UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - [UW-MADISON], MADISON, WISCONSIN - ADMISSION

Madison, WisconsinLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1848Established Year
  39282Enrollment

University of Wisconsin Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Supriya Sarkar

An acceptance rate of 52% makes the University of Wisconsin moderately selective while granting admission to the prospective students. However, the competition involved in seeking admission here cannot be overruled as for the Fall session of 2018, more than 42,627 applications were received for only 6,800 seats.

The University of Wisconsin is a research-based university and is widely known for offering high-rated undergraduate and graduate programs in the subject areas of Data Science, Business Analytics, Computer Science, and Supply Chain Management.

Highlights

Application PortalUG: UW System application & Common application
PG: Respective Course page
Application FeeUG: 60 USD
PG: 75 USD
Acceptance Rate54%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card/Cheque/Money Order
University of Wisconsin SAT Requirements1359
University of Wisconsin ACT Requirements29
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring
Interview RequirementsDepends on course requirements
Work ExperienceEssential for MBA aspirants (at least 2 years)
Financial AidAvailable for International Students

Application Deadline for University of Wisconsin

Decision TypeApplication DeadlineDecision
Spring 2019 Regular DecisionOctober 1December end
Fall 2019 Early ActionNovember 1December end
Fall 2019 Regular DecisionFebruary 1March end
Graduate ApplicationVaries by course-

University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Admissions

University of Wisconsin offers more than 200 courses at the undergraduate level. The total undergraduate enrollment is 32,196.

Application Portal: The applications are accepted through the UW System application and Common application.

Application Fee: 60 USD

Academic Requirements:

ACT Scores
Average ACT Score32
25th Percentile ACT Score30
75th Percentile ACT Score34
SAT Scores
Average Score1359 (Math: 706; Reading: 653)
25th Percentile SAT Score1280 (Math: 660; Reading: 620)
75th Percentile SAT Score1450 (Math: 760; Reading: 690)

Supporting Documents: One letter of recommendation, self-reported grades, academic performance statements, and course change documentation.

University of Wisconsin Graduate Admissions

At the University of Wisconsin, students get to choose between more than 250 graduate programs. For the Fall session of 2018, about 8,962 graduate enrollments were recorded. Some of the basic admission requirements for graduate programs are mentioned below.

Application Portal: Completed applications can be submitted at the graduate application page.

Application Fee: 75 USD

Academic Requirements: The University expects the applicants to have a GPA score greater than 3.0. Majority of the courses don't require GRE scores.

Supporting Documents: Reasons for graduate study, three letters of recommendation, official academic requirements, and English proficiency test scores (international students). In addition to these documents, students applying for MSLA need to submit Design portfolio/research-based writing samples.

The admission requirements for some of the popular courses offered by the University of Wisconsin are mentioned below.

MS in Electrical Engineering

Application DeadlineDecember 15 (Fall)
Application PortalUniversity of Wisconsin Graduate School Admission Portal
Application Fee75 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic transcripts and GRE Scores
Supporting DocumentsStatement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, resume/CV
Additional Requirements for International StudentsIELTS/TOEFL scores
Course Fee12,009 USD (Domestic); 25,336 USD (International)

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Application DeadlineJune 1 and November 1
Application PortalUniversity of Wisconsin Graduate School Admission Portal
Application Fee75 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic transcripts and GRE Scores
Supporting DocumentsStatement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, resume/CV, an essay on 'Reasons for Graduate Study' (pdf), three professional letters of recommendation,
Additional Requirements for International StudentsIELTS/TOEFL scores
Course Fee12,009 USD (Domestic); 25,336 USD (International)

MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Application DeadlineNovember 15 (Spring);
March 15 (Summer);
July 15 (Fall)
Application PortalUniversity of Wisconsin Graduate School Admission Portal
Application Fee75 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic transcripts; submission of GRE scores is optional
Supporting DocumentsStatement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, resume/CV, three professional letters of recommendation
Additional Requirements for International StudentsIELTS/TOEFL scores
Course Fee1,300 USD/credit (Domestic & International)

MS in Data Science

Application DeadlineMarch 1 (Fall Semester)
Application PortalUniversity of Wisconsin Graduate School Admission Portal
Application Fee75 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic transcripts; GRE General test scores (GRE subject scores are not required)
Supporting DocumentsStatement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, resume/CV, three letters of recommendation, information about awards/published paper
Additional Requirements for International StudentsIELTS/TOEFL scores
Course Fee47,520 USD

MS in Business Analytics

Application DeadlineMay 15, 2019
Application PortalWisconsin School of Business Application
Application Fee75 USD
Academic RequirementsGMAT/GRE scores
Supporting DocumentsCurrent resume, one letter of recommendation, answer to the essay question
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish language test scores
Course Fee40,059 USD

MS in Computer Science(CS)

Application DeadlineMarch 15, 2019
Application PortalUniversity of Wisconsin Graduate School Admission Portal
Application Fee75 USD
Academic RequirementsGRE score not required
Supporting DocumentsStatement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, resume/CV
Additional Requirements for International StudentsIELTS/TOEFL scores
Course Fee25,336 USD

All the applicants must note that the applications are reviewed holistically. The admission decisions are made based on the course work, essays, standardized academic test scores, performance in extracurricular activities and letter of recommendation received from academic mentors.

Additionally, students are evaluated based on their leadership qualities, social engagements, research work uptaken in past and other special talents.

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