The Best & Worst

Location
Madison, WI
Undergrads
28,167
Tuition (in-state)
$26,628 ($10,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    The number and variety of people
  2. 2
    Expansive academic programs and resources
  3. 3
    The atmosphere
  4. 4
    Summertime and the lakes
  5. 5
    Opportunities to socialize
  6. 6
    The vast range of student organizations and unions
  7. 7
    State Street
  8. 8
    The Capitol and Bascom Hill
  9. 9
    Camp Randall
  10. 10
    Badger Herald Shoutouts

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
82% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
94% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
60% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
53% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
53% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
60% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Campus Pride
65% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
88% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Strong Alumni Network
61% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
72% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 47/53 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
91% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Walking up Bascom hill during the winter
  2. 2
    The distance between some academic buildings
  3. 3
    Bar crowds
  4. 4
    Lack of parking
  5. 5
    Winter
  6. 6
    Dorm sizes
  7. 7
    Huge group lectures
  8. 8
    Not winning the lottery for football tickets
  9. 9
    Competition for academics
  10. 10
    The cost of on-campus living
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