University of Wisconsin - Madison

702 W Johnson St #1101, Madison, United States

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About University of Wisconsin - Madison

Located in the consistently top-rated city of Madison, Wisconsin, UW-Madison lies between two lakes, Mendota and Monona. This location gives prime opportunity for experiencing nature and other leisure activities on over 900 acres. This public institution was founded in 1848, and ranks 48 on the U.S News Best Colleges for National Universities.

The University's sports teams participate in more than 20 NCAA Division I sports, and are also part of the Big Ten Conference. Greek and social life is also active on campus. Students also have the option to get involved in over 800 organizations represented on campus, ranging from interests like dairy products, marketing, archery, and ceramics.

UW-Madison offers 130 undergraduate majors, 144 masters, 109 doctoral, and 14 professional degree programs, and has an undergraduate enrollment of over 31,000. Some popular majors include: Biology, Economics, Political Science and Government, Psychology and Speech Communications. 57% of undergraduate students are able to graduate within 4 years of enrollment.

In particular, UW-Madison has a legacy of public service, following in the 'Wisconsin idea' that education should influence and improve society's life beyond the classroom. A notable alumni who followed in this legacy is former Vice President Dick Cheney. UW-Madison hopes students continue to uphold this legacy and tradition.

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