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University of Wisconsin-Madison - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


University of Wisconsin Campus

University of Wisconsin Campus

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Description:

The University of Wisconsin in Madison is the flagship campus of the Wisconsin university system. The waterfront main campus occupies over 900 acres between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Wisconsin has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and it frequently ranks among the top ten public universities in the country. It is well respected for the research conducted in its nearly 100 research centers. The school also frequently finds itself high on lists of top party schools. In athletics, most of the Wisconsin Badger teams compete in the NCAA's Division 1-A as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Be sure to compare the Big Ten.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 42,269 (30,301 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Scholarships for the University of Wisconsin (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,378 (in-state); $26,628 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,190 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,024
  • Other Expenses: $4,170
  • Total Cost: $23,762 (in-state); $40,012 (out-of-state)

University of Wisconsin-Madison Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 71%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 59%
    • Loans: 41%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,446
    • Loans: $6,843

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Mission Statement:

"The University of Wisconsin–Madison is the original University of Wisconsin, created at the same time Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848. It received Wisconsin’s land grant and became the state’s land-grant university after Congress adopted the Morrill Act in 1862. It continues to be 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."

the complete mission statement can be found at http://www.wisc.edu/about/leadership/mission.php

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