In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities.

A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 935 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

Our campus community is vibrant and diverse. This is reflected in the extracurricular opportunities for leadership in the arts, culture, politics, service, social issues, and student government.

Recreational activities and Badger athletics also add an amazing energy to our campus. Explore everything our campus has to offer, find time to visit and speak with current students.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public; Specialist Institution

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 50%
  • Average ACT range: 28-32
  • Average SAT range: 1330-1460
  • Test optional?: Yes, through Spring 2023
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Gender Studies; Forestry; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Labour/Industrial Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Military Sciences; Museum Studies; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Paleontology; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Urban Studies; Veterinary Medicine; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit/talent based scholarship, departmental scholarships through WiSH Portal application process
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $56,639


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Ice Hockey; Women's Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Women's Volleyball

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