UW Madison is on a 936-acre campus in an urban setting in Madison, Wisconsin, not far from Milwaukee. There are many activities and organizations for UW Madison students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
UW Madison also has fraternities and sororities.
UW Madison offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most UW Madison students live off campus. In 2021, 22% of undergrads at UW Madison lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 78% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UW Madison. There are 7,476 spots available in on-campus housing for all 33,585 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
UW Madison offers coed housing.
At UW Madison there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UW Madison:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Crew||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Golf||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Ice Hockey||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Fencing||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Racquetball||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Volleyball||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Water Polo||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Wisconsin-Madison is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UW Madison campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
UW Madison offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UW Madison, take Interstate 90/94 to Madison, WI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Dane County Regional airport.
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