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The University of Wisconsin-Madison, also known as UW-Madison, is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. It was founded in the year 1848. The university is the flagship institution of the University of Wisconsin System. UW-Madison became a land-grant institution in 1866. The campus is spread across an area of over 900 acres. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through its associated schools and colleges. The Washington Monthly 2007 rankings placed UW-Madison at the 18th position among all national universities. UW-Madison's sports teams are nicknamed the Badgers. Their official mascot is Bucky Badger. The university participates in the NCAA's Division I-A.

Profile of University of Wisconsin MadisonThe main campus of University of Wisconsin is in Madison, WI (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. University of Wisconsin offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. University of Wisconsin students most commonly major in a field related to mathematics, engineering, science, and liberal arts.

University of Wisconsin Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 550 to 670. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 610 or more.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at University of Wisconsin are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 41, 563 enrolled students.

Student Life
University of Wisconsin is generally not a school for part-time students. Student athletes at the school belong to the Big Ten Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Wisconsin-Madison is Wisconsin's comprehensive teaching and research university with a statewide, national, and international mission, offering programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in a wide range of fields, while engaging in extensive scholarly research, continuing adult education, and public service. The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff, and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The University seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical, and human development. It also seeks to attract and serve students from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds and to be sensitive and responsive to those groups which have been underserved by higher education. "

University of Wisconsin Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 284political science, history, English, economics, sociology, Spanish language, international studies, library science, . . .
Science1, 292biology, chemistry, biochemistry, zoology, genetics, physics, molecular biology, microbiology, . . .
Engineering1, 080mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, materials engineering, . . .
Business and Management724accounting, finance, marketing, business management, business, actuarial science, insurance, MIS, . . .
Medicine453medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, public health, pharmaceutics and drug design, veterinary sciences, neuroscience, pre-med, . . .
Family and Social Work437social work, consumer economics, family studies, merchandising and retailing, public policy analysis, family and consumer science, consumer science communication
Media413communication studies, journalism, mass communication
Law388law, legal studies
Education and Teaching388elementary school teaching, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, school Counselling, special ed, music teaching, social foundations of education, family/home economics teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling344psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy211nutrition sciences, exercise science, vocational Counselling, parks and recreation management, dietitian, occupational therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine200registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering176computer and info science, computer engineering
Mathematics171mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Art Studies148art studies, arts management
Agricultural Science and Management122agricultural journalism, food science, agricultural economics, agricultural management, agricultural business
Medical Support and Technology118audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, audiology
Conservation and Resource Management85wildlife management, wetlands management, land use planning, forest sciences, conservation, forestry
Religion and Philosophy84philosophy, religion
Music72music performance, music, music history and theory, musicology, music theory and composition
Real Estate and Construction Management64real estate
Drama and Performing Arts56drama, dance
Animal Science and Care51animal science, dairy science, poultry science
Fine Arts48art history and criticism
Architecture and Planning44landscape architecture, urban planning
Landscaping and Horticulture37horticultural science, soil science, agronomy
Design30interior design
Construction Trades23apparel and textile manufacture
Medical administration20community health, pharmacy courses
Contact: University of WisconsinUniversity of Wisconsin Madison

500 Lincoln Dr

Madison, WI 53706-1380

General Phone: (608) 262-1234


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