About UW–Madison

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of the world’s preeminent research institutions, combining a successful research enterprise with superb graduate education. A public, land grant institution, UW–Madison cultivates curiosity, collaboration, innovation, and leadership in its graduates, preparing the next generation of thought leaders.

UW–Madison is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.

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The UW–Madison Reputation

The university has been nationally and internationally ranked as:

  • a top 8 research institution
  • 13th best public college in the U.S.
  • 7th in patents held among U.S. universities
  • top 5 for federal support of graduate students, with 27.3 million in funding for science and engineering fellowships, traineeships, and training grants
  • 33rd most powerful global university brand