University of Wisconsin – Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin – Madison Admissions

Acceptance Rate 60%
Acceptance Deadline February 1

University of Wisconsin – Madison Cost

Average Cost* $17,234
Average Total Aid Awarded $22,043
Students Receiving Financial Aid 31.47%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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University of Wisconsin – Madison Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 18:1

University of Wisconsin – Madison Online

Offers Online Courses No

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University of Wisconsin – Madison Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 35,474

University of Wisconsin – Madison Advisors

University of Wisconsin – Madison

As of 2024, I have earned a B.A. in Economics and German with a minor in Music from Kalamazoo College and a M.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy at Michigan State University (MSU). My career in college admissions began soon after graduating from Kalamazoo College in 2016. I served as a college advisor within Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), a statewide policy program affiliated with Americorps intended to boost postsecondary enrollment in the state of Michigan. In that role, I acted as the personal advisor for a high school of approximately 400 students for two years. I provided one-on-one meetings, lectures on student loans and financial literacy, organized scholarship nights, college fairs, resume building, essay writing, and much more. After my two-year term limit through Americorps expired, I moved to Madison, Wisconsin for two years to complete my M.S. in Economics where I also joined the UW-Madison admissions office as a Graduate Admissions Officer. At UW, I evaluated applications from around the world, provided customer services through phone, email, and in-person, and helped work recruiting events around campus. My time between both positions elucidated my understanding of the college admissions process from both sides and compelled me to take my knowledge and understanding towards research. The next logical step for that entailed beginning my doctorate at MSU in 2020, so in addition to working for, I am currently working on my dissertation at MSU. My dissertation topic concerns postsecondary access and equity in the United States, particularly in Michigan where I am using econometric and qualitative research methods to analyze the efficacy of various college access programs. As a returning college advisor and admissions officer, I loved my work then and I am excited to get back into it. Know that if you have me as an advisor or officer, I will work with you to the best of my ability to help you achieve your dreams both in college and beyond. As a college advisor, I worked tirelessly to make sure every graduating senior had a solid plan, and as an admissions officer, I made sure every question was answered thoroughly and applications were fully considered. It brings me joy when former students reach out to share something, ask for advice, or just say thank you. So, thank you for considering me and I look forward to working with you!

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Michigan State University

I hold over 6 years of higher education administration experience advising students on their educational and academic pursuits. I obtained my B.S. in 2017 from Bowling Green State University where I received a 4-year full-ride scholarship. I graduated from Michigan State University with my master's in Education Administration in 2019. As a higher education professional, I strive to remove barriers to education and provide support to students from all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. I believe that having access to affordable higher education is an amazing avenue to pursue, and an opportunity everyone should be able to access affordably. I have experience advising a diverse array of students from many different institution types and love connecting with students holistically and providing them support and resources to best reach their collegiate goals. As an educator the driving force behind my advising style is to provide guidance and support as well as getting to know my student goals, values, and priorities to help them make decisions best suited for their situation. My time in higher education has allowed me to gain a great understanding around academic requirements, extracurricular activities, and institution types. I am always excited to learn about the experiences that have shaped students and how they want to make their impact on the world. I am very skilled in assisting students in finding out what it is they value and how they want to "share their story" with higher education institutions. I know the application process and the search for the right school can feel daunting and overwhelming at times, but I know from experience with the right support it can be incredibly rewarding and exciting as well!

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University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Hi all! I'm proud to announce that I am a Neuroscience PhD Student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Over the last several years I have gone through the college admissions process three times. I received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience (2020) and a Master of Science in Chemical Biology, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude (2022). Both degrees I received from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While I am most familiar with the University of Michigan and their admissions I have been accepted to other top universities and have guided fellow students in their admissions process as well. I pride myself on taking a transparent approach to admissions and equipping students with the tools they need to succeed. This means highlighting their individuality and accomplishments to admissions faculty. As an aside, I am a non-traditional student, a military spouse, and Federal Pell Grant recipient. As a former pre-med student, I have completed the required coursework, extracurricular activities, and essay preparation needed to be accepted and succeed at a top 50 university. I have expertise in volunteering, research, and employment in the STEM field. Additionally, many of the students I have advised are from underserved populations in science. Over the last two years I've taught as a Graduate Student Instructor for a neuroanatomy course and an upper-level molecular biology lab. As an educator and mentor, I continuously look forward to deepening these skills and meeting the needs of students. Supporting students in the pursuit of their dreams is truly my passion and I aim to provide ample resources and essay preparation. During my undergraduate career I had the privilege of tutoring peers in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology as well as animal physiology. Through diversity, equity, and inclusion training I've worked with the Science Learning Center and the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiative to provide tutoring and advising support to a variety of student demographics. At the same time, I served as Coordinator for the Office of Enrollment Management's Student Advisory Board. This office encompasses the sectors of Financial Aid, Admissions, Registrar, and New Student Programs. Additionally, I have direct experience mentoring first-generation and non-traditional students. As a Kessler Presidential Scholar, I have direct knowledge of first-generation scholarship programs and financial aid. Furthermore, I have experience navigating need-based as well as merit-based support systems. This list is comprised of all the extracurricular activities I engaged in during my time in college. Some directly related to mentoring/advising and some not. However, the college application process is holistic and navigating studies while growing your personal and career interests is essential to a successful and rewarding life. I am happy to discuss any of these extracurricular activities, how to pursue them, and the importance of having a broad range of experiences throughout your high school and college journey!

  • Undergraduate Researcher (2018) to Summer Fellow (2019) to Graduate Student Researcher (2021) to full-time Laboratory Technician (2022) to Neuroscience PhD Student, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2023)
  • Coordinator for the Office of Enrollment Management Student Advisory Board
  • Graduate Student Instructor for Neuroscience 470: Neuroanatomy and MCDB 429: Upper-level cellular and molecular biology lab course
  • Course facilitator for ALA 171: Making the Most of Michigan
  • Tutor for cellular, molecular and developmental biology and animal physiology at UM's Science Learning Center. Awarded Tutor of the Year, Biology (2020).
  • Tutor and Peer Mentor in the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) at UM
  • Hospital Eldery Life Program (HELP) volunteer and Team Lead
  • Student Government chair of the Subcommittee on Technology, Advising, and Academic Resources (STAAR)
  • Kessler Presidential Scholar, program peer mentor, and community service representative
  • Ginsberg Social Justice Cord recipient and student advisory board grants committee representative
  • Doors of Opportunity Secretary
  • America Reads Tutoring Corps
  • Barger Leadership Institute Fellow
  • Founding member of the Omicron Pi chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
My name is Sophie Norton and I have worked in college admissions advising for 6 years. My goal is to lead you through this process holistically, helping you navigate the admissions process strategically while ensuring that your authentic story is told, and your personal needs are met. When I partner with students, I view them not just as applicants, but as a whole person. Therefore, we can work together to create customized timelines and goals that fit your vision for your educational future. From essay editing to networking with universities and much more, I can advise you along each step of the journey. I am also a lifelong Chicagoan, which makes me particularly attuned to the pressures and needs that affect urban students during this exciting and formative process. Besides working as a tutor and college counselor, I have worked in the non-profit sector, helping local Chicago charities grow. I'm so excited to work together and see what we can create!

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