University of Wisconsin-Madison


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Wisconsin


Each year we welcome close to 2,000 transfer students to UW-Madison. These students decide to join us for a variety of reasons and from a wide range of colleges and universities. But when they arrive on campus, they immediately become a member of the Wisconsin community. In fact, one in five UW-Madison students begins as a transfer student.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 41620
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 3086

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

500 Lincoln Dr
Madison Wisconsin 53706


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Main Phone: 608-262-1234

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Admissions Contact:
Tom Reason
Associate Directors, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Rob Forget
Associate Directors, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Jason Jonely
Student Services Coordinator, Office of International Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Barry Alvarez
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfer admission is very competitive along with degree standards. Most transfer applicants have a 3.00 GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest letter grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a D or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 24 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 72 and from a four-year institution is 90.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test score are required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Though not required, we do like to see at least one recommendation from someone who can attest to your academic ability.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Nonrefundable $44 application fee

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Fall Deadline:
February 1

Spring Deadline:
October 1

Summer Deadline:
February 1

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 4297

Transfers Accepted: 2076

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 48%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2007



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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Each year, 60% of WI undergrads receive financial assistance totaling $155 million. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and in recognition of academic merit, athletic ability, and artistic talent. Scholarships and Grants, Loans, and Work-Study.

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