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Edgewood College & Madison College

International Dual-Degree Program

Edgewood College and Madison College have partnered to create a smooth and successful transition option for international students interested in getting their Associate’s degree from Madison College and their Bachelor’s degree from Edgewood College. Students who successfully complete the Liberal Arts Transfer (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) program at Madison College and transfer directly to Edgewood College are eligible to earn their bachelor’s degree in as few as two additional years. This means a total of only 4 years to earn both degrees!

About Edgewood College

Edgewood College is a private university, founded in 1927. It is located on a 55-acre campus just west of downtown Madison, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Wingra. We have a long-standing tradition of welcoming students from all over the world to our campus. Students have come to Edgewood College from over 30 countries. We offer the safety and personal attention of a small college along with the resources and activities of a capital city.


  • Guaranteed admission to Edgewood College
  • Renewable academic scholarships, ranging from $10,000 - $8,000 per year (depending on GPA)
  • A waiver of Edgewood College’s English language proficiency requirement
  • A waiver of Edgewood College’s World Languages requirement (if eligible)
  • The option of living in Edgewood College’s on-campus residence halls during the entire program (including enrollment at Madison College)  

Tuition and Scholarships

Edgewood College is committed to making our quality private education affordable.

As a part of the this program, students with a qualifying cumulative GPA are eligible for renewable academic scholarships:

$10,000/year4.00 - 3.50
$9,500/year3.49 - 3.25
$9,000/year3.24 - 3.00
$8,500/year 2.99 - 2.75
$8,000/year2.74 - 2.50

Fast Facts

° 2,200: total student body

° 40+ majors: including nursing, education, business and medical science

° 13 students: average class size

° 18: athletic teams

° 50+: student organizations

° 96%: graduates employed within one year of graduation

° 88%: graduates who say Edgewood College supported their success in graduate or professional school

° Sponsored by the Dominican (Catholic) Sisters of Sinsinawa


Recent Rankings

Edgewood College

° US News and World Report - 1st Tier/ Best National College/ University (Top 200)

° Princeton Review- “Best in the Midwest”

° Princeton Review - Best Green College

° US News and World Report – Top College for Social Mobility


Madison, WI

° Top 10 Best City for recent college grads ( 2018)

° No. 1 City for jobs, social life and affordable living after college graduation (USA Today, 2019)


Madison College students who intend to transfer to Edgewood College can live in Edgewood College’s residence halls during the period of their enrollment at Madison College.

Edgewood College offers a wide variety of housing options, including singles, doubles, shared rooms and full apartment spaces. The goal for on-campus housing is to enrich the college experience and strengthen the sense of community for all students. Students who live on campus and in community with other students are more likely to be involved and to graduate in four years.

Living in a residence hall environment offers many personal and educational opportunities, including:

° All-inclusive cost: meal plan, laundry, furniture (bed, mattress, dresser, and closet space, desk, desk chair,) WiFi, cable TV connection, telephone with local telephone service upon request, heat/air conditioning, electricity, water

° Planned social and educational events and activities including movie nights and speakers

° Student staff on every floor providing leadership, program planning and safety

° Professional staff members on campus and on-call during the night and weekends in addition to 24 hour, 7 day a week campus security staff

° Access to the Edgewood College fitness center

° Weekend downtown Madison shuttle bus

° Access to Edgewood College library

For more information please visit the following sites: 

Residence Halls
Dining Services

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