UW-Madison: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is partially located on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Founded in 1848, UW–Madison is a land-grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. UW–Madison has over 44,000 students and is organized into 20 schools. Our comprehensive academic programs offers 135 undergraduate majors, along with 151 master's programs and 107 doctoral programs. The University of Wisconsin Badgers competes in 25 intercollegiate sports in the Big Ten Conference and has won 25 national championships. The over 20,000 faculty and staff receive benefits including medical and dental, Wisconsin Retirement System matched contributions, and access to bus passes, employee assistance office, and local campus resources like the Chazen Museum and Lakeshore Path.