University of Wisconsin – Madison: Ranking & Review

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Madison Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 19 25
Top 1%

University of Wisconsin - Madison Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate54%50%57%
Applicants35,59617,59018,006
Admissions19,1538,83310,320
Enrolled undergraduates6,6093,5223,087
Enrolled total (including graduate students)42,97721,01921,958

6,149 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

768 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,122
Percent of students submitting SAT scores17%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
655
Math
710

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores5,876
Percent of students submitting ACT scores89%
ACT Composite
29
ACT English
29
ACT Math
28

University of Wisconsin - Madison Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $25,635 $49,885
Off-campus $25,635 $49,885
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,350 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Wisconsin - Madison provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 8,644 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $9,273 $33,523
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,260 $1,260
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $386 $1,397
Tuition for Full-time graduates $10,728 $24,054
Fees for full-time graduates $1,260 $1,260
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $670 $1,503

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 922 299 157 1,378
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,038 306 7 1,351
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 958 64 147 1,169
Health Professions and Related Programs 379 197 451 1,027
Social Sciences 702 153 61 916
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 392 17 19 428
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 245 140 26 411
Education 115 147 62 324
Physical Sciences 156 75 90 321
Psychology 251 41 27 319
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 198 68 42 308
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 227 55 15 297
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 69 207 4 280
Legal Professions and Studies 58 41 166 265
Mathematics and Statistics 132 88 32 252
Visual and Performing Arts 143 69 29 241
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 199 13 5 217
Natural Resources and Conservation 123 51 22 196
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 171 5 5 181
English Language and Literature & Letters 115 23 23 161
History 104 12 28 144
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 89 10 6 105
Library Science 94 1 95
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 66 23 2 91
Philosophy and Religious Studies 50 7 3 60
Architecture and Related Services 20 22 2 44
Grand Total6,9222,2271,43210,581

A total of 6,922 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Wisconsin - Madison.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,659 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate87%85%89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 95%
  • Part-time retention rate - 88%

General info

Alternative namesUW
Founded1848
MottoNumen Lumen
God, our light
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff15,074
Instructional FTE3,807
Research FTE1,144
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wisc.edu
Address500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, Wisconsin, 53706-1380
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone6082632400
Fax+1 (608) 262 0123

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