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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM)

2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM), located five blocks from Lake Michigan, offers 170 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The UWM offers excellent research programs. Additionally, in its effort to be an accessible institute of higher learning to the broadest possible student population, UWM offers many certificate and non-degree programs.

History

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee was founded in 1885 as the "Milwaukee Normal School," a two-year teacher training college.  The school changed names many times through the years, becoming UWM in 1956.

Academics

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee follows the semester system.  It has a Semester I in the fall, a short "UwinteriM" session in January, followed by a Semester II in the spring, and a calendar of short Summer Sessions.

Colleges and Schools

UWM has 14 colleges and schools, which are:

  • School of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Education
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Freshwater Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
  • School of Information Studies
  • College o fLetters and Science
  • College of Nursing
  • Peck School of the Arts
  • School of Public Health
  • Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

UWM has many centers, institutes, laboratories and academic support areas within and in addition to its colleges and schools.

Student Life

UWM offers numerous flats and apartments for those interested in on-campus living, as well as many on-campus dining options.  For students who wish to connect with others, there are many student clubs and organizations available for participation, including recreational sports leagues.

 

Athletics

The "Panthers" athletics department at UWM is very active, with seven men's and eight women's teams competing at the NCAA Division I level, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Track & Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Community Life

UWM is very active in the community of Milwaukee and much of southeastern Wisconsin. UWM has many business partners, and the university is involved in M7, which is the Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Campaign.  UWM also has many non-profit partnerships in the area, including the Milwaukee Public Schools, and several health and social service agencies.

The UWM campus is situated in an attractive part of Milwaukee near Lake Michigan.  It is in easy walking distance to shopping and entertainment areas, and is a short bus ride away from the downtown area.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the students UWM accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is around 27,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 12% of the student body.

$13,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $44 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $8,100-$9,700
    • Out-of-State: $18,000-$21,920
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $340-$400 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $760-$910 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$6,576
Receiving Student Loans71%$7,276
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of UWM is close to 41%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dance Program
  • English Language Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Horizon League)
  • Basketball (Horizon League)
  • Track and Field (Horizon League)
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.78%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
85%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
18:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
14

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,643