Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Wisconsin — Madison (Madison, WI)

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University of Wisconsin — Madison is ranked 11 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 102 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 19%
Applicants who took ACT 87%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+14%
600-69947%
600+60%

SAT Math Score

700+49%
600-69937%
600+87%

ACT Score

30-3642%
24-2954%
24+95%

Students applied32,780
Students admitted16,121
Admission rate49%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate57%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,273
Fees$1,215
Room and board$10,446
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$22,134

Cost after need-based aid$11,965
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,195

Average debt at graduation$26,994

Out of State

Tuition$31,523
Fees$1,215
Room and board$10,446
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$44,384

Cost after need-based aid$34,215
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,445

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$51,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met78%
Average need-based aid$10,169
Average non-need-based aid$3,939

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment31,662

Full-Time

Men13,969
Women14,600

Part-Time

Men1,631
Women1,462

Freshmen retained96%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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