#9 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin Whitewater overview
Location Whitewater, Wisconsin
Online uww.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
University of Wisconsin Whitewater overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, situated in Whitewater, Wisconsin, is a regional comprehensive institution known for its commitment to academic excellence within a vibrant and supportive community. The university's campus uniquely blends historical architecture with modern facilities, offering a diverse learning environment set against a suburban backdrop, about 50 miles from Milwaukee and Madison. Established in 1868, the institution now hosts a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with Business, Education, and Communication being particularly prominent among its academic offerings. The admissions process at UW-Whitewater is moderately selective. Students have access to a variety of on-campus living options, designed to enhance their educational experience. The Warhawks, as the university's athletic teams are known, compete in the NCAA Division III, with their football and several other sports teams regularly achieving recognition on the national stage.

In the most recent statistical year 9,448 prospective students applied, and 7,783 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,089 enrolled in the school.  8,581 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,498 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,519 plus fees of $1,345. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is ranked 847 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Wisconsin Whitewater overview
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

University of Wisconsin Whitewater overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Wisconsin Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$570
Other Fees$1,345
Room and Board $7,890
Budget for Other Expenses$3,200
Total One Year Cost$19,524

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$570
Other Fees$1,345
Room and Board $7,890
Budget for Other Expenses$3,200
Total One Year Cost$28,699

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Wisconsin Whitewater students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Education 15%
Social Sciences 10%
Communication 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%

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