University of Wisconsin - Madison

UW - Madison Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity analysis brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of UW - Madison students.

UW - Madison Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of Wisconsin - Madison?

UW - Madison total enrollment is approximately 44,257 students.

30,157 are undergraduates and 9,778 are graduate students.

UW - Madison Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UW - Madison undergraduate population is made up of 52% women, and 48% men.

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UW - Madison Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 20,539
International 3,425
Asian 2,111
Hispanic 1,643
Multi-Ethnic 1,066
Unknown 732
Black or African American 567
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 23

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UW - Madison Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 52% of full-time grad students are women, and 48% men.

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UW - Madison Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,430
International 2,495
Hispanic 545
Asian 537
Multi-Ethnic 277
Black or African American 232
Unknown 224
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

UW - Madison achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #285 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  285 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  91.92 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does UW - Madison Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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UW - Madison is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

UW - Madison is ranked 2,612 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2612 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  31.09 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

UW - Madison Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 28,823
International 6,518
Asian 2,916
Hispanic 2,418
Multi-Ethnic 1,455
Unknown 1,080
Black or African American 913
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 35

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of Wisconsin - Madison Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 12,884
Asian 1,149
Black or African American 400
Multi-Ethnic 193
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 14
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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UW - Madison ranks 208 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  208 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  94.54 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 22,943 female students and 21,314 male students at UW - Madison.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UW - Madison is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  98.81 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 8,517 female teachers and 8,316 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 10% in Geographic Diversity
37.87% Out of State
8.38% Out of the Country

UW - Madison ranks 305 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

37.87% of UW - Madison students come from out of state, and 8.38% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  86 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Wisconsin 3,656
Illinois 636
California 168
New York 168
New Jersey 91

International Students at UW - Madison

Students from 110 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
60.03% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  72.24 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UW - Madison, 60.03% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 13,538
18-19 12,262
22-24 7,649
25-29 5,456
30-34 2,052
35 and over 1,709
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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