About Madison

The campus spreads out along Lake Mendota, encompassing wooded hills, friendly shores and lively city streets of Madison, Wisconsin.

Madison—Wisconsin’s capital city with a population of 208,000—offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural offerings, outdoor recreation, distinctive restaurants, unique shops and vibrant nightlife.

The city tops many “best” lists, including:

* Best Cities, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2009
* Best College Sports Town, Sports Illustrated on Campus, 2003
* Best Small City to Live, Men’s Journal, 2004
* No. 2, Best Places to Educate Your Child, Forbes, 2007
* Nation’s Smartest City, bizjournals, 2008
* America’s Best Adventure Towns, National Geographic 2009

The university’s location in south central Wisconsin makes for convenient access to Milwaukee (80 miles), Chicago (150 miles) and Minneapolis (270 miles). Daily buses serve all three cities.

University Links

About UW-Madison and the city of Madison

Campus Map

Campus Slideshow

Visitor & Information Programs (VIP) 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Home Page  

Wisconsin School of Business 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Directory

Wisconsin School of Business Catalog

University of Wisconsin-Madison Schedule of Classes

General Madison Links

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

City of Madison homepage  

Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureaua

Madison News Links

The Badger Herald - Student newspaper

The Daily Cardinal - Student newspaper

The Isthmus - Madison's weekly newspaper

Madison Newspapers - Madison's daily newspapers

International Programs

News to know! myBiz

Study Abroad Application

The fall 2011 application (for spring 2012 study abroad) is now available.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Learn more about scholarships available to students studying abroad!

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