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University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI USA 53715

The University of Wisconsin—Madison (UW) is the flagship university of the University of Wisconsin system. Founded in 1848, UW has become Wisconsin’s largest employer. With a history of innovation and robust research budget, UW is known for making significant strides in medicine and science. Notable contributions include the discovery of vitamins A and B, as well as the advancement of use of Vitamin D.

UW ranks 49 nationwide. Its acceptance rate is 57%, making the university quite competitive in comparison to most Wisconsin universities. Tuition for Wisconsin residents is $10,742 per year, plus fees; its tuition rate for nonresidents is $38,630 per year, plus fees. With over 30,000 undergraduates and 13,000 postgraduate students, the University of Wisconsin is by far the largest university within the state. It follows a semester-based academic calendar.

The University of Wisconsin is an NCAA Division I school, and it participates in the Big Ten Conference. Its celebrated football team draws large crowds to Camp Randall Stadium. Madison itself has been voted the No. 1 football town in America. Beyond sports, UW is also home to over 900 student organizations, 21 residence halls, 936 acres, and “the Wisconsin Idea,” which promotes the commitment to public service.

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