Institution Profile

STUDENT PROFILE
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment39,888
Headcount Enrollment43,389
Wisconsin Students18,237
Out-of-State Students11,343
Students in Campus Housing7,400
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

UW-Madison was founded in 1848 by a clause in the Wisconsin Constitution that provided for “a State University, at or near the seat of state government.” It is one of the nation’s first land-grant universities and the first public university in Wisconsin. Later, UW-Madison was joined by three other institutions in the former University of Wisconsin System, and in 1971 it became the flagship institution in the merged University of Wisconsin System. It is one of two UW System doctoral institutions, classified as a RU/VH Research University (very high research activity).

ACADEMIC PROFILE
Undergraduate Majors205
Master's Degrees144
Doctoral Programs109
Professional Degree Programs14
Graduates (Annual Average)10,100
ACADEMIC DESCRIPTION

As one of America’s great universities, and the largest institution within UW System, UW-Madison maintains a strong research emphasis across a wide array of academic disciplines.

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Main Campus Acreage936
Non-Continuous Acreage9,647
Total Buildings403
Total Gross Square Feet25,874,969
Total Parking Spaces13,000
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Originally sited on the “second hill” and facing the state capitol on the “first hill,” the main campus has grown to 936 acres on a spectacular setting with more than three miles of lakefront. Natural areas, historic landscapes and buildings, and public spaces create striking first impressions and lasting memories. Non-contiguous landholdings include a number of nature and conservancy areas, and agricultural research stations throughout the state. The University Research Park, a non-profit corporation, owns and operates three research park sites on the far west side of Madison and one site on the near east side.

2019-21 Capital Budget Projects

UW Systen Central Utility Repairs, Renovations, & Replacements project
UW-Madison Gymnasium Natatorium Replacement project
UW-Madison Engineering Building project
UW-Madison Sellery Hall Addition & Renovation project
UW-Madison Kohl Center Additionn & Renovation project
UW-Madison Veterinary Medicine Addition & Renovation project
UW-Madison Camp Randall Stadium Renovation project
2019-21 ENUMERATION REQUESTS
PROJECT BUDGET GFSB PRSB CASH GIFTS BTF
Bascom Hill/Lathrop Dr Util Repl, Ph II $20,076,000 $14,660,000 $5,416,000 $0 $0 $0
Sellery Hall Addition & Renovl $78,811,000 $0 $59,108,000 $19,703,000 $0 $0
Veterinary Medicine Addn & Renov $128,103,000 $88,656,000 $0 $0 $38,000,000 $1,447,000
Gymnasium Natatorium Repl $126,391,000 $0 $91,991,000 $0 $34,400,000 $0
Kohl Center Addition & Renov $48,074,000 $0 $33,974,000 $4,100,000 $10,000,000 $0
Camp Randall Stad Renov/Field House $77,646,000 $0 $68,046,000 $6,600,000 $3,000,000 $0
2019-21 PLANNING AND 2021-23 ADVANCE ENUMERATION REQUEST
PROJECT BUDGET GFSB PRSB CASH GIFTS BTF
Engineering Building $145,756,000 $68,872,500 $0 $2,915,000 $68,872,500 $5,096,000