The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public, research university in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 1848, the beautiful campus sits on an isthmus between two lakes and spans 936 acres. Students can choose from 125 majors and over 70 undergraduate certificate programs in eight undergraduate schools and colleges. UW-Madison faculty and staff provide a world-class learning experience and students have access to thousands of classes in nearly any subject. Wisconsin Badgers compete in 23 varsity sports in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Upon graduation, UW Badgers are part of a proud global network of over 440,000 living alumni.