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University of Wisconsin — Madison (Madison, WI)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 18%
Applicants who took ACT: 89%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 47%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 14%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 61%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 40%
SAT I Math score 700+: 45%
SAT I Math score 600+: 85%
ACT score 24-29: 57%
ACT score 30-36: 39%
ACT score 24+: 95%
Students applied: 30,464
Students admitted: 15,183
Admission rate: 50%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 56%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 31,289
Full-time enrolled men: 13,774
Full-time enrolled women: 14,550
Part-time enrolled men: 1,553
Part-time enrolled women: 1,412
Freshmen retained: 95%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $9,273
Fees (in state): $1,142
Tuition (out of state): $28,523
Fees (out of state): $1,142
Room and board: $8,804
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $20,419
Total cost (out of state): $39,669
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,529
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$16,543
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,779
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$35,793
Average debt at graduation: $26,579

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 80%
Average need-based aid: $9,890
Average non-need-based aid: $3,876

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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