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A major for every passion, a degree for every dream

At UW–Madison you’ll find your fit. Our campus offers some 600 undergraduate and graduate majors and more than 9,000 courses — from accounting to zoology and everything in between. Whether you’re decided or still discovering, we’ll help match your dream to your degree.

Active, collaborative, reflective:
learning, the UW way

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Intellectual and personal growth

The Wisconsin Experience is our vision to create thoughtful, well-rounded citizens by recognizing that essential learning happens both inside and outside the classroom.

Learn about The Wisconsin Experience
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Tight-knit communities

First-Year Interest Groups are small learning communities that provide an immersive educational experience, assigning residential living around shared themes and interests.

Explore First-Year Interest Groups
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A global education

UW–Madison is your gateway to the world: our life-changing study abroad programs span some 60 countries and six continents.

Find study abroad opportunities

Our world-class faculty focus on student success

48,557 Student population

33 Average class size

9,271 Courses

3.84 Years to earn degree