The Craigslist minefield is sown with the seeds of sketchiness and disappointment.
The Daily Page dot com (Free weekly:Isthmus), Badger Herald (student paper), startrenting.com, then down to the management companies and individual apartment owners is the best bet. Maybe Madison.com,
JSM Properties, Madison Property Management, J Michael Real Estate....saw a few law students at Butler Plaza.
Dive into the pool like a UW student...good luck