A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Wisconsin is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Website
Work Here? Claim Your College

University of Wisconsin Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1200-1420
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of WisconsinSee Other Colleges

Cost

Net Price
$15,874/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,667/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,700/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,445/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,835/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,663/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.186 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.191 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.190 responses
Do You Work at University of Wisconsin? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,577Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Work hard play hard
    66%
  • Smart & sociable
    25%
  • Diligent
    5%
  • Ignorant
    2%
  • Daddy's wealth
    1%
  • Quirky
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.235 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.268 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Badger-Pride
    33%
  • Top-Notch
    23%
  • Badgerific
    18%
  • Quality
    7%
  • Unforgettable
    6%
  • Variety
    5%
  • Colorful.
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.127 responses
Colleges like University of Wisconsin
More

University of Wisconsin Reviews

2,900 reviews
All Categories
I attended UW-Madison for 4 years as an undergraduate and earned my Bachelor's degree in psychology there. I could not have asked for a better college experience in terms of academics, party scene, campus environment and fun athletics. There were also lots of opportunities for student group involvement, and professors are very available and engaged despite it being a large university. I also think there are a lot of great opportunities for campus jobs!
Start Your Review of University of Wisconsin
Rate It!
As a current freshman starting out here at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I can honestly say that this institution is one of the greatest in the nation. So far, UW Madison has been able to provide me with specific resources in achieving success in finding a major that suits me well. Additionally, the benefits for achieving a successful career path aren't the only thing that make UW Madison a great school, but the social environment is really welcoming as well. Yes, there is several selections of parties on campus, but there are definitely many other activities and organizations to join as well! The school is also a part of the Big Ten, so games are definitely very fun and rowdy when you go! Overall, my current experience as a Badger has been nothing but exceptional!
I'm in my second year as a grad student at UW-Madison. It's great! I really like it! The university overall is extremely research based, which is not for everybody. I do think that the incredible reputation of this university is mostly built on alumni relations, rather than actual academic quality. Madison is a fantastic place, the campus is beautiful, and State Street leading up to the capitol are iconic.