Facts

Updated November 2014

Quick facts

Location:
Madison, Wisconsin
Founded:
1848 (First class: February 1849)
Campus:
936 acres (main campus)
Chancellor:
Rebecca M. Blank
Budget:
$2,857,800,000
Research expenditure ranking (national), 2011–12:
3rd
Schools and colleges:
13
Faculty and staff:
21,727
Living alumni:
414,627

Enrollment, Fall 2014

Undergraduate:
29,302
Graduate:
9,203
Special:
1,987
Professional:
2,701
Total:
43,193

New freshmen, Fall 2014

Applicants:
30,464
Admit rate:
47.5 percent
Yield rate:
43.3 percent

Tuition and fees, 2014–15

Undergraduate resident:
$10,410*
Undergraduate nonresident:
$26,660*

International Study Abroad

Participants:
2,157 (2012–13)

Degrees awarded, 2012–13

Bachelor’s:
6,494
Master’s:
2,109
Doctorates:
1,451

*There is an additional fee of $200 for new Freshman students, $125 for Transfer students, and additional fees for business and engineering students.

Campus history

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Related sites

An Introduction to the University of Wisconsin–Madison (PDF)

At a Glance fact sheet (PDF)

The Data Digest, published annually by Academic Planning and Institutional Research, is a quantitative overview of trends in the students, faculty and budget of the university.

Enrollment Reports, published by the Office of the Registrar, provide detailed data about student enrollment and degrees conferred.