Students sitting on Lake Mendota pier surrounded by late winter, melting ice on the lake

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With more than 40,000 students representing 50 states and 124 countries, our 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.

Quick Facts

  • #1
    College football town in America (NCAA, 2015)
  • 11th
    Best public university in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
  • 1,000
    lakeside seats at the memorial union terrace


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