Deciding on UW-Madison

By Caroline Zellmer

When I was a senior in high school I had no idea where I wanted to go to college. But throughout my college search I kept on coming back to UW-Madison. I failed to find a school that matched our on and off campus opportunities, course options, general campus climate and research experiences. Despite my own research on the different opportunities available to me through a CALS education, I wanted to have a more personalized interaction with the university and with CALS students.

During my decision making process I went on a CALS Senior Visit day, which gave me a first-hand look at the daily life of CALS undergraduates. It was instrumental in my search process to have the opportunity to speak with advisors, professors and current students at this visit day. I would implore you all to take advantage of the visit days available each semester.

I am so happy with my final choice to attend UW-Madison and my major program in CALS. The faculty and staff really want all CALS students to succeed and have the best possible experience.

Best of luck with the decision making process, feel free to contact any of the ambassadors with questions!