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Admissions & Aid

UW–Madison is a world-renowned academic institution, dedicated to making the college experience attainable and affordable for every talented scholar. Being a Badger means dreaming big — and then doing something bigger.

Affording college

Madison, WI: The ultimate college town

This is where big-city opportunities meet small-town conveniences. Where vibrant streetscapes lead to lakeside retreats. Where a Big Ten college and capital city blend together, creating an atmosphere unlike anywhere else. Welcome to Madison.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. UW–Madison will provide a paper copy upon request: contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department at

Download the most recent report (PDF)

Voluntary System of Accountability

UW–Madison participates in the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), a program designed to provide accountability through accessible, transparent, and comparable information for more than 260 public colleges and universities.

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