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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?

4,234 Undergraduate Awards
$29,309 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#164 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UWM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Classical & Ancient Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Educational Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UWM has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best General Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#7 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#68 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#89 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#105 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#116 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?

Contact details for UWM 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 UWM?

You can apply to UWM online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu

Admission Requirements for UWM

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 UWM?

72% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
UWM 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 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.

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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ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  ( 20 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee?

$29,309 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
8.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UWM is $29,309. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

18,137 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,337 undergraduate students at UWM, with 18,137 being full-time and 4,200 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UWM

There are also 4,675 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,137 full-time undergraduates at UWM, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UWM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UWM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,142
Black or African American 1,138
Hispanic or Latino 2,122
White 12,197
International Students 668
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 UWM. 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 UWM. 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 UWM 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 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%
Computer Science 21%
Information Science 19%

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
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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 178 10 223 0 411
Nursing 0 0 300 2 21 56 379
Marketing 0 0 321 0 0 0 321
Liberal Arts General Studies 39 243 7 0 1 0 290
Information Science 0 0 231 0 7 4 242
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 238 3 0 0 241
Social Work 0 0 110 0 122 0 232
General Education 0 0 135 22 0 0 157
General Psychology 0 0 117 0 11 8 136
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 125 0 6 3 134
Fine & Studio Arts 14 0 108 0 6 0 128
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 0 98 0 23 0 125
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 24 0 42 2 32 24 124
Educational Administration 0 0 42 5 53 15 115
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 115 0 0 0 115
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 83 28 111
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 103 0 7 0 110
General Architecture 0 0 93 0 3 6 102
Health & Physical Education 0 0 93 0 6 1 100
Human Resource Management 0 0 98 0 0 0 98
International Business 92 0 0 1 0 0 93
Accounting 0 0 90 0 0 0 90
Computer Science 0 0 71 0 15 0 86
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 76 6 82
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 0 81 0 81
General Biology 0 0 63 0 13 2 78
Management Information Systems 0 0 72 0 0 0 72
General English Literature 0 0 39 0 21 12 72
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 70 0 0 0 70
Civil Engineering 0 0 69 0 0 0 69
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 40 0 16 0 56
Political Science & Government 0 0 41 0 5 1 47
Communication Sciences 0 0 16 0 29 0 45
Special Education 13 0 11 4 16 0 44
Economics 0 0 24 0 17 3 44
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Mathematics 0 0 10 0 19 12 41
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Music 0 0 18 0 20 0 38
Electrical Engineering 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 32 0 32
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 31 0 31
History 0 0 20 0 9 2 31
International Studies 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 0 30 1 31
Urban & Regional Planning 15 0 0 0 13 0 28
Sociology 0 0 23 0 5 0 28
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 0 21 0 0 0 26
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 8 0 10 6 24
Dance 0 0 16 0 7 0 23
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 22 0 0 22
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 20 0 0 1 21
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 16 0 3 2 21
Industrial Engineering 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Ethnic Studies 8 0 10 0 1 1 20
Medical Illustration & Informatics 13 0 0 0 4 3 20
Public Health 2 0 0 0 18 0 20
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 16 0 3 0 19
Computer Engineering 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Area Studies 18 0 1 0 0 0 19
Romance Languages 0 0 16 0 3 0 19
General Business/Commerce 13 0 0 5 0 0 18
Philosophy 2 0 8 0 8 0 18
Anthropology 0 0 8 0 6 4 18
Entrepreneurial Studies 17 0 0 0 0 0 17
Real Estate 14 0 0 3 0 0 17
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Chemistry 0 0 5 0 2 10 17
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 8 0 0 7 15
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 15 0 15
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Nutrition Science 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Geography & Cartography 0 0 9 0 1 4 14
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Behavioral Science 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
General Visual & Performing Arts 10 0 0 1 0 0 11
Materials Engineering 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 3 0 0 0 7 0 10
Applied Mathematics 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Urban Studies 2 0 2 0 2 2 8
Alternative Medicine & Systems 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Museum Studies 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 4 0 2 0 0 0 6
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Physics 0 0 1 0 0 5 6
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Writing Studies 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Allied Health Professions 1 0 0 0 4 0 5
Teaching English or French 3 0 0 1 0 0 4
Dispute Resolution 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Gerontology 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Criminology 3 0 0 1 0 0 4
Religious Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Community Organization & Advocacy 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Taxation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Native American Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 350 243 3,641 94 1,195 231 5,754

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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