University of Wisconsin-Madison

country rank  12
world rank  15

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University Overview

Established in 1848, University of Wisconsin-Madison is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Madison (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Wisconsin. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 171 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UW
Founded 1848
Motto Numen Lumen
God, our light
Colours Cardinal and white

University Location

Address 500 Lincoln Drive
Madison (population range: 50,000-249,999)
53706-1380 Wisconsin
United States
T +1 (608) 262 1234
F +1 (608) 262 0123

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 702 West Johnson Street, Suite 101
Madison 53715-1007
+1 (608) 262 3961

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Wisconsin-Madison's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1913


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • American Bar Association ABA-Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Wisconsin System
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA)

Academic Structure


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Social Media

Online Courses

iTunes U

University of Wisconsin-Madison's iTunes U channel for video lectures and course podcasts. Direct link (iTunes software required)


Open Education Consortium

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019