University of Wisconsin-Madison

500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI
4-year
Large
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Majors offered at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Biggest majors
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Economics
Psychology, General

Academics at University of Wisconsin-Madison

1280-1450
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
27-32
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (52% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

University of Wisconsin-Madison demographics

66% White
6% Asian
5% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
2% Black
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Common careers for University of Wisconsin-Madison students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Research Scientist84k
Software Engineer80k
Electrical Engineer75k
Software Developer74k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)73k
Mechanical Engineer72k
Project Engineer71k
Based on 39,963 student responses
59.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
105kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
33%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison financial aid

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Student reviews of University of Wisconsin-Madison

by Bold.org students

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Close to activities in a city
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Access to outdoor activities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked how there was a diversity group of people and that there was a number of different majors you can choose from. I also like how there were many organizations and student help systems to help us navigate.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Although, it was a diverse university it also makes it hard to meet the right people to become friends with.

Sarah Goers
Advocacy And Activism
Mental Health
Reading
Writing + 7 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Dorm life is only mediocre, but the city is great, academics are interesting, and once you get out of the dorms is such an exciting place to be.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining halls.

Gracie McGrath
Dance
Reading

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I think the academics are great and for the most part, have benefitted my college experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some classes are poorly set up, so the learning was subpar.

Sheng-Chieh Huang
Movies And Film
Birdwatching
Singing
Dance + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The campus is located in a city. This could help students relax their school work. Also, there are so many extracurricular events that students could participate in. Everyone has the opportunity to lead people at some point in time. So many different opportunities are provided at the University of WM

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus housing is not available to everyone...i am now spending extra money on renting apartment.

Nadya Hayasi
International Relations

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the campus life and the diversity of people on campus

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I'm not a fan of the dining hall food and the buildings can be more disability-friendly

Isabelle Reilly
Babysitting And Childcare
Child Development
Running
Guitar + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Once I changed my major to Rehabilitation Psychology from Biology, I was involved with the School of Education. The School of Education advising is incredible. L&S you really don't get much personal advising and it's easy to feel lost but with the school of ed, the resources are amazing. I loved my program and how proactive my advisers were in checking in with me. Also, if you are a social person, UW is great. Being a big school there are so many people to meet. There are also a ton of great extracurriculars to get involved with and ample opportunities for leadership and growth.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Being a big school, some of the 500-person lectures are really tough. Some classes are definitely designed as weed-out classes and the professors don't always have the time to help you get through. But once you get past those classes and advance in your major, you get more personalized instruction. You just have to be willing to be the one to go out and find resources to succeed, they aren't advertised very well. It can be easy to just feel like a number; I felt like this until I was in the School of Education for my main program.

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