University of Wisconsin

2,712 reviews
  1. Madison, WI
  2. 4 Year
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
Report
  • Work hard play hard
    71%
  • Smart & sociable
    22%
  • Diligent
    3%
  • Ignorant
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.183 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.213 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Badger-Pride
    32%
  • Badgerific
    27%
  • Top-Notch
    22%
  • Colorful.
    5%
  • Variety
    5%
  • A cult with highly-ranked degree options
    3%
  • Quality
    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

2,712 reviews
  • Excellent
    658
  • Very Good
    1048
  • Average
    826
  • Poor
    122
  • Terrible
    58
The teachers are incredibly smart, but with big class sizes, it is easy to get lost and stay lost. Also, freshman year there was a lot of pressure to drink, and I did not do as well in my classes as a result, because I felt that is what "required" to party in order to be a Badger.
  • College Junior
  • 2 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
  • 2 months ago
it a really great school
  • College Student
  • 2 months ago