UW-Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison

702 W Johnson St #1101, Madison, United States
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  • Total Documents
    9,650
  • Class Notes
    5,123
  • Textbook Notes
    748
  • Study Guides
    3,775
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,788
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,208

Overview of University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW-Madison)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:32,196
    • Men:15,711 Men (48.8%)
    • Women:16,485 Women (51.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (UW-Madison)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - Madison is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 6
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
500 Lincoln Drive
City, State, Zip
Madison, WI 53706-1380
Phone
(608) 262-3961
Fax
(608) 262-1429
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 35,615 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 18,019 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 17,596 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,612 (35%) of 19,150 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,524 (34%) of 10,322 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,088 (35%) of 8,828 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.84
375 And Above
75%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
706 average |660-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
58%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
8%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
24%
• Score 600 - 700
62%
• Score 500 - 600
13%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |27-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
43%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
5%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UW-Madison)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,533|Out-of-state: $34,783 (40.99%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,842 (42.19%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (4.67%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,124 (12.16%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - Madison accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003895
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,649 (70.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,668 (57.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,498 (93.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,123 (45.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$16,644
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,074 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,746
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,913 (76.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,933
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 256 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
446 (6.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,954

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,904 (55.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,902 (68.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,470 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,346 (41.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$16,308
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,563 (81.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,806
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,244 (78.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,604
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,180 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,098 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,265

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,979
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UW-Madison)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


2,392

Part-Time Faculty


466

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


76%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 10% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Wisconsin - Madison provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


60.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


85%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


87.3%

Programs & Majors (UW-Madison)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (123)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Conservation Biology
  • Dairy Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Community Services
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Food Science
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Genetics, General
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Naval Science and Operational Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Polish Language and Literature
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Poultry Science
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Rural Sociology
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Engineering, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (151)


  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Economics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biometry
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conservation Biology
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Folklore
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • Insurance
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing Research
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Physics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Portuguese
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Rural Sociology
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Science Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Water Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life (UW-Madison)

Location & Geography

Population


240,323

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Milwaukee

Campus Size


936 acres

Weather


Temperature
7.2 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
120 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Madison
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Columbus

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bucky Badger
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - Madison offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


29,016

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
32,196
Women
16,485
Men
15,711

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.6% Asian
  • 2.3% Black/African-American
  • 5.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.5% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


8.5% from 79 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


11,624

Student Resources (UW-Madison)