Life in Madison
, the capitol of Wisconsin, has a population of over 200,000. Lake shoreline, the 1200-acre UW Arboretum, and numerous parks, trails, and golf courses provide countless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Madison’s vibrant city life offers a variety of cultural activities. Restaurants, shops, and galleries complement live music and theater productions.
Government and education are the primary economic activities of the community, providing plentiful employment opportunities.
Madison is also known for its outstanding public schools, low crime rate, and superior quality of life. Notable awards Madison has received include:
- # 1 Best Places to Live in America (Money Magazine)
- # 1 Best College Sports Towns (Sports Illusrated)
- # 1 Healthiest City for Men (Men's Health Magazine)
- # 1 Safest City for Children (Men’s Health Magazine)
- # 2 Best Place to Live and Work in America (BestJobsUSA.com)
- # 2 Mid-size City in the Country for Cycling (Bicycling Magazine)
- # 5 Best Cities for Women (Ladies Home Journal Magazine)
- # 5 Fittest City in America (Shape Magazine)
Life at UW
has a rich tradition of educational excellence. In its 2011 report, U.S. News and World Report ranked UW as the 13th public university in the nation.
Over 40,000 students are enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nearly 9000 of these are graduate students. Graduate students come to UW from all over the world.
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- UW-Madison offers 138 undergraduate majors, 157 masters degree programs, and 114 doctoral degree programs.
- We rank 2nd among public universities and 3rd among all universities for research expenditures.
- Since 1974, UW-Madison has educated 6 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Nobel Prize winners, 24 Pulitzer Prize winners, and over 10 National Medal of Science awards.
- The main campus spans 933 acres, including beautiful lake areas, the lawn of Bascom Hill, colorful Allen Centennial Gardens, and vibrant Library Mall. It is bordered by Lake Mendota, the largest of Madison’s four lakes.