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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2200 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53201 Phone: (414) 229-1122
  • General Information
    About University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    University of Wisconsin System Mission Statement The mission of this system is to develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities; scientific, professional, and technological expertise; and a sense of purpose. Inherent in this mission are methods of instruction, research, extended education, and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of the system is the search for truth. UW System Doctoral Cluster Mission StatementAs institutions in the Doctoral Cluster, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee share the following core mission. Within the approved differentiation stated in their select missions, each university shall: (a) Offer degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. (b) Offer programs leading to professional degrees at the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels. (c) Conduct organized programs of research. (d) Promote the integration of the extension function, assist the University of Wisconsin–Extension in meeting its responsibility for statewide coordination, and encourage faculty and staff participation in outreach activity. (e) Encourage others in the University of Wisconsin System and in other state and national agencies to seek the benefit of the unique educational and research resources of the doctoral institutions. (f) Serve the needs of women, minority, disadvantaged, disabled and nontraditional students and seek racial and ethnic diversification of the student body and the professional faculty and staff. (g) Support activities designed to promote the economic development of the state. UWM Select Mission StatementTo fulfill its mission as a major urban doctoral university and to meet the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee must provide a wide array of degree programs, a balanced program of applied and basic research, and a faculty who are active in public service. Fulfilling this mission requires the pursuit of these mutually reinforcing academic goals: (a) To develop and maintain high quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs appropriate to a major urban doctoral university. (b) To engage in a sustained research effort which will enhance and fulfill the University’s role as a doctoral institution of academic and professional excellence. (c) To continue development of a balanced array of high quality doctoral programs in basic disciplines and professional areas. (d) To attract highly qualified students who demonstrate the potential for intellectual development, innovation, and leadership for their communities. (e) To further academic and professional opportunities at all levels for women, minority, part-time, and financially or educationally disadvantaged students. (f) To establish and maintain productive relationships with appropriate public and private organizations at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels. (g) To promote public service and research efforts directed toward meeting the social, economic and cultural needs of the state of Wisconsin and its metropolitan areas. (h) To encourage others from institutions in the University of Wisconsin System and from other educational institutions and agencies to seek benefit from the University’s research and educational resources such as libraries, special collections, archives, museums, research facilities, and academic programs. (i) To provide educational leadership in meeting future social, cultural, and technological challenges.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 2-4 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 10,502
    Percent Admitted 93%
    Men Admitted 91%
    Women Admitted 95%
    Full Time Retention Rate 73%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 24
      English 18 24
      Math 18 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 34,681
    Native American 231.0
    Asian 1,466.0
    African American 2,439.0
    Hispanic 1,467.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 21,051
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2,580

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