UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

UW-Baraboo campus

The University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County is located on 68 hillside acres on the northwest side of Baraboo. Just a short drive from Madison and Wisconsin Dells, the campus is part of a region that is rich in beauty, history and culture. View the map of campus at the bottom of this page. 

Student Body

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County enrolls approximately 600 students, about 25 percent of whom are age 22 and older. Students come from across the region and even internationally, with the largest concentrations coming from Sauk, Columbia, Dane, Adams and Juneau counties.


Campus buildings include the Lange Student Center and Athletic Facility, the Umhoefer Classroom and Administration Building, the Library/Learning Resources Center and the Fine and Performing Arts Building. The Villas Residence Hall opened in fall 2014 and a new Science Facility opened in 2015.


UW-Baraboo/Sauk County offers a comprehensive, University of Wisconsin academic experience - with challenging coursework, top-notch professors and high-quality co-curricular opportunities.

Students may choose from a variety of degree options. The campus commitment to student success includes one-on-one advising, free tutoring in math, writing and the sciences through the Academic Success Center and an opportunity for of in-depth course exploration through the Honors Program. 


UW-Baraboo/Sauk County participates in the UW-Madison Connections dual admission program and also offers bachelor's degrees with a number of partner campuses, including UW-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-Green Bay and UW-Superior. The campus also participates in Youth Options and offers many pre-college programs as well.

Extracurricular Activities

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County encourages student involvement in the campus community and the community at-large. Students can choose from a wide range of options that foster individual growth and civic engagement. From the Boo Bash concert to rock climbing and student government, UW-Baraboo/Sauk County offers extracurricular activities to meet a wide range of student interests.

Check out the UW-Baraboo/Sauk-County's complete list of student organizations.

Forming a club is easy, and new clubs are created on a regular basis to meet the evolving interests of our student body.


The Friends of the Campus scholarship program annually provides more than $30,000 in financial help for new and continuing students.

Community Interest Programs

Community outreach is a large part of UW-Baraboo/Sauk County's mission. Each year, Continuing Education (CE) conducts over 150 non-credit programs, serving more than 1,600 participants.

CE also collaborates with UW-Extension and area community groups to offer such opportunities as small business and entrepreneurial workshops, Summer Art Academy, Middle School University, and the Wisconsin Writers Conference.

In addition, the campus offers gallery exhibits, theatre productions, film screenings, lectures and concerts throughout the year. The local economic impact of the campus is estimated at nearly $8 million annually.