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Tuition & Fees

$10,436

$32,686

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,121
Declined + 16,659
Total Received 32,780
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Public

31,662

undergraduate students

11,727

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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  2. Political Science
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1846
ACT 4656

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
5%
700-800
50%
600-699
37%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
54%
500-599
19%
400-499
4%
30-36
42%
24-29
53%
18-23
5%
30-36
46%
24-29
43%
18-23
11%
30-36
37%
24-29
56%
18-23
7%
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Fun Facts

  • It's essential that you know the House of Pain song "Jump Around" if you're a University of Wisconsin -- Madison fan. They kickoff the fourth quarter at Camp Randall Stadium by singing it . . . and, you know, jumping around.

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School Facts

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded in 1848, is a public, comprehensive institution. Its 936-acre campus is located in Madison, WI, 75 miles west of Milwaukee.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 43,389
Established in 1848
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

Madison, WI

936-acre campus in Madison (population: 243,344). Served by air and bus; major airports serve Milwaukee (80 miles) and Chicago (120 miles); train serves Columbus (30 miles). School operates transportation on campus and in local area. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Wisconsin — Madison
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
26 fraternities 9% of male students
 
11 sororities 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
91%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
5%
700-800
50%
600-699
37%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
54%
500-599
19%
400-499
4%
30-36
42%
24-29
53%
18-23
5%
30-36
46%
24-29
43%
18-23
11%
30-36
37%
24-29
56%
18-23
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,121
Declined + 16,659
Total Received 32,780

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Standardized test scores
State residency

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Adele Brumfield
Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
P: 608 262-3961
F: 608 262-7706
onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,556,579
State $10,147,840
Institutional $41,679,702
Other external $4,821,600
Total $75,205,721

Non-need-based

Federal $155,380
State $2,621,085
Institutional $8,774,223
Other external $4,349,087
Total $15,899,775

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Bucky Badger
School colors
cardinal and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
African Languages/Literature
African Languages/Literatures
Afro-American Studies
Agricultural Business Management
Agricultural/Applied Economics
Agriculture/Applied Economics
Agroecology
Agronomy
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics/Engineering/Physics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astronomy/Physics
Athletic Training
Atmospheric/Oceanic Science
Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences
Audiology
Bacteriology
Biochemistry
Biological Systems Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Informatics
Biometry
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Botany
Business
Cancer Biology
Cartography/Geographic Information Systems
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Cellular/Molecular Pathology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Humanities
Classical/Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Classics
Clinical Investigation
Communication Arts
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Community/Environmental Sociology
Community/Non-Profit Leadership
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Sciences
Conservation Biology
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Dairy Science
Dance
Development
Economics
Educational Leadership/Policy Analysis
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Endocrinology/Reproductive Physiology
Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English
Entomology
Environment/Resources
Environmental Chemistry/Technology
Environmental Conservation
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Finance/Investment/Banking
Food Science
Forest Science
Forestry
French
French Studies
Freshwater/Marine Sciences
Gender/Women's Studies
General Management
Genetic Counselor Studies
Genetics
Geography
Geological Engineering
Geology/Geophysics
Geoscience
German
Greek
History
History of Science
History of Science/Medicine/Technology
Horticulture
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Ecology
Industrial Engineering
Information Systems
Interior Architecture
International Business
International Public Affairs
International Studies
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Journalism/Mass Communications
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Latin
Latin American/Caribbean/Iberian Studies
Law
Legal Institutions
Legal Studies
Library/Information Studies
Life Sciences Communication
Limnology/Marine Science
Linguistics
Management/Human Resources
Management/Human Resources Management
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Marketing
Mass Communications
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Physics
Medicine
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Molecular/Cellular Pharmacology
Molecular/Environmental Toxicology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Naval Science
Neurobiology
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering/Engineering Physics
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutritional Science
Nutritional Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Operations/Technology Management
Personal Finance
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Physiology
Plant Breeding/Genetics
Plant Breeding/Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology
Polish
Political Science
Population Health
Portuguese
Poultry Science
Psychology
Public Affairs
Public Health
Real Estate/Urban Land Economics
Rehabilitation Psychology
Religious Studies
Retailing/Consumer Behavior
Risk Management/Insurance
Russian
Russian/East European/Central Asian Studies
Scandinavian Studies
Second Language Acquisition
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Studies
Social Welfare
Social Work
Social/Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy
Sociology
Soil Science
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Textiles/Fashion Design
Theatre Arts/Drama
Theatre/Drama
Urban/Regional Planning
Veterinary Medicine
Water Resource Management
Wildlife Ecology
Zoology
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Undergraduate

73%

31,662
students

Female
51%
16,062

Male
49%
15,600

Graduate

27%

11,727
students

Female
50%
5,895

Male
50%
5,832

undergraduateFull-time

90%

28,569
students

Female
52%
14,600

Male
48%
13,969

undergraduatePart-time

10%

3,093
students

Female
48%
1,462

Male
52%
1,631

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1

Spring: October 1

Summer: February 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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