University of Wisconsin

2,791 reviews
  1. Madison, WI
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B-
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.186 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.189 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.188 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 120 responses
Report
  • Work hard play hard
    68%
  • Smart & sociable
    24%
  • Diligent
    5%
  • Ignorant
    2%
  • Daddy's wealth
    1%
  • Quirky
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.233 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.266 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • Badger-Pride
    32%
  • Top-Notch
    24%
  • Badgerific
    18%
  • Unforgettable
    6%
  • Quality
    6%
  • Variety
    5%
  • Colorful.
    4%

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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.127 responses

Reviews

2,791 reviews
  • Excellent
    678
  • Very Good
    1086
  • Average
    842
  • Poor
    124
  • Terrible
    61
The the University of Wisconsin-Madison we have amazing athletics with an incredible fan base! We have 3 large athletic facilities spread out around campus that have a great variety of equipment and space. Our school does offer many intramural and club sports that get a lot of participation which is super exciting! Our varsity teams are exceptional and at every game you can find screaming fans and hear awesome cheers no matter what the score! At UW-Madison I believe our school sprit is top-notch, it's literally impossible to walk outside without seeing someone in Badger apparel
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
I love my school because of the great sense of community. It seems like everyone at UW-Madison has the same goals, we all want to get great grades to achieve our dream careers while still being able to enjoy ourselves on the weekends! Whether you attend a football game or a music concert, one can feel the the love and pride we have for our school. I'm so glad I chose to attend UW-Madison because there's no where else I'd rather be! This school has it all, great academics, research opportunities, almost a thousand student organizations, incredible sports, food, entertainment, and the list goes on and on! When you're not studying in one of the HUNDREDS of libraries, there are endless exciting opportunities waiting for you all around campus!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
Lots of things to do on campus and off-campus. State Street has little everything you could need/want to buy. The SERF is an excellent work-out facility with good group fitness classes. Getting a UW Credit Union account is recommendable as Wells Fargo is far away. There are three UW Credit Unions in the immediate area. The intro classes are reasonable with good professors and are not too hard. The bus system is impeccable and you can always get to where you need to go (except weekends when there are less busses). If you like bikes, there's an Erik's bike shop on East Campus Mall. There's a Buffalo Wild Wings, too. The Lakeshore path is a great place to bike. We also do athletics the right way and the sports team are pretty successful. I do not think that the dorms are crummy. I live in one of the Kronshage dorms and I think it's great! A small community of 75 people with nice house fellows and a view of the lake. I do not think the dorms are overpriced because you get a lot of services for living in them. The bathrooms get cleaned everyday and the food at Four Lakes Market is discounted by 30%. Not to mention having to pay no utility bills, just your housing ones. The campus itself seems compact, too. You never have to walk more than 20 minutes to get anywhere. There are so many resources here, a career center, places to buy food, good laundry facilities, off-campus and on-campus stores and food, it's all fantastic!
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago