Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

About the Math Department

Fast Facts: An Overview of the Department of Mathematics at the UW-Madison.


Gloria Mari-Beffa

The UW Department of Math is ranked #11 in the world and #7 in the nation, by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

It teaches 10% of all of the courses in the College of L&S. In fact, we teach almost as many as some other entire colleges!


  • More than 43 Faculty

Credit Hours

  • 648,897 Total Hours (2009-10)  (lets find out!)

Academic Offerings

The College of Letters & Science is comprised of more than 35 departments, 60 interdisciplinary research centers and five professional schools across three broad divisions: arts and humanities, physical and natural sciences, and the social sciences. 

  • Undergraduate majors
  • Master's, Doctoral and Professional degree programs

Total Degrees Conferred

  • 3,644 undergraduate degrees (2009-10)
  • 1,062 Ph.D and professional degrees (2009-10)


Total living alumni: 191,970 (2011)

Research Funding

  • Total Extramural Research Awards: $15,886,546
  • Federal Research Awards: $12,099,687

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI  53706

(608) 263-3054

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