University of Wisconsin--Madison
702 West Johnson St Suite 1101
Madison, WI 53705-1007
Phone: (608) 262-3961
February 1 application deadline
February 1 accepted
University of Wisconsin--Madison is a public institution that was founded in 1848. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,555, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 936 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--Madison's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 42. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,671 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,421 (2011-12).
The University of Wisconsin—Madison lies along the southern shore of Lake Mendota in the city of Madison. The Wisconsin Badgers compete in 25 NCAA Division I sports and are part of the Big Ten Conference. Students can get involved in more than 800 student organizations on campus. There is also an active Greek life and social scene on campus, evident in Wisconsin’s reputation as one of the top party schools in the country. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, but many choose to do so. Students can opt to live in one of the seven residential communities where they learn and live with other students and faculty.
The University of Wisconsin—Madison’s highly ranked graduate schools include the School of Education, Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs, College of Engineering, School of Business, School of Medicine and Public Health, and Law School. The school’s legacy of public service was founded on the "Wisconsin Idea" that education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the classroom, which has led to strong ties with the university in its community, and throughout the world. Notable Wisconsin alumni include former Vice President Dick Cheney, renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, author Joyce Carol Oates, aviator Charles Lindbergh, naturalist John Muir, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Founded in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is among the largest and most-respected universities in the nation. Few institutions are more widely recognized as leaders in teaching, research and public service. UW-Madison offers 134 undergraduate majors, 150 master's, 105 doctoral and 11 professional degree programs, all of which expose students to world-class faculty and staff who are responsible for not only teaching, but using their skills and research to change the world. Located on the wooded shores of Lake Mendota, the 936-acre main campus is adjacent to the busy city streets of downtown Madison, a community consistently ranked among the best places to live in the nation.
School type - public, coed college
Year founded - 1848
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $1,807,126,014
Selectivity - more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 57%
Application deadline - February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - February 1
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 17:1
4-year graduation rate - 51% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7% Economics, General 7% Political Science and Government, General 7% History, General 6% Psychology, General 5%