University of Wisconsin -- Madison

Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin -- Madison

Madison, WI

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Tuition & Fees

$10,724

$37,784

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
30%
600-699
59%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
700-800
66%
600-699
26%
500-599
6%
400-499
0
30-36
50%
24-29
45%
18-23
4%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,287
Declined 20,634
Total Received 43,921
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Public

32,648

undergraduate students

11,763

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 44,411
Established in 1848
Coeducational Coeducational

936-acre campus in Madison (population: 255,214). 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Milwaukee
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Dane County Regional

University of Wisconsin — Madison
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison
53706

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

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 kick off the fourth quarter at Camp Randall Stadium by singing it...and, you know, jumping around.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
90%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
30%
600-699
59%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
700-800
66%
600-699
26%
500-599
6%
400-499
0
30-36
50%
24-29
45%
18-23
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.86

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,287
Declined 20,634
Total Received 43,921

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
rigor of secondary school record

Important

academic GPA
recommendation(s)
state residency
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
racial/ethnic status
class rank
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 79
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,273
Room & board $11,558
Additional fees $1,451.96
Books & supplies $1,150
Other fees $2,356
Total $25,788.96
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astrophysics
Athletic Training/Trainer
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Conservation Biology
Dairy Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Entomology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family and Community Services
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Food Science
Forest Sciences and Biology
French Language and Literature
Genetics, General
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Geology/Earth Science, General
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
Horticultural Science
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Industrial Engineering
Insurance
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Legal Studies, General
Linguistics
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition Sciences
Operations Management and Supervision
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Polish Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Psychology, General
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Retailing and Retail Operations
Rural Sociology
Russian Language and Literature
Scandinavian Studies
Social Work
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

44,411

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

32,648
students

Female
51%
16,731

Male
49%
15,917

26%

11,763
students

Female
51%
6,046

Male
49%
5,717

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

29,412
students

Female
52%
15,231

Male
48%
14,181

10%

3,236
students

Female
47%
1,500

Male
53%
1,736

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 62%
Student 5 year graduation rate 23%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
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

1,141

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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