University of Wisconsin-Madison Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the best universities in the state of Wisconsin. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of Wisconsin-Madison in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of Wisconsin-Madison.

500 Lincoln Drive Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-3961
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Rankings: University of Wisconsin–Madison

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 39
Score: 61
Peer college rating (out of 5) 4.1
Graduation and retention ranking: 46
Average freshman retention rate: 93.5%
6-year graduation rate: 82.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 78%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 4
Faculty resources ranking: 86
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 43.8%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 19.3%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 17:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 94.1%
Student selectivity ranking: 51
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 26-30
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 58%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 93%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 52.7%
Financial resources rank: 53
Alumni giving rank: 120
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 12.6%

Essential Facts: University of Wisconsin–Madison

  • 17 Nobel prizes and 24 Pulitzers have been awarded to UW-Madison faculty or alumni.
  • The university is the largest employer in the state, with over 21,600 faculty and staff.
  • It was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state.

University of Wisconsin-Madison History

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General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 24%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 9%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 8%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: N/A
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 0%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook