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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

2310 E Hartford Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53211-3165

www.uwm.edu

Admission Office

P.O. Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201

(414) 229-2222

Fax : (414) 229-6940

undergraduateadmissions@uwm.edu

Contact : Patrick Fay

Director - Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1473

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 44.0%

Total undergraduates : 21,509

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 3,753

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 42.0%

Average financial aid package : $8,042.00

In-State Tuition : $9,676.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $21,246.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Sep 15

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : Mar 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 10

SAT subject score report due : Aug 10

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Aug 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Mar 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Mar 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 44.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 76.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 28.0%
Health Professions : 14.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 8.0%
Engineering : 8.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 7.0%
Education : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B D M
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B D
Asian Studies/Civilization C
French Studies C
Gay/Lesbian Studies C
German Studies C
Latin American and Caribbean Studies B C
Near and Middle Eastern Studies C
Scandinavian Studies C
Southeast Asian Studies C
Women's Studies B M

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B D M
Microbiology, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration and Management, General M
Business/Commerce, General B C
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies C
Finance, General B
Financial Planning and Services C
Human Resources Development B
International Business/Trade/Commerce C
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management M
Operations Management and Supervision B
Real Estate B C
Taxation C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
International and Intercultural Communication C
Mass Communication/Media Studies M
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B D M

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Communications Technology/Technician C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Information Science/Studies B C D
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design C

Education
Art Teacher Education B M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Education, General B D
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Music Teacher Education B
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education M
Special Education and Teaching, General B M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor C

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General B
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B C
Engineering, General B C D M
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B D M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General M
French Language and Literature B
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
Italian Language and Literature B
Language Interpretation and Translation C
Linguistics B D M
Russian Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B C
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist B M
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B M
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management B
Medical Informatics D M
Nursing Practice D
Occupational Therapy/Therapist B D M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Public Health, General D M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B D M
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy B

History
History, General B D M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies C
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies M

Library Science
Library and Information Science D M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences C
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology C
Dispute Resolution C
Gerontology B C
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General C
International/Globalization Studies B
Museology/Museum Studies C
Nutrition Sciences B C
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management D M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B C M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies C
Philosophy B M
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Meteorology B
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Educational Psychology D M
Psychology, General B D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Community Organization and Advocacy C
Public Administration M
Social Work B D M
Youth Services/Administration C

Science Technologies & Technicians
Biology/Biotechnology Technology/Technician C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B M
Forensic Science and Technology C

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Economics, General B D M
Geographic Information Science and Cartography C
Geography B D M
Political Science and Government, General D M
Sociology B D M
Urban Studies/Affairs C D M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B M
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Dance, General B
Digital Arts C
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Fine and Studio Arts Management C
Music, General B C M
Visual and Performing Arts, General M
Voice and Opera C

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

External Degree Program

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

500 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : planetarium, geological museum, geological society collection

Geographic Location : 90 miles from Chicago.

Very Large City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 21,509

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 3,753

Degree-seeking undergrads : 19,802

Graduate enrollment : 4,630

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 88.0%

Out of state students : 12.0%

Part Time students : 13.0%

Percentage of males : 47.0%

Percentage of females : 53.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 12.0%

White : 67.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The UWM Post

Student Newspaper URL : www.uwmpost.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 60.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 17.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $100.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Panthers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Financial aid counseling

Legal services

Minority students services

Women's services

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Bowling

Men's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 8,946

Admitted : 8,481

Enrolled : 3,613

Less selective 95.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Considered

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

State test(s) : UW System

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Adult students age 21 or older have the ACT/SAT component waived as a requirement.

A note from the college

Academic record and class rank in top half important. If applicant ranks in lower half of class, 21 ACT required. Additional requirements for architecture.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 9.0%

Top Quarter : 21.0%

Top Half : 66.0%

Bottom Half : 34.0%

Bottom Quarter : 8.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 16.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 19.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 18.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 22.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 10.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 6.0%

600 - 699 : 32.0%

500 - 599 : 50.0%

400 - 499 : 12.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 32.0%

500 - 599 : 46.0%

400 - 499 : 17.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 28.0%

18 - 23 : 55.0%

12 - 17 : 13.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 34.0%

18 - 23 : 37.0%

12 - 17 : 25.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 48.0%

12 - 17 : 22.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Advanced Placement credit is earned for college level courses you may have taken in high school. The credit received is dependent on the score you earned in the class, and you must apply to UWM as a degree-seeking student.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

3

4

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

4

0

Computer Science

0

0

History

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 7.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 92.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

510 - 620

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

520 - 620

ACT Composite

19 - 24


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

Art History

3

3

--

All

4

6

Art History 101 & 102

All

Biology

3

3

Biology 102

All

4

4

Biology 150

All

Calculus AB

3

4

Mathematics 211

All

4

4

Mathematics 231

All

Calculus BC

3

4

Mathematics 231

All

4

8

Mathematics 231 & 232

All

Chemistry

3

5

--

All

4

5

Chemistry 102

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

Chinese 202

All

4

6

Chinese 301

All

5

6

Chinese 302

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

Political Science 106

All

Computer Science A

3

3

Computer Science 250

All

4

4

Computer Science 250

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

Comp Sci 150

All

Drawing

3

3*

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

--

All

4

3

English 101

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

4

3

English 101

All

Environmental Science

3

3

Conservation & Environmental Studies 210

All

European History

3

3

--

All

4

3

History 102

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

French 204

All

4

6

French 204, 303

All

5

6

French 303, 324

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

German 203

All

4

6

German 204 & 415

All

5

6

German 331 & 415

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

4

3

Geography 110

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

Italian 104

All

4

3

Italian 203

All

5

6

Italian 203 & 204

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

Japanese 102

All

4

6

Japanese 201

All

5

6

Japanese 202

All

Latin

3

3

Latin 306

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

4

3

Economics 104

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

4

3

Economics 103

All

Music Theory

3

--*

Credit awarded subject to audition and departmental review.

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 120 & 121

All

Physics 2

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 122 & 123

All

Physics B

3

3

--

All

4

10

Physics 120,121,122,123

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 210 & 215

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

4

5

Physics 209 & 214

All

Psychology

3

3

--

All

4

3

Psychology 101

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

Spanish 204

All

4

3

Spanish 318/319

All

5

6

Spanish 308 and 318/319

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

Spanish 204

All

4

3

--

All

Statistics

3

3

Mathematical Statistics 215

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

Political Science 104

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

4

6

History 151,152

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

4

3

History 132

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

Biology

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

4

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 44.0%

% of loans / jobs : 56.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 95.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 78.0%

% Judged to have need : 81.0%

% that were offered aid : 78.0%

% that had need fully met : 7.0%

% of need met : 42.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $8,042.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,712.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $7,193.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,207.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $37,261.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Timothy Opgenorth

Financial aid office phone : (414) 229-4541

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

Comprehensive Fee (tuition, fees, room and board):

--

--

--

Books and supplies:

$800.00

$800.00

$800.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,484.00

$1,484.00

$1,484.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$4,284.00

$4,284.00

$4,284.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$4,284.00

$4,284.00

$4,284.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 0.67

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 72

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 2,486

Transfers admitted percentage: 94.0%

Transfers admitted: 2,347

Transfers enrolled percentage: 61.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,526

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 56.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 44.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $84.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $21,246.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,692.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,692.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $123,679.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 35

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 85

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 68

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser