Where will you shine your light?

Will you shine your light in our world-class College of Arts & Sciences or award-winning Conservatory of Music, or maybe both? Perhaps you’ll study abroad in Ireland or intern at Google. Whatever your path, we’ll help you shine inside and outside the classroom.

Along the way, you’ll learn from your professors and your peers in small classes that help you dive deep and tackle tough questions. Whether you’re researching bats in the Philippines, perfecting a sign language opera performance, or developing a business plan to pitch, dedicated faculty will help guide and inspire your creativity as you pursue high-impact learning experiences.

Nicole Chodkowski, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, and Nikki Lagman ’24 search for snails while working on summer research

College of Arts & Sciences

From history to economics to chemistry, whatever your interests, discover challenging and illuminating educational experiences in the college.

Aayush Raheja, a first-year, playing the flute during Flute Ensemble rehearsal

Conservatory of Music

You’ll experience a culture of creativity that grounds you in core musicianship while letting your musical imagination take flight.

Best Value

Princeton Review

This ranking recognizes academic rigor, affordability, and career outcomes for graduates.


Liberal Arts College in Wisconsin

ýƵ is consistently recognized as one of the best schools in the state and country.


STEM Ph.D. Production

The sciences are strong at ýƵ. We are one of the top institutions sending students to STEM graduate programs.

Itai Bojdak-Yates ’23 and Tyler Scott ’23 collect samples while working on the UAV Summer Research Program at Two Creeks Buried State Forest Natural Area

Research and Engaged Learning Support

Undergraduate-level support for graduate-level work. Work closely with faculty on high-impact research projects. Your professors provide expertise as you explore the questions that interest you most. You might even find yourself presenting at a conference, performing at a major festival, or getting published in a journal.

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The World is Your Classroom

50+ programs in more than 30 countries offer you so many opportunities to study abroad. And even better? Your financial aid travels with you.

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The ýƵ Academic Experience

Explore the ýƵ journey from the first day of First-Year Studies to the end of your Chandler Senior Experience capstone, and everything in between.


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Four degree options, infinite possibilities. ýƵ offers multiple degree options across the college and conservatory.

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Discover Academic Resources

From advising to advice to accommodations, ýƵ offers you the academic support you need to shine bright.

ýƵ is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.