University of Wisconsin-Madison

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.wisc.edu
Address 500 Lincoln Dr
City Madison
State WI
Zip 53706-1380
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 95%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 60.3%
Five-year graduation rate 84.4%
Six-year graduation rate 87.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 31,358
Endowment Assets $3,759,387,073
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://financialaid.wisc.edu/net-price-calculator/
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 17%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.84
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 610 (25th - 75th percentile = 560 - 660)
Median SAT Math 700 (25th - 75th percentile = 640 - 760)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 29.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 27 - 31)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 52.6%
In-State Tuition and Fees $10,488
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $32,738
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $25,230
Average Net Price After Grants $15,910
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,813
Median earnings 10 years after entry $56,200
Median debt of completers $22,241
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.7%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 11.8%
% Underrepresented Minority 7.2%
% Black 2.1%
% Latino 4.9%
% Native American 0.2%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 5.8%
% White 74.0%
% Two or More Races 3.3%
% Other 9.7%
% Noresident Aliens 9.4%
% Female 51.0%
% Male 49.0%
% Age 25 and Over 3.2%
% Part-time 7.7%