Thank you, Winnebago County, for Plexus Corp. — and its support of an engineering education, and for enlivening the Wisconsin economy with its global reach.Learn More
Did You Know… about Such Great Wisconsin Stories?
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From Adams to Wood and every county in between, uncover the interesting tales and inspiring stories that make the Badger State great. Explore Now
Learn a lot about the UW while enjoying a little Babcock ice cream when the Get the Scoop truck visits your area. Learn More >
Were you aware that the sauerkraut king calls Outagamie County home? Or that a director of the comedy classic Airplane doesn’t just promote state tourism — he lives it in Vilas County? From scientists and artists to inventors and leaders, you might be surprised to learn about the incredible achievements that have come out of the world-class University of Wisconsin–Madison and the proud Badgers who live or had lived among you. These are their stories: ones that highlight the important partnership between UW–Madison and the state of Wisconsin through alumni and friends who have made important impacts here at home that are felt around the globe. Read about some of the remarkable individuals and organizations in your area and the positive effects they’ve had. And if you didn’t know it before, you’ll know now that we’re stronger together.
Stories From Across the State
Thank you, Marathon County, for Crazylegs Hirsch, a gridiron legend whose unorthodox running style led to countless football victories that became a source of pride for Wisconsin.Learn More
There’s a special challenge to Bob Wiedl’s work as a physical therapist in a community near where he grew up. “Most of the people who come into my clinic I’ve known for years — aunts…Learn More
Wayne Valliere sees the value that UW–Madison brings to his community in helping to preserve Native American culture while improving health. Valliere has worked with Tim Frandy, an outreach specialist at the Collaborative Center…Learn More
The Story in Numbers
Learn more about the facts behind these numbers.
Two-thirds of undergraduate applicants from Wisconsin are admitted to the UW
It takes an average of just over four years for students to graduate from the UW
It costs less for Wisconsin residents to attend UW–Madison than it does to go to any other school in the Big Ten
More than half of UW–Madison undergrads graduate with ZERO debt
Nearly 80% of in-state UW–Madison students live and work in Wisconsin after they graduate