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University of Wisconsin-Madison Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

42,180 Students

54% Admitted

  • 42,977 full time
  • 4,644 part time
  • 18,279 men full time
  • 19,257 women full time
  • 30,464 applied
  • 14,481 admitted
  • 5,927 enrolled

31,358 Undergraduates

$9,273 Tuition/Year

  • 12,010 Graduates
  • 1,645 Non-Degree
  • $9,273 in state
  • $1,215 fees
  • $11,114 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Bucky the Badger
School Colors: Cardinal and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Austin from Downers Grove, IL
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  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers the rare combination of academic rigor and excellence, a huge social scene, a beautiful campus, and endless opportunities for involvement. Whether you are a business…

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  • Louie from WI
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  • UW-Madison is a university prized for its small town feel with a huge social experience. Never is there a dull moment on campus. Your academics and extra curricular activities will…

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  • Cordell from Barneveld, WI
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  • Uw- Madison is a fantastic school. The academics are strong, there is always something fun to do, the school spirit is remarkable, and on top of it al you live…

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  • Anna from Brookfield, WI
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  • The University of Wisconsin Madison will surprise any student with its incredible campus and outstanding academics. From the terrace to Camp Randall, this school offers more than enough for its…

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  • Amber from Greenleaf, WI
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  • Madison is probably one of the most diverse colleges in the state of Wisconsin. Here, I have met a variety of people from all sorts of different backgrounds and have…

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Mission Statement

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

University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Located in Madison, WI
  • Public
  • 42,180 students enrolled
  • 54% admitted
  • $9,273 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Phillip from Madison, WI
  • I am a current student here

    UW-Madison is a overall great school. You have challenging academics coupled with a fun and lively social scene. There is always something to do on the weekends - especially drinking.

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  • Rachel
  • I am a current student here

    The city of Madison is a wonderful place for college students. Transportation is always available, and there are many opportunities for social engagement. The campus also creates a smaller community in the enormousness of the city.

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  • Kailey from Kaukauna, WI
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful down by the lake and the people are really nice. I love how social it is; there is always something fun to do.

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