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.
Definitely upholds the work-hard play-hard mentality. Because of its large size, the campus offers over 800 activities, including Badger games (whoop!). Still an extremely rigorous school.
Elise from Milwaukee, WI
Uw- Madison is a fantastic school. The academics are strong, there is always something fun to do, the school spirit is remarkable, and on top of it al you live on a beautiful campus. I don't know any one that dislikes their experience here.