College Spotlight: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Did you know that the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to FIVE historic landmarks?

  1. Armory & Gymnasium- Associated with Wisconsin Progressive Republican movement
  2. Bradley Harold, C. House- An example of Prairie School design
  3. North Hall- the first structure on campus
  4. Dairy Barn- Site of veterinary nutrition research
  5. Science Hall- Associated with noted geology instructor Charles R. Van Hise

The University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded when Wisconsin earned statehood in 1848. It is the official state university of Wisconsin and is the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. 

Located partially on the isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona in Madison, the university is rather picturesque and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. In fact, in 2011, Travel+Leisure listed the Madison campus as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States!

Sports, Greek life and student activities are a big part of the culture at UW-Madison. The Wisconsin Badgers compete in more than 20 NCAA Division I sports and are part of the Big Ten Conference! Go Badgers!

While UW-Madison has the reputation as a "party school," the school offers students more than just that. The university's legacy of public service was founded on the "Wisconsin Idea"-- education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the classroom, and it certainly does just that, as research conducted at UW–Madison is applied to solve problems and improve health, quality of life, the environment, and agriculture for all citizens of the state.

As if that's not enough, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was recently ranked number 25 in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.   

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