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University of Wisconsin - Madison Location, Campus Life, & Housing Information

Madison, WI

Location and Setting


Madison Population
240,323
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Milwaukee
Campus Size
936 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.2 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
120 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Madison
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Columbus

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
74%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bucky Badger
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Ice Hockey x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
fencing, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
fencing, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

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