Monday, August 13, 2007

Hottest Big State School

It's that time of year again, when high-school seniors and their parents gear up for the college admissions game. A time and game I know all too well. In general, I shun the ever publicized and hotly debated annual college rankings since I believe they are based on "junk science", merely intended to generate publication sales; however, I do hypocritically pay attention when UW is honored and praised as it should always be. Today, UW-Madison was named the "Hottest Big State School" by Newsweek/Kaplan. Here is a link to the article, and the pertinent excerpt follows. Cheers!

Hottest Big State School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Growing up in Wisconsin, Laura Sullivan was raised on Badger mania. But she was initially afraid that she would get lost in Madison amid 41,000 students, 140 undergraduate majors and nearly 700 student organizations. So when her high-school German class visited, Sullivan says she was shocked to find that she immediately felt at home. The tree-filled campus of nearly 1,000 acres looked to her exactly like a college should. It occurred to her that its enormity actually meant "endless opportunities," she says. It is the old traditions graduates remember most, including Picnic Point, declared by one newspaper to be "the kissing-est spot in North America."

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