University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison, located in WI, was ranked #41 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.wisc.edu 500 Lincoln Dr Madison WI 53706-1380 (608) 262-1234
Undergrad Students
30,728
Total Students
42,677
Acceptance Rate
68%
Study Materials
1,508
Reviews
459
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Admissions

How hard is it to get into University of Wisconsin - Madison?

Acceptance Rate

56%

In the 2013 school year, 25,438 applicants applied to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Out of which 14,484 of the applicants were admitted and 839,454 enrolled.

Enrollment

How many students go to University of Wisconsin - Madison?

Total Enrollment


42,677



The enrollment breakdown at University of Wisconsin - Madison includes 8,394 Freshmen which make up 19% of the student body. There are 30,728 undergraduate students, which count for 72% and 11,949 graduate students who make up the remaining 27%.

Academics

What percentage of students graduate from University of Wisconsin - Madison?

4 Year Graduation Rate

83%

At University of Wisconsin - Madison, 83% of the students graduate or transfer.

School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 4.1/5

Campus

Rated 4.7/5

Library

Rated 4.6/5

Happiness

Rated 4.7/5

Clubs

Rated 4.6/5

Location

Rated 4.7/5

Social

Rated 4.7/5

Food

Rated 4.2/5

Opportunities

Rated 4.6/5

Safety

Rated 0.4/5

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    nice place but lack of funding all the courses on campus are a challenge and you learn about yourself here a lot even though you might not notice it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    great place. Everything about it is truly awesome! Profs are great, resources are excellent, dorms are nice, food is good, etc. Come check it out! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The University of Wisconsin is a great place to go to college. I am so proud to call myself a Badger! The drinking culture is intense, but fun if you can control yourself and know when to go out and party and when to stay in and have fun. There are tons of opportunities to get involved and lots of opportunities for on campus interviews. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    If you get a chance to be a badger, take it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I was expecting to love it here, but the city is literally only the university and that's it. UW is a fine school, but there are better out there. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The happiest time I spend here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The greatest school - I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Between the amazing professors, networking opportunities, clubs, and overall social life you pretty much can't go wrong. You won't regret choosing this school! U-RAH-RAH WISCONSIN ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Wonderful university with an abundance of career/networking opportunities. Great location, with so much, if not too much to do. Plus your a badger. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    If I could do 4 more years here, I would!! I was worried about coming here because it was so big, but I can honestly say there is a reason that everyone wants to go here. Madison really turns into a home once on campus and everyone who has gone here has a huge sense of Badger pride and for good reason too. It is a fantastic here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I have really enjoyed my time at UW Madison. If the state of Wisconsin could trade spots with Florida or Texas, this place would be perfect. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is the best 4 season campus in the country. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Madison is a beautiful city. I prefer UW Madison. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Fantastic campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    You get what you put in, Madison is the world of opportunity if you look for it. Beautiful campus between two lakes! Good programs and good athletics. If that's what you want then this is for you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The campus is great and Four Lakes food is amazing compared to other campuses and way more reasonable price. Nice campus. Gives off a vibe that any other big 10 public university would give. Respected school. Good dairy products. People here like to party. It is still a very good university in that it has well-respected courses and professors and a great location. It is a good idea to invest in a bike, as the campus is quite large. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school , great opportunities. Just ask any Badger and they'll tell you the same=) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best school ever if you're on the fence just come here you probably won't regret it This university gives you the knowledge, experience, and connections essential to success. It's sure tough, but worth it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I loved my time at UW Madison more than I can say. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Most amazing four years of my life. GREAT campus, always tons to do, and tons of people to make friends with. Having lived in Madison my whole life I couldn't be happier I decided to stay here at this excellent school! You will find your niche and make great friends and develop awesome connections with staff on campus. This university will provide you with many opportunities such as research! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Madison has a beautiful campus and the people are great. Super difficult, but unbelievably rewarding. Study Hard, Party Hard. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Had a choice to go to some upper-tier private institutions on the East and West coast. The education here is too notch and you are challenged every day to work hard and put your best foot forward. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Lots to do and be involved in. If you enjoy school spirit, this is the place to be. Everyone here is festive and friendly. The academics are rigorous but engaging. I love being a Badger. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Very happy I picked this school. I love it so much! Classes may be tough sometimes but just a run down Lakeshore Path or a beer at the Terrace is all you need to relax. Dane's County also has the largest farmers market in the nation, so it's a Saturday must! Great sports, academics, city, people, facilities: what more could you ask for? ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    10/10 would do again Situated between two lakes (with three arterial roads cutting up the campus, but whatever), there's a lot of natural beauty in the middle of a fantastic city. You have everything you need, even if the libraries are a bit dull. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    UW Madison has been wonderful and inviting so far. You are going to doubt yourself every other day. If you stick with it, and understand that you are attending this school for academics, you will do great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    uw is really what you make of it! its a huge party school if thats what you're into, but if you want to spend all your time in the libraries and labs, you never even have to think about that. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Yep, it's a party school. i wasted so much money, just to be screwed over by the orientation people ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The only reason I gave this a 4 out of 5 for location, is because parking can be a challenge. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great campus with amazing research opportunities everywhere I never want to leave ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    UW Madison is amazing. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    As a transfer student, I can say that I am so happy I decided to come to UW. Fantastic classes, endless fun and activities. Gorgeous lake shore path, good shopping, endless course types, and some of the most talented professionals in their fields teach the classes. Everyone is super-friendly and there is no end to what you can do here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    On Wisconsin! Besides, the libraries here cannot be better, and the campus is beautiful. The only thing that sounds not so good is the cold winter here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best school everrrrrrrrrrrrr Everyone here knows how to have fun, but we also know how to hit the books. And our learning doesn't stop when we leave the classroom, it extends into all aspects of our lives. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    amazing school, good teachers, nice buildings Outstanding education, excellent quality of life, and and a very great place to life in general. Wouldn't trade it for any other experience ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love going to the UW. Not many urban campuses have a lake surrounded by nature trails. Academically, the professors are incredible, the courses are challenging, and the university holds a prestigious reputation that it lives up to. Badger sports are top-notch with the most loyal fans in the country. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great university. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    I've wanted to go to UW Madison since I was little. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    You can find a home in this university no matter who you are. Madison is a top research institution worldwide so it comes with the territory. Badgers soon find out how to study hard, but party harder to let out some steam. Football Saturdays on campus are unbelievable. You won't want to miss the atmosphere here at the UW. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It's hard to find a public university better than Madison. Students here are smart, study hard, but still know how to have fun. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Small campus feel with lots of students. Take a tour before deciding on this campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best state school in the area. Mendota lake is the best, lol! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    i wakeup everyday with a smile on my face knowing i go here :) The strong academic atmosphere is coupled with a fun sports and party town. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great campus. The definition of work hard, play hard. Go Badgers!! As a first-year, I was worried about lots of things -- obviously -- but once I actually got to Madison I felt at home right away. The number of people on campus may be daunting at first, but it really is as small as you want to make it. Everyone is helpful and friendly, and the facilities are unbelievable! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    An amazing school and a beautiful campus. It's a great place with great atmosphere and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    A great school in a great city. You could not go to a better, more beautiful school! My schedule is always full, and classes are hard, but it is worth it! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Madison, WI is an amazing college town in the snowy Midwest. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I freaking love this school, and I freaking love Madison. Game days are best! And everyone likes to have fun and knows how to have fun! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Beautiful place. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Madison is absolutely beautiful and the perfect environment to succeed On Wisconsin! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Best place on earth. Most dorm rooms are tiny. Be ready to need help in class. Many tutoring programs though, so dont worry. Decided to come here instead. I am not disappointed with my decision in the slightest. Work hard, play hard is the name of the game and I love it. Great campus, great academics, and great people. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    nice place but lack of funding all the courses on campus are a challenge and you learn about yourself here a lot even though you might not notice it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    great place. Everything about it is truly awesome! Profs are great, resources are excellent, dorms are nice, food is good, etc. Come check it out! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The University of Wisconsin is a great place to go to college. I am so proud to call myself a Badger! The drinking culture is intense, but fun if you can control yourself and know when to go out and party and when to stay in and have fun. There are tons of opportunities to get involved and lots of opportunities for on campus interviews. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    If you get a chance to be a badger, take it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I was expecting to love it here, but the city is literally only the university and that's it. UW is a fine school, but there are better out there. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The happiest time I spend here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The greatest school - I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Between the amazing professors, networking opportunities, clubs, and overall social life you pretty much can't go wrong. You won't regret choosing this school! U-RAH-RAH WISCONSIN ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Wonderful university with an abundance of career/networking opportunities. Great location, with so much, if not too much to do. Plus your a badger. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    If I could do 4 more years here, I would!! I was worried about coming here because it was so big, but I can honestly say there is a reason that everyone wants to go here. Madison really turns into a home once on campus and everyone who has gone here has a huge sense of Badger pride and for good reason too. It is a fantastic here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I have really enjoyed my time at UW Madison. If the state of Wisconsin could trade spots with Florida or Texas, this place would be perfect. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is the best 4 season campus in the country. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Madison is a beautiful city. I prefer UW Madison. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Fantastic campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    You get what you put in, Madison is the world of opportunity if you look for it. Beautiful campus between two lakes! Good programs and good athletics. If that's what you want then this is for you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The campus is great and Four Lakes food is amazing compared to other campuses and way more reasonable price. Nice campus. Gives off a vibe that any other big 10 public university would give. Respected school. Good dairy products. People here like to party. It is still a very good university in that it has well-respected courses and professors and a great location. It is a good idea to invest in a bike, as the campus is quite large. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school , great opportunities. Just ask any Badger and they'll tell you the same=) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best school ever if you're on the fence just come here you probably won't regret it This university gives you the knowledge, experience, and connections essential to success. It's sure tough, but worth it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I loved my time at UW Madison more than I can say. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Most amazing four years of my life. GREAT campus, always tons to do, and tons of people to make friends with. Having lived in Madison my whole life I couldn't be happier I decided to stay here at this excellent school! You will find your niche and make great friends and develop awesome connections with staff on campus. This university will provide you with many opportunities such as research! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Madison has a beautiful campus and the people are great. Super difficult, but unbelievably rewarding. Study Hard, Party Hard. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Had a choice to go to some upper-tier private institutions on the East and West coast. The education here is too notch and you are challenged every day to work hard and put your best foot forward. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Lots to do and be involved in. If you enjoy school spirit, this is the place to be. Everyone here is festive and friendly. The academics are rigorous but engaging. I love being a Badger. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Very happy I picked this school. I love it so much! Classes may be tough sometimes but just a run down Lakeshore Path or a beer at the Terrace is all you need to relax. Dane's County also has the largest farmers market in the nation, so it's a Saturday must! Great sports, academics, city, people, facilities: what more could you ask for? ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    10/10 would do again Situated between two lakes (with three arterial roads cutting up the campus, but whatever), there's a lot of natural beauty in the middle of a fantastic city. You have everything you need, even if the libraries are a bit dull. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    UW Madison has been wonderful and inviting so far. You are going to doubt yourself every other day. If you stick with it, and understand that you are attending this school for academics, you will do great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    uw is really what you make of it! its a huge party school if thats what you're into, but if you want to spend all your time in the libraries and labs, you never even have to think about that. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Yep, it's a party school. i wasted so much money, just to be screwed over by the orientation people ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The only reason I gave this a 4 out of 5 for location, is because parking can be a challenge. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great campus with amazing research opportunities everywhere I never want to leave ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    UW Madison is amazing. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    As a transfer student, I can say that I am so happy I decided to come to UW. Fantastic classes, endless fun and activities. Gorgeous lake shore path, good shopping, endless course types, and some of the most talented professionals in their fields teach the classes. Everyone is super-friendly and there is no end to what you can do here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    On Wisconsin! Besides, the libraries here cannot be better, and the campus is beautiful. The only thing that sounds not so good is the cold winter here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best school everrrrrrrrrrrrr Everyone here knows how to have fun, but we also know how to hit the books. And our learning doesn't stop when we leave the classroom, it extends into all aspects of our lives. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    amazing school, good teachers, nice buildings Outstanding education, excellent quality of life, and and a very great place to life in general. Wouldn't trade it for any other experience ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love going to the UW. Not many urban campuses have a lake surrounded by nature trails. Academically, the professors are incredible, the courses are challenging, and the university holds a prestigious reputation that it lives up to. Badger sports are top-notch with the most loyal fans in the country. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great university. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    I've wanted to go to UW Madison since I was little. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    You can find a home in this university no matter who you are. Madison is a top research institution worldwide so it comes with the territory. Badgers soon find out how to study hard, but party harder to let out some steam. Football Saturdays on campus are unbelievable. You won't want to miss the atmosphere here at the UW. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It's hard to find a public university better than Madison. Students here are smart, study hard, but still know how to have fun. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Small campus feel with lots of students. Take a tour before deciding on this campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best state school in the area. Mendota lake is the best, lol! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    i wakeup everyday with a smile on my face knowing i go here :) The strong academic atmosphere is coupled with a fun sports and party town. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great campus. The definition of work hard, play hard. Go Badgers!! As a first-year, I was worried about lots of things -- obviously -- but once I actually got to Madison I felt at home right away. The number of people on campus may be daunting at first, but it really is as small as you want to make it. Everyone is helpful and friendly, and the facilities are unbelievable! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    An amazing school and a beautiful campus. It's a great place with great atmosphere and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    A great school in a great city. You could not go to a better, more beautiful school! My schedule is always full, and classes are hard, but it is worth it! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Madison, WI is an amazing college town in the snowy Midwest. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I freaking love this school, and I freaking love Madison. Game days are best! And everyone likes to have fun and knows how to have fun! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Beautiful place. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Madison is absolutely beautiful and the perfect environment to succeed On Wisconsin! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Best place on earth. Most dorm rooms are tiny. Be ready to need help in class. Many tutoring programs though, so dont worry. Decided to come here instead. I am not disappointed with my decision in the slightest. Work hard, play hard is the name of the game and I love it. Great campus, great academics, and great people. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (1)


  • Class rating 1/5
    Talks incredibly fast, hard to understand. Poor professor in general. Graded on just a few things. Office hours unhelpful. Taught as if to push memorization over actual learning. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 1/5
    Talks incredibly fast, hard to understand. Poor professor in general. Graded on just a few things. Office hours unhelpful. Taught as if to push memorization over actual learning. ...Continue reading


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