Why Wisconsin Madison?

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 (you may enter up to 650 words).


I see grand, powdered valleys when I glide down Snowmass Mountain on my snowboard. Between such vast peaks, I am reminded of how small I am. Despite the spacious white that seems to freeze time in quiet eternity, the speed of this sport makes my adrenaline rush. I hope to continue my passion for snowboarding at The University of Wisconsin—Madison by taking the Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding Facilitation course, offered to all UWM students. It is recommended that students should be proficient at snowboarding or alpine skiing. I have been snowboarding for five years now, and I look forward to taking this course as an extracurricular activity.

More globally, I have come to know The University of Wisconsin—Madison as a school that is practical, versatile, and passionate. Snowboarding is just the start, for me and for the UWM curriculum. I intend to explore my interest in Chemical Engineering at your university, which is home to an Engineering World Health (EWH) chapter, an organization open to any science or engineering student who wants to improve the global status of human health. EWH presents an opportunity to put theory into action by allowing its members to travel to places in need of help. Furthermore, as someone with a...

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