University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin– Madison
Bascom Hall at dusk.JPG
MottoNumen Lumen (Latin)
Motto in English
"God, our light" or
"The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light."[1]
TypeFlagship, public, land-grant, sea-grant
Established1848
Endowment$1.87 billion[2]
ChancellorDavid Ward
Academic staff
2,054
Students42,595 (Fall 2010)[3]
Undergraduates28,897 (Fall 2010)[3]
Postgraduates9,358 (Fall 2010)[3]
LocationMadison, Wisconsin
CampusUrban
933 acres (378 ha)
SportsWisconsin Badgers
ColorsCardinal and white            
MascotBucky Badger (Buckingham U. Badger)
Websitewisc.edu

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 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ask Abe Archives – Campus Traditions". Uwalumni.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  2. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Community: : University of Wisconsin–Madison". Wisc.edu. Retrieved June 9, 2012.

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Coordinates: 43°04′30″N 89°25′02″W / 43.075000°N 89.417222°W / 43.075000; -89.417222