University of Wisconsin--Madison

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2610 Engineering Hall
Madison, WI 53706

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Engineering School Overview

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#17 Best Engineering Schools


Engineering School Overview

The application fee is $56 for U.S. residents and $56 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $11,858 per year (in-state); full-time: $25,184 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $790 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,623 per credit (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.5:1. The College of Engineering at University of Wisconsin--Madison has 226 full-time faculty on staff.

The University of Wisconsin—Madison College of Engineering is particularly highly ranked for its nuclear engineering program, and it offers scores of other degree areas to graduate students. There are master’s and Ph.D. programs, as well as interdisciplinary degree programs in areas like geological engineering and limnology and marine science. There are five areas of professional master’s degrees, including an M.Eng. in Technical Japanese and an M.Eng. in Engine Systems. Distance education students can choose from six online master’s degree programs.

Graduate students can help finance their education by applying for fellowships, such as the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars program, as well as program, research, and teaching assistantships to finance their graduate education. The school is heavily involved in research, with about 45 research centers and institutes and 15 research consortia that bring college faculty and students together with industry and governmental leaders. There are also nearly 60 student organizations exclusive to the College of Engineering. Graduate students can live in the university-owned Eagle Heights living area or can find their own housing in Madison, Wis.

Notable alumni include Charles Gunderson, former corporate director at Chrysler Corp., and Nitish Thakor, a professor of biomedical engineering, among other disciplines, at the highly ranked Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application fee (U.S. residents) $56
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $56


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 226
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.5:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,538
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $11,858 per year (in-state)
full-time: $25,184 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $790 per credit (in-state)
part-time: $1,623 per credit (out-of-state)

Required fees $1,130 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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