From its main campus located atop a hilltop in Wisconsin’s state capital, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a 4-year public institution and the flagship campus of the UW system. Founded in 1848 at the same time that Wisconsin achieved statehood, UW Madison is home to 24 colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic majors. All UW classes are centered around “The Wisconsin Idea,” a theory that education should positively affect students’ lives outside of the classroom. For a break from the rigors of academia, UW students flock to State Street, a pedestrian-friendly avenue through downtown Madison featuring coffee shops, restaurants, and a comedy club.
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.
Amber from Greenleaf, WI
UW-Madison is a university prized for its small town feel with a huge social experience. Never is there a dull moment on campus. Your academics and extra curricular activities will be memories you'll never forget.