University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin– Madison
Bascom Hall at dusk.JPG
Motto Numen Lumen (Latin)
Motto in English
"God, our light" or
"The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light."[1]
Type Flagship, public, land-grant, sea-grant
Established 1848
Endowment $1.87 billion[2]
Chancellor David Ward
Academic staff
Students 42,595 (Fall 2010)[3]
Undergraduates 28,897 (Fall 2010)[3]
Postgraduates 9,358 (Fall 2010)[3]
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Campus Urban
933 acres (378 ha)
Sports Wisconsin Badgers
Colors Cardinal and white            
Mascot Bucky Badger (Buckingham U. 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 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". 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". 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