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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • General Address :
  • 500 Lincoln Dr
    Madison, Wisconsin 53706
    Phone: (608) 262-1234
  • Institution Type :
  • Public , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • More than 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • 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 and responsive to those groups which have been underserved by higher education.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $44
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
    Number of applicants23,32411,32611,998
    Percent admitted68%64%71%
    Percent admitted who enrolled40%40%39%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading530650
    SAT Math630750
    SAT Writing580670
    ACT Composite2630
    ACT English2632
    ACT Math2631
    ACT Writing89
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees
    Books and supplies$1,100$1,140$1,190$1,2000.8%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$7,435$7,724$8,024$8,2873.3%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$8,490$8,610$9,000$9,1802.0%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$21,258$22,449$23,762$23,9310.7%
    Off Campus$21,513$22,505$23,818$23,9980.8%
    Off Campus with Family$12,623$13,495$14,388$14,8183.0%
    On Campus$36,508$38,199$40,012$40,1810.4%
    Off Campus$36,763$38,255$40,068$40,2480.4%
    Off Campus with Family$27,873$29,245$30,638$31,0681.4%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (608) 262-3060
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid14,00764%————
    Grant or scholarship aid3,24252%$18,742,838$5,781
    Federal grants83513%$3,641,238$4,361
    Pell grants83313%$3,206,596$3,849
    Other federal grants3896%$434,642$1,117
    State/local government grant or scholarships94115%$1,883,851$2,002
    Institutional grants or scholarships2,29837%$13,217,749$5,752
    Student loan aid2,34537%$17,859,332$7,616
    Federal student loans2,24936%$13,605,032$6,049
    Other student loans4056%$4,254,300$10,504

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid113,76445%$104,546,246$7,596
    Pell grants4,54715%$17,539,518$3,857
    Federal student loans10,95736%$77,462,302$7,070

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