University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI, USA
4.27 Average Rating

From its main campus located atop a hilltop in Wisconsin’s state capital, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a 4-year public institution and the flagship campus of the UW system. Founded in 1848 at the same time that Wisconsin achieved statehood, UW Madison is home to 24 colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic majors. All UW classes are centered around “The Wisconsin Idea,” a theory that education should positively affect students’ lives outside of the classroom. For a break from the rigors of academia, UW students flock to State Street, a pedestrian-friendly avenue through downtown Madison featuring coffee shops, restaurants, and a comedy club.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
57%
Out of State Students
35%
0
100
52%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1300
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Other February 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
44,411
Total Number of Undergrads
32,648
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,910
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$10,556
Out-of-State Tuition
$37,615
0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
48%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,349
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
1,037
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Madison
Chicago
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
46%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.27 Average Rating
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 been introduced to a multitude of experiences. All in all, there's no place like Madison.
Amber from Greenleaf, WI
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 be memories you'll never forget.
Louie from WI