University of Wisconsin, Platteville

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The University of Wisconsin–Platteville, like the majority of the schools that belong to the University of Wisconsin System, is named after the city in which it resides–Platteville (Wisconsin). However, the university is often referred to by other nicknames, including UW–Platteville, UWP and by some locals as just "Platteville". Through its three academic colleges, UW–Platteville offers a comprehensive selection of bachelor's and master's degrees. Total annual enrollment at UW–Platteville is approximately 8,000 students and it also serves the higher education needs of an additional 3,000 students through its distance education and online degree program.

Distance Education and Online Degree Programs

As one of the first universities in the University of Wisconsin System to offers distance education programs, UW–Platteville introduced its courses in a print-based format in 1978– specifically for students who were unable to attend campus based courses. Through a quasi distance education program, residents of Wisconsin living in isolated regions of the state were able to earn an undergraduate degree with attending campus-based courses. The first distance education programs offered at UW–Platteville was in business administration–designed for working adult and aspiring business professionals.

In 1996, UW–Platteville extended its statewide distance education programs to students living anywhere in the United States–and in 1999 the school took its distance education program online. As early as 2000, the university began offering accredited online degrees, at the graduate level, in various disciplines including engineering, project management and criminal justice. In addition to online degree programs, UW–Platteville offers online adult education programs in management and leadership through a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Most recently, the university began offering an on-site project management course, again through a strategic partnership with a third party provider.

General Information

Admission Office

One University Plaza

Platteville, WI 53818

(608) 342-1125

(800) 362-5515

Fax: (608) 342-1122

[email protected]

Contact: Angela Udelhofen

Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Main Address

One University Plaza

Platteville, WI 53818

(608) 342-1491

Total undergrads: 6,537

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,465

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,435

Graduate enrollment: 842


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 85%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Economics B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Investments/Securities B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

German B
Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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