UW-Madison is ranked 15th among all U.S. universities and colleges for total students studying abroad.
Semester-long program participation:
- 2nd among U.S. public and Big 10 Academic Alliance Institutions
- 4th among all U.S. Institutions
Year-long program participation:
- 1st among Big 10 Academic Alliance Institutions
54% of UW-Madison study abroad students participated on semester and year-long programs, 21 points above the national average and highest among Big 10 Academic Alliance Institutions.
UW-Madison participation breakdown by country is similar to national trends, with the exceptions of Denmark, Ecuador, and Thailand being top 10 UW-Madison destinations which did not make the national top 10 list.
The gender balance for studying abroad at UW-Madison (34% Male: 66% Female) is similar to nation-wide trends (33% Male: 67% female)
UW-Madison study abroad participation increased 5.68% over the previous year, compared with a nation-wide increase of 1.56%.
UW-Madison was ranked 21st overall, 3rd among public institutions, and 3rd among Big 10 Academic Alliance Institutions in the US News & World Report Rankings of “Schools with Stellar Examples of Study Abroad Programs.”
UW-Madison was 5th among public institutions and the only Big 10 Academic Alliance Institution in the US News & World Report Ranking of the top 100 schools with the “Most students studying abroad.”
The above rankings are from the 2020 Open Doors® Data Report, which includes all UW-Madison U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident degree-seeking student credit-bearing activity outside of the U.S. for Academic Year 2018-19 (prior to COVID-19 related cancellations), totaling 2,547 students. UW-Madison Campus-Wide Open Doors Data Reports.