University of Wisconsin - Madison

Is UW - Madison a Good School for the Money?

University of Wisconsin - Madison Value Report

What is an UW - Madison degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares UW - Madison with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within Wisconsin, UW - Madison is a Great Quality for a Great Price.

Top 10% Wisconsin Value
#1 Wisconsin Quality

University of Wisconsin - Madison is ranked #1 out of #39 in Wisconsin for quality and #2 out of #34 for Wisconsin value.

This makes it a great quality and a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  2 out of 34
Great Value
State Value Score  94.12 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the UW - Madison financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 5% National Quality

University of Wisconsin - Madison is ranked #597 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

University of Wisconsin - Madison provides the kind of quality education we anticipated when compared to other colleges at the same price point. Based on this information we believe it is priced fairly for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  597 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  59.44 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Macalester College $172,794 B
Mount Holyoke College $178,290 B
Gettysburg College $181,501 B
University of Wisconsin - Madison $192,741 C+
Case Western Reserve University $195,802 C+
Dickinson College $196,704 C+
College of William and Mary $197,354 C+
Brandeis University $226,645 C-
Villanova University $229,825 C-
Barnard College $242,629 D+

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $192,741 for an UW - Madison Degree

The average UW - Madison student's degree will cost an estimated $192,741. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $44,513 and a typical 4.33 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $44,513
Average Years to Graduate 4.33
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $192,741

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average UW - Madison student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your UW - Madison degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$71,731 In-State With Aid
$210,906 Avg Cost No Aid
4.33 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at UW - Madison.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $210,906 #202 A
All Students $192,741 #597 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $167,662 #624 C+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $114,974 #2 A
All Students $96,810 #2 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $71,731 #1 A+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Wisconsin.

About 62% of UW - Madison students receive financial aid. Get more details on what UW - Madison financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average UW - Madison cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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