The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and a land- and sea- grant research institution. This Public Ivy is ranked as the #12 Top Public School by U.S. News & World Report. UW-Madison has a high level of research activity and is a leader in stem cell research thanks in part to the development of the WiCell research institution. Biology, Economics, and Psychology top the list for popular undergraduate majors at the oldest and largest public university in Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers the rare combination of academic rigor and excellence, a huge social scene, a beautiful campus, and endless opportunities for involvement. Whether you are a business student, a future engineer, or majoring in anything within the college of letters and science you have fantastic opportunities to get a degree in addition to experiences that will easily help you get a great job after college. Although it is a large college, it is easy to find groups of friends whether you choose to live in the quiet and beautiful Lakeshore area, or in the hustle and bustle of the Southeast, you will easily meet people and have opportunities to join organizations that bring you closer with people similar to you.
Austin from Downers Grove, IL
Madison is probably one of the most diverse colleges in the state of Wisconsin. Here, I have met a variety of people from all sorts of different backgrounds and have been introduced to a multitude of experiences. All in all, there's no place like Madison.