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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI

According to its mission statement, the University of Wisconsin - Madison seeks "to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The university seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development." [Source]

Website: http://www.wisc.edu/

C

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34,561
Undergraduate
Enrollment
69%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$10,720
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$38,608
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

17:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
0.9%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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Freedom of Expression
Colleges and universities that have adopted the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression (or substantially similar statements) are committed "to the preservation and celebration of the freedom of expression as an essential element of the University’s culture.” An open marketplace of ideas on campus fosters intellectual development and prepares graduates for the discussion and debate that informs and sustains a free society.
FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.
OASES of Excellence
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Curriculum last evaluated: 10/6/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.