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The University of Wisconsin–Madison is where you will complete years 3 and 4 of your degree, and where you will graduate from.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison

Located on a 936-acre campus in Wisconsin's state capital, it is the largest of the universities within the University of Wisconsin system, and the only one to feature in the U.S. News and World Report's Top 100 'National University' rankings.

At a glance

Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Founded: 1848
Total student enrollments: 43,338
Type of institution: Public
Degree levels: Undergraduate / Graduate
Student-instructor ratio: 18:1


With recreational facilities, arts centers, sports venues and student support resources, the range of facilities at the huge University of Wisconsin–Madison campus is extensive.

On-site venues for the arts include the Chazen Museum of Art, the Class of 1973 Gallery, the Red Gym Design Gallery, the Atrium Gallery, the Lofts Gallery, the Mandelbaum & Albert Vision Gallery, the School of Education Gallery, the Skylight Gallery and the Wisconsin Union Theater.

Sports facilities on campus cater for basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming, diving, tennis, track and field and wrestling. The University is home to a stadium that can accommodate 80,000 people.

Schools and Faculties

  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Wisconsin School of Business
  • School of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Human Ecology
  • College of Letters & Science
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy

About Madison

Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin, a Midwestern US state with coastlines on two of the Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior). 

A forward-thinking population

Madison is a city that often counted amongst the best places to live in the US, and that is, in part, down to its reputation as a progressive and open-minded place that welcomes people of all cultures and persuasions.

A renowned college town

Students and university faculty make up over 30% of Madison's population. Best College Reviews currently rank it third in their list of '50 best college towns in America'.

The perfect size

With a population of around 220,000, Madison is large enough to offer the cultural advantages of a big city, but small enough to be safe, friendly, and convenient to get around.

A thriving economy

With one of the most educated populaces of US cities (almost 50% of residents over 25 hold a bachelor's degree), commerce and entrepreneurialism are prevalent. Large employers include Google and Microsoft.

Beautiful scenery

Whether you're in the heart of historic downtown, or exploring the rolling prairies and lakes that surround it, Madison has beautiful scenery to enjoy. In and around the city, there are more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails.