University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Overview
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a public institution situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city atmosphere of Milwaukee makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UWM.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, UWM bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,200 a year. That's about 8% more than their peers at other schools.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
UWM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UWM.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UWM has earned from around the web.
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|#116||Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?
Contact details for UWM are given below.
|Address:||2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211|
How Do I Get Into UWM?
You can apply to UWM online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu
Admission Requirements for UWM
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UWM?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.
Average Test Scores
About 0% of students accepted to UWM submitted their SAT scores.UWM received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.
Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UWM, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,565 a year. That adds up to $30,260 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UWM is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,624 graduate students at the school.
Of the 17,456 full-time undergraduates at UWM, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,057|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,149|
Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 92 countries are represented at UWM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UWM has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 5th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UWM
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee was 6.9%. This is the #1,531 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UWM regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UWM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||16%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UWM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UWM.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Library & Information Science||#28|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#246|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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