University of Wisconsin Madison

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The Institution of Wisconsin–Madison (often known as UW, UW–Madison, or just Madison) is a public land-grant research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, having been established when Wisconsin became a state in 1848. It was Wisconsin's first public university, and it is now the state's oldest and largest public institution. This campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its foundation in 1848. Students, employees, and faculty members at this public land-grant university and productive research institution receive a world-class education while solving real-world challenges. 

  University History

The university had its start when the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature approved legislation in 1838 establishing a "University of the Territory of Wisconsin" and appointing a high-ranking Board of Visitors. The University of Wisconsin's research, teaching, and service are all influenced by the "Wisconsin Idea," which was first articulated by UW–Madison President Charles Van Hise in 1904, when he declared, "I shall never be satisfied until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every home in the state." The University was officially founded in 1848.

 University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is divided into 20 schools and colleges, with 30,361 undergraduate and 14,052 graduate students. With nearly 21,600 academics and staff, the institution is the largest employer in Wisconsin, contributing significantly to the state's economy. There are over 9,000 courses, 200 undergraduate majors and certificates, 250 master's, doctoral, and professional programs, and over 2,000 academic specialists to choose from.

The main schools-


     Some undergraduate courses-

  • Accounting and Information Systems (ACCT I S)
  • Actuarial Science (ACT SCI)
  • African Cultural Studies (AFRICAN)
  • Afro-American Studies (AFROAMER)
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics (A A E)
  • Agro ecology (AGRECOL)
  • Biochemistry (BIOCHEM)
  • Biological Systems Engineering (BSE)
  • Biology (BIOLOGY)
  • Biology Core Curriculum (BIOCORE)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIV ENGR)
  • Civil Society and Community Studies (CSCS)
  • Classics (CLASSICS)
  • Collaborative Nursing Program (CNP)
  • Gender and Women’s Studies (NEWS)
  • General Business (GEN BUS)
  • Genetics (GENETICS)
  • Geography (GEOG)
  • Geological Engineering (G L E)

Students can visit the official website for detail information about the courses-

  University Achievements

Wisconsin is one of the Association of American Universities' twelve founding members, a select group of prominent North American research universities. It is Public Ivy and an R1 University, indicating that it has a high degree of research activity. It spent $1.2 billion on research and development in 2018, making it the seventh most expensive university in the United States. As of March 2020, 26 Nobel laureates, two Fields medalists, and one Turing Award recipient were alumni, faculty, or researchers at UW–Madison. Furthermore, as of November 2018, the current CEOs of 14 Fortune 500 businesses had attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the most of any university in the United States.

University USP

The USP of the University of Wisconsin–Madison is to create a learning environment where faculty, staff, and students can discover, critically examine, preserve, and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values that will aid in the survival of this and future generations while also improving the quality of life.

 University Notable Alumni

The notable alumni of the UW-

  • Virgil Abloh
  • Dick Cheney
  • Laurel Clark
  • Rich Dahm
  • Joan Cusack
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Anders Holm
  • Jane Kaczmarek
  • Kay Koplovitz
  • Steve Marmel
  • Jill Soloway
  • Lev Spiro

University infrastructure & services-


The university's main campus is located on the isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, about a mile from the state capitol in Madison. The main campus covers 933 acres (378 ha), but the overall campus covers approximately 10,600 acres (4,290 ha), including research stations across the state. The center campus is laid up in a way that closely resembles Madison's street grid. The Memorial Union is the heart of campus life. Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler have named UW–campus Madison as one of the most attractive college campuses in the United States. The University of Wisconsin–Madison has its own police force, food service, hospital, recreation facilities, botanical gardens, public artwork, electricity facilities, and an administrative building.

Some of the attractions on the campus-

  • Bascom Hall
  • Music Hall
  • Van Hise Hall
  • Grainger Hall
  • Dejope Hall


The University of Wisconsin–research Madison's library collection is the 12th largest in North America. The university is served by more than 40 professional and special-purpose libraries. More than 8.3 million volumes representing human inquiry throughout history are housed in the university library. There were also over 101,000 serial titles, 6.4 million microform items, and over 8.2 million things in other formats, such as government papers, maps, musical scores, and multimedia materials, in the collections. Every year, around 1 million titles are circulated among library patrons. Apart from the main library, some other libraries are also there—

  • Memorial Library
  • The Mills Music Library,
  • Steenbock Memorial Library,
  • College Library in Helen C. White Hall.
  • The Kurt F. Wendt Library,
  •  Wendt Library houses
  • Designated a Patent and Trademark Depository Library
  • Ebling Library
  • Middleton Library, 
  • Weston Library,

       Housing services

Depending on a student's academic level, UW-Madison provides two types of residence halls: undergraduate and graduate. On-campus housing is limited, so apply early for the best chance of being accepted.

    Residence Halls for Undergraduates-

Shared rooms and community bathrooms with individual shower stalls are the most common features of traditional dorms. Dining facilities are located throughout the campus, and residents eat there.

  Graduate Student Housing-       

University apartments cater to visiting researchers, instructors, and graduate students who are looking for a more independent living setting. The leases are normally for a year, and the apartments aren't usually furnished, but check current availability for more information.

   Medical services

All UW–Madison students have access to high-quality medical care through University Health Services. Members of the UW–Madison Student Health Insurance Plan are covered at no cost for most fee-based treatments at UHS (SHIP). For any medical emergency, the University has a hospital and medical services. The UW provides a psychiatry department that assists students with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

  Student’s Clubs-

Over 100 student clubs and organizations are split into cultural, community, musical, and sports-related categories. Students make their campus life more enthusiastic and welcoming by joining these clubs.

Some Club and organizations of UW  include-

  • Aa Dekhen Zara Entertainment
  • African Cultural Studies Student Association
  • African Students Association,
  • Multicultural Student Nurse Organization
  • Muslim Students Association
  • Niam Laus Niam Hluas: Hmong Sisterhood
  • Pakistani Students Association,
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Nepal Student Association
  • Pro. Association of [email protected] for Med School;
  • Wisconsin’s School of Bhangra

  University location-

         Where exactly

 The University of Wisconsin is situated in the city of Madison. Madison is a lovely mid-sized city with a population of 255,000 people that is routinely ranked as one of the greatest places to live in the United States. Madison is the state capital of Wisconsin, and it has one of the most educated populations in the country, with nearly half of its inhabitants over the age of 25 holding a bachelor's degree. The property stretches along Lake Mendota and includes both rural hills and bustling city streets. There are tranquil spots to study and explore around the gorgeous lakeshores while taking in Madison's splendor.

Top landmarks nearby, Top companies, Airports nearby-

  Top Landmarks-

  • The Red Gym 
  • North Hall, Science Hall 
  • Dairy Barn 
  • Dairy Cattle Center
  • Lakeshore Nature Preserve.
  • The State Capitol Building in Madison 
  • Ringling Circus.
  • Union Bank.
  • Leopold Farm.
  • Ten Chimneys.
  • Silver Mound.
  • Aztalan.

  Top Companies –

  • Epic
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Infosys
  • Deloitte
  • Amazon
  • Walgreens
  • Labcorp

      Nearest Airport-

Madison (MSN) Airport, which is 5.6 miles distant, is the closest airport to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Milwaukee (MKE) (77.5 miles), Appleton (ATW) (94.1 miles), Chicago O'Hare (ORD) (108.7 miles), and Chicago Midway (MDW) are all neighbouring airports (124 miles).

    International Students info-

       Courses offered

  • MS
  •  MIM
  •  BE/B.Tech
  •  MA
  •  M.Sc
  •   B.Arch
  •   B.Sc
  •  MFA, etc

 Visas & Immigration support

ISS provides holistic support to UW-Madison students on F and J visas by advising on immigration, personal, and cultural issues, as well as organizing events and activities to promote students' engagement and development within the campus community. Terra Dotta is a website where you may submit all of your immigration petitions. Terra Dotta information requests can be used to contact your allocated ISS advisor.

  International Student contact

For all the queries regarding admission, visa, and Immigration students can visit here.

University Wisconsin - Madison,

International Student Services

716 Langdon Street 217 Red Gym

Madison, Wisconsin, 53706


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 608-262-2044

 Student life-

Student society

There are numerous student groups available to students. Many cultural, social, and academic activities are held by these groups. Students can use societies to develop their leadership, communication, community engagement, and organizational abilities for the future.

 Sports and fitness

The University of Wisconsin–athletic Madison's teams are known as the Wisconsin Badgers (University of Wisconsin). Since the 1896–97 season, they have competed in the Big Ten Conference for all sports as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sub-level). The men's and lightweight women's crew teams play in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges, while the women's ice hockey team competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) (EARC). The university's sports department supplies students with a variety of sports equipment. Football, tennis, swimming, hockey, ice hockey, baseball, softball, and a variety of other sports are all organized here. Both men and women participate equally in all sports.

 Health & Wellbeing

Students Affairs is a distinct department inside the institution. This department is focused on assisting students in both the classroom and outside of it. Health and well-being, identity and inclusiveness, leadership and participation, and student advocacy are all areas where these departments assist students. To make UW–Madison a welcoming and inclusive community for all students, we collaborate across the numerous campus units and programmes that assist students, such as the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement and University Housing.

Residential Life

The university provides on-campus halls and dormitories equipped with modern arrangements for the students. In which, like kitchen, gym, laundry, dinning, all arrangements are provided. If you want to live off campus then you can search for apartments by visiting the official website.

 Food & drink

Students at UW Madison have access to a dining facility. The dining services provide students with a variety of food options. They offer a delectable menu as well as a nutritious diet. Residents of the University Residence Halls, as well as all UW-Madison students, teachers, staff, and the general public, are served by UW University Housing Dining and Culinary Services. Dining markets, coffee shops, and convenience stores are just a few of the places on campus where you can get food. Their menus feature made-to-order foods, including scratch-made meals, and healthy selections, allowing you to eat anything you want, whenever you want. Their Registered Dietitians and online resources can also assist students with their nutritional and dietary requirements. In addition, University Housing has a significant food service. Apart from this there are plenty of options on campus and off-campus for the students.

Short term getaways

From seeing natural, historic, and architectural wonders to attending an artistic performance, noteworthy lecture, or athletic event, Madison has something for everyone all year long. 

Some of the popular visiting places around UW Madison's campus-

  • The roof of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Northwest end of North Henry Street
  • Chazen Museum of Art
  • Wisconsin Historical Society library overlook
  • Roof of the Education Building
  • Memorial Union Terrace
  • Nancy Nicholas Hall rooftop terrace

        Part time jobs

Work-study is a need-based, part-time work programme in which the government and the company split the expense of employing a student on a payroll basis. Work-Study is included in the Financial Aid Offer for students because it is a need-based programme. Because eligibility is based on a student's financial need, not every UW-Madison student is eligible. More information on the Federal Work-Study programme can visit here-

  Student Safety

In 2018, the crime rate in Madison, Wisconsin was 403.55 per 100,000 people, up 7.77 percent from 2017. In 2017, the crime rate in Madison, Wisconsin was 374.44 per 100,000 people, up 13.47 percent from 2016. In 2016, the crime rate in Madison, Wisconsin was 329.98 per 100,000 people; down 7.74 percent from 2015. Students at the University of Washington reflect on their academic standing and personal safety on campus. According to the 2020-21 U.S. News and World Report ranking, Madison is the 10th safest city in the United States.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison still wants to make sure that students have access to a variety of options that will help them be safe on and off campus. These are some of the resources available:-

  • University of Wisconsin Police Department (UWPD) 
  • WiscAlerts,
  • Crime Warnings
  • Badger Watch,
  • SAFEwalk
  • Nighttime campus bus service, 
  • Lightway Walking Paths 
  • Emergency Telephones 
  • Office of Cybersecurity

     Famous courses

Famous majors at the University of Wisconsin--Madison include: Computer and Information Sciences, General; Economics, General; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Political Science and Government, General; Neuroscience; Finance, General; Mathematics, General; Speech Communication etc.

 Campus recruitment


Provides a large number of career and internship openings. Handshake is a website where students may create an account and search for the ideal employer and employment for them. The internship programme department at your college will locate you an internship that you are interested in. To be considered for placements, students must go through a series of interviews and aptitude exams. Their Job Placement Programs provide qualifying students with guaranteed employment prospects. Opportunities are available at a number of UW-Madison corporations as well as a few community Federal Work-Study partners. The procedure is straightforward, and it intends to provide eligible students with the opportunity to choose which job offer to accept. All of the possibilities in this programme provide valuable opportunities to explore potential career paths and gain skills.

Famous companies who recruit directly from UW Madison Campus-

  • Teach for America
  • Epic
  • La Petite Academy
  • KinderCare Learning Centers , etc
  1. Median Earnings 5 Years after Graduation   68000 (example)    
  2. Median Earnings 2 Years after Graduation   45000 (example)
  3. Employed 2 Years after Graduation  80% (example)
  4. Employed 6 months after Graduation   70% (example)

Brochures & applications (PDF) - (this can be a doc, pdf or image file)

  • Application form
  • University Brochures , etc

       The admissions process at UW Madison is quite difficult. To be admitted to the University, students must have received good grades in their previous classes. The majority of programmes require ACT/SAT scores. An English Proficiency Test Score is also required for international students. On the official website, students can submit their applications.

You can check here all the admission process and information regarding admission.

 Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, your application must be submitted with the non-refundable application fee or fee waiver, and all supporting documents must be received by the university's deadline.

  • Required documents-
  • Admission Application 
  • Application Fee
  • Two Essays
  • Courses and grade information
  • One required letter for recommendation
  • TOEFL, IELTS and DET Scores (English language proficiency)

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Masters: Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

University of Wisconsin Madison Deadlines


Spring (Regular Decision): October 2

Fall (Early Action): November 1       

Fall (Regular Decision): February 1

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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