The University of Wisconsin – Madison, one of the nation’s top public research universities, was founded in 1848 and is the official state university of Wisconsin. Main campus is located in Madison nearly a mile from the state capitol and includes many iconic buildings including Bascom Hall, Music Hall, and the George L. Mosse Humanities building. UW-Madison is comprised of 20 different schools and enrolls over 29,000 students.
In athletics, Wisconsin Badgers compete in NCAA Division 1-A sports and belong to the historic Big Ten Conference. Most noted for their college football success, Camp Randall Stadium in consistently one of the nation’s highest attended stadiums. Men’s basketball rivals include Michigan State University and The University of Illinois and the Badgers have a longstanding football rivalry with the University of Iowa.
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