For 168 years, this campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems.

Top reasons to study here

  • Groundbreaking research and exceptional student development.
  • One of the top universities in the nation for innovation, achievement, and astonishing outcomes.
  • Learning, teaching, and pushing the boundaries of their knowledge vastly more rich and rewarding.

Bachelor's programmes

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The numbers: 4,700-plus courses; 200-plus undergraduate majors and certificates; 250-plus master’s, doctoral, and professional programs; 2,000-plus faculty experts.


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education oversees more than $1 billion in annual research expenditures, a figure that puts the University of Wisconsin–Madison as the number three university in the nation for volume of research.


The UW Student Job Center focuses on student employment opportunities. Students seeking work will find part-time openings for both academic year and summer terms posted on our website as well as occasional full-time summer openings.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

International Student Services (ISS) offers a wide variety of services and programs to international students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ISS staff provides information and programs to international students about the campus and community and provide support and assistance concerning visas and related immigration issues.

Housing services

Whether you are an undergraduate student in our residence halls, a PhD candidate in our apartment communities, a hungry customer in our dining markets, a summer program attendee, an employee, or a proud parent, University Housing provides an experience that is built for your success.

Library services

The Libraries manage the 11th largest research collection in North America. We provide convenient access to print materials; 24/7, multi-platform access to thousands of electronic journals, e-books, and databases; article and book delivery from libraries around the world.

Student Life

Campus life

With more than 40,000 students representing 50 states and 124 countries, our community is diverse, energetic, and constantly in motion. Jump around with 80,000 Badgers fans at Camp Randall Stadium and witness athletic feats from our 23 Big Ten varsity teams.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed it, but some of the classes were poorly run, poorly instructed, or just uninteresting
UW-Madison Highly Recommended
Alyssa Schmirler rated 5 out of 5 stars
I had a great experience studying at UW-Madison. The academics and professors are excellent. The athletics are exciting. The student and social life are well balanced. The campus is beautiful and located in the heart of Madison.
Nice College!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
Overall it has been pretty good, the transition high school into college was hard for me especially since I am the first in my family and had no prior knowledge. I like all the different space I could use on campus and all the friends I made. I could improve on being more independent and using time wisely

Madison, Wisconsin, United States