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University of Wisconsin-Madison


The University of Wisconsin–Madison is 10th among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report‘s latest college rankings.

Overall, UW–Madison ranks 44th in a six-way tie. Last year, UW–Madison ranked 11th among publics and 41st overall in a six-way tie. The rankings, released today, include more than 310 national doctoral universities and will be included in the 2017 edition of America’s Best Colleges.

One area UW–Madison scored highly in was “A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching,” ranking 14th overall and tying for fifth public. This is the first year UW–Madison is included in this list, which was created in 2014.

UW-Madison has performed well in other recent rankings including:

  • QS World University: Ranked 53rd, up from 54th last year. Criteria for the ranking included academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, employer reputation, proportion of international students and proportion of international faculty.
  • Washington Monthly: Ranked 28th, based on three criteria: research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students) and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

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Academic specialism

  • 4,700-plus courses;
  • 200-plus undergraduate majors and certificates;
  • 250-plus master’s, doctoral, and professional programs;
  • 2,000-plus faculty experts;
  • 19 Nobel Prize awards

For the third year in a row, the College of Engineering ranks 14th overall, and for the fourth year in a row, it ranks seventh among public doctoral institutions. The undergraduate program at the Wisconsin School of Business is ranked 19th overall in a four-way tie and is ninth among public doctoral institutions. The insurance/risk management program is ranked fifth overall and third among public universities, while the real estate program is ranked first among public institutions for the fourth year in a row, and second overall for the third year in a row.

The engineering and business school rankings are based solely on the judgments of engineering and business deans (and senior faculty) who responded to an invitation to nominate peer institutions on a scale of one to five.

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Built on an isthmus, UW–Madison and the city of Madison seamlessly blend together, creating opportunities and an atmosphere unlike any other campus. When visiting, you can immerse yourself in campus life at lively venues such as Camp Randall, the Memorial Union, and State Street. And you can always find serenity at our treasured natural areas, including the Lakeshore Path and Picnic Point.

Eagle Heights and University Houses are situated just a half-mile northwest of UW-Madison’s western campus and is a community of apartment buildings nestled in 83 acres of green space on the shoreline of Lake Mendota. These neighborhoods primarily serve families, and boasts numerous picnic and playground areas, a central community center and one of the oldest community gardens in the United States. Harvey Street Apartments serves single graduate students and is located south of University Avenue, just west of campus. This quiet street is close to shops, restaurants, and the UW campus.

Getting around Madison

  • By Car: Follow the links for a list of Car Rental Agencies or Taxi and Limousine Services.
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  • By Bus: Madison Metro Bus System
  • By Bike: If you are planning to travel by bike you will be happy to know that Madison was recently ranked the 5th Most Bikeable city by Walscore and the 7th Most Bike-Friendly City in America by Bicycling Magazine.