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Badgers transcend disciplines and think critically to solve today’s most pressing problems. UW–Madison’s well-rounded, world-class education prepares you not only for a better career, but also to be a better citizen. Wherever you are on your academic journey, a community of more than 400,000 Badgers around the world is waiting for you.

Be the next Badger to do something extraordinary.

Quick Facts

  • 50
    states are represented by UW students
  • 116
    countries are home for UW students
  • 45,540
    Total student population
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Your boundless future starts here. Join a community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who all share one commitment: making a difference. Along the way, you’ll gain knowledge, experiences, and friendships that last a lifetime.

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UW–Madison’s graduate programs empower you to further your education in top-ranked schools and colleges and hone your career alongside acclaimed faculty.

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Professional Schools

UW–Madison’s professional schools equip you with the in-depth education and real-world experiences you need to excel.

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Special/Non-degree Students

Badgers never stop digging. We continue to ask questions, explore our curiosities, and seek truth. Explore UW–Madison’s myriad opportunities for lifelong learners.