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University of Wisconsin–Madison is the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin system. Known as an exceptional research institution, UW–Madison believes that university research should be 'applied to solve problems and improve health, quality of life, the environment, and agriculture'.

Key Facts


  • #35 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2023-24
  • #12 in Top Public Schools
  • #17 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Year founded

  • 1848

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 35,184

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 9,993

Student-faculty ratio

  • 18:1

Acceptance rate

  • 60%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1340 and 1510 / ACT 28-32

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.50 (LQ)

International student population

  • 9.1%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.4 – 4.0 

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $53,700

Popular majors

  • Biological Sciences, Economics, Computer and Information Sciences, Finance, Psychology 

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $39,428 /$13,500


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include:
Undergraduate: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Wisconsin School of Business; School of Education; College of Engineering; School of Human Ecology; College of Letters and Science; School of Nursing; School of Pharmacy.
Graduate: Law School; School of Medicine and Public Health; School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Over 1,000 registered clubs and organizations on campus and 20 reported honor societies — from Hoofers, the oldest and largest student organization at UW–Madison, to the Golden Key International Honor Society, there are so many ways to be involved
  • Enjoy cheering on 23 Big Ten varsity teams
  • Stay connected with The Daily Cardinal and the Badger Herald, two of UW–Madison's student publications
  • With over 9000+ courses, undergraduates can choose from 200+ undergraduate majors and certificates
  • Limitless opportunities for academic growth with the 250+ master’s, doctoral, and professional programs offered  
  • Famous alumni include Virgil Abloh, international fashion designer, entrepreneur and DJ, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection and Chief Executive Office of Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013; Piyabutr Cholvijarn, President of the Kenan Institute Asia and the previous chairman of Pianarong Co Ltd. in Bangkok, also worked for the Union Bank of Bangkok, where he became the President and CEO
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