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University of Wisconsin-Madison Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

42,180 students

48% admitted

  • 37,536 full time
  • 4,644 part time
  • 18,279 men full time
  • 19,257 women full time
  • 30,464 applied
  • 14,481 admitted
  • 5,927 enrolled

28,525 Undergraduates

$9,273 tuition/year

  • 12,010 Graduates
  • 1,645 Non-Degree
  • $9,273 in state
  • $1,130 fees
  • $8,287 room & board
  • $1,200 books
  • (Based on stats from 2013/2014)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Bucky the Badger
School Colors: Cardinal and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Louie from WI
  • 0
  • UW-Madison is a university prized for its small town feel with a huge social experience. Never is there a dull moment on campus. Your academics and extra curricular activities will…

  • Jul-27-2012 Read More
  • Amber from Greenleaf, WI
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  • Madison is probably one of the most diverse colleges in the state of Wisconsin. Here, I have met a variety of people from all sorts of different backgrounds and have…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • Freshman from Indiana
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  • This University has lived up to my high expectations in teacher access, positive atmosphere among students, and demanding curriculum in my field.…

  • May-22-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
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  • UW-Madison is a beautiful campus, and even though buildings are slightly more spread apart, getting to and from buildings is not that difficult. There are plenty of opportunities to get…

  • Jul-03-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is Wisconsin's comprehensive teaching and research university with a statewide, national, and international mission, offering programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in a wide range of fields, while engaging in extensive scholarly research, continuing adult education, and public service. The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff, and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The University seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical, and human development. It also seeks to attract and serve students from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds and to be sensitive


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Phillip from Madison, WI
  • Jan-02-2012 I am a current student here

    UW-Madison is a overall great school. You have challenging academics coupled with a fun and lively social scene. There is always something to do on the weekends - especially drinking.

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  • Rachel
  • Dec-27-2011 I am a current student here

    The city of Madison is a wonderful place for college students. Transportation is always available, and there are many opportunities for social engagement. The campus also creates a smaller community in the enormousness of the city.

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  • 3
  • Shanteria from Milwaukee, WI
  • Dec-23-2011 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of school organizations to join that connect you to a lot of different people. Most strangers are helpful too.

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  • 4
  • Kailey from Kaukauna, WI
  • Nov-04-2011 I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful down by the lake and the people are really nice. I love how social it is; there is always something fun to do.

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