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University of Wisconsin at Madison

School Profile

  • University of Wisconsin-MadisonPublic Four-year University in Madison, WI
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 30,750
First-year Undergraduate Students: 5,774
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 29,153
Graduate Students: 8,710
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Business
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Communications
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Agronomy/Crop Science
  • Bachelor of Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bachelor of Bacteriology
  • Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Botany
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Cartography
  • Bachelor of Ceramics
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Conservation Biology
  • Bachelor of Consumer Economics
  • Bachelor of Consumer Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Dairy Science
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Design/Visual Communications
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering Mechanics
  • Bachelor of Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Entomology
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - Education
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Food Science
  • Bachelor of Forest Sciences/Biology
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Genetics
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geological Engineering
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of Germanic Languages
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of Hebrew
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History of Science/Technology
  • Bachelor of Horticulture Science
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences Communication
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Insurance/Risk Management
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Materials Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Metal/Jewelry Arts
  • Bachelor of Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Conducting
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Parks/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Bachelor of Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physician Assistance
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Planetary Sciences
  • Bachelor of Plant Pathology
  • Bachelor of Polish
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Poultry Science
  • Bachelor of Printmaking
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Real Estate
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Romance Languages
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Scandinavian Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Soil Science and Agronomy
  • Bachelor of South Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Theater Design/Stagecraft
  • Bachelor of Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Bachelor of Wildlife/Wilderness Management
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies
  • Bachelor of Zoology

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $8,310
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $23,059

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Badgers

Rankings

  • Ranked #42 National Universities
  • Ranked #14 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #19 Accounting
  • Ranked #22 Finance
  • Ranked #3 Insurance
  • Ranked #18 Management
  • Ranked #9 Marketing
  • Ranked #12 Quantitative Analysis
  • Ranked #2 Real Estate
  • Ranked #13 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #6 Chemical
  • Ranked #16 Civil
  • Ranked #14 Computer
  • Ranked #11 Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Ranked #16 Mechanical
  • Ranked #10 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #42 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #28 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #17 Marketing
  • Ranked #11 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #16 Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Ranked #9 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #1 Curriculum and instruction
  • Ranked #2 Education administration & supervision
  • Ranked #4 Education policy
  • Ranked #1 Educational psychology
  • Ranked #2 Elementary teacher education
  • Ranked #3 Secondary teacher education
  • Ranked #11 Special education
  • Ranked #6 Student counseling & personnel services
  • Ranked #16 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #20 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • Ranked #6 Chemical
  • Ranked #12 Civil
  • Ranked #15 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #14 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #11 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Ranked #10 Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Ranked #16 Materials
  • Ranked #16 Mechanical
  • Ranked #2 Nuclear
  • Ranked #35 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #30 Clinical Training
  • Ranked #32 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #10 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #26 Best Medical Schools: Research
  • Ranked #7 Family medicine
  • Ranked #20 Internal medicine
  • Ranked #11 Rural medicine
  • Ranked #15 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #3 Microbiology
  • Ranked #7 Chemistry
  • Ranked #8 Analytical
  • Ranked #5 Biochemistry
  • Ranked #9 Inorganic
  • Ranked #8 Organic
  • Ranked #7 Physical
  • Ranked #9 Theoretical
  • Ranked #1 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #11 Computer Science
  • Ranked #10 Programming Language
  • Ranked #7 Systems
  • Ranked #12 Theory
  • Ranked #13 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #8 Geochemistry
  • Ranked #8 Geology
  • Ranked #14 Economics
  • Ranked #11 Econometrics
  • Ranked #10 International Economics
  • Ranked #11 Labor Economics
  • Ranked #8 Public Finance
  • Ranked #17 English
  • Ranked #16 American Literature After 1865
  • Ranked #12 Gender and Literature
  • Ranked #21 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #3 Metals / Jewelry
  • Ranked #26 Painting / Drawing
  • Ranked #1 Printmaking
  • Ranked #11 Sculpture
  • Ranked #14 History
  • Ranked #2 African History
  • Ranked #13 European History
  • Ranked #3 Latin American History
  • Ranked #7 Modern U.S. History
  • Ranked #2 Women's History
  • Ranked #10 Library and Information Studies
  • Ranked #8 Archives and Preservation
  • Ranked #11 School Library Media
  • Ranked #5 Services for Children and Youth
  • Ranked #16 Math
  • Ranked #11 Algebra / Number Theory / Algebraic Geometry
  • Ranked #10 Analysis
  • Ranked #5 Logic
  • Ranked #21 Nursing
  • Ranked #12 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #9 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #33 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #25 Physician Assistant
  • Ranked #17 Physics
  • Ranked #12 Elementary Particles / Field / String Theory
  • Ranked #2 Plasma
  • Ranked #15 Political Science
  • Ranked #10 American Politics
  • Ranked #17 Comparative Politics
  • Ranked #17 International Politics
  • Ranked #8 Psychology
  • Ranked #5 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Ranked #16 Cognitive Psychology
  • Ranked #7 Developmental Psychology
  • Ranked #13 Social Psychology
  • Ranked #14 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #10 Environmental Policy & Management
  • Ranked #16 Health Policy & Management
  • Ranked #27 Public Finance & Budgeting
  • Ranked #17 Public Management Administration
  • Ranked #11 Public-Policy Analysis
  • Ranked #3 Social Policy
  • Ranked #1 Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ranked #12 Social Work
  • Ranked #2 Sociology
  • Ranked #7 Economic Sociology
  • Ranked #9 Historical Sociology
  • Ranked #5 Sex and Gender
  • Ranked #6 Social Psychology
  • Ranked #1 Social Stratification
  • Ranked #1 Sociology of Population
  • Ranked #2 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #12 Statistics
  • Ranked #5 Veterinary Medicine
  • Ranked #5 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #1 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #1 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

Armory & Gymnasium
716 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1481
(608) 262-3961
Fax: (608) 262-7706
onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu
Contact: Steve Amundson
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 57%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 57%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 25,522
Female applicants 12,980
Male applicants 12,542
Applicants accepted 14,423
Female applicants accepted 7,727
Male applicants accepted 6,696
Freshman enrollment 5,927
Female freshman enrollment 3,112
Male freshman enrollment 2,815
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 92%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.5-3.9
GPA breakdown
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 21%
SAT Critical Reading average score 602
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-670
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 678
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 620-750
SAT Math score breakdown
 
SAT Writing average score 628
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 580-680
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 8-10

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 88%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-30
ACT Composite score breakdown
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT English score breakdown
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT Math score breakdown
 

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