Wisconsin Best Colleges Comparison

View the Wisconsin Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Wisconsin Statistics

There are 120 colleges in Wisconsin - 37 public and 83 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $19,934 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $16,281. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,131 and the average acceptance rate is 78% for Wisconsin Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Wisconsin. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Wisconsin colleges at Wisconsin Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Wisconsin Statistics
Top 20 colleges in WisconsinAll colleges in Wisconsin
Number of Schools20 schools
(12 public, 8 private)
120 schools
(37 public, 83 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,543 (in-state)
$28,002 (out-of-state)
$6,481 (in-state)
$19,934 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,758 (in-state)
$18,728 (out-of-state)
$9,284 (in-state)
$16,281 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$13,943$8,929
Test Scores1,214 SAT, 24 ACT 1,131 SAT, 23 ACT
Acceptance Rate75.50% 77.64%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)35.40% 38.98%
Population190,042334,079
Undergraduate157,841294,070
Graduate32,20140,009
Graduation Rate64.50%55.80%
Transfer-out Rate22.00%16.11%
Students to Faculty Ratio16.65 to 112.42 to 1

Top Colleges In Wisconsin Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Wisconsin for academic year 2019-2020. University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked top in the Wisconsin Best Colleges Comparison and Lawrence University and Marquette University follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $28,002 for undergraduate programs $18,728 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Wisconsin is 1,214 and the acceptance rate is 75.50%. The average students to faculty ratio is 16.65 to 1 for top colleges in Wisconsin. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Wisconsin Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Public, 4 yearsMadison, WI
$38,630
($10,742)
$11,609 44,64057% 1,360 SAT
30 ACT
16 to 1
2 Lawrence University
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Private, 4 yearsAppleton, WI
$50,958 $34,086 1,43069% 1,300 SAT
29 ACT
8 to 1
3 Marquette University
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Private, 4 yearsMilwaukee, WI
$45,666 $22,821 11,55082% 1,250 SAT
28 ACT
13 to 1
4 University of Wisconsin-River Falls
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Public, 4 yearsRiver Falls, WI
$15,636
($8,063)
$4,754 5,85577% -
22 ACT
21 to 1
5 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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Public, 4 yearsLa Crosse, WI
$17,979
($9,160)
$4,892 10,53175% -
24 ACT
19 to 1
6 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Public, 4 yearsEau Claire, WI
$17,145
($8,870)
$5,214 11,01784% -
24 ACT
21 to 1
7 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Public, 4 yearsMilwaukee, WI
$21,119
($9,254)
$6,635 24,56579% -
22 ACT
18 to 1
8 University of Wisconsin-Platteville
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Public, 4 yearsPlatteville, WI
$16,148
($7,873)
$5,130 7,54781% -
23 ACT
21 to 1
9 Concordia University-Wisconsin
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Private, 4 yearsMequon, WI
$31,182 $16,220 5,49271% -
23 ACT
11 to 1
10 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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Public, 4 yearsGreen Bay, WI
$16,091
($7,873)
$6,086 8,95490% -
21 ACT
22 to 1
11 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
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Public, 4 yearsOshkosh, WI
$15,290
($7,717)
$5,591 15,31479% -
22 ACT
23 to 1
12 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Public, 4 yearsWhitewater, WI
$16,607
($7,735)
$5,390 11,98980% -
22 ACT
20 to 1
13 University of Wisconsin-Stout
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Public, 4 yearsMenomonie, WI
$17,455
($9,488)
$5,298 7,97090% -
23 ACT
18 to 1
14 Beloit College
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Private, 4 yearsBeloit, WI
$53,348 $35,494 97858% 1,230 SAT
27 ACT
10 to 1
15 Carroll University
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Private, 4 yearsWaukesha, WI
$34,010 $19,666 3,45172% 1,142 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
16 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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Public, 4 yearsStevens Point, WI
$17,004
($8,300)
$5,188 8,30287% -
22 ACT
20 to 1
17 Milwaukee School of Engineering
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Private, 4 yearsMilwaukee, WI
$43,575 $26,176 2,67360% 1,275 SAT
28 ACT
14 to 1
18 University of Wisconsin-Parkside
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Public, 4 yearsKenosha, WI
$15,714
($7,444)
$6,154 4,45266% -
20 ACT
18 to 1
19 Viterbo University
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Private, 4 yearsLa Crosse, WI
$29,350 $15,239 2,51679% 1,085 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
20 Ripon College
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Private, 4 yearsRipon, WI
$47,123 $37,221 81674% 1,070 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
Average$28,002
($8,543)
$13,943 190,04275.50% 1,214 SAT
23.9500 ACT
16.65 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020