Posted on April 03 2020
In the state of Wisconsin, a collection of public universities exists known as the University of Wisconsin System. Employing roughly 39,000 staff and faculty, and enrolling more than 174,000 students annually, in the entire country, where public higher education systems are concerned, it is one of the biggest. The UW System is comprised of numerous universities, however.
Two of the largest universities in the state are UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison. But, also contained within the University of Wisconsin System are the following schools: UW-Whitewater, UW-Superior, UW-Stout in Menominee, UW-Stevens Point, UW-River Falls, UW-Platteville, UW-Parkside in Kenosha – Racine, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Lacrosse, UW-Green Bay, and UW-Eau Claire. To complicate matters even further, there are also branch campuses and extensions involved with the system.
Our focus here will be on the largest university in the state of Wisconsin.
University Of Wisconsin-Madison
Also referred to as simply Madison; UW-Madison; University of Wisconsin; and Wisconsin; UW… the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the flagship of all Universities of Wisconsin. Having achieved statehood in 1848, it is classified as a public research university. In the entire state of Wisconsin, it is the largest public university and the oldest.
Four national landmarks are included on the campus which is located on Lake Mendota's shores. Twenty colleges and schools make up UW-Madison, which two years ago enrolled 14,052 graduate students and 30,361 undergrads.
One hundred and twenty doctoral programs, 148 Master’s degree programs, and 136 undergraduate majors are offered in this University's comprehensive academic program. The largest employer in the state of Wisconsin, it is a major contributor to the state’s economy, with in excess of 21,600 staff and faculty. Countless scientific advances have been made at UW Madison.
Sports at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Numerous national championships have been won in the NCAA Division/Big Ten conference by the Wisconsin Badgers. They are competitors in 25 intercollegiate sports! A significant number of Olympic medals have also been won by Wisconsin alumni and students.
Camp Randall Stadium is home to the University's Wisconsin Badgers football team. Alumni include College Football Hall of Famers, Heisman Trophy winners, and more. The Badgers have competed in many bowl games, most recently the 2020 Rose Bowl which, unfortunately, they did not win.
Wisconsin's greatest athletes of all time, depending on whom you talk to, may well include the following University of Wisconsin alumni:
- NASCAR's Matt Kansas
- The NFL's Mike Webster
- USA gymnastics’ Chellsie Memmel
- The NBA's Devin Harris
- Speedskating's Chris Whitty
- The NHL's Gary Suter
- NBA player Fred Brown
- Speed skater Dan Janssen
- Team USA Show Jumping great Beezie Madden
- NBA player Caron Butler
- The NFL's Melvin Gordon
- NHL player Joe Pavelski
- NBA player Terry Porter
- From the PGA Tour, Steve Stricker
- NFL player Dave Krieg
- Green Bay Packer John Anderson
- NFL center Travis Frederick
- NFL quarterback Tony Romo
- NFL All-Star Jim Otto
- Olympic gold medal gymnast Paul Hamm
- Olympic gold medal swimmer Gwen Jorgensen
- NFL player Joe Thomas
- Former Green Bay Packer J.J. Watt
- Olympic gold medal skater Eric Heiden
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