University of Wisconsin-Madison
500 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706-1380
(608) 263-2400
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The University of Wisconsin-Madison holds many notable distinctions. Founded in 1848, it is the oldest and largest university in the state with more than 42,000 students/a> enrolled. It is official state university of Wisconsin and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, which is comprised of two doctoral research universities, 11 comprehensive universities, 13 freshman-sophomore colleges, and the statewide University of Wisconsin-Extension. The school is also nationally renowned. TheU.S. News & World Report ranked it 41st among national universities in its latest survey of higher education.

Programs Offered

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers more than 4,200 courses in more than 100 areas of study. Its academic programs include agriculture, business, journalism, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. All told, there are 157 undergraduate majors, 150 master’s programs, and 108 doctoral programs. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s distance learning programs also offersa number of courses online for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree seeking students. More opportunities to study online are available through the University of Wisconsin Colleges Online and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, which offers online courses, degrees, and certificates.


University of Wisconsin-Madison has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913.


Application procedures will vary based on whether you’re a graduate or undergraduate, or transfer student. Freshman applicants must complete and submit an application, a $44 fee, official transcripts for all high school and college-level work, official ACT or SAT test scores, and two written statements. Letters of recommendation are not required, although the school would like to see at least one recommendation from someone who can attest to the applicant’s academic ability. Graduate students must submit an application and a$56 fee. Additional requirements may include letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, list of awards and honors, official transcripts or academic records from each institution attended, official GRE scores, and official TOEFL or Melab scores.

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