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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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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.

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500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference

University of Wisconsin Rankings

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Wisconsin Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,103 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,324 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 186 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 216 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 215 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • All
    1%
  • None
    79%
  • Some
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
30,157 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,242
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 146 responses
  • Work hard play hard
    65%
  • Smart & sociable
    24%
  • Diligent
    4%
  • Ignorant
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%
  • Daddy's wealth
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 260 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 293 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 154 responses
  • Badger-Pride
    35%
  • Top-Notch
    23%
  • Badgerific
    15%
  • Quality
    6%
  • Unforgettable
    6%
  • Variety
    4%
  • Colorful.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
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

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