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University of Wisconsin Madison – Madison, WI

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About 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.



Basic Information
Institution Type Public
School Size Large (more than 15,000)
Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation No Preference or affiliation
Student Body
Acceptance Rate 50% - 75%
Out of State Students 25% - 50%
Single Sex or Co-ed? Co-educational
Underrepresented Students 10% - 15%
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities Services for the hearing impaired
Services for the learning disabled
Services for students with speech and communication disorders
Services for the visually impaired
Wheelchair access
Athletics Intramural Programs
Division I Teams
Intercollegiate Programs
Applying to University of Wisconsin Madison
Average High School GPA 3.8
Average SAT: Mathematics 740
Average SAT: Critical Reading 670
Average SAT: Writing 680
Average ACT Composite 29
Required Test Either the SAT or the ACT is required.
Essay Required
Interview Not Required
Financial Information
In-state Tuition $10,000 - $14,999
Out-of-state Tuition $30,000 - $34,999
Academic Information
Degrees Professional Certification
Nursing MA
Masters
DDS PhD
Doctorate
MD PhD
BS/MD
DDS
3/2 Engineering Program
Veterinary
Bachelor of Arts
Nursing PhD
Bachelor of Science
Specific Programs Fellowship
Research Opportunities
Accelerated Study
ROTC
Double Major
Student employment services
English as a Second Language
Study abroad
Honors Program
Teacher certification
Independent Study
Work-study program
Post-Doctoral-Program
Internships
Remedial Programs
View Programs and Majors at University of Wisconsin Madison
Summer Enrichment Programs
Enrichment Program Name McNair Scholars
Web Site https://grad.wisc.edu/mcnair/
Description The UW-Madison McNair Scholars Program is made up of 30 high achieving undergraduate students. You must submit an application in order to gain admission to the program. Because there are a limited number of spots available this is a competitive process and no one is guaranteed entrance. However, we encourage ALL interested and eligible students to apply.
Who is eligible for this opportunity? (By anticipated Graduation Date)
High School Students
Undergraduate Students
Is this a residential program? Yes
Start Date Open Ended
End Date Open Ended
Application Process

To be eligible, a student must meet either criteria (1) OR (2).  All students must meet criteria (3) (4) and (5):

1. First generation and low income students

2. African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian (according to federal guidelines, Asian Americans, including Southeast Asian Americans are eligible if they meet criteria (1)

3. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.9 and completed 54 credits

4. US citizen or permanent resident

5. Able to participate in the program for a minimum of 12 full months (including a full summer) in order to meet all the mandatory aspects of the program.

Application Deadline Wednesday November 30, -0001
Cost
Are scholarships/stipends available? Yes
If yes, what is the procedure to obtain a scholarship/stipend? See application process for details
Are there any prerequisites? Yes
If yes, what are they? See application process for details
Contact Maya Holtzman, Associate Director, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Phone: 6082635517
Email: mholtzman@grad.wisc.edu
Enrichment Program Name Center for Academic Excellence
Web Site http://cae.ls.wisc.edu/
Description

The College of Letters and Science's Center for Academic Excellence provides an enriching, inclusive community and academic support for L&S students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including first-generation and low-income students, and students of color. CAE offers a variety of engagement opportunities, including high-touch advising, tutoring programs, health and wellness events, social events, graduate school preparation, and connections with High Impact Practices. CAE also assists in campus-wide efforts to fully integrate diverse voices into the University community to facilitate a welcoming, responsive, and validating campus climate for our students.

Who is eligible for this opportunity? (By anticipated Graduation Date)
High School Students 2017
Undergraduate Students
Is this a residential program? No
Start Date Open Ended
End Date Open Ended
Application Process Applicants are referred to this program during the admissions process. There is no separate application to be submitted by the student. 
Application Deadline Wednesday November 30, -0001
Cost
Are scholarships/stipends available? No
If yes, what is the procedure to obtain a scholarship/stipend?
Are there any prerequisites? No
If yes, what are they?
Contact Mr Joe Anderson, Admissions Counselor
Phone: 6088901378
Email: joe.anderson@wisc.edu
Enrichment Program Name First Wave Learning Community
Web Site https://omai.wisc.edu/first-wave-scholarship.htm
Description The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the U.S and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community. Administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on urban arts, spoken word and hip-hop culture. The inaugural First Wave cohort of fifteen students began their UW–Madison career in the Fall 2007 Semester and currently there are sixty spoken word and hip hop artists on full-tuition scholarship or that have graduated from the First Wave Program. 
Who is eligible for this opportunity? (By anticipated Graduation Date)
High School Students
Undergraduate Students
Is this a residential program? Yes
Start Date Open Ended
End Date Open Ended
Application Process

For more information, visit https://omai.wisc.edu/first-wave-application.htm

Application Deadline Saturday October 15, 2016
Cost
Are scholarships/stipends available? Yes
If yes, what is the procedure to obtain a scholarship/stipend?
Are there any prerequisites? Yes
If yes, what are they?
Contact Gia Euler-Plath, Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 6088901006
Email: fwscholarship@cdo.wisc.edu
Scholarships
Scholarship Name Scholarships@UW-Madison
Web Site https://scholarships.wisc.edu/Scholarships/
Application Deadline No Deadline
Description The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to all current and incoming students. Through our one-stop portal, students can search Scholarships@UW to find various UW-sponsored scholarships to support their funding needs.
Application Process Varies depending on scholarship
Contact Scholarships Madison,
Phone: 6082623060
Email: finaid@finaid.wisc.edu
Early Admission
Early Admission Name Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Web Site https://www.admissions.wisc.edu/
Application Deadline Tuesday November 1, 2016
Description Applicants applying by the Early Action deadline of November 1 will receive an admission decision by the end of January. Applicants applying by the Regular Decision deadline of February 1 will be notified of their admission decision by end of March.
Application Process

All freshmen applicants receive equal consideration for admission whether they apply during the Early Action or Regular Decision competition. Applying during the Early Action competition allows students an opportunity to receive a decision sooner, but it will not increase the likelihood of acceptance. Applications received by November 1 and completed in a reasonable time will be reviewed by the end of January, and those received by February 1 and completed in a reasonable time, will be reviewed by the end of March. Applicants are notified by email if they are missing items. To ensure you receive important email notifications add the email address onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu to your approved senders list.

Contact Not Applicable,
Phone: 6082623961
Email: onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu

 

 
   
 
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