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Join a community of visionaries

"We believe the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found."

— 1894 Wisconsin Magna Carta

Top 5 in national research spending every year since 1972


$1.6M secured in 2015 to increase minority participation in STEM-related fields


936 acres.
Limitless opportunities.

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heading The Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Idea is our pledge to the state, the nation, and the world that our endeavors will benefit all citizens.

17,000 lifelong learners benefit from UW education programs yearly

lifelong learning

19 Nobel Prize awards to UW faculty and alumni

The winners 

50 years dedicated to studying poverty and social inequality


37,000 hours of service logged by Badger Volunteers for 2014–15

Public service