University of Wisconsin - Madison


The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, or regionally as UW, UW–Madison, or Madison) is a selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. The 933-acre (378 ha) main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks.

  • Email: askbucky@uwmad.wisc.edu

  • Phone: 608-263-2400

  • Famous graduates: Dick Cheney, Zhu Yunlai, Carol Bartz

  • Type of University: Public university

  • Year founded: 1848

  • No. of undergraduate students: 28,897

  • International students: 7.00%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 9,358

  • International students: 45.00%

  • Students who received financial aid: 73.00%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:29,653

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:16,190

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 54.60%

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Standardized Test Requirements

SAT Subject tests are not considered in the admissions process or in placement for enrolling students.

Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$26,660
Room and board$8,600
Books and supplies$1,200
Other Expenses$4,265

Application Fee

Availability of Exchange program:Yes

Employment Rate(within one year)



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