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 University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI

500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380

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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:41,946(29,880 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $8,310 $8,983 $9,665 -7%
Out-of-state $23,059 $24,233 $25,415 -5%
Books and supplies $1,040 $1,100 $1,140 -4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,157 $7,435 $7,724 -4%
Other $3,680 $3,740 $3,920 -5%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,040 $8,490 $8,610 -1%
Other $2,890 $2,940 $3,090 -5%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,510 $2,540 $2,690 -6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,187 $21,258 $22,449 -5%
Off Campus $20,280 $21,513 $22,505 -5%
Off Campus with Family $11,860 $12,623 $13,495 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $34,936 $36,508 $38,199 -5%
Off Campus $35,029 $36,763 $38,255 -5%
Off Campus with Family $26,609 $27,873 $29,245 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,592
In-state fees $1,073
Out-of-state tuition $24,342
Out-of-state fees $1,073
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,296
In-state fee $1,073
Out-of-state tuition $24,054
Out-of-state fees $1,073
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,977 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,245 55% $17,237,767 $5,312
Federal grants 907 15% $4,671,107 $5,150
Pell grants 897 15% $3,548,560 $3,956
Other federal grants 870 15% $1,122,547 $1,290
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,042 18% $2,166,594 $2,079
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,380 40% $10,400,066 $4,370
Student loan aid 2,433 41% $16,056,215 $6,599
Federal student loans 2,372 40% $13,176,972 $5,555
Other student loans 295 5% $2,879,243 $9,760
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,501 45% $88,125,627 $6,527
Pell grants 4,921 16% $19,282,968 $3,919
Federal student loans 11,533 38% $78,582,282 $6,814

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $15,047 $14,063 $14,940
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,246 $6,478 $6,363
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,629 $8,633 $10,098
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,237 $15,255 $15,286
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,902 $18,341 $19,482
$110,001 and more $17,971 $19,318 $20,442

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 41,946
Undergraduate enrollment 29,880
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,326
Graduate enrollment 12,066
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$44

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$56

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 21,689 10,610 11,079
Percent admitted 66% 63% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 63% 27% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1226 21%
ACT 5185 87%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 670
SAT Math 620 740
SAT Writing 580 670
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English 26 32
ACT Math 26 31
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 123180
Basketball 1712
Football 120-
Golf 1312
Ice Hockey 2624
Rowing 81205
Soccer 2830
Softball -21
Swimming and Diving 1828
Tennis 119
Volleyball -17
Wrestling 28-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/20/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1913 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

07/24/2009 Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

12/05/1939 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

07/01/1923 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

01/01/1946 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

11/01/1929 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

02/12/1948 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/29/1985 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

02/27/1986 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

01/11/1970 - 12/31/2006Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

03/01/2010 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

01/11/1970 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1985 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

03/03/2000 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

03/03/2000 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/20/2009 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

09/01/1952 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1986 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1966 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1992 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession442
Drug law violations5653 63
Liquor law violations659630623
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 262712
Liquor law violations 328279310
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 4924
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 200
Robbery 132
Aggravated assault 1113
Burglary 835732
Motor vehicle theft 1293
Arson 131
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 2713
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 100
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 800
Burglary 1164
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.4%
Number in default71
Number in repayment5,030

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00389500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General17---
Agricultural Communication/Journalism34--
Agricultural Economics694-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture-8--
Agronomy and Crop Science14--
Animal Sciences, General132-
Dairy Science353-
Food Science162-
Horticultural Science1541-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General25--
Category total1814812-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-18--
Landscape Architecture214--
Category total2122--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies22--
Asian Studies/Civilization19---
Latin American and Caribbean Studies95--
Scandinavian Studies2-1-
South Asian Studies6-3-
Southeast Asian Studies-8--
Women's Studies143--
Category total164184-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry19315-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General61---
Biometry/Biometrics-2--
Biophysics-15-
Biotechnology-24--
Botany/Plant Biology233-
Conservation Biology22---
Endocrinology-1--
Entomology741-
Environmental Toxicology-17-
Genetics, General7211-
Human/Medical Genetics-1--
Microbiology and Immunology13---
Microbiology, General81714-
Molecular Biochemistry--9-
Molecular Biology8416-
Neuroscience-210-
Oncology and Cancer Biology-110-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--8-
Pharmacology--8-
Pharmacology and Toxicology1---
Physiology, General-17-
Plant Genetics-19-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology111-
Zoology/Animal Biology2916-
Category total103670140-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting2189--
Actuarial Science225--
Business Administration and Management, General3412--
Business/Commerce, General-11213-
Finance, General5532--
Financial Planning and Services1---
Insurance405--
International Business/Trade/Commerce13---
Labor Studies--1-
Management Information Systems, General7---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General4038--
Operations Management and Supervision37--
Real Estate2130--
Retailing and Retail Operations2---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-10--
Category total83534014-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism4414--
Mass Communication/Media Studies--9-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric61137-
Category total5282716-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General247013-
Category total1197013-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education82--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education--3-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-197-
Curriculum and Instruction-3929-
Earth Science Teacher Education1---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-5721-
Elementary Education and Teaching6---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education9---
Mathematics Teacher Education-2--
Music Teacher Education12--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1---
Social Studies Teacher Education2---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-97-
Special Education and Teaching, General2153-
Category total15113570-
Engineering Colleges
Agricultural Engineering2052-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering22711-
Chemical Engineering4515-
Civil Engineering, General54911-
Computer Engineering, General13---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering658626-
Engineering Mechanics5112-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2---
Engineering, General-48--
Geological/Geophysical Engineering312-
Industrial Engineering2758-
Materials Engineering21620-
Mechanical Engineering46215-
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering5---
Nuclear Engineering12611-
Systems Engineering-16--
Category total699427123-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-6--
English Language and Literature, General442019-
Category total2692619-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General15---
Consumer Economics1---
Family and Community Services17---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication1---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-137-
Human Development and Family Studies, General2---
Category total200137-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics25--
Chinese Language and Literature1292-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1571-
Comparative Literature14--
French Language and Literature26192-
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1273-
Hebrew Language and Literature521-
Italian Language and Literature413-
Japanese Language and Literature54--
Latin Language and Literature1---
Linguistics43--
Polish Language and Literature2---
Portuguese Language and Literature5---
Russian Language and Literature5---
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-31-
Spanish Language and Literature10056-
Category total5126919-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist---6
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist6247-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1---
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other-4--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-103-
Health/Medical Physics-339-
Medicine---149
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-23--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-38-
Pharmacy---128
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs-21-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other-6--
Physical Therapy/Therapist---39
Physician Assistant30---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1---
Public Health, General-32--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2724-
Veterinary Medicine---84
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-68-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor3233-
Category total35623843406
History Colleges
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology122-
History, General1032216-
Category total3832418-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-21-
Law---250
Legal Studies, General4634--
Category total109361250
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science-951-
Category total-951-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General6---
Mathematics, General312016-
Statistics, General41313-
Category total1253329-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies70---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other412-
Nutrition Sciences335-
Category total30547-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Forest Sciences and Biology6---
Forestry, General-15-
Land Use Planning and Management/Development-111-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-10--
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-21--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management252-
Category total354817-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science121-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General1---
Category total6521-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies1---
Philosophy1679-
Religion/Religious Studies11---
Category total9779-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy-35-
Astrophysics4---
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General196-
Chemistry, General132447-
Environmental Chemistry--4-
Geology/Earth Science, General494-
Geophysics and Seismology-12-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical--1-
Physics, General81530-
Category total1466199-
Psychology Colleges
Educational Psychology-338-
Psychology, General72148-
Category total3664716-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General-31--
Social Work17923-
Category total981233-
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology19125-
Development Economics and International Development--3-
Economics, General1113716-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography51--
Geography2082-
International Relations and Affairs-10--
Political Science and Government, General154206-
Rural Sociology1---
Sociology391221-
Category total129110053-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation864-
Art/Art Studies, General836--
Dance, General1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General446-
Fine and Studio Arts Management-4--
Interior Design1---
Music Performance, General42017-
Music, General631-
Category total2327328-
Grand total171821561656