Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 Students: 44%
- 20 to 49 Students: 39%
- 50 or More Students: 17%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- College of Engineering
- College of Letters and Science
- Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
- La Follette School of Public Affairs
- School of Education
- School of Human Ecology
- School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- School of Library and Information Studies
- School of Medicine and Public Health
- School of Music
- School of Natural Resources
- School of Nursing
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Social Work
- School of Veterinary Medicine
- Wisconsin School of Business
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
- Biology and Biological Sciences: 2%
- Economics and Econometrics: 2%
- History, General: 2%
- Political Science and Government, General: 2%
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
- Art Library
- Chazen Library (art library)
- Ebling Library (medicine)
- Helen C. White Library
- Memorial Library Cages
- Steenbock Library
- Student Activity Center (SAC)
- Wendt Library (engineers)
Tips to Succeed
- Don't be afraid to ask for help. Whether this falls into academics, personal issues, or career choices, UW offers many support systems. Advising counselors are always willing to discuss classes and other school-related issues. UHS also provides services for more personal problems, and of course physical health concerns.
- Get involved! There are so many organizations and extracurricular activities on campus, it's easy to find one that fits your interests. They are a great way to learn new skills and meet new people. These organizations can be great ways to build a resume or just to relax after a hard week of school.
- Try to stay organized. Whether it's keeping separate folders for different classes or having files for work, school, or extracurricular activities-staying organized will make keeping deadlines and staying on top of assignments so much easier.
- UW is academically challenging, so try to stay focused. With all the other opportunities and experiences involved with a college, it is often hard to maintain your grades. If you find yourself faltering academically, try very hard to mend the problem, and fast. Once you are behind it can be quite difficult to catch up again.
Did You Know?
- Over 121 million dollars of financial aid was awarded last year to undergraduate students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Second only to John Hopkins University, UW receives the most federal aid grants for research purposes.
- First- and second-year students are eligible to partake in the Undergraduate Research Scholar program. URS allows students to work hand in hand with UW faculty on the latest studies in science, engineering, and humanities.
- The National Academy of Science recently conducted a study of research-doctorate programs. Their results ranked 16 of UW's programs in the top 10, and 35 in the top 25.