Wisconsin's capitol city is a progressive, energetic destination that attracts scholars from around the world to pursue their higher education goals.
University of Wisconsin Madison
This world-class research university with more than 43,000 undergrads is considered one of Madison's greatest gems. Make your first stop an visitor information center, where you will find maps, parking, and tour information that will help you explore everything this campus can offer.
Our destination is all about discovery, and UW-Madison hosts state-of-the-art research facilities, including Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, an innovative building that houses two world-class biomedical research institutes and a public space for campus and community members to gather and celebrate science. Just down the road, you will also find the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW Hospitals, who has a long tradition of translating laboratory discoveries to bedside application.
Whatever the season, sports are always top of mind at UW-Madison! UW varsity athletics programs are part of the Big Ten Conference and the WCHA, and continually produce champion-level athletes. Football, basketball and hockey season help to paint a "sea of red" around town as Badger fans support their teams. Read our Game Day itinerary for more information.
A visit to UW-Madison wouldn't be complete without a stroll through the Allen Centennial Gardens, an ice cream stop at the Babcock Hall Dairy Store, or a relaxing visit to the Wisconsin Memorial Union, famous for its gorgeous views of Lake Mendota, live music and vivacious ambiance.
Our University Highlights itinerary is also a great resource for anyone visiting campus.
Madison College offers hands-on training for more than 140 careers through associate degree and professional certificate programs. Madison College is a nationally recognized community college educating 50,000 students annually. Stop by any of the six Madison-area campus locations or stop in at the welcome center to get a student or self-guided tour media player.
Madison College's Mitby Theater produces two student run theatrical productions each year and sponsors several choral and instrumental community groups. There is always an interesting performance to dazzle visitors!
Edgewood College is a Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, located off the shores of Lake Wingra. Edgewood College is Madison's only independent liberal arts college, and serves 1,800 students via a smaller campus feel with a lively atmosphere.
Edgewood's buildings are certified in exceeding regulations to reduce overall impact on the environment, and it is known as a ‘Green Tier Campus.' The newest addition, Dominican Hall, was LEED® Silver certified, designating it as one of the world's greenest most energy efficient buildings.