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University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin seal.svg
Motto Numen Lumen (Latin)
Motto in English
"God, our light" or
"The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light."
Type Public university flagship
Land-grant university
Sea-grant university
Established 1848
Affiliation UW System
Academic affiliation
  • AAU
  • URA
  • APLU
  • BTAA
  • WUN
Endowment $2.746 billion (2017)
Chancellor Rebecca Blank
Academic staff
Students 44,413 (fall 2018)
Undergraduates 30,361 (fall 2018)
Postgraduates 14,052 (fall 2018)
Location , ,

43°04′30″N 89°25′02″W / 43.075000°N 89.417222°W / 43.075000; -89.417222
Campus Urban
936 acres (379 ha)
Colors Cardinal and white
Athletics NCAA Division IBig Ten, WCHA (Women's ice hockey)
Nickname Badgers
Mascot Bucky 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.

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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