UW Whitewater

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

800 W Main St, Whitewater, United States
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  • Total Documents
    438
  • Class Notes
    334
  • Textbook Notes
    49
  • Study Guides
    55
  • Currently Enrolled
    938
  • Previously Enrolled
    691

Overview of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (UW Whitewater)

About this school

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, founded in 1868, is a public, comprehensive institution. The university's career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs offer a blend of general and professional education. Its 400-acre campus is located in Whitewater, 45 miles southeast of Milwaukee.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,128
    • Men:5,638 (50.7%)
    • Women:5,490 (49.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UW Whitewater)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
May 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 West Main Street
City, State, Zip
Whitewater, WI  53190-1790
Phone
(262) 472-1440
Fax
(262) 472-1515
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 5,706 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 2,796 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 2,910 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,014 (42%) of 4,745 admitted students enrolled
Women
954 (40%) of 2,366 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,060 (45%) of 2,379 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.27
375 And Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
100%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
0%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
100%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UW Whitewater)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,662|Out-of-state: $16,235
  • Room & Board: - $6,492 (63.69701726844584%)
  • Other Expences: - $600 (5.8869701726844585%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,100 (30.416012558869703%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - Whitewater accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003926
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,903 (95.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,321 (69.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,254 (94.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
472 (37.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$7,834
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 710 (56.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,183
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,113 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,716
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 417 (33.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
125 (6.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,961

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,790 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,654 (72.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,215 (92.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,284 (43.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$8,582
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,364 (64.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,874
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,707 (90.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,491
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,157 (22.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
564 (5.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,154

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,948
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
8.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,309

Academics & Instruction (UW Whitewater)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


502

Part-Time Faculty


134

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 18% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 25% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Wisconsin - Whitewater provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


57.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (UW Whitewater)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (56)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Finance and Banking
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Psychology--General
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

Campus Life (UW Whitewater)

Location & Geography

Population


14,732

Nearest Metropolitan Area


400 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Milwaukee

Weather


Temperature
7.2 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Janesville
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Willie and Wanda Warhawk
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - Whitewater offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, adult student connection, pan hellenic council, sigma alpha lambda (academic honors), cru (faith-related organization), national society of leadership and success

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,806

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,128
Women
5,490
Men
5,638

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 4.1% Black/African-American
  • 6.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.8% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


0.7%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,302

Student Resources (UW Whitewater)