Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade A
- Athleticsgrade A+
- Party Scenegrade A+
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade A
- Dormsgrade B
- Campus Foodgrade A+
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Safetygrade B
Wisconsin is a highly rated public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 30,157 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Wisconsin acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Information Science, Economics, and Biology. Graduating 88% of students, Wisconsin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,000.
University of Wisconsin Rankings
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Will You Get In?
$16,103 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,324 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 186 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 216 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 215 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Information Science590 Graduates
- Economics587 Graduates
- Biology482 Graduates
- Psychology464 Graduates
- Environmental Science387 Graduates
- Mathematics345 Graduates
- Public Health297 Graduates
- Finance291 Graduates
- Political Science and Government289 Graduates
- Communications285 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 146 responses
- Work hard play hard65%
- Smart & sociable24%
- Daddy's wealth1%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 260 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 293 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 154 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,200 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 127 responses
Colleges like University of Wisconsin
- grade AUniversity of Minnesota Twin Cities
- 4 Year
- Minneapolis, MN
- Rating 3.73 out of 5 4,443 reviews
- grade BUniversity of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
- 4 Year
- Milwaukee, WI
- Rating 3.52 out of 5 3,175 reviews
- grade AUniversity of Iowa
- 4 Year
- Iowa City, IA
- Rating 3.76 out of 5 3,666 reviews
- grade A minusUniversity of Wisconsin - La Crosse
- 4 Year
- La Crosse, WI
- Rating 3.72 out of 5 1,550 reviews
University of Wisconsin Reviews
Rating 3.87 out of 5 3,196 reviews
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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. The classes can be time-consuming and difficult depending on your major of study. The hard-work pays off though. Professors are really understanding, especially because of the current pandemic. Madison has a great support system for their students and offers really great resources for tutoring. There is also a great variety of extracurriculars at Wisconsin. If you are interested in joining a fraternity or a sorority, rest assured that Madison's Greek life is very active. If Greek life isn't your style, there are still plenty of other ways to make friends and have fun. Weekends are always a good time at Madison. The bar scene on-campus is fun as well. A good rule of thumb for future UW-Madison students is "Work hard, play hard." Attending UW-Madison will produce a fun college experience!
I am a freshman at Madison and I LOVE IT HERE. The academics are amazing and the social scene is great. There are plenty of opportunities to make new friends, join clubs/orgs, and of course- party. Additionally, you know you're getting a quality education and actually setting yourself up for a good future. It truly is the best of both worlds. With all this being said, there are some downsides. The biggest thing I've noticed is diversity. Madison is not very diverse and is a stereotypical white midwestern school. Additionally, with the town being so busy and crazy, safety is not always the best, but I have never personally felt unsafe to a point of discomfort or fear. The dorms are also very hit-or-miss and it depends on how much you are paying/where you want to live. Despite these negatives, Madison really is the best. Overall, Madison really has something for everyone and you are basically guaranteed to have a good time here. Go Badgers!
I have completely fallen in love with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It has extremely interesting and challenging academic programs and many resources to explore interests and prepare for the work force. Aside from the great academics, it also has such an amazing atmosphere full of fun experiences. This ranges from sporting events to restaurants downtown and many other events that the university organizes for students of all interests. There are so many clubs to be involved in so everyone feels like they have a place they fit in. I would recommend the University of Wisconsin Madison continuously because it truly is the best fit for me and so many others!