The rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only opinion survey of senior, published academics who were asked to name, at most, 15 universities that they believe are the best in both research and teaching in their field.
The NSF today released its Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data showing a 10% increase in research expenditures at UW–Madison over the previous fiscal year, or more than $143 million for the period covering July 2021 and the end of June 2022.
It is UW–Madison’s highest overall U.S. News ranking in the past 15 years, and the fifth year in a row that the university has moved up — advancing 14 places since ranking 49th in 2019.
“Unsurprisingly for a school with about 47,000 students — over 34,000 of them undergraduates — opportunities abound at the University of Wisconsin–Madison,” Money Magazine writes.
Highlights include the School of Education ranking third; the School of Veterinary Medicine, seventh (three-way tie); the Wisconsin School of Business full-time MBA, 40th; and computer science, 12th.
The rankings, released today, include 440 national doctoral universities and are in the 2022-2023 edition of America’s Best Colleges.
It ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the third-highest ranked Big Ten school.
Subjects in which UW–Madison placed in the top 20 include environmental science and engineering, communication, education, statistics, sociology, agricultural sciences and mathematics.
This is the eleventh year in a row that the online engineering programs, offered through the College of Engineering’s Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, have been highly ranked among a competitive field of engineering and online programs.
UW–Madison is again being recognized as one of the world’s top learning institutions this year, placing 35th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.
The rankings are based on 15 key indicators that assess colleges in four areas: outcomes, resources, engagement and environment.
The annual report also gave UW–Madison high rankings in undergraduate engineering, business, computer science programs and nursing.
“The Monthly’s rankings are crafted to push institutions of higher learning to be engines of upward mobility, scientific progress, and democratic participation,” the magazine explains.
The university has risen to 31st in the world and 21st in the United States in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. UW–Madison is the second-highest ranked Big Ten school, behind only the University of Michigan.
Overall, the university has risen to 65th among 797 public and private colleges in the latest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings.
Highly ranked programs include business, computer science, insurance/risk management and engineering. UW–Madison was also recognized for "best value" and "best for veterans."
Washington Monthly’s annual list is based on research, social mobility, and community and national service. THE's rankings measure teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is once again ranked highly in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, coming in at 32nd in the world and 23rd in the United States.