Jewish Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

#108, overall score 47.75/100

Fun Fact:

UW-Madison is the only university in the country with two daily student newspapers — The Daily Cardinal and The Badger Herald. The Onion was also founded at Madison by two UW students.

ACADEMICS Score: 10/30

  • Score: 10/30
  • Acceptance rate: 53%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Israel Studies major: Minor

FINANCES

  • In-state tuition: $10,488
  • Out-of-state tuition: $32,738
  • Room & board costs: $8,804
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $27,832
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Harry Drexler Hillel Scholarship

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Madison, Wisc.
  • Region: Midwest
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 31,662
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 4,200
  • Jewish population share: 14%
  • Student origin: 67% in-state/33% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Badgers
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Hodags, Bella Donna

ISRAEL Score: 6.92/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 20.83/40

  • Score: 20.83/40
  • Hillel: University of Wisconsin Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad at the University of Wisconsin
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi, SDT
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 10
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: Yes
  • Hillel Friday night services: 3
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 120
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 2 (1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Michael Mann
  • Kosher food details: While there is a kosher cafe at Hillel, keeping kosher in Madison is difficult. It requires lots of cooking yourself, which can be almost impossible in the dormitories.

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