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Wisconsin is a public graduate school in Madison, Wisconsin. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 11,758 graduate students. Of the 127 graduate programs offered at University of Wisconsin, 11 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of Wisconsin are Medicine, Law, and Social Work. 18% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
11,758
Part-Time Grad Students
2,088
Research Assistants
2,595
Teaching Assistants
2,243
Racial Diversity
  • White
    58.5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    23.7%
  • Asian
    4.9%
  • Hispanic
    4.9%
  • Unknown
    3%
  • African American
    2.5%
  • Multiracial
    2.2%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Driven
    40%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Intellectual
    20%
  • Organized
    20%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Competitive and intense
    80%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    20%

Professors

Poll
80%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.5 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 5 responses
  • $100K+
    20%
  • <$25K
    80%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 5 responses
  • $50-$75K
    20%
  • Did not graduate yet
    80%
80%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.5 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$62,906
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,068
National
$949
Median Home Value
$234,100
National
$184,700
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University of Wisconsin Reviews

27 reviews
I went to UW-Madison for undergrad, worked here after graduation, and am now in grad school. I don’t have a lot of “school spirit,” but I’ve had a great experience here! Shout out to the libraries, the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (formerly known as the LGBT Campus Center), PAVE (Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment), the free movies at the Cinematheque and WUD and the free music at WUD, yoga on the terrace, and the Gender and Women’s Studies department!
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UW Madison prides themselves in excellent academic programs and top notch research. Their application process was a little difficult because their websites are poorly managed but the interview experience exceeded my expectations and graduate student life is wonderful. The campus is actively working on diversity and inclusivity, encourages positive mental health habits, and provides a multitude of opportunities for anything you may desire. The city of Madison is a wonderful place to live and overall I know most students love it here.
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.