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University of Wisconsin

Madison, United States

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of Wisconsin-Madison was the first university that was created by the state constitution in 1848 under what is now the University of Wisconsin System. Considered America's Public Ivy for its capability to provide a collegiate experience similar to that of an Ivy league, UW- Madison is a Doctoral University that focuses on research.

The University is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin System which includes 13 universities across 26 campuses. It is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities and its sporting affiliations include NCAA Division I FBS, Big Ten and WCHA. 

QS Top Universities has ranked the University of Wisconsin-Madison at joint #75 in QS World University Rankings 2022. Aside from that, THE World University Rankings 2022 and US News & World Report Best Global Universities 2022 have ranked the University of Wisconsin-Madison at joint #58 and #52 respectively. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The campus located in Madison is spread across 933 acres with the area increasing to 10,600 acres if the research institutes are taken into consideration. The university offers a total of 9,203 courses and approximately 232 undergraduate majors and certificates and an additional 250+ doctoral, masters and professional programs with 2000+ members of faculty. The University is organized into 20 colleges and schools in which more than 44,000 students from 50 states and 127 countries enroll annually. The University offers a dynamic and comprehensive academic program and also contributes to the economy of the State of Wisconsin by being one of the largest recruiters in the state, by employing approximately 21,600 members of staff and faculty. The university also provides a unique experience that places equal importance on co-curricular activities, it is proud to have 23 Big ten Varsity Teams and over 900 student-run organizations on campus.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The University believes in building a community of lifelong kinship and support. The University believes that through research, internship and a variety of other opportunities offered by them, they can change individual perspectives of the world and thus, impact the community. The university spends a large amount on research, having the third-highest research expenditure in the country at more than $1.1 billion in 2012. 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s notable alumni includes Virgil Abloh (Designer, Artist), Lynsey Addario (Photojournalist), Rita Braver (CBS News Reporter), Laurel Clark (Astronaut) and Carrie Coon (Actress).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

UW Madison has an undergraduate enrollment of 33,600+ and a graduate student population of 9700+ while over 2,500 students participate in study abroad programs. Over 4000 international students from more than 120 countries study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which is consistently ranked among the top 15 universities in the United States with the largest number of international students. The University values diversity, and believes it to be a source of creativity, innovation and strength. There is a Multicultural Student Center, which is a parent body comprising cultural student organizations and clubs, and organizes events for celebrating different cultures. Some of the top recruiters at University of Wisconsin-Madison are Google, Amazon, Target, Microsoft and Oracle. 

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