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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Rating

Public

Type

47,392

Students

$36,333

Tuition

54%

Acceptance

#14

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

Madison, WI

500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1380

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106thin the US. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.41% acceptance rate. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its spanish language and literature, genetics, and french language and literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With a tuition cost of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather costly. 81.28% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $56,200 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$37,785/Year
Above Average

University of Wisconsin-Madison

$37,785

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$53,613/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$43,105/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

54%Acceptance
Average

University of Wisconsin-Madison

54%

National

69%
Sat

1300 - 1480

28% of students submit

Admissions Yield

32%

ACT

26 - 31

79% of students submit

Application Website

https://www.commonapp.org/

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$60

Students

34,640Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

6,851

Part-Time

11
Male

49%

In-state

83%

Female

51%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

4%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Computer and Information Sciences, General5% Economics, General4% Psychology, General86% Others

5% Computer and Information Sciences, General

5% Economics, General

4% Psychology, General

86% Others

Computer and Information Sciences, General

5%

639 Graduates

Economics, General

5%

587 Graduates

Psychology, General

4%

486 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

3%

415 Graduates

Finance, General

3%

317 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

3%

305 Graduates

Speech Communication and Rhetoric

3%

303 Graduates

Mathematics, General

2%

280 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors17:117:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

17

Number of Library Books

5,231,321

Academic Spend per Student

$16,766

Full-time Retention Rate

95%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$45,000/Year

University of Wisconsin-Madison

$45,000

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$45,000

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$56,200

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

81%