University of Wisconsin - Madison: Statistics

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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
57%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
30
Aid receiving
58%
Undergraduates
32,688
Graduates
11,952
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin - Madison Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 57% 55% 60%
Applicants 45,915 23,029 22,886
Admissions 26,286 12,595 13,691
Freshmen enrolled full time 7,256 3,438 3,818
Freshmen enrolled part time 50 29 21

19,756 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

21,672 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,968 or 27%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1260
or below

75% of them
had 1460
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Wisconsin - Madison are 1260-1460 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
5,697 or 78%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 27
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Wisconsin - Madison are 27-32 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 28837 (65%)
Nonresident Alien 5902 (13%)
Asian 3178 (7%)
Hispanic 2729 (6%)
Two or more races 1518 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1346 (3%)
Black or African American 995 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 39 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 31 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,071
Students receiving aid
58%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $9,273$10,728
Tuition in-state $9,273$10,728
Tuition out-of-state $37,161$24,054
Fee in-district $1,469$1,469
Fee in-state $1,469$1,469
Fee out-of-state $1,469$1,469

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 8,871
Combined charge for room and board $11,217
Room charge $7,167
Meal charge $4,050

University of Wisconsin - Madison Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General 485 106 22
Economics, General 422
Psychology, General 349 18 10
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 334
Mechanical Engineering 187 57 15
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 238 10 7
Political Science and Government, General 242 1 8
Finance, General 222 27
Mathematics, General 185 33 21
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 230 5
Social Work 62 167 4
Accounting 109 113
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 99 83 30
Journalism 194 13
Statistics, General 88 90 15
Neuroscience 181 2 1
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 157 24
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 156 25
Biochemistry 164 2 12
Medicine 159
Industrial Engineering 112 29 10
Law 147
Civil Engineering, General 107 31 7
Human Development and Family Studies, General 136
Real Estate 110 19
Retailing and Retail Operations 128
Pharmacy 128
Chemical Engineering 107 2 16
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 76 31 16
Chemistry, General 62 16 43
English Language and Literature, General 91 10 15
Art & Art Studies, General 62 48
Elementary Education and Teaching 110
Business & Commerce, General 94 10
History, General 87 6 10
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 67 30 4
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 92 6 2
Spanish Language and Literature 90 2 6
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor 83 9 5
Microbiology, General 71 15 9
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 79 16
Financial Planning and Services 89
Genetics, General 79 4 6
Library and Information Science 84 3
Curriculum and Instruction 64 23
Veterinary Medicine 84
Materials Engineering 47 20 15
Sociology, General 51 11 15
Insurance 72 4
Environmental Studies 51 11 11
Physics, General 38 13 21
Business Administration and Management, General 69 3
Agricultural Engineering 60 10 2
Engineering, General 72
Nutrition Sciences 63 1 4
Computer Engineering, General 61
Legal Studies 60
International & Globalization Studies 59
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 5 51
Agricultural Communication & Journalism 49 7
Environmental Science 54
Physician Assistant 51
Public Health, General 50
Zoology & Animal Biology 46 2
Geology & Earth Science, General 31 9 7
Family and Community Services 46
Conservation Biology 43
Engineering Mechanics 34 8 1
Operations Management and Supervision 43
Public Policy Analysis, General 43
Actuarial Science 42
Philosophy 34 5 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 30 11 1
Educational Psychology 30 11
Music Performance, General 13 18 9
Geography 24 4 11
Programs for Foreign Lawyers 39
Food Science 29 7 2
Molecular Biology 19 18
Physical Therapy & Therapist 37
Pharmaceutical Sciences 36
Interior Design 35
Nuclear Engineering 14 11 8
Animal Sciences, General 26 3 4
Natural Resources & Conservation, General 33
French Language and Literature 18 12 2
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 26 6
Anthropology, General 17 8 6
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 15 7 6
Women's Studies 25 3
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 16 8 4
Clinical Nutrition & Nutritionist 28
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 28
Nursing Practice 28
Management Information Systems, General 27
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 14 1 11
Dairy Science 19 4 3
Astrophysics 24
Biotechnology 24
Applied Mathematics, General 22
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 14 1 4
International Business & Trade & Commerce 19
Agricultural Economics 19
Agricultural Business and Management, General 19
Health & Medical Physics 8 11
Landscape Architecture 16 2
Botany & Plant Biology 10 1 7
Counseling Psychology 10 7
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 14 3
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 12 5
Horticultural Science 14 2
Chinese Language and Literature 10 3 3
Geological & Geophysical Engineering 10 5
Linguistics 13 2
Rural Sociology 15
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 8 4 3
Athletic Training & Trainer 14
Apparel and Textiles, General 13
Music, General 7 1 5
Pharmacology and Toxicology 13
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 2 11
Audiology & Audiologist 13
Dance, General 12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5 2 5
Forest Sciences and Biology 8 4
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 12
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 8 1 2
Japanese Language and Literature 7 4
Environmental Toxicology 3 8
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4 6
Music Teacher Education 10
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 4 3 3
Animal Physiology 4 6
Bioinformatics 10
Entomology 4 2 3
Agronomy and Crop Science 5 3 1
Plant Pathology & Phytopathology 3 1 5
Italian Language and Literature 5 4
Biophysics 9
African-American & Black Studies 4 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 8
Systems Engineering 8
Pathology & Experimental Pathology 8
Plant Genetics 2 6
Human & Medical Genetics 8
Mass Communication & Media Studies 8
Scandinavian Studies 4 2 1
Art Teacher Education 7
South Asian Studies 4 3
International Relations and Affairs 7
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 3 1 2
Comparative Literature 1 5
Religion & Religious Studies 6
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 4 2
Medical Science & Scientist 3 3
Creative Writing 6
Astronomy 3 3
Environmental Chemistry 1 4
Physiology, General 1 4
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 4 1
Russian Language and Literature 4
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 1 3
Oncology and Cancer Biology 4
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other 4
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 4
Endocrinology 1 3
Asian Studies & Civilization 3
Engineering, Other 3
Portuguese Language and Literature 1 1 1
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 3
African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 1
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General 3
Epidemiology 1 2
Management Science 3
Southeast Asian Studies 3
Fine and Studio Arts Management 3
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 1
Pharmacology 1 2
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 3
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 2
Latin Language and Literature 2
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 2
Development Economics and International Development 2
Jewish & Judaic Studies 1
Poultry Science 1
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies 1
Biometry & Biometrics 1
Grand Total 7,540 2,345 1,345
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 88% 86% 91%
  • Full-time retention rate - 95%
  • Part-time retention rate - 75%

Publications & Citations

Publications
209,504
Citations
12,262,946

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
53,352 / 3,972,303
Medicine
52,828 / 2,898,238
Physics
32,646 / 1,728,593
Chemistry
32,199 / 1,823,477
Engineering
28,163 / 1,295,132
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
24,939 / 1,317,150
Environmental Science
18,081 / 1,105,249
Computer Science
16,671 / 1,236,680
Psychology
15,939 / 1,487,001
Materials Science
12,493 / 442,064
Biochemistry
10,152 / 768,661
Demography
7,984 / 599,656
Business
7,983 / 525,413
Mathematics
7,730 / 567,166
Economics
6,267 / 373,295
Genetics
5,766 / 628,393
Oncology and Cancer research
5,663 / 303,365
Health Science
5,657 / 361,566
Surgery
5,575 / 411,571
Molecular Biology
5,185 / 442,344
Quantum and Particle physics
4,801 / 465,896
Astrophysics and Astronomy
4,754 / 284,173
Ecology
4,404 / 437,094
Sociology
4,362 / 288,083
Immunology
4,221 / 316,316
Political Science
3,807 / 107,139
Geology
3,651 / 180,176
Optical Engineering
3,618 / 100,742
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,540 / 165,448
Child Psychology
3,466 / 386,045
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
3,452 / 138,105
Social Psychology
3,263 / 406,005
Atomic and Molecular physics
3,256 / 113,351
Art & Design
3,253 / 145,450
Pathology
3,239 / 163,999
Anatomy and Physiology
3,224 / 203,349
Nuclear Physics
3,154 / 330,364
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
3,147 / 166,176
Geography and Cartography
3,121 / 144,728
Botany
3,058 / 283,978

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 3188 80115
1992 3192 88916
1993 3261 92001
1994 3322 100274
1995 3502 112333
1996 3888 120656
1997 3816 133886
1998 4128 151079
1999 4083 168185
2000 4191 186139
2001 4296 206539
2002 4684 232617
2003 5197 263233
2004 5506 294483
2005 5877 335868
2006 6581 380564
2007 6997 423155
2008 7104 473661
2009 7608 531311
2010 7690 571905
2011 7994 633806
2012 8446 702376
2013 8834 765606
2014 9264 798151
2015 9499 821116
2016 9607 811965
2017 9744 818413
2018 9562 787098
2019 10288 857324
2020 10701 956350
2021 11208 1022085

University of Wisconsin - Madison alumni

  1. Dick Cheney

    Dick Cheney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politicianautobiographerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Richard Bruce Cheney is an American politician and businessman who served as the 46th vice president of the United States from 2001 to 2009 under president George W. Bush. Cheney, often cited as the most powerful vice president in American history, ended his tenure as an unpopular figure in American politics. He is currently the oldest living former U.S. vice president, following the death of Walter Mondale in 2021.

  2. Russell Wilson

    Russell Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Wilson initially played college football and baseball at NC State from 2008 to 2010 before transferring to Wisconsin in 2011, where he set the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) and led them to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl. He also played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman. As of 2019, his professional baseball rights are held by the Somerset Patriots, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.

  3. Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1902-1974 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    air force officerinventorwriterautobiographerdiarist
    Biography

    Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. At the age of 25, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize for making the first nonstop flight from New York City to Paris on May 20–21, 1927. Lindbergh covered the 33+1⁄2-hour, 3,600-statute-mile (5,800 km) flight alone in a purpose-built, single-engine Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. Though the first non-stop transatlantic flight had been completed eight years earlier, this was the first solo transatlantic flight, the first transatlantic flight between two major city hubs, and the longest transatlantic flight by almost 2,000 miles. It is widely considered one of the most consequential flights in aviation history and ushered in a new era of transportation between parts of the globe.

  4. Seann William Scott

    Seann William Scott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractorfilm producervoice actor
    Biography

    Seann William Scott is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role as Steve Stifler in the American Pie franchise, and also for his role as Doug Glatt in both Goon and Goon: Last of the Enforcers. He has also appeared in films Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Final Destination (2000), Road Trip (2000), Evolution (2001), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Mr. Woodcock (2007) and Role Models (2008). He has voiced Crash in four Ice Age animated feature films and two Ice Age television specials. Scott portrayed former CIA operative Wesley Cole in Fox's crime-drama television series Lethal Weapon (2018–19). Films in which Scott has starred have earned $4.91 billion at the global box office as of 2017.

General info

Alternative names UW
Founded 1848
Motto Numen Lumen
God, our light
Colors cardinal, white
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 16,995
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, Wisconsin, 53706-1380
United States
City population 270,000
Phone 6082632400
Fax +1 (608) 262 0123

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