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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
    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 mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,830 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Whitewater acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Finance, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Communications. Graduating 62% of students, Wisconsin - Whitewater alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
About University of Wisconsin - Whitewater...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Website
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1110
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,422/ 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
$3,836/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,830Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,303
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Well Rounded
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Handicapped
    2%
  • Judgemental
    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.102 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.132 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Business
    26%
  • Beatiful
    24%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Small
    10%
  • Involved
    8%
  • Medium
    8%
  • Fun
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
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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UW-Whitewater has one of the most beautiful campuses of any I'd visited. It's also a good size to get from one end to the other, unlike some of the
large campuses I'd seen. The grounds are well-lit, clean, and pretty. There are a number of housing options once you decide you're done with dorm life, including many homes for rent in the area. I like that we are taught by the professors and not aides. I appreciate that we don't have to be entered onto a waiting list for entry into specialized studies pertaining to our majors. I do feel that Whitewater athletics should be recognized more statewide, as we have some of the best athletes/teams around! The student enrollment is diverse, allowing interactions with people not only from around the US but the world! And tuition is more affordable than some of the other state universities, yet we get the same (or better) educational offerings. My experience with UWW has been very enjoyable.
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The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is a very friendly and close-knit college. The campus is of a perfect size so that you know many people, but its not small enough that you will know everyone. The campus itself is beautiful and organized. All the classes are on the same block so that way, your furthest walk would be 15 minutes, AT MOST. The part I love most about UW-Whitewater is the professors. The class size is small enough so that the professors know your name and can help each and every student get the best education. Overall, I would recommend UW-Whitewater to anyone and everyone!
Great school, fun people, excellent experience! This is how I would label UW Whitewater. They have a spectacular business program that deals with modern every day issues in the business world. What really sells the school is how the professors and other students are so welcoming and enjoyable to be around. All around choosing UW Whitewater as my academic future was one of the best choices I ever made.