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University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

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Overview

Student Population
43,463
University of Wisconsin Madison overview
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Online wisc.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Wisconsin Madison overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 43,896 prospective students applied, and 23,886 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 7,550 enrolled in the school.  39,045 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,418 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $9,273 plus fees of $1,452. Wisconsin is ranked 101 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
9/10
Outcomes
8/10
Value

Wisconsin is rated within the top 21% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Wisconsin Madison within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
University of Wisconsin Madison overview
SAT 1300/1480
ACT 27/32
GPA 3.84
Applications Accepted
54.4% 
University of Wisconsin Madison overview
Applications Due Dec 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Wisconsin Resident Tuition
$9,273
In State Costs for University of Wisconsin Madison
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$1,452
Room and Board $11,558
Budget for Other Expenses$3,120
Total One Year Cost$26,553
Out of State Resident Tuition
$36,333
Out of State Costs for University of Wisconsin Madison
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$1,452
Room and Board $11,558
Budget for Other Expenses$3,120
Total One Year Cost$53,613

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$64,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
82% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Wisconsin Madison students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 15%
Biology 12%
Business 10%
Engineering 8%
Communication 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240444 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Madison.

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