University of Wisconsin – Madison


University of Wisconsin – Madison, founded in 1848, is a public, comprehensive institution. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Madison, 75 miles west of Milwaukee.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 50% of 28,983 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: February 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Important
Essay: Considered
Extracurricular Activities: Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.72
SAT Math: 670 average  620-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 608 average  550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 630 average  590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 28 average  26-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: In-state: $23,774  Out-of-state: $40,024
Tuition and Fees: In-state: In-state: $10,384 Out-of-state: $26,634
Room and Board: $8,080
Average Percent of Need Met: 71%
Average Freshman Award: $10,929
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $24,140


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 2,350
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-59 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: (None)
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003895: Free

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