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University of Wisconsin–Madison
MottoNumen Lumen (Latin)
Motto in English"God, our light" or
"The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light."[1]
TypePublic university flagship
Land-grant university
Sea-grant university
Religious affiliationUW System
Academic affiliation
Endowment$2.746 billion (2017)[2]
ChancellorRebecca Blank
Academic staff2,220
Students44,413 (fall 2018)[3]
Undergraduates30,361 (fall 2018)[3]
Postgraduates14,052 (fall 2018)[3]
LocationMadison, Wisconsin, U.S.
43°04′30″N 89°25′02″W / 43.075000°N 89.417222°W / 43.075000; -89.417222Coordinates: 43°04′30″N 89°25′02″W / 43.075000°N 89.417222°W / 43.075000; -89.417222
936 acres (379 ha)
ColorsCardinal and white[4]
AthleticsNCAA Division IBig Ten, WCHA (Women's ice hockey)
MascotBucky Badger

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a university in Madison, Wisconsin, and the main campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was founded in 1848.

The university offers 9,203 different courses, 232 undergraduate majors and certificates and over 250 master’s, doctoral, and professional programs. Average class size is 31 and there are more than 2,000 professors.[5]

The school's athletic program, which competes mainly in the Big Ten Conference, is named the Badgers and they have won 27 national championships. The women's hockey team plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.


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