University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee

University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, also referred to as UW-Milwaukee, UWM or just Milwaukee, is a public research university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The university offers more than 150 degree programs. It is home to the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Letters and Science
  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate School
  • Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
  • Peck School of the Arts
  • School of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Education
  • School of Information Studies
  • Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

The university's official mascot is called the Pounce Panther and the sports teams are nicknamed the Panthers. The athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee , WI 53201-0413
General Phone: (414) 229-1122

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UW Milwaukee Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,041business management, operations management, non-profit management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources development, MIS, actuarial science, ...
Liberal Arts887African-American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, comparative literature, Germanic languages and literature, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, ...
Education and Teaching515education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, urban education, social foundations of education, special ed, art education, music teaching
Media302communication studies, mass communication
Therapy and Counseling287psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine269registered nursing
Family and Social Work209public administration, social work
Engineering209engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering
Security and Law Enforcement171criminal justice and safety
Science170biology, biochemistry, microbiology, atmospheric physics, chemistry, chemistry courses, geology, physics
Fine Arts158art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Architecture and Planning157architecture, urban planning
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy116exercise science, occupational therapy, recreational therapy
Medical Support and Technology92audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering92computer and info science, computer support
Photography and Commercial Art52film studies
Drama and Performing Arts47dance, drama
Religion and Philosophy37philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Mathematics34mathematics, applied mathematics courses
Medical Administration29health care facilities management, medical records admin
Conservation and Resource Management25environmental science
Art Studies22visual and performing arts, art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate

Number of programs and degrees for UW Milwaukee in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,61272
Master's degree1,23746
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship11518

UW Milwaukee Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW Milwaukee had a total enrollment of 29,338 students (24,244 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 7%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 25%
20-21 23%
22-24 22%
25-29 14%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


UW Milwaukee Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 42 %

UW Milwaukee Room and Board (2007)

UW Milwaukee offers campus housing for 3,400 of its 24,244 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UW Milwaukee Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UW Milwaukee Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,305
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,033
Room and board $ 5,738
Room charge $ 3,878
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,860
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 3,640

Financial Aid:
UW Milwaukee participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 389600)

UW Milwaukee Faculty

UW Milwaukee has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track167155
Non-tenured and not on tenure track119165

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year12$105,0656$98,391
Associate professorcalendar year3$118,9037$64,065
Assistant professorcalendar year3$64,4628$69,527
Instructorcalendar year1*3$52,546
Lecturercalendar year6$70,2834$50,593
All faculty totalcalendar year25$92,14428$69,822

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year144$93,61368$92,527
Associate professoracademic year185$73,141116$66,779
Assistant professoracademic year123$68,136145$59,986
Instructoracademic year3$69,0006$47,364
Lectureracademic year84$46,31794$43,254
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year539$73,265430$63,045

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UW Milwaukee Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Horizon League
Baseball Horizon League
Track Horizon League

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports415899

UW Milwaukee Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Music Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Urban Education and Leadership

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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