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University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is Wisconsin's comprehensive teaching and research university with a statewide national and international mission offering programs at the undergraduate graduate and professional levels in a wide range of fields while engaging in extensive scholarly research continuing adult education and public service. The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is to provide a learning environment in which faculty staff and students can discover examine critically preserve and transmit the knowledge wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The University seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual physical and human development. It also seeks to attract and serve students from diverse social economic and ethnic backgrounds and to be sensitive and responsive to those groups which have been underserved by higher education.

School Information

500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380
P: (608) 262-2044
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Midsize
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Students & Faculty

  • 46,756Total Students
  • 22,559Male Students
  • 24,197Female Students
  • 4,955Total Intl Students
  • 2,711Intl Male Students
  • 2,244Intl Female Students
  • 9,426Total Faculty
  • 6,132Male Faculty
  • 3,294Female Faculty
  • 22:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 25,415

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,140

Books & Supplies

$ 7,724

Room & Board

$ 3,920

Other Expenses

$ 38,199



total applicants

admitted (14417)

enrolled (5927)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?

Degrees & Programs

Actuarial Science
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Comparative Literature
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Engineering, General
Conservation Biology
Consumer Economics
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Curriculum and Instruction
Dairy Science
Dance, General
Development Economics and International Development
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Earth Science Teacher Education
Economics, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Psychology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Toxicology
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Food Science
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forestry, General
French Language and Literature
Genetics, General
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Health/Medical Physics
Hebrew Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
Horticultural Science
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human/Medical Genetics
Industrial Engineering
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Labor Studies
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Landscape Architecture
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Legal Studies, General
Library and Information Science
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Operations Management and Supervision
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Polish Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Retailing and Retail Operations
Rural Sociology
Russian Language and Literature
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Scandinavian Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Systems Engineering
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology

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