University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison Veteran Services & Resources

Is University of Wisconsin - Madison a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. We've assembled this University of Wisconsin - Madison veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: University of Wisconsin - Madison GI Bill® Information

Our Veterans Report on UW - Madison Includes:

How Does UW - Madison Rank for Veterans?

University of Wisconsin - Madison was not included in this year's [Best Schools for Veterans ranking[(/rankings/veterans). This could be due to a number of reasons, including insufficent data.

How Many Veterans Go to UW - Madison?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

According to the VA, there are 4 GI Bill® students at UW - Madison. Around 0.01% of students at the school are using the GI Bill® since the total enrollment at UW - Madison is 44,640. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill®, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at UW - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Counseling Support
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

University of Wisconsin - Madison does have a student veterans group.

Does UW - Madison Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, UW - Madison does not offer college credit for life experience.

If you have specialized military training, UW - Madison may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

UW - Madison Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at UW - Madison for the following armed services:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About UW - Madison

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.

Notes and References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.

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