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Best Values in Colleges

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University of Wisconsin — Madison (Madison, WI)

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University of Wisconsin — Madison is ranked 8 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 74 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 18%
Applicants who took ACT 89%

SAT Verbal Score

700+14%
600-69947%
600+61%

SAT Math Score

700+45%
600-69940%
600+85%

ACT Score

30-3639%
24-2957%
24+95%

Students applied30,464
Students admitted15,183
Admission rate50%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate56%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,273
Fees$1,142
Room and board$8,804
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$20,419

Cost after need-based aid$10,529
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,543

Average debt at graduation$26,579

Out of State

Tuition$28,523
Fees$1,142
Room and board$8,804
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$39,669

Cost after need-based aid$29,779
Cost after non-need-based aid$35,793

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$51,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$9,890
Average non-need-based aid$3,876

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment31,289

Full-Time

Men13,774
Women14,550

Part-Time

Men1,553
Women1,412

Freshmen retained95%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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