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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Overview

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a public institution situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Known For?

17,076 Full-Time Undergraduates
$17,661 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 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

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is ranked #996 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee also holds the #24 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 339
Best Colleges for International Students 656
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 721
Best Colleges for Diversity 794
Best Colleges 996
Best Colleges for the Money 1,166

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?

Contact details for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: 414-229-1122
Website: uwm.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWMilwaukee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uwm

How Do I Get Into University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?

You can apply to University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu

Admission Requirements for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?

72% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

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 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee submitted their SAT scores.University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 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.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  ( 19 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  ( 20 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?

$17,661 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
8.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is $17,661. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,201 $13,858 $18,172 $21,231 $21,806

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 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 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 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 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

17,076 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,360 undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, with 17,076 being full-time and 3,284 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

There are also 4,628 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,076 full-time undergraduates at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,188
Black or African American 1,184
Hispanic or Latino 1,860
White 11,265
International Students 709
Other Races/Ethnicities 870

Geographic Diversity

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 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

2,373 Took All Classes Online
9,590 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In 2017-2018, 9,590 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has changed over the last few years.

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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 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 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%
Computer Science 21%
Information Science 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 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 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Library & Information Science #28
Library Science #35
Computer Science #36
Information Science #37
Computer & Information Sciences #246
Nursing #335

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 7,768 undergraduate degrees and 2,852 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 90 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 4 0
Anthropology 0 8 6 4
Applied Mathematics 0 8 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 31 0
Area Studies 0 1 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 6 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 21 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 14 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 178 223 0
Chemistry 0 5 2 10
Civil Engineering 0 69 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 76 6
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 103 7 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 125 6 3
Communication Sciences 0 16 29 0
Computer Engineering 0 19 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 17 0
Computer Science 0 71 15 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 98 23 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 32 0
Dance 0 16 7 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 42 0 0
Economics 0 24 17 3
Education Philosophy 0 0 13 0
Educational Administration 0 42 53 15
Electrical Engineering 0 35 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 10 1 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 70 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 238 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 108 6 0
General Architecture 0 93 3 6
General Biology 0 63 13 2
General Education 0 135 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 83 28
General English Literature 0 39 21 12
General Psychology 0 117 11 8
Geography & Cartography 0 9 1 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 16 3 2
Germanic Languages 0 2 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 40 16 0
Health & Physical Education 0 93 6 1
History 0 20 9 2
Human Resource Management 0 98 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 20 0 0
Information Science 0 231 7 4
International Studies 0 31 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 243 7 1 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 81 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 8 10 6
Management Information Systems 0 72 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 8 0 7
Marketing 0 321 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 10 0 0
Mathematics 0 10 19 12
Mechanical Engineering 0 115 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 4 3
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 5 0 0
Music 0 18 20 0
Natural Resource Management 0 0 30 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 40 0 0
Nursing 0 300 21 56
Nutrition Science 0 14 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 20 0 1
Other Social Sciences 0 0 15 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 7 0
Philosophy 0 8 8 0
Physics 0 1 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 41 5 1
Public Administration 0 0 13 0
Public Health 0 0 18 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 42 32 24
Religious Studies 0 3 0 0
Romance Languages 0 16 3 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 2 0 0
Social Work 0 110 122 0
Sociology 0 23 5 0
Special Education 0 11 16 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 16 3 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 13 0
Urban Studies 0 2 2 2
Total 486 7,282 2,390 462

References

*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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