University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Overview
Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a public institution. 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?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UWM.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UWM with a bachelor's degree make about $50,707 a year. That's 24% more than those who graduate from 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.
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.
|#39||Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools||College Factual|
|#53||Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#97||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
|#104||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#130||Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#131||Best General Psychology Schools||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||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UWM?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.
Average Test Scores
About 0% of students accepted to UWM submitted their SAT scores.UWM received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.
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
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UWM, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $7,518 a year. That adds up to $30,072 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UWM is 6.2%. 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 4,509 graduate students at the school.
Of the 16,620 full-time undergraduates at UWM, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,015|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,176|
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 4th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UWM
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee was $9,254 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $21,119. The following table shows how UWM is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#25||#41|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#46||#58|
|Library & Information Science||#52||#46|
Online Growth Rankings of UWM
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee was 98.1%. This is the #420 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||9%|
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|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#85|
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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