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University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM USA): Rankings, Courses & Fees

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About University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Year of establishment1848
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Also Known AsUW-Madison
Accepted Exams
Total International Students4000
Size of Campus in acres936
UG/PG Course Ratio1.25
Faculty/Student Ratio18
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 2 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses6600 USD for 3 sharing (UG),11772 USD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses4400 USD (UG),4400 USD (PG)
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Q:   What is University of Wisconsin known for?

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UW–Madison is among the top 10 schools with the highest percentage of degrees awarded. Plus, UW–Madison ranks within the top 50 universities in the US and within top 100 globally for 2022 rankings by US News & World Report. The university was also recognised in a list of the best colleges for student voting, a recognition of the achievements of the award-winning BadgersVote Coalition.

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Q:   Is the University of Wisconsin (Madison) better than the University of Michigan?

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According to the QS World Rankings 2024, University of Wisconsin Madison has a ranking of #102 and University of Michigan has a ranking of #33. Some of the other world rankings of both universities are given as follows:

Year University of Wisconsin MadisonUniversity of Michigan
20205621
20216521
20227523
20238325
202410233
 

Q:   How much is UW Madison tuition a year?

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The cost of attending the University of Wisconsin Madison can vary depending on the main factors, such as course level of study (UG and PG). However, International students considering this university could be a little higher than compared to US citizens. The UG programme Academic tuition fee for international students is around INR 32.9 L - 34.1 L per annum, depending on the course. It’s INR 18.6 L - 40.3 L for PG programs.

 

University of Wisconsin Madison Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does UW Madison give merit scholarships?

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The University of Wisconsin Madison offers various scholarships to all full time degree international students. For UG and PG the below following scholarships are available:

  • Arndt family Scholarship – It is a campus-wide scholarship for visually impaired students. 

  • Kemper K. Knapp Undergraduate Scholarships – It is provided to undergraduate students, and the scholarship amount is up to USD 7,500. 

  • National Merit Scholarship Award – The university offers this scholarship award to merit-based students amounting to USD 3.000 or above. 

  • Ruth Bleier Scholarship in Natural Sciences – This scholarship was introduced to encourage undergraduate women at the university, and it amounts to USD 1,000. 

  • Ginsberg Family Excellence Award – The scholarship of USD 1,000 offers to award students in outstanding leadership. 

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 75
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall15ᵗʰ Mar - 1ˢᵗ May 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Oct 2024
Summer15ᵗʰ Dec 2023
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Q:   What is the admission Deadline for the University of Wisconsin Madison?

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Below are the admission deadlines for the University of Wisconsin Madison:

Intake

Application Deadline

Fall Regular Decesion

Closed

Fall (PG) 

Mar 1, 2024

 

Q:   Is Wisconsin hard to get into?

A: 

The acceptance rate of  University of Wisconsin Madison is 57% to 60% approximately which means  57 to 60 students are accepted out of 100. Which can be concluded as easy to get into, but that doesn’t mean that the university accepts everyone without a thorough check, the university does a holistic checking with its application forms, applicants must give a strong profile while applying to the university admission process, which involves a thorough evaluation process, Considering academic excellence, essays, Letters of recommendation, SOP, extracurricular activities and many more. Applicants are suggested to approach the admission process with utter dedication,

 

Q:   What GPA do you need to get into Madison?

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The University doesn’t have a fixed required GPA from applicants for UG, However the graduate students need to have a minimum score of 3.0 on a scale of 4 with 60 semester hours of work involved in their portfolio (2 years of work experience). The University will strictly check the grading process, and applicants must demonstrate their best to the university to increase their chances of getting in.

 

University of Wisconsin Madison Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(81 courses)
INR 10 L - 2 Cr
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 92 - 100, IELTS: 7 & Above, GRE
MBA/PGDM(19 courses)
INR 19 L - 40 L
Duration7 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 - 7.5, TOEFL: 92 - 106, GRE
MIM(17 courses)
INR 19 L - 40 L
Duration7 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 - 7.5, TOEFL: 92 & Above, GRE
B.Sc.(34 courses)
INR 33 L - 34 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, SAT
PG Certificate(22 courses)
INR 3 L - 27 L
Duration6 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 92 - 106
M.A.(40 courses)
INR 20 L - 21 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 92 & Above, GRE
B.E. / B.Tech(15 courses)
INR 25 L - 34 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, SAT
B.A.(37 courses)
INR 33 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, SAT
BBA(17 courses)
INR 33 L - 34 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, SAT
Others PG(8 courses)
INR 21 L
Duration18-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 92 & Above
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Q:   What are the ELP requirements at University of Wisconsin Madison?

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The following English language test scores are accepted for graduate admissions at University of Wisconsin-Madison:

 

Q:   What are the admission requirements for the University of Wisconsin Madison?

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Below are the requirements of UG and PG courses:

UG course requirements: 

  • Transcripts of your high school: Transcripts include your information and performance in high school and other scores such as entrance exams, i.e. SAT or ACT.

  • SOP: An SOP is essential for the application process it might also vary depending on the course chosen by the applicants . It helps the applicant to convey their talents, Academic excellence accomplishments and personal background of applicants.

  • Portfolio ( Audition depending on your chosen course):  This depends on the course the applicant is choosing, as this is not present in every program. However, having a creative and unique portfolio will help you get into the . ( click here to: Make your portfolio look better)

  • English requirements: The following table explains the minimum score for each English exam the university is excepting: 

English Proficiency Tests

Minimum Requirements

IELTS

Overall 7 and above

TOEFL iBT

92 or above (internet-based exam)

TOEFL PBT

550 or above (paper-based exam)

PG Course Requirements: 

  • LOR: Some programs ask for a LOR, and with particular exceptions, who should write those letters. 

  • Transcripts and degrees: the applicant must provide the university with transcripts of their academics with degree certificates. Similarly, applying for PhD or doctoral programme may require a master’s degree and transcripts from all graduate institutions of the applicant. 

  • English Language Proficiency exams: The following table explains the minimum score  of each English exam the university is excepting : 

English Proficiency Tests

Minimum Requirements

IELTS

Overall 7 and above

TOEFL iBT

92 or above (internet-based exam)

TOEFL PBT

550 or above (paper-based exam)

  • Entrance exam: Applicants need not give any GRE or GMAT however it may or may not require. The applicant is suggested to check the official portal before applying to avoid confusion. 
  • Resume/CV:  The University also might ask you for a CV or a resume, depending on the course you choose for professional experience.

 

Q:   What is the application fee for Wisconsin Madison?

A: 

The University of Wisconsin Madison has an application fee of USD 60 for UG and USD 75 with an additional USD 6 for international students. The amount is non-refundable irrespective of the outcome. However, the university helps students by providing waivers for international students. These waivers are for students who can afford or are in financial hardships. 

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University of Wisconsin Madison Job Outcomes

Top Recruiters

Intuit
Glaxo Smithkline
Procter Gamble
GE Healthcare
Google
Amazon.com
Starbucks
Cisco Systems
Credit Suisse
KimberleyClark
Johnson Johnson
Hewlett Packard
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Q:   How is the University of Wisconsin-Madison placement?

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Check below the University of Wisconsin-Madison MBA placement 2022 highlights:

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Stats

Offer accepted

90% within three months of graduation

Average starting salary

USD 118,983

Average signing bonus

USD 26,294

Average GMAT score

675

Average GPA

3.4/4.0

Top recruiters

Amazon, Cisco, Meta, Dell, etc.

Corporate partners

600+

 

University of Wisconsin Madison Cost of Living

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Q:   What are some good apartments for a student in the University of Wisconsin, Madison?

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University of Wisconsin Madison has a range of residence halls for students on-campus and some of them are given as follows:

  • Adams residence hall
  • Jorns Residence Hall 
  • Sellery Residence Hall
  • Barnard Residence Hall
  • Kronshage Residence Hall
  • Slichter Residence Hall

These residence halls are distributed between two neighborhoods that are the Lakeshore Neighborhood and the Southeast Neighborhood. 

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Rankings 2024

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#51-100
#13
Business Economics
B
#77
Mechanical Engineering
A
#14
#101-150
Supply Chain
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#15
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Q:   What is the ranking of UW Madison in the world?

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According to the QS World Rankings 2024, University of Wisconsin Madison has a ranking of #102. Some of the other rankings of the university are given as follows:

Year QS World rankingsTimes Higher Education rankings
2019NA43
20205651
20216549
20227558
20238381
2024102NA
 

Q:   What are the Business course rankings at University of Wisconsin Madison?

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Some of the Business and Management course rankings at University of Wisconsin Madison are given as follows:

Year QS- Global MBAUS News and World report- UG Business
20199218
20207715
202110016
2022101-11019
2023101-11019
 

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Q:   Is the University of Wisconsin Madison good for international students?

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Yes, the university is surely a good option for international students mainly because of  an inclusive and welcoming institution as it provides a safe environment for international students regardless of their nationality, colour and background. The University of Wisconsin Madison has a good number of international students and is ranked among the top 20 in the United States with the largest number of international students. Overall it has students coming from 116 countries across the globe making it one of the best to consider for international students. 

 
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If we compare Northeastern University and University of Wisconsin Madison, the universities have the following world rankings given below:

YearNortheastern UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin Madison
202034456
202136265
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Applicants who are deferred are neither admitted nor denied upon initial review at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Deferred applicants have the potential for success at UW-Madison, however, they would to review midyear grades and other supporting material prior to making a final decision.

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No, the University of Wisconsin Madison graduate school doesn't require any GRE or GMAT standardised tests. However, it could be compulsory for certain courses depending on it’s admission requirements. Students are suggested to check the conditions thoroughly to avoid last-minute difficulties.

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The University of Wisconsin Madison has an application fee of USD 75 and an additional USD 6 for international graduate applicants for MS in Computer Science. The amount is non-refundable, irrespective of the outcome. However, the university helps students by providing waivers for international stud

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