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    Wisconsin is home to over 140 colleges and universities. Following the civil war, Wisconsin was a midwestern leader in the American State University Movement and advocated the “Wisconsin Idea,” a progressive movement emphasizing service to the people of the state through fostering educational opportunities throughout its public universities. The Badger State is led by University of Wisconsin school system, featuring 26 campuses, including the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Wisconsin also offers a large number of prestigious private institutions, including Marquette University, Beloit College, Lawrence University, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, and many others.

    • Milwaukee School of Engineering

      Milwaukee School of Engineering Save

      1025 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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      The Milwaukee School of Engineering is something of a hidden gem: a small, private school in downtown Milwaukee that offer an array of engineering programs as well as programs in nursing, technology communications, and business. The school boasts a 5-year ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Carthage College

      Carthage College Save

      2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI 53140
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      "This small liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran church located midway between Milwaukee and Chicago offers a unique "January Term" for internships, study abroad, and creative projects. An "innovative" Heritage Seminars series acquaints students with "the values, traditions, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison

      University of Wisconsin-Madison Save

      500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI 53706
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      Located between lakes good for iceboating in winter and within sight of the state capitol dome, UW-Madison is an historic focal point for Midwestern progressive politics in one of the nation's great university towns. A campus leader of Vietnam-era Students ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Land Grant
    • Marquette University

      Marquette University Save

      1250 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
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      "The "Jesuit work ethic" is all the rage at Marquette University, where students say academic excellence is in abundance. Distribution requirements are rigorous, with the Core of Common Studies including coursework in mathematics, theology, science, and liberal arts. Milwaukee provides ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Beloit College

      Beloit College Save

      700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511
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      "Pink hair and pierced faces" are not uncommon at funky and free-thinking Beloit College, where the college motto is "Invent Yourself" and "jocks and freaks" more or less peacefully coexist in a "very demanding" and intimate academic atmosphere. Student Symposium ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Lawrence University

      Lawrence University Save

      711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
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      "Demanding" Lawrence University is a little liberal arts college with a slew of excellent music programs as well as a "strong" biology department and several other top-notch majors. Other characteristics include "small classes," "dedicated" but "very tough" professors who are ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Mount Mary University

      Mount Mary University Save

      2900 N. Menomonee River Pky, Milwaukee, WI 53222
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      Mount Mary College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college for women in Milwaukee. Mount Mary enrolls about 1,702 students and offers a variety of pre-professional and professional programs. On campus, check out Mount Mary's extensive special collection of historic ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Maranatha Baptist University

      Maranatha Baptist University Save

      745 West Main Street, Watertown, WI 53094
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      Maranatha Baptist University is Baptist college with 946 students located in Watertown, WI. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Northland College

      Northland College Save

      1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806
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      Tiny United Church of Christ Northland College in Ashland, WI (on Lake Superior), offers a liberal arts education melded with a curriculum that emphasizes environmental issues, becoming renowned as a national leader in environmental and sustainability matters. Students can participate ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

      University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Save

      1725 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601
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      Boathouses, not houseboats, line the Mississippi River in the town of medium-sized La Crosse, home of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and the biggest Oktoberfest party this side of Germany. Residents of Wisconsin make up around 80% of the student ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Ripon College

      Ripon College Save

      300 Seward St, Ripon, WI 54971
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      "Ripon is a small, private school with "a high academic profile" where professors provide old-fashioned, hands-on personal attention and individual care and "the friendly, homey atmosphere engenders a community-oriented campus." Indiana Jones (well, Harrison Ford) is one of a number ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Carroll University

      Carroll University Save

      100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186
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      Carroll University is Presbyterian college with 3119 students located in Waukesha, WI. learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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    • There are 71 Colleges in Wisconsin.

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