32,196
Students
Financial aid thermometer
16,308
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
53
53%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
Interested?

Interested in University of Wisconsin–Madison ? Admissions officers are waiting to hear from you!

Get More Info

Overview

University of Wisconsin–Madison is a University institution located in Madison, WI, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 702 West Johnson Street, Suite 101
Madison, WI  53706-1481
United States
Contact Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Email: onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu
Phone: 608-262-3961
Fax: 608-262-7706

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Business And Management Checkmark
Agricultural Communication/journalism Checkmark
Agricultural Economics Checkmark
Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Dairy Science Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Poultry Science Checkmark
Soil Science And Agronomy Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Latin American And Caribbean Studies Checkmark
Scandinavian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Conservation Biology Checkmark
Entomology Checkmark
Genetics Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Pharmacology And Toxicology Checkmark
Plant Pathology/phytopathology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Insurance Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Retailing Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Journalism Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Social And Philosophical Foundations Of Education Checkmark
Special Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Mechanics Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Engineering Related Checkmark
Geological/geophysical Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Nuclear Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles Checkmark
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
African Languages Checkmark
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
Germanic Languages Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Polish Checkmark
Portuguese Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
History And Philosophy Of Science And Technology Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics Checkmark
Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/global Studies Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Forest Sciences And Biology Checkmark
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astrophysics Checkmark
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Rural Sociology Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35,615
Applied
19,150
Accepted
32,196
Enrolled
54%
Female icon

Female Admissions

18,019
Females Applied
10,322
Females Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate
Male icon

Male Admissions

17,596
Males Applied
8,828
Males Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.84
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Recommended 2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st March 31st
Other early decision plan November 1st January 31st
Transfer March 1st April 30th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 653 620 690
SAT Math 706 660 760
ACT Composite 29 27 31

Tuition & Fees

Money icon

Tuition

9,273
In-state
35,523
Out-of-state
Fees icon

Fees

1,282
Full-time student fees
11,114
Room & board
Calculator icon

Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

16,308
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,644
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,458
Avg. Loan Aid
5,265
Avg. Grant Aid
11,806
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
80%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
42%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

32,196
Total undergrad students
8%
International Students
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.21%
Black or African American 2.11%
White or Caucasian 73.18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 5.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 3.28%
Other 0.8%

Gender

Male (48.8%)
Female (51.2%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 25%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
Greek sororities Checkmark
Local fraternities Checkmark
Local sororities Checkmark

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

Male icon

Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Female icon

Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

2,858
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,392
Part-time - 466
Male - 1,660
Female - 1,198