University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

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Tuition & Fees

$9,588

$20,868

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
50%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
45%
400-499
17%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
54%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,481
Declined 465
Total Received 8,946
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Public

21,509

undergraduate students

4,630

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

The University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded as a state school in 1885, it gained university status in 1956. Its 104-acre campus is located in a residential section of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 26,139
Established in 1956
Coeducational Coeducational

104-acre campus in Milwaukee (population: 595,351). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to off-campus parking. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Milwaukee
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: General Mitchell International

University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee
2310 East Hartford Avenue, Chapman Hall
Milwaukee, WI
53201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Fall Welcome
  • PantherFest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
21%
Top 1/2
66%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
50%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
45%
400-499
17%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
54%
12-17
12%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.16

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,481
Declined 465
Total Received 8,946

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, equestrian sports, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water skiing

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, equestrian sports, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water skiing

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
African-American/Black Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, Other
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Human Resources Development
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Linguistics
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Operations Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Urban Education and Leadership
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

26,139

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

21,509
students

Female
53%
11,474

Male
47%
10,035

18%

4,630
students

Female
61%
2,807

Male
39%
1,823

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

17,442
students

Female
53%
9,206

Male
47%
8,236

19%

4,067
students

Female
56%
2,268

Male
44%
1,799

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 19%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,526

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 10

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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