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University of Wisconsin Video Review

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The University of Wisconsin at Madison is located about 80 miles west of Milwaukee, in Madison, Wisconsin. The most popular majors among undergrads are political science and government, English language and literature, psychology, communications and economics. The University of Wisconsin at Madison offers bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs.

Featuring a long tradition of academic excellence, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is regarded as one of the finest public research universities in the country. Often referred to as a 'Public Ivy' due to its competitiveness with acclaimed private institutions, the university is ranked #38 in the America's Best Colleges 2008 report from 'U.S. News & World Report.' The university is known for excellent programs in business, engineering, and many areas of research.

Located on a 933-acre urban campus in what is the capital city, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the largest postsecondary institution in the state with a student body of over 30,000 undergraduate students. More than 700 student organizations and over 30 intramural sports allow students to get involved in campus life, no matter what their interests might be.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees through many different schools and colleges. Despite its large student body, the university features a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The most popular undergraduate programs are political science and government, English language and literature, psychology, communications, and economics.

Considered a 'more selective' school, UW-Madison has a freshman acceptance rate of 58 percent. The typical incoming freshman has a grade-point average of 3.7 and an SAT range from 1170 - 1380.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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