The city of Madison
provides an attractive setting for the University.
With a population of about 170,000, the city is situated on the shores
of two large lakes, Mendota and Monona. The rolling hills and numerous
lakes of southwestern Wisconsin are readily accessible and provide
an ideal environment for outdoor recreation.
As the state capital and the home of the university, Madison offers
a rich cultural life, an excellent public school system, a well-developed
public transportation system and numerous other civic attractions.