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About UW–Madison

Facts

Quick facts

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Founded: 1848 (First class: February 1849)
  • Campus: 938 acres (main campus)
  • Chancellor: Jennifer L. Mnookin
  • Budget: $3,606,800,000
  • Research expenditure ranking (national), 2020: 8th
  • Schools and colleges: 13
  • Faculty and staff: 24,232
  • Living alumni: 474,629

Enrollment, Fall 2022

  • Undergraduate: 35,184
  • Graduate: 9,993
  • Special: 2,046
  • Professional: 2,663
  • Total: 49,886

New freshmen, Fall 2021

  • Applicants: 53,829
  • Admit rate: 60.3 percent
  • Yield rate: 26.1 percent

Tuition and fees, 2022–23

  • Undergraduate resident: $10,722
  • Undergraduate nonresident: $39,354

There is an additional fee of $290 for incoming Freshman students, $215 for new Transfer students, and additional fees for business and engineering students.

International Study Abroad

  • Participants: 2,547 (2018–19)

Degrees awarded, 2020–21

  • Bachelor’s: 7,671
  • Master’s: 2,537
  • Doctorates: 1,455

More information

UW–Madison Points of Pride (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.

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