About Edgewood College

Founded in 1927, Edgewood College. is a Private college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,661 full time undergraduate students, and 891 full time graduate students.

The Edgewood College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 163 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Edgewood College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate75%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range955-1078
ACT Range21-25

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 33% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Edgewood College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
17%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
17%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
42%
“Sometimes, but not often”
25%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
8%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
10%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
80%
“We bought the gear”
10%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
36%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
25%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
17%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
33%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
17%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
17%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
42%
“Sometimes, but not often”
25%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
8%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
10%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
80%
“We bought the gear”
10%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
36%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
25%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
17%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
33%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    41 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    34 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    49 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    51 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    51 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    51 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    51 Students rated local services 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    51 Students rated academics 3.5 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

Edgewood College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Edgewood College?

16 Students rated Edgewood College

Doanh - 06/21/2023

I love every minute of nursing school here at Edgewood. There were certainly extremely challenging aspects in the second session of the 6 session long program for the ABSN Nursing program (January - December), however there is great exposure to nursing concepts relevant to my future career in nursing. Nursing clincials are excellent and what you make of it. Professors are passionate and supportive, for the most part. Outreach for students interested and newly enrolled in program need to be improved. When I moved to Wisconsin, I had no idea how to get around town. School clinicals are off location from campus and "outsiders" from outside of this state are left to fend for themselves not knowing enough about this foreign town. I knew nothing about Wisconsin, and this college did not provide enough information to help me with navigating a whole new city/state. Educational curriculum is rigorous and purposeful. The professors need to be careful not to flunk students just for the sake of holding people back. It would be great to provide remedation opportunities to support professional development and avoid students feeling stuck in a systemic institution where they can't afford tuition. Overall though, I love being here and am thankful for the educational opportunity.

Melissa - 05/13/2020

Do not waste your time or money at this shithole. If you have a learning disability, you are screwed. Some of the professors are good but it gets overshadowed by the incredibly irresponsible administration that refuses to do their jobs. You have to beg staff to get off their lazy asses and do anything. They are some of the most unprofessional people I’ve ever met in my life. They couldn’t care less about their students. I should have left a long time ago. This place will suck the life out of you. Do not buy into the fake image that they portray. I am ashamed to be a student at this institution and I will never stop trying to expose the truth of what this place is really like. If you want to be in a place like this, I’d recommend prison instead. At least you don’t have to pay 30k a year to be treated like you’re not a human being. I never want anyone else to go through what I’ve dealt with here. This place needs to be shut down.

Emily - 04/13/2020

Edgewood College is where I feel most at home. The people here really want to be here, and if they find they don't want to be here they leave after the first year or semester. That's important and really helps create the perfect atmosphere. Classes are small, almost all of my classes are 20 students or less. The professors want what's best for their students and will always push us to reach our full potential. This isn't a place for people who just want to fly by, it's a place for people who have a genuine passion. Being in Madison also gives us so many opportunities for jobs, internships, projects, etc. I have no complaints. Now, keep in mind this is a liberal arts college so participation and communication is important. If you want to strictly specialize in one skill or career, this might not be your place. Reading some of the other reviews, I think some people forget this! This is a school that wants to give you a well rounded and broad education.

Savannah - 01/29/2020

not worth it. teachers are clueless at best and they encourage violent protest. teachers dont know the answers to questions and make students look for answers in the back of the book. lots of students who can barley read and dont have any business paying 24000/year for a worthless liberal arts degree. this is a place people go because they cant get into the uw and pretend they still go to uw . pay too much attention to protesting and now they are struggling with enrollment which is not a surprise. I wouldnt recommend, you might not be able to make it out 4 years without the school possibly closing down

Edgewood College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Edgewood College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Edgewood College is 75%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Knowing everything that I know now about college life, I would probably tell myself to really study hard in high school and to take as many AP classes as possible. I would also tell myself to be more open to change and to realize that everyone is going through the same thing that you are. They may be taking different classes and going for a different degree but they are still attending school, maybe working, maybe playing sports, so they are still juggling more than one thing at the same time. College life is a great way to meet new people and basically to start over where no one may know who you are. While you are in college, you grow into an adult. During this time, you learn and experience a lot of things that you did not in high school. I would also tell myself to not worry about the small thing, but to always look at the big picture. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and hope that everything works out, sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't. That's what life is all about, and college definatly helps with learning that.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I do not consider anything about the school to be horrible. The costs are very high, which makes it extrememly difficult to afford, especially as a parent. I do not have the support of my parents and have a family of my own. I wish there was more support for people in that situation.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    I actually go to Lakeland College in Madison, WI. It was not a choice on the dropdown. It is an inviting atmosphere, which encourages education! The staff seem very eager to help and make education a priority. They are willing to help and are easily available for questions or concerns. My advisor was my first impression of the school. He helped with any questions I had. I felt comfortable in knowing that my goals in my career were just as important to him as they were to me. It has been a positive experience thus far!

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It may be a little small at first but it takes getting use to.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The quality of the services and materials available on-campus, the close social relationships with instructors due to the smaller class sizes, the excellent location of the campus in regards to the downtown Madison area.

    Read all  12 answers
  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Edgewood College is Dominican affiliated and with my Catholic roots, that is one of the reasons why I chose Edgewood. When I came to Edgewood, I was very surprised at how action-oriented many of the on-campus groups are. Most students, before they graduate, will have done some type of service to better the communtiy- whether it's for a class, an on-campus organization, or just another Campus Activities Board event, there is always something to do and some way to get involved no matter who you are or what you believe.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I believe that any person that is ready to learn and experience a great learning experience should attend this school. This school has a smaller campus and smaller class sizes, which makes it easier to locate classes, meet people, and communicate better with professors.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Edgewood College is a liberal arts school located in the capital city of Wisconsin. A small campus located in a large city is the best combination available. Any person who wants to get a great education both in and out of the classroom would enjoy Edgewood College. The small classrooms are a great benefit to individuals attending Edgewood. Classroom participation and daily attendance are part of your grade. The city of Madison has a number of entertainment, athletic, and cultural events happening daily. Edgewood College sponsors events and activities in the Madison community.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    The classmates are eager to learn, and have a lot of input in class.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I believe that my school is best known for its small class sizes. Unlike a lot of other four year colleges, Edgewood's smaller class sizes really help with the learning experience and understanding. With smaller class sizes, students are able to communicate easier with their professor and other students.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Edgewood College would be the size. This is a private college which means there are small classes. I love small classes because it gives the students a chance to get one on one time with the professor. Also, because the professors know their students they find ways to teach things more effectively for everyone. I find it easier to succeed in smaller colleges versus the bigger ones.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that the dorm room are small.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    great

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    CAB (Campus Activity Board)

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love it

    Read all  1 answers
  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    None

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Student Body

Students

72%

female

28%

male

1,661

Total Undergrad Enrollment

891

Total Grad Students

10%

Out-Of-State

86%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

49

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

21%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
79%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Edgewood College receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 90% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$27,530

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$9,870

Room and Board

38,200

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,674
$30 - $48K
$18,001
$48 - $75K
$19,791
$75 - $110K
$24,217
$110K & UP
$29,619

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