About Madison Wisconsin
Madison is the state's capital city with a population of 208,000. It offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural offerings, outdoor recreation, distinctive restaurants, unique shops and vibrant nightlife. The city tops many "best" lists, including: 1) Best Cities, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 2009, 2) Best College Sports Town, Sports Illustrated on Campus, 2003, 3) Best Small City to Live, Men's Journal, 2004, 4)Best Places to Educate Your Child, Forbes, 2007, 5)Nation's Smartest City, bizjournals, 2008. The university's location in south central Wisconsin makes for convenient access to Milwaukee (80 miles), Chicago (150 miles) and Minneapolis (270 miles). Daily buses serve all three cities.