University of Wisconsin–Madison

Army ROTC: The Smartest Course You Can Take

Army ROTC is an elective course you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training, and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC may pay for your college tuition. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

Joining the Army ROTC also comes with many benefits, and is even considered one of the top leadership programs in the country.

Who is an officer?

Honor, integrity and personal courage are three of the values Army Officers embody in their pursuit of mission accomplishment and personal excellence. By standing as examples of the leadership skills honed through centuries of Army achievements, today’s Officers set the standard. They serve our nation with distinction in peace and in war.

As leaders, Commissioned Officers constantly validate themselves as Army Strong by having the strength to inspire strength in others.

Who can join?

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Be between ages 17 and 27
  • Have a High School or College GPA of 2.5
  • Must be accepted into UW-Madison, UW-Whitewater, Edgewood or Maranatha Baptist University
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet physical fitness standards

Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard)