UWM

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Mellencamp Hall, 2442 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    41
  • Class Notes
    30
  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    7
  • Currently Enrolled
    299
  • Previously Enrolled
    229

Overview of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM)

About this school

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a public, comprehensive institution. Founded as a state normal school in 1885, it gained university status in 1956. Its 93-acre campus is located in a residential area two miles from downtown Milwaukee.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:20,750
    • Men:9,868 Men (47.6%)
    • Women:10,882 Women (52.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (UWM)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 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 required

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
August 10
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 413
City, State, Zip
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Phone
(414) 229-2222
Fax
(414) 229-6940
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
72% of 10,000 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 5,603 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 4,397 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,153 (57%) of 7,227 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,225 (55%) of 4,081 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,928 (61%) of 3,146 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.13
375 And Above
10%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UWM)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,010|Out-of-state: $22,288 (42.5%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,728 (41.41%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (3.09%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,370 (13.01%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003896
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,561 (89.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,996 (77.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,931 (96.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
540 (28.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
38%
Average Award
$7,153
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,112 (57.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,485
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,511 (78.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,702
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 464 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
46 (1.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,947

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,406 (92.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
13,200 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
11,177 (84.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,743 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$7,858
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,432 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,117
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,593 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,443
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,283 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
117 (.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,086

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,131
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

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
Business, Education
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UWM)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


982

Part-Time Faculty


537

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


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% 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


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
2,755,349
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
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 - Milwaukee provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


14.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors (UWM)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (83)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • 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
  • 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
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Urban Education and Leadership
  • 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, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (103)


  • Allied Health--General
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art History
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • International Economics
  • Investment Management
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rhetoric
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Technical Communication
  • Toxicology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Urban Education
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (UWM)

Location & Geography

Population


598,916

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Milwaukee

Campus Size


104 acres

Weather


Temperature
11.6 average low in January, 74.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee
Nearest Train Station
5 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


19% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


81%

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 I
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, racquetball, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,055

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
20,750
Women
10,882
Men
9,868

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.9% Asian
  • 7.8% Black/African-American
  • 11.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 68.7% White
  • 0.5% Unknown

International Students


3.7% from 91 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


4,631

Student Resources (UWM)