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Alumni Facts

  • Living alumni: 446,810
  • Addressable alumni: 413,423 (92 percent)
  • Alumni living internationally: 13,600 (3 percent)
  • Alumni in Wisconsin: 171,103 (38 percent)
  • Top U.S. cities by alumni populations:
    • Madison: 40,352
    • Milwaukee: 10,964
    • Twin Cities: 9,835
    • Chicago: 9,121
    • New York: 3,983
    • Verona, WI: 3,598
    • Fitchburg, WI: 3,190
    • Sun Prairie, WI: 2,918
    • Green Bay, WI: 2,820
    • TOTAL: 86,781
  • Twenty Nobel Prizes and 41 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded to UW alumni or faculty
  • 843 UW–Madison alumni serve as CEOs, and more than 15,000 hold an executive management position
  • For the second year in a row, UW–Madison is the number one producer of Peace Corps volunteers. Since 1961, 3,279 graduates have served in the Corps, making the university the number two all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers.
  • Browse through a list of many of UW–Madison’s most notable alumni

As of 2019

The search for a new UW chancellor is on. Join a virtual listening session for community members and alumni on January 25, 4:30–5:30 p.m CST.