About University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Founded in 1868, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. is a Public college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 11,409 full time undergraduate students, and 1,248 full time graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 482 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range890-1110
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at UW-W are considered Selective, with ,64% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 32% were in the top quarter, and 9% 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-Whitewater.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
14%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
66%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
30%
“We bought the gear”
59%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
65%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
52%
“They keep regular office hours”
48%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
27%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
14%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
66%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
30%
“We bought the gear”
59%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
65%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
52%
“They keep regular office hours”
48%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
27%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    124 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    96 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    132 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    138 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    138 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    138 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    138 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    138 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

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

51 Students rated University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Bria

I think UW-Whitewater is a good school to attend for someone who is looking for a personal, and comfortable setting without being at a very small school. You can get to know your professors one on one and they are always available to you in office hours; there aren't any TA's. You meet a diverse group of students and is always encouraged to get involved on campus.

Gabrielle

Overall, I have found the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to be one of the greatest decisions I've ever made. There's a welcoming community, amazing academics, caring professors, and so much more. Student safety is a priority and the administrators, student leaders, and faculty all genuinely care about each student on campus. Also, despite being in a small town setting, the university has all of the resources and benefits of a larger, more city-centralized university. In short, Whitewater is the perfect school and an amazing place that facilitates fun, positive experiences, and personal growth at every turn.

Kelly

Overall, it is a great place. Not too big, not too small. It is diverse, but there's still underlying tension between people (just google "Whitewater students black face misunderstanding and you'll get a feeling of what I mean there"). The professors are really cool for the most part; you're always going to find those few who are scary or too difficult. The campus is close to downtown so if you're not feeling school food you can easily walk to McDonald's, WalMart, Culvers, Pizza Hut (there's so many pizza places here, can you imagine??), and there's a cute diner downtown as well. Some of the dorms are renovated, but instead of choosing to renovate parts of the older ones, they decided to add onto an already new building which is a waste of $32 million.

henry

awsome

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 69%. 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?

    If I could go back and give myself advice for my future college career I would have told myself that just going to class doesn't cut it. In order to thrive in a university setting you have to balance your priorities, friends, and other obligations. Time management is immensely helpful when you incorporate it into your daily schedule. Never be afaraid to talk in class or ask for help. I wish I had known that earlier on because you can't learn when your only hearing directly from the professor. Student input is essential. Don't be afraid to take your learning to the next level and use your teachers to network into your desired career field. After all your paying for the knowledge and instruction you recieve here.

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

    The worst thing about this school is its lacking in cultural diversity.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Whitewater is a collegetown with high school spirit.

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

    I wish I would have known how cold the campus can be in the winter time. It can be so freezing in Wisonsin but other than that I LOVE THIS college.

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

    One who is uncomfortable in small cities and one who wants to be by themselves most of the time.

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

    KNown for College of Business.

    Read all  23 answers
  8. What's unique about your campus?

    Diversity! The best thing about UW-Whitewater is the fact that the small community loves to embrace diversity. If you have a different point of view you should never be afraid to put it across in Whitewater. Also the fact that there are not many distractions help people study and concerntrate better.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    What kind if person should atten this school? One who is smart and has a little wild side to them.

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

    One of the most frustrating things about college is the student living. Although living on campus has provided me with many amazing experiences, learning to adapt to the extremely new environment is sometimes agravating. In my first semester at college I often became frustrated with the noise level in the dorms and sometimes found it hard to concentrate on homework and studying. The most frustrating thing for me in my first semester at collge was learnig to adapt to the new college atmosphere so that I could get still get the necessary school wok done while living in the dorms.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    Predominately white, mostly good people, some country-bumpkin types.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It's accounting program.

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

    Our School won the Division 3 national championship in football (the Stagg Bowl) this year, and in 2007 as well.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Almost kind of sad how much the teachers are pushovers. Most of them are unprofessional, and lazy. Most students were that "kid" in high school....aka never changed in gym class(dumb).

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

    Don't bother with the activities, their all losers that probabaly will talk to their mom's about you every night before they get tucked into their dorm beds. The social life is really a hit or miss, i don't like calling WW a suitcase college but in reality it is. They definately good house parties, but remember it is a small town with a college smack dab in it. "haters" aka the UW-Whitewater Police Dep. so whack, we the students make their nights and early days. comments: all the hot girls you see walking around during the day, hibernate in their living quarters for the weekends, for every 10 guys, you will be lucky if there is 4 girls, yeahhhhh......

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    For a Wisconsin School I would say it is ranked in academics 3,from Madison number 1, Lacrosse 2. Whitewater does have certain programs that give the University itself a overall positive gist that shouldn't be in place. Most likely if you talk to someone out of state, the would ask you back, if its in the middle of South Dakota?

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes, unless your unintelligent, and not socially aware.... aka your parents are broke drunk degenerate's

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Camo apparel to class during the fall, and Wisconsin girls trying to dress like their not from Wisconsin. -Guys wearing birkenstocks -Guys wearing Brewer hats when 3/4 of them are from MKE suburbs -Girls buying Northface at Northface Outlets -Girls rocking fake purses, when they drive Pontiacs Girl/Guy- wearing high school apparel, no one cares where you went to high school, it probally sucked

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

    I am not aware of any stereotypes being directed towards UW-Whitewater Students.

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Student Body

Students

49%

female

51%

male

11,409

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,248

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

82%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

190

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

36%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
82%

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.

80% of students attending University of Wisconsin-Whitewater receive some sort of financial aid. 27% were awarded federal grants. While 63% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,223

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$600

Books and Supplies

$6,326

Room and Board

23,149

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,769
$30 - $48K
$10,871
$48 - $75K
$14,443
$75 - $110K
$17,332
$110K & UP
$17,772

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