Student Life

UW–Madison is a community that embraces diversity — both in the people who live, learn and work here and in the experiences that enrich life in the classroom and beyond. The campus provides services and student life programs designed to meet a broad range of student needs and concerns.

Quick facts

  • Enrollment:

    43,193
  • U.S. states represented:

    46
  • Countries represented:

    128
  • Student organizations:

    More than 800

Student services

The Wisconsin Experience

UW–Madison students are expected to apply learning inside and outside the traditional classroom in ways that have a positive impact on the world. Known as the Wisconsin Experience, this principle draws upon opportunities ranging from conducting research to embracing entrepreneurship to developing multicultural competency.
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Students at a football game

Students cheer during a Badger football game at Camp Randall Stadium.

Global Competency

The world is at their feet