Tuition & Fees

$10,725

$37,785

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
63%
500-599
9%
700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
6%
30-36
57%
24-29
36%
18-23
7%
30-36
38%
24-29
56%
18-23
6%
30-36
51%
24-29
45%
18-23
4%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,099
Declined + 20,642
Total Received 42,741
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Public

32,648

undergraduate students

11,763

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Computer Science
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1846
ACT 4656

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Fun Facts

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 44,411
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Madison, WI

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
90%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
63%
500-599
9%
700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
6%
30-36
57%
24-29
36%
18-23
7%
30-36
38%
24-29
56%
18-23
6%
30-36
51%
24-29
45%
18-23
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,099
Declined + 20,642
Total Received 42,741

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Recommendations
Standardized test scores
State residency

Considered

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

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,194

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,273
Room & board $11,558
Additional fees $1,452
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $23,433
Average Financial Aid - $18,194
Total with Avg. Aid $5,239

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,311,308
State $9,662,535
Institutional $57,213,846
Other external $5,772,676
Total $94,960,365

Non-need-based

Federal $305,212
State $2,322,363
Institutional $10,265,267
Other external $4,357,692
Total $17,250,534
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 608 262-3060
F: 608 262-9068
finaid@finaid.wisc.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Derek Kindle
Director of Student Financial Aid
derek.kindle@wisc.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, archery, badminton, baseball, capoeira, cycling, dancing, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, running, squash, tae kwon do, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, archery, badminton, baseball, judo, capoeira, Chinese wu shu, cycling, dancing, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, running, squash, tae kwon do, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aikido, archery, badminton, baseball, budo, capoeira, Chinese wu shu, cycling, dancing, eagle claw kung fu, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, running, squash, tae kwon do, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
African Cultural Studies
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 Languages/Cultures
Astronomy
Astronomy/Physics
Athletic Training
Atmospheric/Oceanic Science
Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences
Audiology
Bacteriology
Biochemistry
Biological Systems Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Data Science
Biomedical Engineering
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
Clinical Nutrition
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
Education Studies
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
Genetics/Genomics
Geography
Geological Engineering
Geology/Geophysics
Geoscience
German
History
History of Science/Medicine/Technology
Horticulture
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Ecology
Industrial Engineering
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies
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
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/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 Education
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 Counseling
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
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 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/Drama
Urban/Regional Planning
Veterinary Medicine
Water Resource Management
Wildlife Ecology
Zoology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Computer Science
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering

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 Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
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

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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: March 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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 3224
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
Taiwan
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Roopa Rawjee
Assistant Dean and Director, International Student Services
608 262-7890
iss@studentlife.wisc.edu

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