About University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Founded in 1956, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. is a Public college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 20,968 full time undergraduate students, and 4,633 full time graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 1025 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate73%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at UWM are considered Selective, with ,102% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 31 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

66% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 28% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
18%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
59%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
32%
“I feel extremely safe”
35%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
32%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
7%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
51%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
11%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
53%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
33%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
10%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
26%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
39%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
46%
“There might be people who do”
34%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
18%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
59%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
32%
“I feel extremely safe”
35%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
32%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
7%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
51%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
11%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
53%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
33%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
10%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
26%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
39%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
46%
“There might be people who do”
34%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    268 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    236 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    315 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    320 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    321 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    319 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    319 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    321 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee?

134 Students rated University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rachel - 02/21/2021

I love it here. Even going through this pandemic, UWM does a good job of keeping people involved. I really enjoy the voice program here. Everyone is so supportive of each other. It is not too competitive where they pin people up against each other. I really enjoy the supportive environment that only helps me improve myself.

Hannah - 01/21/2021

This is my first year at UWM and during a pandemic. All my classes were online. It was difficult at times because it seemed to be a lot more work than an in-person class, but I appreciate the safety precautions. I like all my professors and most were openly available. I have not been on campus except for the library but it is a good size.

Josiah - 12/19/2020

Some amazing teachers are trumped by the complete mess of an online system UWM has. 3 separate times they have deleted all of the classes I have taken that I wished to have gone back and just look at to brush up on my skills out side of school. D2l is laggy and consistently had dropped me from courses and had issues with clicking the back button which doesn't exist. I still pay my debt but can't have access to my previous courses makes 0 sense. I have requested multiple times to be able to download it, but atlas no effort has been made on their end- their attempt was to have me apply again for school in hopes it may allow me to access it.... Some really great professors again, but a horrible experience overall please pay the extra money to go to a school that actually tries to help you find a job and cares about you.

Elonta - 07/31/2020

I enjoy all the facets of life on UWM's campus. The students are amongst the most diverse and friendly individuals I've gotten to know ovrr my time here. The facilities are stocked full of both learning materials and active students. I enjoyed all the many public events that take place on campus. There is never a full moment that takes place on campus.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 73%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Dear Erick, Don't go to a college based on its name. Just because it may sound great on your resume in the future wont make a world of difference if you absolutely hate it there and eventually drop out. Don't let others make your decision so they can display you as some sort of trophy to brag about. I cannot emphasize this enough but this is YOUR future, and although they may not be content with your decision for a bit, they will come around and be absolutely PROUD of you when you finish your career. Pick a place where you'd think you'd be happy, whether that's a place that only offers a two year program, or whether it's situated out of state or even out of the country, don't be scared and go to a place that best suits the type of person you are.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    One thing I'm disappointed in school is the class atmosphere. Many people kept to themselves, barely talked to others. When I did try to make conversations, many times people would only either just smiled, or gave short replies. This made me dread to go to classes since there were nothing much exciting to look forward to, other than the subject of the class.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    Lots of help availble if you need it from students, professors and tutoring centers

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  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The lack of mixture between my field and other fields. Being an architecture, I rarely socialize with people my age of other majors.

    Read all  53 answers
  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee is a very active campus.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    How we have a very big variety of classes and the size of the campuse, for how many students there are.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    UW-Milwaukee is a very diverse school - urban lifestyle. I come from a small town so to go to UW-Milwaukee is an adventure and an experience all in one that I don't feel I could have received from some of the other schools I was looking at.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    Exotic animals surviving within the scorching Safari dessert.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who likes big citites and always likes to be on the go

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known my way around the campus and the city before my first day of classes. It is not a large campus but when you don't have any prior knowledge it can be difficult to navigate.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who thinks that they are going to be able to not go to class and still get throught. Although I would not say that this school is extremely demanding, it does require attendance for many of its classes.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is best known for having the nation’s number one freshwater College. This is very important as water is an essential that we all need.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My overall opinion of UWM is positive. I think that the University of Wisconsin: Milwaukee's best asset is it's teachers. Although I am only a freshman, I have been very impressed with my professor's love for the subject they are teaching. I think that the University has so many resources for students to explore things they love. There selection of clubs is wide, and if you can't find one it is very easy start one of your own.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Milwaukee is considered to be a back up school by many. It usually doesn't even register on people's radar most of the time. Because of Milwaukee's diverse background, it's seen as a school full of people from a wide range of backgrounds. I have found that most people going to UWM are from the Midwest (Twin Cities, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin). To be blunt: I think it attracts a lot of hicks.

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  16. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Basketball and all the other sports are rather big like swimming. The sports people whom I have met are a bit stuck up. Um..we don't have a football team, (and henceforth a marching band). A ton of students think (rumor mill) that it's because UW-Madison, pays the university for not having one, which not only makes a lot of students mad, but also you can see that our "team spirit" or "school spirit" suffers for it as well. But if you and you're clique don't really hear about games, or are into sports, then it's really not a part of your life. It's kinda sad, but that's just the way it is.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    My particular program has been challenging, but I'm taking 18 credit hours and working two jobs, so that might be just my situation. I have liked almost all my professors a lot. Many are very personally interested and don't mind answering questions through email.

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I'm involved in the Deaf community groups because I'm an ASL major, and I've been to several Christian groups, too. I'm not really sure what other people do. There are things to get involved in if you want to.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

20,968

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,633

Total Grad Students

14%

Out-Of-State

85%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

313

Student Organizations

11

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

14%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
67%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

83% of students attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee receive some sort of financial aid. 38% were awarded federal grants. While 65% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,851

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$10,030

Room and Board

30,681

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,116
$30 - $48K
$14,198
$48 - $75K
$18,457
$75 - $110K
$21,169
$110K & UP
$21,351

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