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University of Wisconsin — Madison (Madison, WI)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 19%
Applicants who took ACT: 87%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 47%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 14%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 60%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 37%
SAT I Math score 700+: 49%
SAT I Math score 600+: 87%
ACT score 24-29: 54%
ACT score 30-36: 42%
ACT score 24+: 95%
Students applied: 32,780
Students admitted: 16,121
Admission rate: 49%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 57%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 31,662
Full-time enrolled men: 13,969
Full-time enrolled women: 14,600
Part-time enrolled men: 1,631
Part-time enrolled women: 1,462
Freshmen retained: 96%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $9,273
Fees (in state): $1,215
Tuition (out of state): $31,523
Fees (out of state): $1,215
Room and board: $10,446
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $22,134
Total cost (out of state): $44,384
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,965
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,195
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,215
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$40,445
Average debt at graduation: $26,994

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 78%
Average need-based aid: $10,169
Average non-need-based aid: $3,939

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

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