How big is UW-Madison?
Some prospective students and their parents express concern about the
size of the UW-Madison campus and the College of Engineering. The
enrollment on campus is about 40,000 students, but many students feel
this is a great advantage because of the diversity of the student body
and the endless opportunities available to students. The College of
Engineering has an undergraduate enrollment of only about 3200
students (not much larger than some high schools). Some of our smaller
degrees, such as Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, have
enrollments of fewer than 70 students. A campus of this size offers
the advantage of a large variety of courses (over 4000). While some
classes have large enrollments, fewer than 1% have over 100 students.