The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a top-ranked public research university that offers boundless academic opportunity grounded in an ethos of public service. Big Ten excitement, vibrant cultural offerings and abundant recreational activities all come together here.
Surrounding campus is Madison, an accessible, family-friendly city where you’ll enjoy lakes, bike trails, farmers’ markets, restaurants, art, music and sports. Here you'll get all the benefits of a big city, but with less hassle, It’s the kind of place people never want to leave. Visit us and see why!
Campus and City Life
#12 Best Place to Live (2019, U.S. News & World Report)
Top College Football Town in the U.S. (2019, Sports Illustrated)
#1 City for Work-Life Balance (2020, smartasset.com)
Top 10 in national research rankings for public and private universities (2018, National Science Foundation)