University of Wisconsin

2,794 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%
  • Daddy's wealth
    0%
  • Quirky
    0%

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%
  • Variety
    5%
  • Colorful.
    5%
  • A cult with highly-ranked degree options
    3%
  • Unforgettable
    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

2,794 reviews
  • Excellent
    671
  • Very Good
    1083
  • Average
    843
  • Poor
    124
  • Terrible
    61
I love Madison! From the classes to hanging out on Bascom Hill to walking State Street, Madison is the perfect school. There is such a wide variety of classes which is amazing because I can take a bunch of classes in many different fields. There are also so many things to do out of class that there is something for everyone. I really like how I can be in many different clubs without having to sacrifice anything I want to be involved in. And of course game day at Madison is the best there is!
  • Freshman
  • 1 day ago
This school has a lot to it. Its huge, to begin. There are classrooms, dorms, fitness centers, and libraries miles apart. The students here are very hard working and they know how to party on the weekend. Classes are very large the first 2 years. You really rely on your TAs for help, and talking to a professor doesn't happen. There is no shortage of things to do and get involved. There are people and clubs for anything.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 days ago
Overall, I love how hard-working and diligent the students are. There truly is the "work hard, play hard" attitude on campus. Throughout the day the libraries are filled, and at night the streets are filled. The professors, from my experience so far, are extremely knowledgable in their field of work; however, it is apparent many are here to do research and not to teach. Without a doubt I would choose this school again, it just requires much more effort and studying than I ever could have imagined. I think one thing that makes our school unique is how united all the students are.
  • College Freshman
  • 14 days ago