About UW

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) — public non-profit university. It is located in Madison, United States. UW is working together with University of Wisconsin System, Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Inc. (MUCIA).

The university is ranked number 83 in QS World University Rankings 2023. The educational institution is in the top-60 of Times Higher Education World University Ranking. UW is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the USA. Thousands of students dream of studying here.

At UW, you can get a bachelor, master and doctorate degree in different fields of study.

Location
Madison, United States
Establishment year
1848
Students
43,603
International students
5,569
Female students
51%
Acceptance rate
57%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2023 
#83
Rating in the USA
2021 
#58
Rating THE
2022 
#59

UW tuition fees

At UW, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 10,743 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 25,497 USD. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
No
Financial AidAllowances and other types of social assistance
Yes
Bachelor
Local
10,743 USD/year
Foreign
38,624 USD/year
Master
Local
12,173 USD/year
Foreign
25,497 USD/year

Additionally

It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.

Room and board
on campus
12,200 USD/year
off campus
12,200 USD/year
Other expensesTransport, personal expenses, university fees
on campus
3,066 USD/year
off campus
3,066 USD/year

Bachelor degree in UW

Students are accepted to bachelor's programs at UW based on the results of entrance exams. The admissions committee also pays attention to GPA scores. Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 80. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.5. UW also provides online undergraduate programs.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
80

Master's degree in UW

When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. In order to enroll at UW for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 92. IELTS — 7 or higher. There is an opportunity for admission to online master's programs at UW.

IELTS
7
TOEFL iBT
92
TOEFL PBT
580

Doctorate degree in UW

If you decide to pursue a career in science and enroll in a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass IELTS with 7 points. The minimum score for TOEFL is 92.

IELTS
7
TOEFL iBT
92
TOEFL PBT
580

UW campus

The campus of UW is located in Madison. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. The school has a library where students can do their homework or just relax. UW regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes

What to do after graduation

United States allows university graduates to stay in the country for one more year. Graduates can spend this time looking for a job in order to change their visa to a work one. Graduates of UW are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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Universities in this city

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
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2918University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSAMadison
from  38,624 USD
to  38,644 USD
from  25,497 USD
to  48,493 USD
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from  40,649 USD
to  43,123 USD
from  15,260 USD
to  32,191 USD

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
11Harvard UniversityUSACambridge
from  7,918 USD
to  52,645 USD
from  7,748 USD
to  73,420 USD
22Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSABoston
 
58,224 USD
 
58,224 USD
33Stanford UniversityUSAStanford
 
57,678 USD
from  56,472 USD
to  76,929 USD
54California Institute of TechnologyUSAPasadena
 
48,098 USD
 
48,098 USD
75Princeton UniversityUSAPrinceton
 
55,995 USD
 
53,876 USD