Resources › For Students and Parents University of Wisconsin-Platteville Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Wisconsin - Platteville. James Steakley / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 09, 2017 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Description: UW-Platteville is one of the 13 comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. The university was founded in 1866, making it the oldest public university in Wisconsin. Platteville is a small town in the southwest corner of the state; Dubuque Iowa is less than half an hour away. Professional fields in business, agriculture, education, engineering and technology are most popular with UW-Platteville undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 22 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the student life front, the university gives students a choice of over 170 clubs and organizations including fraternities and sororities, recreational sports, performing arts groups, and academic honor societies. For students interested in athletics, the UW-Platteville Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for most sports. The university fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports. Popular sports include basketball, track and field, and soccer. Admissions Data (2016): UW Platteville Acceptance Rate: 80%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -Compare SAT scores for Wisconsin collegesACT Composite: 21 / 26ACT English: 19 / 27ACT Math: 20 / 27ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers meanCompare ACT scores for Wisconsin colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 8,779 (7,861 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 66% Male / 34% Female89% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,484 (in-state); $15,334 (out-of-state)Books: $500Room and Board: $7,526Other Expenses: $3,300Total Cost: $18,810 (in-state); $26,660 (out-of-state) University of Wisconsin-Platteville Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 63%Loans: 63%Average Amount of AidGrants: $3,044Loans: $6,843 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Agribusiness, Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering,. Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%6-Year Graduation Rate: 54% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Wrestling, SoccerWomen's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Explore Other Wisconsin Colleges and Universities: Beloit | Carroll | Lawrence | Marquette | MSOE | Northland | Ripon | St. Norbert | UW-Eau Claire | UW-Green Bay | UW-La Crosse | UW-Madison | UW-Milwaukee | UW-Oshkosh | UW-Parkside | UW-River Falls | UW-Stevens Point | UW-Stout | UW-Superior | UW-Whitewater | Wisconsin Lutheran University of Wisconsin-Platteville Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.uwplatt.edu/chancellor/mission "The University of Wisconsin-Platteville provides associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in a broad spectrum of disciplines including: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; criminal justice; education; business; agriculture; and the liberal arts. We promote excellence by using a personal, hands-on approach to empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute, ethically more responsible, and to contribute wisely as an accomplished professional and knowledgeable citizen in a diverse global community."