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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Wisconsin - Platteville is an above-average public university located in Platteville, Wisconsin. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,723 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Platteville acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 53% of students, Wisconsin - Platteville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,000.
About University of Wisconsin - Platteville...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,363/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,254/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,723Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
888
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Hard Worker
    27%
  • Dedicated
    24%
  • Alcoholics
    18%
  • Students attempting to get a degree
    14%
  • Hicks
    12%
  • Small town people
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.87 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • It's a good environment
    59%
  • Alright
    19%
  • Down to earth
    5%
  • Conservative
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • It's the worst
    3%
  • Unbelievable.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
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Great school for those who love the small-town, smaller classroom vibe. I grew up on a farm and this was a great fit for me as it's located in the rolling hills of Southwestern Wisconsin. Along with this comes a very strong engineering program that is recognized by many larger companies. If you are into having a strong sports team presence, Platteville may not be right for you as it is D3 and sports aren't a strong focus. Although you can have plenty of fun with campus activities, the town livens up on weekends at the bars or at house parties!
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UW-Platteville was the perfect college for me to attend. I was from a small town growing up and the thought of going to a big city for college was frightening. I graduated in a high school class of 50. A large university was daunting. UWP was the perfect site with the perfect class sizes. The professors knew me by name and I didn't feel like "just a number. " I received an excellent education in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology, and am so happy I chose UWP for my education. I got into a Master's program after college and completed my degree to become a Physician Assistant. I have been working for 7 years now in this field and loving it. I have decided to return to school this fall to complete my Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree and hope to some day become a faculty member at a PA Program. I would not be doing my current career without UWP- it opened my eyes to how awesome a degree in science and medicine could be!
The University of Platteville is a great place! It has very friendly people, good food and it also has amazing academics. When I toured Platteville for the first time I noticed how close the students were with each other and how close they were with their professors. I am super excited about the area also. It is a small town and it mostly contains only college students. I am beyond excited to attend the University of Wisconsin Platteville!