University of Wisconsin - Madison

United States

About UW Madison

The University of Wisconsin — Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin system. The beautiful, historic campus spans 936 acres and the University comprises 13 schools and colleges. It is often referred to as one of America’s ‘Public Ivy’ universities.

As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, students and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. The school’s legacy of public service was founded on the “Wisconsin Idea” that education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the classroom.

The University counts 33 Pulitzer prize winners among its alumni, as well as notable public figures such as author Joyce Carol Oates, former Vice President Dick Cheney, aviator Charles Lindbergh, naturalist John Muir and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

In the most recent QS, The Times Higher Education and ARWU world university rankings, the university has been ranked Top 25 in the US by all 3 ranking tables. This places the university among the top-1% universities in the US.

*NOTE: This is a transfer route. Students will study at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (Fox Cities campus) for the first 2 years before transferring to University of Wisconsin - Madison upon achieving the required grades. Students will then complete the final 2 years of the degree program and obtain qualification from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Campuses

With more than 40,000 students representing 50 states and 124 countries, the university 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. Join one of the nearly 900 student organizations—or start a new one. Stroll down Madison’s vibrant State Street and experience the largest farmers’ market of its kind as you walk around Capitol Square. Relax over live music and a stunning sunset at the Memorial Union Terrace. Build a lifelong community of kinship and support. As a Badger, opportunities match your boundless imagination. Here are some amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1848
Student
Population
43338
Staff
Population
2407
Social
Strengths
Environmental Science
ARWU, Environmental Science & Engineering
3rd
Geography
ARWU, Geography
3rd
Agriculture & Forestry
ARWU, Agricultural Sciences
5th
Media & Communications
CUG, Communication and Media Studies
5th
Mathematics
ARWU, Mathematics
7th
Sociology
CUG, Sociology
7th
Education
CUG, Education and Training
8th
Veterinary Science
CUG, Veterinary Science
8th
Chemical Engineering
CUG, Engineering - Chemical
9th
Nursing & Health Science
ARWU, Nursing
9th
Biological Science
ARWU, Biotechnology
14th
History
CUG, History
15th
Chemistry
CUG, Chemistry
17th
Materials Engineering
ARWU, Metallurgical Engineering
17th
Psychology
ARWU, Psychology
18th
English & Literature
CUG, English Language and Literature
19th
Pharmacy
CUG, Pharmacy and Pharmacology
19th
Food Science
ARWU, Food Science & Technology
21st
Material Science
ARWU, Materials Science & Engineering
21st
Politics
ARWU, Political Sciences
21st
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Notable alumni

Carol Ann Bartz ex-CEO, Yahoo!
Carol is an American business executive, the former president and CEO of the internet services company Yahoo!, and former chairman, president, and CEO at architectural and engineering design software company Autodesk. She completed her degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1971.

Günter Blobel Physiology Nobel Prize winner
Günter is a Silesian German biologist and 1999 Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology for the discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell. He obtained a PhD in the area of cell biology from the university in 1966.

Lawrence Wong Minister of Parliament, Singapore
Mr Lawrence Wong was elected a Member of Parliament in May 2011 and is currently the Minister for National Development and the Second Minister for Finance. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority, and the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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