Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Wisconsin—Madison (Madison, WI)

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University of Wisconsin—Madison is ranked 13 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 106 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 17%
Applicants who took ACT 87%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+13%
600-69949%
600+62%

SAT Math Score

700+55%
600-69934%
600+90%

ACT Score

30-3641%
24-2955%
24+96%

Students applied32,887
Students admitted17,304
Admission rate53%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate57%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,273
Fees$1,260
Room and board$10,842
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$22,575

Cost after need-based aid$11,632
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,123

Average debt at graduation$27,831

Out of State

Tuition$33,523
Fees$1,260
Room and board$10,842
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$46,825

Cost after need-based aid$35,882
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,373

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$54,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met79%
Average need-based aid$10,943
Average non-need-based aid$4,452

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment31,710

Full-Time

Men13,973
Women14,635

Part-Time

Men1,637
Women1,465

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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