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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
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Overview
Public
28,577 Undergraduates
53% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: Midwest
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Wisconsin-Madison
500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, Wisconsin
53706-1380
(608) 263-2400
www.wisc.edu

The University of Wisconsin, Madison is a land-grant, sea-grant public university, and the flagship school of the University of Wisconsin system. It is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. Founded in 1838 by the state territorial legislature, UW–Madison today sits on 933 acres of land in Madison, Wisconsin. Its mottos are "God, our light" and “The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light.” Alumni, faculty and former faculty have won 20 Nobel Prizes and 38 Pulitzer Prizes. Notable alumni include American anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, aviator Charles Lindbergh, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, writer Joyce Carol Oates, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and TV commentator Greta Van Susteren. The school’s colors are cardinal and white and its mascot is Bucky Badger. Its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – Big Ten and WCHA, and varsity sports offered include men’s basketball, water polo, rugby and baseball, and women’s basketball, ice hockey, volleyball, water polo and soccer. A school tradition started in 1920 involves the members of the UW–Madison marching band turning their caps backwards after the Badgers win a game, which symbolizes looking back at the team’s victory.

Location

Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2017, Madison's estimated population of 255,214 made it the second-largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 82nd-largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
49%

Men

51%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

1044

New Transfer Students

Admissions
53%

Acceptance Rate

37%

Enrollment Yield

1200-1420

SAT Range

32,839

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,874

Typical Cost

$34,783

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,533

In-State (published)

66%

Recieve Financial Aid

86%

Have Loans

$20,500

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

15

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

857

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

30

Faculty Awards

77

National Academy Members

767

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, nearly 900 organizations to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, nearly 60 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known for being a top party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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