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University of Wisconsin, Madison

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1848
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 30,055
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,698,734,791
Admissions Address

500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Website

http://www.wisc.edu

Admissions E-mail

onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Robert A. Seltzer
Admissions office telephone: (608) 262-3961
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.apply.wisconsin.edu Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $300 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 17 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 58%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 58%
Total applicants: 22,816
Total acceptances: 13,322
Total freshman enrollment: 5,643
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 10,801
Male acceptances: 6,034
Male freshman enrollment: 2,604
 
Female applicants: 12,015
Female acceptances: 7,288
Female freshman enrollment: 3,039
Out-of-state freshmen: 38%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 58%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 93%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 72%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 31%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 670
Math: 610 – 710
Combined: 1170 – 1380

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 15.0% 31.0%
600-699 46.0% 50.0%
500-599 29.0% 16.0%
400-499 8.0% 3.0%
300-399 2.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 84%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 26 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 26.0% 33.0% 31.0%
24-29 65.0% 53.0% 59.0%
18-23 9.0% 13.0% 9.0%
12-17 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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