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"We believe the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found."

— 1894 Wisconsin Magna Carta

Top10 in national research spending every year since 1972

Research 

Top10 in producing Fortune 500 CEOs

University Ranking 
The sun rises on a misty morning in the Arboretum

938 acres, 365 days.
Limitless possibilities.

Explore Madison by the seasons

The Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Idea is our pledge to the state, the nation, and the world that our endeavors will benefit all citizens.

17,000 lifelong learners benefit from UW education programs yearly

lifelong learning 

20 Nobel Prize awards to UW faculty and alumni

The winners 

55 years dedicated to studying poverty and social inequality

Research 

1 Top producer of Peace Corps volunteers
(2020)

Public service