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University of Wisconsin

2,700 reviews
  1. Madison, WI
  2. 4 Year
#38 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Wisconsin is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Website

University of Wisconsin Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
1180-1400
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$44
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,131/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,235/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,514/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,747/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,142/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,851/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.128 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.128 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,306Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Diligent
    3%
  • Ignorant
    3%
  • Smart & sociable
    22%
  • Work hard play hard
    71%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
22%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.183 responses
Poll
31%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.213 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
  • A cult with highly-ranked degree options
    3%
  • Badgerific
    27%
  • Badger-Pride
    32%
  • Colorful.
    5%
  • Quality
    3%
  • Top-Notch
    22%
  • Unforgettable
    3%

After University of Wisconsin

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.57 responses

Reviews

2,700 reviews
  • Excellent
    653
  • Very Good
    1043
  • Average
    824
  • Poor
    122
  • Terrible
    58
I am so pleased with my choice to go to the University of Wisconsin. It has by far exceeded my expectations in numerous ways, and I would choose going here a thousand times over again. I absolutely love my classes. The UW offers so many different varied opportunities and subjects to learn. Having this wide array to chose from, I been able to learn about things I would have never thought had been possible to study, like African Migration Patterns concurrent with the Slave Trade or Articulation Phonics. Almost every one of my professors has offered to help me in my learning or meet with me on an individual basis. Though lectures and the campus itself can feel massive, it quickly shrinks with the professor's, TA's, and student organization's help. I have found two wonderful student organizations with whom I activity participate, but I could have chosen a dozen more if I had the time. In conclusion of these factors, the UW offers an amazing experience because of all the different options it does offer and helps to shape you into a fully-fledged human being.
  • College Sophomore
  • 29 days ago
I really love it but disappointed credits were not easily counted for since I took many online classes from different schools.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago
It seems like everything is great!
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago