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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Overview

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is a public institution situated in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Whitewater draws many to the area.

What Is University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Known For?

2,681 Undergraduate Awards
$23,076 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UW - Whitewater.
  • In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UW - Whitewater with a bachelor's degree make about $42,600 a year. That's 4% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UW - Whitewater is ranked #445 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

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 - Whitewater has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#229 Most Popular 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 - Whitewater.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Criminology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#15 Best Value Colleges for History College Factual
#24 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#28 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#37 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#56 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Wisconsin - Whitewater?

Location of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Contact details for UW - Whitewater are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
Phone: 262-472-1234
Website: www.uww.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwwhitewater
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uwwhitewater

How Do I Get Into UW - Whitewater?

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

Admission Requirements for UW - Whitewater

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW - Whitewater?

70% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is 70%. 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 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UW - Whitewater submitted their SAT scores.UW - Whitewater received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of Wisconsin - Whitewater  ( 19 to 24 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Wisconsin - Whitewater  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Whitewater  ( 20 to 24 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Wisconsin - Whitewater?

$23,076 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW - Whitewater is $23,076. 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 UW - Whitewater, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,156 a year. That adds up to $28,624 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Whitewater is 8.5%. 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 - Whitewater Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,571 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,024 undergraduate students at UW - Whitewater, with 9,571 being full-time and 1,453 being part-time.

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

There are also 1,428 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,571 full-time undergraduates at UW - Whitewater, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW - Whitewater

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW - Whitewater Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 151
Black or African American 375
Hispanic or Latino 757
White 7,829
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 360

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

1,153 Took All Classes Online
4,457 Took At Least One Class Online
11.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at UW - Whitewater. In 2017-2018, 4,457 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 41st 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 - Whitewater

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater was 11.7%. This is the #1,228 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW - Whitewater regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 9%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 38%
Liberal Arts General Studies 38%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Political Science & Government #24
Social Sciences #89
Teacher Education Subject Specific #94
Education #326

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 - Whitewater 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
General Business/Commerce 0 0 157 0 167 0 324
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 163 0 69 0 232
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 190 30 0 0 0 220
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 189 0 0 0 189
Marketing 8 0 179 0 0 0 187
Accounting 0 0 123 0 56 0 179
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 120 0 32 0 152
Social Work 0 0 146 0 0 0 146
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 129 0 4 0 133
Business Administration & Management 3 0 106 3 0 16 128
General Psychology 0 0 110 0 0 0 110
General Biology 0 0 100 0 0 0 100
Criminology 0 0 84 0 0 0 84
Special Education 0 0 36 0 34 0 70
Computer Information Systems 0 0 68 0 0 0 68
Human Resource Management 0 0 61 0 0 0 61
General English Literature 0 0 54 0 0 0 54
Communication Sciences 0 0 43 0 11 0 54
Mathematics 0 0 48 0 0 0 48
Sociology 23 0 21 0 0 0 44
Quality Control Technology 0 0 43 0 0 0 43
Journalism 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 39 0 39
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 38 0 0 0 38
Music 3 0 34 0 0 0 37
Political Science & Government 8 0 28 0 0 0 36
History 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Chemistry 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Economics 0 0 21 0 6 0 27
Geography & Cartography 10 0 13 0 0 0 23
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Public Administration 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
General Education 0 0 0 18 0 0 18
Romance Languages 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
International Business 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Ethnic Studies 9 0 5 0 0 0 14
International Studies 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Construction Management 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Physics 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Area Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mathematics & Computer Science 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 65 190 2,426 28 454 16 3,179

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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