Why University of Wisconsin - Madison Essay

Tell us why you decided to apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, share with us the academic, extracurricular, or research opportunities you would take advantage of as a student. If applicable, provide details of any circumstance that could have had an impact on your academic performance and/or extracurricular involvement.


When I first discovered computer programming, I was suffering from severe wrist injuries and could only type slowly with my toes. Despite my inconveniences, I created over a hundred other programs (including thirty computer games) and learned multiple programming languages all using my feet. Such is the extent of my love for coding and my fascination with the intricate workings of the cyber world, and this passion is what compels me to major in CS at the University of Wisconsin.

After examining the opportunities University of Wisconsin’s abundant opportunities for computer science students, I became convinced that UW is the school for me. For instance, the research opportunities for undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin appeal to me. Through the Undergraduate Research Scholars program, I would be able to participate in fascinating research that would offer me valuable professional experience and give me new insights on how I can develop my future academic and career plans. At UW, I would definitely endeavor to become qualified for participation in the research on computer graphics, led by Professor Gleicher and Assistant Professor Sifakis. In addition, my experience with CGI, computer animation, and game developing in...

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