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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 106th in the United States. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon south of 5/9ths of applicants. 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 an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather high-priced. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to bring home near $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than 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%