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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Wisconsin - Whitewater is an above-average public university located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,156 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Whitewater acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Finance, Marketing, and Communications. Graduating 58% of students, Wisconsin - Whitewater alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
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About Wisconsin - Whitewater...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Rankings

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

Wisconsin - Whitewater Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1110
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,094/ 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
$4,250/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,156Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,566
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Friendly
    43%
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Well Rounded
    7%
  • Judgemental
    3%
  • Handicapped
    2%
  • Lacking
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Business
    24%
  • Beatiful
    22%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Small
    9%
  • Medium
    9%
  • Involved
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Reviews

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Overall my time at UW Whitewater was wonderful! I met some of my best friends there, learned a lot from all of my professors, and enjoyed campus a lot. I lived in student housing for the first two years, and the dorms were, overall, a good experience. They were clean and maintained, and fairly central to everywhere I needed to be on campus. All of the professors were very well versed in their subjects and always seemed to be willing to answer questions and speak with students about anything they needed. Creating my schedule was easy as well through the online applications. I had a job on campus and competed with the Forensics team, which was an amazing experience itself. Competing with the team allowed me to travel and reach farther than my comfort zone to grow my public speaking skills and fight for things that I believe in. I personally found most of the staff helpful and friendly throughout campus. As many schools, some of the dining areas need some improvements.
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I took quite a few classes online, and found many of them to be just as good as an in person class! One class (Astronomy, that was taken as an elective) was absolutely not a good class to take online, but the professor was always willing to meet in person and answer questions. All of the online professors were very responsive to emails and in person meetings and did all that they could to support their online students. I know others who have taken online classes and the coursework is either far too much or the professors are absolutely not responsive, so checking things like RateMyProfessor and other reviews is extremely important. I found that the Psychology majors and the Special Education classes were done very well online.
I think that the University of Wisconsin Whitewater is a great school that provides many opportunities for students. They are able to provide all of the resources and student could need throughout their college career, through resume workshops, writing centers, career fairs, etc. I am pursuing a major in communications and two minors in business which means I've spent a lot of my time in both buildings. The business classes are exceptional, however the communication department could use some work. The best part about UW-Whitewater is that a majority of the classes involve group work, which really help develop skills that you need in order to work with others effectively. I think that this is one of the greatest aspects of UW-Whitewater that separates them from other schools.