University of Wisconsin--Platteville

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2014 Quick Stats
1 University Plaza

Platteville, WI 53818

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Phone: (800) 362-5515
2012-2013 Tuition
$7,457
in-state
$15,030
out-of-state
Students
7,648
enrolled
66%
male /
34%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
80.0%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#72 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Summary

University of Wisconsin--Platteville is a public institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,648, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 72. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,457 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,030 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1866
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $15,071,020

Applying

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 80 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 80.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Platteville is 25:1, and the school has 23 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; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.7 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 25:1
4-year graduation rate 19%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering 23%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 10%
Education 9%

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Student Life

University of Wisconsin--Platteville has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,648, with a gender distribution of 65.7 percent male students and 34.3 percent female students. At this school, 43 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--Platteville is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,442
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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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, 37 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--Platteville.

Students who have cars on campus 37%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $7,457 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,030 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,440 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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