University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. Founded in 1848, the beautiful campus sits on an isthmus between two lakes and spans 936 acres. Students can choose from 140 majors and 60 certificate programs in eight undergraduate schools and colleges. UW–Madison faculty and staff provide a world-class learning experience, and students have access to thousands of classes in nearly any subject. Wisconsin Badgers compete in 23 varsity sports in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Upon graduation, UW Badgers are part of a proud global network of over 425,000 living alumni.

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Undergraduate admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison is competitive and selective, and our professional admissions counselors review applications using a holistic process. Our holistic process is designed to help us find remarkable students who will add to the legacy of UW-Madison. We don't use formulas or charts, and there is no required minimum test score, GPA, or class rank. We read each application thoroughly, one by one.

First, we focus on academic excellence -- courses, grades, and test scores. Beyond academics, we look for qualities such as leadership, concern for others and the community, and achievement in the arts, athletics, and other areas. We're also seeking breadth in personal background and experience and your potential for contribution to the Wisconsin community.

Come explore our dynamic campus. From Memorial Union Terrace to Bascom Hill, UW-Madison is a beautiful and engaging place with an active student body. Experience an admissions information session and campus tour, a class visit, or a University Housing tour. Also take time to visit one of our undergraduate schools and colleges, check out a sporting event, catch a performance, or explore downtown Madison.

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment is here to assist as you prepare to become a future Badger. Find information on our application deadlines, required materials, and expectations on our website.

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