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University of Wisconsin--Whitewater is a public institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,751, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--Whitewater's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 42. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,578 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,151 (2013-14).
The University of Wisconsin—Whitewater campus is located in the southeastern part of the state, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee. The University of Wisconsin—Whitewater offers many degree programs in the Colleges of Arts and Communications; Business and Economics; Education and Professional Studies; and Letters and Sciences. Students may earn master’s degrees in about a dozen fields, including business and speech-language pathology.
Students at UW-Whitewater can join more than 170 campus organizations, more than 15 fraternities and sororities, and student government. There’s also much for students to do at the UW-Whitewater James R. Connor University Center, which is home to an art gallery and a bowling alley. Student athletes can play at the intramural, club, or varsity level. The UW-Whitewater Warhawks teams are members of the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and compete in more than 20 sports. The University of Wisconsin—Whitewater also offers a wheelchair athletics program for men’s and women’s intercollegiate basketball teams.
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Mission Statement: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Wisconsin--Whitewater, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at University of Wisconsin--Whitewater is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||73.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Whitewater is 23:1, and the school has 32.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--Whitewater include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||30%|
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University of Wisconsin--Whitewater has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,751, with a gender distribution of 49.6 percent male students and 50.4 percent female students. At this school, 40 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 60 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--Whitewater is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of Wisconsin--Whitewater offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Wisconsin--Whitewater 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--Whitewater.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of Wisconsin--Whitewater, 60.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,253.
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||$7,578 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,151 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$5,900 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data