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University of Wisconsin--Platteville is a public institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,397, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 820 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--Platteville's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 70. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,119 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,691 (2011-12).
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UW-Platteville is one of 13 publicly supported comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville (UWP) is the oldest public institution in the State of Wisconsin, and is considered one of the safest campuses in the nation. We are proud of our students' contribution to the safety record, their pursuit of academic excellence and the leadership they continually demonstrate throughout the state, region and nation. As our nickname implies, our UWP "Pioneers" have created the very foundation for which we are known. Our leadership in the Colleges of Business, Industry, Life Science, and Agriculture; Engineering, Mathematics, and Science; and Liberal Arts and Education helps students build on the foundation of strong values, commitment to excellence, leadership for a stronger world and a knowledge of technology which prepares them for life in the 21st century.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Wisconsin--Platteville, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at University of Wisconsin--Platteville is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||79.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Platteville is 24:1, and the school has 26.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--Platteville include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; Education; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.
University of Wisconsin--Platteville has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,397, with a gender distribution of 65.1 percent male students and 34.9 percent female students. At this school, 36.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--Platteville is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of Wisconsin--Platteville offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Wisconsin--Platteville also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Wisconsin--Platteville, 29 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--Platteville.
|Students who have cars on campus||29%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Wisconsin--Platteville, 61.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,569.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,119 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,691 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$4,496 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data