Skip to Main Content

2022 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin

Best colleges
  • College Quiz
  • Best value
  • Best student life
  • Top party schools
  • Best academics
  • College Quiz
  • Best colleges
  • Best value
  • Best academics
  • Best professors
  • Hardest to get into

Best programs

  • Accounting/finance
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer science
  • Criminal justice
  • Culinary arts
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering technician
  • English
  • Environmental science
  • Film/photography
  • Global studies
  • Health care management
  • History
  • Information technology
  • International relations
  • Kinesiology/therapy
  • Math
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Public policy
  • Religious studies
  • Sports management

Students

  • Most diverse
  • Most liberal
  • Most conservative

Social scene

  • Best student life
  • Top party schools
  • Best greek life

Campus

  • Best campuses
  • Best college dorms
  • Best college food
  • Best locations
  • Safest campuses

Athletics

  • College athletics
  • Best for student athletes

1 through 17 of 17 results

17 results

  1. #1 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin

    4 Year,

    MADISON, WI,

    3272 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UW-Madison is a great college! I personally enjoyed the social scene and the beautiful campus. Not only are there multiple course options, but most of the courses offered are extremely interesting.....

    Read 3272 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $14,030,

    SAT Range: 1260-1460,

    Will you get in?Compare
  2. #2 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    LA CROSSE, WI,

    1657 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says UW La Crosse is such an inviting and welcoming university! From the excellent professors to the additional activities offered on campus, there is always something to keep you busy. It is very....

    Read 1657 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $12,302,

    Will you get in?CompareVirtual tour
  3. #3 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

    4 Year,

    WHITEWATER, WI,

    1356 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall my time at UW Whitewater was wonderful! I met some of my best friends there, learned a lot from all of my professors, and enjoyed campus a lot. I lived in student housing for the first two....

    Read 1356 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $12,522,

    SAT Range: 890-1110,

    Will you get in?Compare
  4. College QuizCollege Quiz
  5. #4 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - Superior

    4 Year,

    SUPERIOR, WI,

    277 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says UW-Superior, though the smallest UW school, really has a great campus climate and great diversity within its student body. There are variety of majors to choose from, as well as minors, certificate....

    Read 277 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 86%,

    Net Price: $13,405,

    Will you get in?Compare
  6. #5 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    MILWAUKEE, WI,

    3219 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am a transfer student from UW-Oshkosh, I am now a senior pursuing a double major in Physics and Biomedical Engineering. I am 21 years old. I completed my physics portion at UW-Oshkosh but since...I am pleased with the amount of things I am able to do on and off of campus even with the pandemic happening. Although meeting other students may be a challenge, it is a pleasant environment once on....

    Read 3219 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $14,444,

    Will you get in?Compare
  7. #6 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    EAU CLAIRE, WI,

    1457 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says This college has a really gorgeous campus and a lot of fun opportunities that include floating down the river, a rock climbing course and beach volleyball among other things! Although I wish that....

    Read 1457 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $14,276,

    Will you get in?CompareVirtual tour
  8. Admission CalculatorAdmission Calculator
  9. #7 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - Stout

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    MENOMONIE, WI,

    1005 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience was great! Access to textbooks, reliable computers and internet across the campus, and the ability to build personal relationships with my professors were factors to my success there...I enjoyed my experience so much I am returning for a second degree and eventually my masters..

    Read 1005 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 90%,

    Net Price: $14,951,

    Will you get in?CompareVirtual tour
  10. #8 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - Platteville

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    PLATTEVILLE, WI,

    1068 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Quality instructors who understand the material.Clean modules, supportive faculty, and academic advisors are readily available. Preview week is setup for you to get started before the term begins, as....

    Read 1068 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 81%,

    Net Price: $14,706,

    Will you get in?Compare
  11. #9 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - River Falls

    4 Year,

    RIVER FALLS, WI,

    670 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I am currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time there as a student so far. I love the campus and I have got to meet a lot of great people....

    Read 670 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $13,633,

    Will you get in?Compare
  12. #10 Top Public Universities in Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    STEVENS POINT, WI,

    1119 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says So far I’ve really enjoy my experience at UWSP. The campus is on the smaller side, so the stress of trying to find classes is reduced, and the class sizes are small enough to where you can create....

    Read 1119 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 87%,

    Net Price: $13,166,

    Will you get in?CompareVirtual tour
  13. University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    KENOSHA, WI,

    527 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I have just begun at UW-Parkside but I couldn’t be more thrilled! I live on campus and love all the activities! My classes are interesting and engaging and I’m taught by professors rather than TAs.....

    Read 527 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $9,938,

    Will you get in?CompareVirtual tour
  14. University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

    Blue checkmark.

    4 Year,

    OSHKOSH, WI,

    1408 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, is a great school to be in. As an international student, I feel welcomed in a home far away from home, the swift responses I get from my designated school official,... As a biomedical science major, I got attracted to the school due to its unique ongoing research, conducted by Professor Dana Merriam, which is centered on the use of ground squirrel, in performing...I will delightfully recommend my school to every high school graduates and seniors, who is searching for a school that has a balanced system in academics, athletics, diversity, student....

    Read 1408 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $12,278,

    Will you get in?Compare
  15. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

    4 Year,

    GREEN BAY, WI,

    816 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I am a freshman on campus this year, and something that I really like about UWGB is its beautiful campus. I feel really involved with nature while I'm here, especially during the warmer months of the....

    Read 816 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 90%,

    Net Price: $11,656,

    Will you get in?Compare
  16. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

    4 Year,

    HAYWARD, WI,

    82 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I enjoy learning in my own community with people that are great. Along with learning world views and academics, we learn about Ojibwe culture and language. A place where we can learn some of our own....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $4,900,

    Will you get in?Compare
  17. Madison Area Technical College Online Learning

    4 Year,

    MADISON, WI,

    Will you get in?Compare
  18. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Online

    4 Year,

    GREEN BAY, WI,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The flexibility and variety of online classes are amazing. I spent a lot of time looking for the correct school that would work with my busy schedule and UW GB stood out in the areas that all the....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Will you get in?Compare
  19. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Online

    4 Year,

    MILWAUKEE, WI,

    Will you get in?Compare
loading indicator

Showing results 1 through 17 of 17