Quality of life is extremely important to us in Madison. Our city consistently ranks among the country’s best places to live, and was even voted "#1 Best City for Young Adults" by Kiplinger in July 2012. Our students rave about its atmosphere and people. They love the way Madison offers big-city arts, entertainment, and cultural options without sacrificing down-to-earth attitude.

Madison is a vibrant capital city whose downtown is built between two beautiful lakes. Watching Big Ten sports, checking out the city’s newest restaurants, windsurfing on Lake Mendota, and enjoying the bike and nature trails rate among favorite activities. A 2012 survey of USA Today readers declared Madison the "Best College Football Town," generating more than 50,000 votes. Whatever your interests, there’s always more going on than one person could every possibly do!

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