Thank you, Burnett County, for Tom Plunkett — who shows us that with determination and skill, we can advance nuclear power generation to meet the nation’s expanding energy needs.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
Anne Schierl lives by the example set by her mother, Ruth Gilfry, who rode into Portage County in a Model T Ford as its first public health nurse in the 1930s. “She was always taking…Learn More
The language of the Menominee tribe is spoken fluently only by about a dozen people, most of them elders who live on the reservation. But younger tribal leaders, including Joey Awonohopay, are working hard to…Learn More
Thank you, Ashland County, for Robert Bruce McCoy. When it comes to heroes, he was the real McCoy.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