University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

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The University of Wisconsin Whitewater
(often referred to as UW Whitewater, UWW, or by
locals as simply Whitewater) is a
four-year public coeducational higher
education institution that belongs to the
University of Wisconsin System, a group of
thirteen public universities in Wisconsin
that together represent nearly 190,000
students statewide. As its name suggests,
UW Whitewater is located in the city of
Whitewater, in the state of Wisconsin. The
university was founded in 1868 and is the
second oldest of the University of
Wisconsin System member institutions.

UW Whitewater is regionally accredited by
the North Central Association of Colleges
and Secondary Schools to award bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degrees in an array
of academic fields of study and
disciplines. Total annual enrollment at UW
Whiterwater is roughly 11,500, which is
composed of 10,200 undergraduate and 1,300
graduate students.

General
Information

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater is
a large, versatile school that truly
offers something for everyone! Whether you
have a laser-like focus on a specific
field or you don't know yet what sort of
career you want to have, UWW is a great
place to start. As you pursue academic
success with the help of expert faculty
members and great research resources, you
can round out your experience with a range
of athletic opportunities and a vibrant
campus life. With a commitment to
diversity, creativity, and high standards
in every area, UWW has a program to match
each student's needs.

Admissions Information

UWW concentrates on academic achievement
as well as personal strengths, like
leadership and creativity, when reviewing
applications. All applicants are given a
thorough consideration, using the
university's core values as a guide. The
application fee is $44.00, and the
deadline for application for attendance in
the fall is May 1.

Transferring students will find it easy to
make the switch to UWW, with the help of
counselors, an orientation program, and
numerous campus services.

College Majors

The school offers a very large array of
majors to fit whatever goals and careers
its students aim for. From
pre-professional degrees to master's
degrees in education and MBAs, academic
excellence takes priority across all four
departments. Applicants will find a range
of specific options within each of the
following categories, among others:

  • Art, Music, and Theater (Including

    graphic design, art history, and
    education. Music includes performance,
    theory, and education)

  • Biology, Chemistry, and
    Physics
  • Business and Marketing (Including

    education and business law)

  • Computer Science, Media Arts,
    and Game Development
  • Economics, Finance, and
    Mathematics
  • Education (Including
    elementary, languages, history, and
    physical education)
  • International Studies
  • Pre-professional Degrees
  • Psychology and Sociology

Undergraduate
Programs

Students at UWW prepare for the career of
their dreams by pursuing one of the
following degree programs, focusing on
their specific area of interest while also
gaining a well-rounded general education.

  • College of Arts & Sciences
    • Art
    • Art Education
    • Journalism
    • Multimedia Digital Arts
    • Music
    • Music Education
    • Communication
    • Theatre
    • Theatre Education
  • Business & Economics
    • Accounting
    • Business Education
    • Economics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • General Business
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Technology
      Infrastructure
    • Integrated Science and Business
    • Management
    • Management (Computer Systems)
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management
  • Letters & Sciences
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • English
    • French
    • Geography
    • German
    • History
    • Integrated Science and Business
    • International Studies
    • Liberal Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Women's Studies
  • Education
    • Art Education
    • Communication Sciences and
      Disorders
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle/Secondary Education
    • Occupational and Environmental
      Safety and Health
    • Physical Education
    • Special Education

Graduate
Programs

The following master's degree programs are
available for those who have already
graduated with their bachelor's degree:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences and
    Disorders
  • Counseling
  • Educational Leadership & Policy
    Analysis
  • Professional Development
  • Safety
  • School Business Management
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

In addition to these graduate programs,
UWW also offers a number of certificate
programs for bachelor's degree holders,
which help graduates hone their skills and
become more competitive in the job market:

  • Addictions Counseling
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Specialist
  • Community Counseling
  • Construction Safety
  • Graduate Business Foundations
  • Higher Education Counseling
  • Human Resource Management
  • Occupational Ergonomics
  • Professional Development Process
  • Reading Teacher License
  • School Counseling
  • Teaching in Alternative Education
    Settings (TAES)
  • Transition Specialist

Online
Degrees and Programs

In order to make education more accessible
and affordable to its students, UWW offers
a number of courses online. For
undergraduates, these courses include
Business, Liberal Studies, Political
Science, and Early Childhood Education

Graduate students can take MBA, library
media, and education courses online.
Licensing courses for Alternative
Education programs are available for both
undergraduate and graduate students.

Accreditation

The programs at UWW are accredited by
nationally recognized authorities,
periodically reviewed to ensure that
students are receiving quality education
in their specific field of study. These
authorities include the American Chemical
Society, National Association of the
Schools of Music, Council on Social Work
Education, and National Association of
Schools of Theatre. Comprehensively, UWW
is accredited by the North Central
Association of the Higher Learning
Commission.

Departments

There are four main departments within the
school:

  • Arts & Communication
  • Education & Professional
    Studies
  • Business & Economics
  • Letters & Sciences

Financial Aid
and Scholarships

UWW offers an Academic Excellence
scholarship to qualifying Wisconsin
residents who maintain certain enrollment
standards, as well as an International
Student scholarship.

Federal grants are available for education
at UWW; incoming students are advised to
conduct a FAFSA search to see which grants
might fit their needs.

UWW offers a financial aid office to help
students discover what aid they are
eligible for, as well as powerful online
resources to explore national and local
loan/grant possibilities. Students may
apply for employment on campus to help
meet financial needs.

Athletics

As a NCAA Division III school, UWW offers
baseball, basketball, football, and soccer
programs (among others) led by top-notch
coaches. The school's teams regularly win
state and national titles, including a
recent national gymnastics championship.
Students with less-widely known athletic
interests can participate in the diving,
bowling, or wrestling programs.

Student Housing

With some exceptions, students with fewer
than 60 credit-hours must live on campus.
UWW offers comfortable, clean, safe
residences for its students, with a
variety of occupancy and location options.
All halls are smoke- and substance-free
and allow students to socialize, build
lasting relationships, and help each other
reach their academic goals.

General Information

Admission

Office
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
(262) 472-1440
Fax: (262) 472-1515

Contact: Stephen McKellips
Director of Admissions

Main

Address
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
(262) 472-1234
www.uww.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 9,664
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 2,140
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,452
Graduate enrollment: 1,341

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees

offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $44
Online application fee: $44

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 73%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Area,

Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender
Studies

Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General A,B
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater
Arts

B
Music –
General B
Music
Theory/Composition B
Theater
Literature/History/Criticism B
Theatre
Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial
Economics

B
Finance/Banking

B
Human
Resources Management B
Marketing
Management

B
Nonprofit
Management

B
Office
Clerical Services B
Operations
Management

B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast
Journalism

B
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information
Sciences

– General B
Information
Technology

B
Web/Multimedia
Design

B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Chemistry
Teacher

Education B
Computer
Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance
Teacher

Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Education

– General B
Education

of Learning Disabled B
Elementary
Education

B
English
Teacher Education B
French
Teacher Education B
German
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Mathematics
Education

B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Sales/Marketing
Education

B
Science
Teacher Education B
Secondary
Education

B
Social
Science Teacher Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B
Special
Education B
Speech
Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies
Occupational
Safety

B

English Language &
Literature

Creative
Writing B
English
Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical
Studies

B

Foreign Language &
Literature

French B
German B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Speech-Language
Pathology

B

History
History
– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global
Studies B
Integrated
Science/Business

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Public
Administration B
Public
Policy Analysis B
Social
Work 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.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(262) 472-1234
Website:www.uww.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://apply.wisconsin.edu/
Address:800 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:12,657
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):55%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,873 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,650
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,223
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$3,943

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services112
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education67
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs11
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences161
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total25114

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Education1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Social Sciences2
Grand total52

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,650
Out-of-state$16,223
Books and supplies$600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,915
Out-of-state$18,414

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,73380%
Grant or scholarship aid1,11351%$3,943
Student loan aid1,40665%$6,941

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,77243%$5,145
Federal student loans6,72960%$6,578

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,2913,7013,590
Percent admitted100%67%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%32%29%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment12,657
Undergraduate enrollment11,409
Graduate enrollment1,248

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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