Established in 1848, University of Wisconsin-Madison is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Madison (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Wisconsin. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 171 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.