Here are the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s rankings in undergraduate programs and specialty areas, out of 437 public and private doctoral institutions, from the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”
Overall: 35th, and 12th among public universities.
Engineering: 17th overall; 25th in biomedical; 14th in chemical; 21st in civil; 21st in computer; 24th in electrical/electronic/communications; 13th in industrial; 16th in materials; 20th in mechanical.
Business: 17th overall; 17th in accounting; 26th in finance; 2nd in insurance; 22nd in management; 9th in marketing; 1st in real estate.
Psychology: 11th overall.
Economics: 18th overall.
Computer Science: 22nd overall; 21st in artificial intelligence; 8th in computer systems; 16th in cybersecurity; 23rd in data analytics/science; 9th in programming languages; 19th in theory.
Nursing: 16th overall.
Student experience rankings
Institutions are nominated by Presidents/Chancellors, Provosts, and Enrollment Management/Admissions leaders in several student experience areas. UW–Madison is ranked in the following areas:
First Year Experience: 51st overall, 9th among publics.
Study Abroad: 28th overall and 8th among publics.
Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects: 41st overall and 11th among publics.
Best Colleges for Veterans: 19th overall; 12th among publics.