The U of U is not the "full" college experience. it's mainly a commuter campus, with the vast majority living off-campus. which sucks, but there are cool people that live in the dorms. If anyone is arguing/buttering up that the U of U is even close academically to UW Madison, that's so unbelievably comical i can hardly stand it. UW Madison is far more superior than the U of U, or even any Utah college. UW Madison is a great school, and is also unbelievably fun. But, the skiing at Tyrol is lack-luster when comparing it to Utah. So it totally depends on what you're looking for. If you are looking to ski, get a decent education, and have a pretty mediocre overall college experience, i would recommend the U of U. If you're looking to have not very great skiing, an amazing education, and a pretty fucking awesome overall college experience, i would recommend UW Madison.