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University of Wisconsin - Madison is a public institution situated in Madison, Wisconsin. The location of UW - Madison is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

2,433 Undergraduate Degrees
553 Graduate Degrees
$44,513 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
54% Acceptance Rate

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University of Wisconsin - Madison Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UW - Madison is ranked #34 out of 1,018 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 26 colleges in Wisconsin, it is ranked at #1.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UW - Madison has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Business Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Most Popular Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW - Madison.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Insurance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Real Estate Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UW - Madison has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Colleges for Marketing College Factual
#14 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#51 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#96 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Madison?

Location of University of Wisconsin - Madison

Contact details for UW - Madison are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1380
Phone: 608-263-2400
Website: www.wisc.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UWMadison
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UWMadison

How Do I Get Into UW - Madison?

You can apply to UW - Madison online at: https://www.commonapp.org/

Admission Requirements for UW - Madison

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW - Madison?

54% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UW - Madison is 54%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to UW - Madison submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 690. Math scores were between 660 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Wisconsin - Madison  ( 620 to 690 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - Madison  ( 660 to 760 )
200
800
UW - Madison received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 33. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 27 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - Madison  ( 26 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - Madison  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Madison  ( 27 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Madison?

$44,513 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW - Madison is $44,513. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UW - Madison, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $8,260 a year. That adds up to $33,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Madison is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Wisconsin - Madison Undergraduate Student Diversity

30,157 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 32,399 undergraduate students at UW - Madison, with 30,157 being full-time and 2,242 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW - Madison

There are also 11,858 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 30,157 full-time undergraduates at UW - Madison, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW - Madison

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - Madison students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW - Madison Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,111
Black or African American 567
Hispanic or Latino 1,643
White 20,539
International Students 3,425
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,872

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - Madison. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 110 countries are represented at UW - Madison. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Madison

850 Took All Classes Online
7,274 Took At Least One Class Online
9.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at UW - Madison. In 2017-2018, 7,274 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW - Madison has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of UW - Madison

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Madison was 9.2%. This is the #1,211 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW - Madison regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Wisconsin - Madison Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Economics 0 587 0 0 0 587
Finance 0 291 0 26 0 317
Entrepreneurship 246 0 19 0 0 265
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0 218 0 34 0 252
General Business/Commerce 149 0 0 89 9 247
Accounting 0 137 0 85 0 222
Econometrics & Quantitative Economics 0 0 0 117 30 147
Real Estate 0 118 0 24 0 142
Retailing and Retail Operations 0 118 0 0 0 118
General Business Administration and Management 0 104 0 6 0 110
Insurance 0 96 0 6 0 102
Financial Planning & Services 0 94 0 0 0 94
Agricultural Economics 51 15 0 12 8 86
Actuarial Science 0 66 4 0 0 70
Operations Management 0 47 0 0 0 47
Business Statistics 0 0 42 0 0 42
Agricultural Business 0 41 0 0 0 41
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0 33 0 0 0 33
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 19 0 19
General Management Information Systems 0 18 0 0 0 18
Business Management & Marketing 0 0 12 0 0 12
Management Science 0 0 0 10 0 10
Technical & Scientific Communication 3 0 1 0 0 4
General Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 1 0 0 0 0 1
Agricultural Business & Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Farm/Farm & Ranch Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Development Economics & International Development 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 450 1,983 78 428 47 2,986

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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