As I plan on attending UW Madison in the fall I recognize the great quality a Madison eduation has to offer. It is the best school in Wisconsin, my home state, and only a few hours away from where I live. I know many other students from Wisconsin and neighboring states will be attening Madison as well.
So if you do not live in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, ect. and you are a "coastie" or even an international student, what's the draw to Madison? Why is Madison a better school than universities closer to home?