University of Wisconsin-Madison

#50 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)Madison, WIDegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree42,582 Students52.62 % Acceptance Ratio18:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    University of Wisconsin-Madison is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in Madison, Wisconsin. It has a total enrollment of 42,582 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 52.62% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio52.62 %
    Admission Yield37.21 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$60
    Graduate Application Fees$75

    The acceptance ratio is 52.62% last year at University of Wisconsin-Madison where total 32,839 students applied and 17,281 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,533$34,783
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,988$25,314
    On-Campus Living Costs$13,902
    Off-Campus Living Costs$13,902

    The tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison, for academic year 2017-2018 is $10,533 for in-state students and $34,783 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $13,902 when living on campus and $13,902 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Placement Service

    University of Wisconsin-Madison provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Career Counseling, Employment Service and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about University of Wisconsin-Madison

Key Stats for University of Wisconsin-Madison

Costs of Attendance expensive

University of Wisconsin-Madison$34,783
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Wisconsin$15,632

Admission Chances relatively difficult to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Wisconsin73.00%

Financial Helps high financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Wisconsin56.80%

Student Population small

University of Wisconsin-Madison42,582
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Wisconsin190,658

Graduation Rates very high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Wisconsin50.37%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Wisconsin184

Distance Learning limited online classes


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges21
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Wisconsin22

University of Wisconsin-Madison's Mission

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 and responsive to those groups which have been underserved by higher education.

Contact Information & Online Resources


University of Wisconsin-Madison 500 Lincoln Dr,
Madison, WI 53706-1380
608) 263-2400


University of Wisconsin-Madison is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (01/01/1913 - Current).
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