About University of Wisconsin, Madison:

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, UW, or regionally as UW–Madison, or simply Madison) is a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. The 933-acre (378 ha) main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks. UW–Madison is organized into 20 schools and colleges, which enrolled 29,536 undergraduate and 13,802 graduate students, and granted 6,902 bachelor's, 2,134 master's and 1,506 doctorate degrees in 2014–2015. The University employs over 21,600 faculty and staff. Its comprehensive academic program offers 136 undergraduate majors, along with 148 master's degree programs and 120 doctoral programs. The UW is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which refers to top public universities in the United States capable of providing a collegiate experience comparable with the Ivy League. UW–Madison is also categorized as a Doctoral University with the Highest Research Activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2012, it had research expenditures of more than $1.1 billion, the third highest among universities in the country. Wisconsin is a founding member of the Association of American Universities. The Wisconsin Badgers compete in 25 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference and have won 28 national championships.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 20 21 25 20 22 22 21 23 28 28 30 34 37 43

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Agriculture 5 5 5 7 8 6 11 12 8 12 15 18 21
Engineering 46 46 44 44 46 46 69 82 91 85 94 100 111
Life Sciences 26 34 27 28 28 27 29 33 35 33 34 41 42
Medicine 30 47 42 57 48 47 58 64 63 70 78 82 79
Natural Sciences 23 20 18 29 21 15 21 29 32 30 35 32 34
Social Sciences 10 19 17 19 20 17 21 23 24 30 29 36 39

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - 5 8 10 12 13 14 19 24 25 29 39
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 19 24 28
Chemical Engineering 86 48 65 66 67 74 69 91 105 109 110 104
Chemistry 30 31 31 31 33 35 40 45 46 51 59 69
Civil Engineering 20 29 53 53 59 68 93 105 95 111 155 143
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 82 86 90
Computer Science 70 91 76 59 72 69 64 56 99 114 77 51
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 55 55 71
Electrical Engineering 26 31 34 35 43 58 75 68 81 91 100 97
Environment / Ecology - 9 15 13 13 15 12 17 19 27 28 25
Geosciences 14 24 24 19 20 29 25 27 26 27 23 31
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 64 70 80
Materials Science 70 68 64 74 84 91 87 96 101 100 107 122
Mathematics 12 13 13 14 21 23 21 12 22 25 32 38
Mechanical Engineering 56 63 75 75 93 65 90 108 118 123 141 157
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 19 21 24
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 49 61 -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 55 58 71
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 30 36 47 60 59 60 51 67 104 137
Physics 31 37 28 16 24 35 35 38 46 37 44 52
Plant & Animal Science - 9 12 10 14 12 12 13 16 20 21 25
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 45 43 50
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 30 33 36
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 37 46 61
BioE - - - - - - - - - - - 48
EngS - - - - - - - - - - - 128
EnvS - - - - - - - - - - - 63
Molbio - - - - - - - - - - - 71