Not every campus has an on-site dairy farm, but the University of Wisconsin is a unique university grounded in practical education. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for employability, it offers well-rounded learning in the beautiful setting of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes area.

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UW-Madison is a R1 research university and a ‘Public Ivy’ institution, ranked among the top public universities in the U.S. It excels in research with almost 100 research centers and programs across a wide variety of fields.

Student life

Heralded as the ‘most walkable city’, it is easy to explore Madison. Enjoy a beer at the student union, visit its vast farmers’ market or go to a music festival - it has more than any other state. There are over 800 clubs and organizations to join on campus, as well as many sporting events including football and basketball.


Situated on an isthmus (a narrow section of land between several lakes), Madison is surrounded by water and just a short hop from rural countryside. Watersports abound from sailing in the summer to ice fishing in the winter, or explore inland - hiking, biking or cross-country skiing.


There is an energetic arts and media scene on campus. The Onion, one of the most popular satirical publications in the world, was started at UW-Madison. The university has a host of sports teams that are successful on the national level, such as football, basketball,and hockey.

What can I study?

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