University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

2,813 reviews
  1. Milwaukee, WI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Website

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$44
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,940/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,135/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,164/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,549/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,226/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,336/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.159 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.160 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.160 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,793Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    38%
  • You will see them all!
    38%
  • Busy
    16%
  • Tired
    4%
  • Enthusiastic
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%
  • Motivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.205 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.265 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 103 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    64%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Go Panthers!!
    11%
  • Reliable
    9%
  • Unengaged commuter school
    3%
  • Passive
    2%
  • Results
    1%

After University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses

Reviews

2,813 reviews
  • Excellent
    337
  • Very Good
    949
  • Average
    1205
  • Poor
    229
  • Terrible
    93
In my first year of college I've managed to make several new friends, start a student organization, contract with the United States Air Force, and regularly shadow a physician at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. I've determined what it is I'd like to do after college: serve in the Air Force as an Emergency Medical Specialist. Juggling school work with all my other activities and social life required a bit of adaptation through time management, but ultimately I feel that I've grown as an individual and am more capable to perform in my academics and other activities. If that can all be accomplished in just one year, I'm looking forward to seeing what I'll gain from my experiences over the next three!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
Milwaukee is a great city to grow, explore, and live. UWM is just minutes away from the natural wonders of Lake Michigan and the social experience of Bradford Beach. The city offers something for every personality type; nightlife, feastivals, and diverse restaurnts. The campus is compact and beautiful too! My favorite aspects are the gym and library. Choosing UW-Milwaukee again and again is an easy choice. With so many interesting majors, choosing just one is the hardest part. That is why I double majored!
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago
You Have Your Choice of Drinking Streets – Freshmen will all begin with a dangerous amount of pregaming in the dorms, and if you're not smart about how you present yourself (both visually &amp; audibly), you may end up with a violation thanks to Housing security (underage drinking doesn't get ticketed unless you resist, marijuana possession, however, typically results in police interaction.) After the pregame, house parties for underage students are pretty easy to find. Make friends in the first week, and you'll all walk in packs of 10-20 from Sandburg (or off the shuttle from Cambridge or RiverView) up to an address that one person in the group got invited to by a sophomore or junior that will be happy to sell keg beer for $5 a cup. You'll make friends and have fun. Parties get busted regularly but Underage Drinking tickets are seldom handed out. For of-age students, where you drink gets determined by the weather, how much money you have, or how lazy you are. There is a number of popular options for drinkers: our on-campus bar The Ghasthaus in basement of the union (no drink specials, but students are bartenders so you get some freebies), Black Rose or Axel's (4 blocks from campus, drink specials every night), North Ave (1 mile, drink specials), Brady St (1.75 miles, deals during week &amp; few on weekends), 3rd St &amp; Water St (downtown 3.25 miles, deals during week). Bars are packed on weekends usually 60/40 guys to girls, sometimes even more dramatic. North Ave and closer are almost exclusively populated with UWM students. Brady St has a little more intellectual and wealthier crowd. Downtown has everything from dive bars to dance clubs to college bars. If these aren't your scenes and prefer quieter bars, RiverWest has a number of fun (but unpopular) bars. Cathedral Square downtown has sophisticated establishments for the more adult crowd. Milwaukee St has stereotypical night clubs. Enjoy the Brew City!
  • College Senior
  • Jan 24 2012