Facts

Updated March 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 2013

Undergraduate:
29,504
Graduate:
9,430
Special:
1,815
Professional:
2,526
Total:
43,275

New freshmen, Fall 2012

Applicants:
29,675
Admit rate:
51.1 percent
Yield rate:
41.8 percent

Tuition and fees, 2013–14

Undergraduate resident:
$10,403
Undergraduate nonresident:
$26,653

International Study Abroad

Participants:
2,149

Degrees awarded, 2012-13

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

Campus history

People

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.