University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Description:

Founded in 1868 as a teacher's college, the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater is today a comprehensive mater's level public university that offers 48 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs. The university's academic programs are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and fields in business, education , and communications are among the most popular. While most students are from Wisconsin, the university is home to students come from 43 states and 43 countries. The 404-acre main campus is located about an hour west of Milwaukee, and students will find lots to do in city of Whitewater and the surrounding parks and natural areas. Campus life is active with a wide range of student organizations, performances, and athletic events. The UW-Whitewater Warhawks compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The university fields nine men's and eleven women's Division III sports.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,657 (11,409 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,650 (in-state); $16,223 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $600
  • Room and Board: $6,326
  • Other Expenses: $3,100
  • Total Cost: $17,676 (in-state); $26,249 (out-of-state)

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 51%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,943
    • Loans: $6,941

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Physical Education, Social Work, Sociology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Gymnastics, Football, Bowling, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Mission Statement:

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"The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment."