross-country running. In short, it’s safe to say that this University loves sports.

When to Search

The apartment search typically kicks off around October, when students begin to consider what they want in an apartment, find good housemates, and decently priced places close to campus. When March rolls around, most students are signing their leases and locking down a good place. By May, most of the apartments close to campus have been snatched up. Of course, many apartments are still available, but you may have to sacrifice proximity to campus, neighborhood walkability, building amenities, and/or apartment quality. Decide which factors are the most important to you before beginning your search and which factors you can compromise on. Remember, the earlier you begin looking, the more likely you are to get the kind of place you’re searching for!

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