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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Overview

University of Wisconsin - Platteville is a public institution situated in Platteville, Wisconsin. Platteville is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is University of Wisconsin - Platteville Known For?

1,715 Undergraduate Awards
$23,150 Avg Cost After Aid
80% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UW - Platteville is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UW - Platteville with a bachelor's degree make about $47,300 a year. That's 16% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Rankings

We have ranked UW - Platteville as #230 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. UW - Platteville also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UW - Platteville has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#129 Best 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 UW - Platteville.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Communications Technologies & Support Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Industrial Production Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Plant Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best General Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UW - Platteville has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Industrial Production Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#9 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#23 Best Value Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts College Factual
#32 Best Value Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#39 Best Value Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#42 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Platteville?

Location of University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Contact details for UW - Platteville are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Phone: 608-342-1491
Website: https://www.uwplatt.edu
Facebook: http://www.uwplatt.edu/facebook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uwplatteville

How Do I Get Into UW - Platteville?

You can apply to UW - Platteville online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu/

Admission Requirements for UW - Platteville

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW - Platteville?

80% Acceptance Rate
36% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 80%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 64% of accepted students are men and 36% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UW - Platteville submitted their SAT scores.UW - Platteville 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 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - Platteville  ( 19 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - Platteville  ( 21 to 27 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Platteville  ( 21 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Platteville?

$23,150 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
8.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW - Platteville is $23,150. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UW - Platteville, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $7,045 a year. That adds up to $28,180 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Platteville is 8.7%. 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 - Platteville Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,954 Full-Time Undergraduates
34% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,123 undergraduate students at UW - Platteville, with 6,954 being full-time and 1,169 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW - Platteville

There are also 832 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,954 full-time undergraduates at UW - Platteville, 66% are male and 34% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW - Platteville

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW - Platteville Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 90
Black or African American 104
Hispanic or Latino 308
White 6,148
International Students 126
Other Races/Ethnicities 178

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - Platteville. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 26 countries are represented at UW - Platteville. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and China.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Platteville

1,569 Took All Classes Online
1,876 Took At Least One Class Online
4.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at UW - Platteville. In 2017-2018, 1,876 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW - Platteville has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 15th 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 UW - Platteville

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Platteville was 4.9%. This is the #1,675 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW - Platteville regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UW - Platteville majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 0%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Engineering 10%
General Engineering 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UW - Platteville 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 UW - Platteville.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Engineering #26
Engineering #84
Educational Administration #199
Education #481

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 - Platteville Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 189 126 315
Mechanical Engineering 0 221 0 221
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 147 25 172
Industrial Production Technology 0 169 0 169
Liberal Arts General Studies 102 7 0 109
Civil Engineering 0 95 0 95
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 80 0 80
Animal Science 0 69 0 69
General Biology 0 64 0 64
Electrical Engineering 0 54 0 54
General Engineering 0 0 53 53
General Education 0 0 49 49
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 49 0 49
General Psychology 0 39 0 39
Computer Information Systems 0 32 3 35
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 35 0 35
Computer Engineering 0 34 0 34
Industrial Engineering 0 34 0 34
Plant Sciences 0 32 0 32
Environmental Engineering 0 29 0 29
Accounting 0 28 0 28
Engineering Physics 0 24 0 24
Health & Physical Education 0 24 0 24
Fine & Studio Arts 0 19 0 19
Chemistry 0 18 0 18
Political Science & Government 0 15 0 15
Music 0 13 0 13
Other Communication Technology 0 12 0 12
Sustainability Science 0 12 0 12
General English Literature 0 10 0 10
History 0 10 0 10
Mathematics 0 10 0 10
Geography & Cartography 0 10 0 10
General Social Sciences 0 9 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 0 8 0 8
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 4 0 4
Biological & Physical Science 0 3 0 3
International Studies 0 2 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 2 0 2
Philosophy 0 1 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0
Nanotechnology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 102 1,613 256 1,971

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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