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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,523 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
32,839 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
89.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
5,028 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at University of Wisconsin-Madison is $9,273, which is $2,282 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $31,523, which is 339% of the cost for in-state students, and is $13,147 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,874.

In 2016, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison received 32,839 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.3% annual growth. Out of those 32,839 applicants, 17,281 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.6% acceptance rate.

There were 42,582 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Madison has an overall enrollment yield of 37.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison has a total enrollment of 42,582 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Madison is 38,284 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,298. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Madison are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Madison, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.9% White, 5.58% Asian, 4.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 2.25% Black or African American, 0.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Madison in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Asian Female (2.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (6.78%), followed by White Male (6.27%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.62%).

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In 2016, 620 more women than men graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison. The majority of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison are White. These 8,824 graduates mean that there were 14.8 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 596 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Wisconsin-Madison is General Biological Sciences with 549 graduates, followed by General Economics with 537 graduates and General Psychology with 343 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Madison, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Language & Linguistics, with 486 graduates, followed by Library Science with 72 graduates and Cultural & Gender Studies with 157 graduates.


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University of Wisconsin-Madison has an endowment valued at nearly $3.29B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.75M (0.14%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison had a total expenditure of $2.54B. Of that $2.54B, they spent $1.24B on salaries and $352M on benefits.

University of Wisconsin-Madison employs 1,164 Professors, 484 Assistant professors, and 386 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Madison are Male Professors (799), Female Professors (365), and Male Assistant professors (256).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Madison are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2,099 employees, Service, with 1,116 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 874 employees.



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