University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI

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Questions and Answers about University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kaoxue X.
5 months ago
Is the on campus cafeteria open 24/7?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Our Sandburg residence hall dining halls close at 7pm daily, and Cambridge at 7:30 except for Saturday and Sunday when they close earlier. There are still plenty of places around campus and off that are open beyond 7pm that students can eat at.
Kaoxue X.
5 months ago
What food is there in the campus cafeteria?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
We have lots of different options in our residence halls and throughout campus. We have places such as Burger King, sub stations, pizza, coffee houses and more.
Eve A.
5 months ago
Are there clubs at UWM student-run?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
They are! We have over 300 student organizations for students to participate in. Information on our student organizations can be found here:
Nancy L.
5 months ago
If you are an incoming transfer student, how does this affect your financial aid package?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Financial Aid is determined based on your FAFSA and not whether a student is a transfer or freshman. FAFSA uses the cost of attendance as well as the EFC to determine aid, it can depend on how many loans a student has taken out at their previous college/university as well.
Sarah D.
5 months ago
What are some ways you help students find internships or co-op opportunities with employers in the area?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
We have a Career Planning & Resource Center that helps students with career advising, online assessments, developing skills, on & off campus jobs, internships, and more. Their website can be checked out here for more information:
Izabela E.
6 months ago
If a freshmen is a parent, are they still required to live on campus?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Students are required to live on campus their freshman year, but an exemption can be requested. Having a child would be one of these exemptions.
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Majors offered at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Academics at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Less Selective (74% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Students11%15%60%18%2%3%0%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Students
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer79k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)69k
Software Developer69k
Mechanical Engineer68k
Project Engineer64k
Human Resources (HR) Manager63k
Architectural Designer51k
Based on 20,580 student responses
51.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
90kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
17%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee financial aid

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Student reviews of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

by students







Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Close to activities in a city
Great internship and research opportunities
Sarah D
Piano + 6 others



UWM is an amazing city school- so close to the city and events for students and the general public of Milwaukee. My most favorite thing is the easy transportation on our free bus passes we get through the school because it allows me to explore the campus and the city and truly live a fun college life! My major is also going swimmingly well and the teachers are so supportive and make it a personalized experience (as a musical theatre major).

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Not much! The dorms are typical living commendations for students, but still, they aren't the best. Cambridge, Riverview, and Kenilworth students have to deal with the shuttle if they don't have their own car so it is tiresome to rely on a bus for getting to classes and being farther from campus.

Sarah Dennis
Youth Group



There are many things I liked about this school. I liked that students were willing to help one another succeed, the professors cared about their students, and the overall environment was enriching.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't like how the Wi-Fi inside the engineering and mathematical sciences didn't work well when most of the time I was trying to access the internet to do schoolwork.

Marshall Kothrade
Upcycling and Recycling
Hiking And Backpacking
Social Justice
Snowboarding + 2 others



The education was great. Teachers were ready and willing to help (minus physics. But had ample TA tutors) but literally had tutors and TA’s for every single class out there.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus was clicky.

Lilly Klingsporn
Ice Skating
Travel And Tourism



I liked how easily accessible all the professors are. I like that the campus isn’t too big but it isn’t too small either.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the buildings need to be updated and the campus isn’t in the safest area.

Kristin Stewart
Public Speaking
Sports + 2 others



If you take the time to look and take advantage of your resources, the university sets you up for success very well!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food availability is tricky, there aren't many options for night owls!

Alexandrea DuPont
Biking And Cycling
Sewing + 17 others



It's a great campus, with a really diverse group of students. there are endless opportunities available across campus, so get involved!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I was a transfer student who missed orientation, so I had a hard time making friends at first.

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