C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 31,710
   Women 16,100 (50.8%)
   Men 15,610 (49.2%)
Graduate Students 11,626
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 53% of 32,887 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.84
SAT Math 688 average
640-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 602 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $25,294
Out-of-state: $47,544
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,488
Out-of-state: $32,738
  Room and Board $10,446
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $14,789
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 2,443
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Madison Population 240,323
Nearest Metropolitan Area Milwaukee
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 25% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bucky Badger
Sororities 8% of women participate
Fraternities 9% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.3% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.8% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students 7.8% from 102 countries
First-Year Students Returning 95.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 57.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported