University of Wisconsin Colleges

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, serving approximately 170,000 students each year and employing 39,000 faculty and staff statewide.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



UW Colleges was created in approximately its current form after World War II when the Board of Regents adopted a formal policy encouraging counties and municipalities to provide land and buildings for use by the University of Wisconsin. At that time, the campuses were part of the UW-Extension.

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Student services

Athletics programs, student government, campus newspapers and student organizations can be found on every UW Colleges campus. That means students have a wide variety to choose from when they want to get involved. The college experience is more than just going to class, and students at UW Colleges have every opportunity to dive in.

Housing services

  • The Fighting Spirits Villas, located on campus, are furnished 4-bedroom, 2-bath apartment units.
  • Glenwood Commons is a privately owned and operated residence for students attending UW-Barron County and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.
  • Located within steps of UW-Fond du Lac, Vue Campus Student Living is a privately managed student apartment community serving the students of UW-Fond du Lac and other surrounding schools.
  • The Fox Village apartments offer students a host of amenities, intelligently-designed floor plans and convenient access to campus. Each four-bedroom apartment provides plenty of privacy without sacrificing the fun of being part of the campus community.

Medical services

UW Colleges provides a range of services to support student health and wellness from disability accomodations to alcohol and drug education to mental health services. Students who aren't already covered through a family member's policy are encourged to sign up for health insurance.

Student Life

Campus life

With 13 universities across 26 campuses and a statewide extension network, the UW System is a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

Sports facilities

UW Colleges provides students with a variety of athletic opportunities - both competitive and recreational. The 13 University of Wisconsin Colleges campuses are members of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference. You'll have the chance to play on a varsity team as a freshman, competing against other colleges statewide.


The University of Wisconsin Colleges is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission:

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I was not fostered or cared for in the eyes of the professors. This professor is not at the university any longer, but her treatment of me was abusive and inappropriate. It wore on my self esteem and my grades did not excel

Madison, Wisconsin, United States


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