University of Wisconsin-Platteville Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

University of Wisconsin - Platteville
University of Wisconsin - Platteville. James Steakley / Wikimedia Commons

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):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,779 (7,861 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 66% Male / 34% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,484 (in-state); $15,334 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $500
  • Room and Board: $7,526
  • Other Expenses: $3,300
  • Total 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 Aid
    • Grants: 63%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,044
    • Loans: $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, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville Mission Statement:

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"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."

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