University of Wisconsin Review

University of Wisconsin is a public research university located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin. This university is divided into 20 schools, with more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

University of Wisconsin Overview

University of Wisconsin is the largest school in the state, with 41,620 students, including 30,362 undergraduates. This school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in both research and scholarship, and professional practice. Majors at the university include accounting, art, real estate and urban land economics, biomedical engineering, classics, journalism and nursing, among many others.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, listed among the 'Public Ivy' universities, was ranked 35th among national universities by U.S. News and World Report in 2009. Its undergraduate business program was ranked 13th by the magazine. The National Science Foundation has named the University of Wisconsin-Madison one of the nation's largest research institutions (third) based on how many dollars it spent on research during 2008.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

University of Wisconsin encourages its potential students to apply through its online system. To apply, one must submit an application along with an application fee, GPA, class rank, ACT or SAT test scores and a list of extracurricular activities. Students must complete a minimum academic course preparation in high school as outlined on the school's website. The graduate admissions process differs based on the school and field of study for which the student applies. Information can be found at the University of Wisconsin's graduate school website. Every year, 60% of University of Wisconsin students receive financial aid, totaling more than $163 million. Financial aid comes through scholarships and grants, loans and work-study programs provided by the school or government.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

University of Wisconsin's campus is located just a mile from the state capitol in Madison. It covers 933 acres of land. This school has its own police force, hospital, food service, recreation facilities, power facilities and on-campus dairy. There are also several museums and athletic facilities on campus. The University of Wisconsin Badgers, the school's athletic teams, are often very competitive in several NCAA Division I sports, including football and basketball.

University of Wisconsin has more than 40 professional and special purpose libraries on campus. These libraries have more than 7.3 million volumes, 55,000 serial titles, 6.2 million microfilm items and more than 7 million items in other formats combined.

Schools and Colleges at University of Wisconsin

  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • School of Business
  • Division of Continuing Studies
  • School of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Gayord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Graduate School
  • School of Human Ecology
  • Division of International Studies
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Law School
  • College of Letters and Science
  • School of Library and Information Studies
  • School of Medicine and Public Health
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

School Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706-1380
  • Phone Number: (608) 262-1234