Thank you, Jefferson County, for Edwin Witte, who transformed FDR’s hopes into a functional policy that made the lives of millions of Americans more secure.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
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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
For 13 years, Barron County has had a tradition of supporting spinal cord research through a basketball tournament run by Chetek’s own David Busta. The effort has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for research…Learn More
When she faced the challenge of helping scientists explain their research while she studied and worked at UW–Madison, Jane Hillstrom had a point of reference: her grandfather’s work on the farm. Her grandfather…Learn More
Gordon P. Connor’s career was shaped by the ability to move strategically. He was three years old when his father moved the family from northern Wisconsin to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to build a mill for…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