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University of Wisconsin—Madison (Madison, WI)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 17%
Applicants who took ACT: 87%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 49%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 13%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 62%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 34%
SAT I Math score 700+: 55%
SAT I Math score 600+: 89%
ACT score 24-29: 55%
ACT score 30-36: 41%
ACT score 24+: 96%
Students applied: 32,887
Students admitted: 17,304
Admission rate: 53%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 57%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 31,710
Full-time enrolled men: 13,973
Full-time enrolled women: 14,635
Part-time enrolled men: 1,637
Part-time enrolled women: 1,465
Freshmen retained: 95%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $9,273
Fees (in state): $1,260
Tuition (out of state): $33,523
Fees (out of state): $1,260
Room and board: $10,842
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $22,575
Total cost (out of state): $46,825
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,632
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,123
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$35,882
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$42,373
Average debt at graduation: $27,831

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 79%
Average need-based aid: $10,943
Average non-need-based aid: $4,452

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

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