University Of Wisconsin Platteville

University Of Wisconsin Platteville

University of Wisconsin-Platteville, also known as UW-Platteville or UWP, is a public university located in Platteville, Wisconsin, United States. It was established in 1866 as a teaching college. The college officially became a university in 1971. The university offers both bachelor and master degrees in diverse areas of study. The campus is spread across an area of more than 800 acres.

  • The College of Business, Industry, Life Sciences and Agriculture
  • The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Education

UW-Platteville's athletic department fields both men's and womens's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Pioneers. Many UWP students have become famous. Some notable alumni are David Ott, classical music composer; T. Harry Williams, Historian; and James Wright, Historian and 16th President of Dartmouth College.

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Contacting UW Platteville

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plz
Platteville , WI 53818-3001
General Phone: (608) 342-1421

UW Platteville Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering252engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Education and Teaching229education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, agricultural teaching, industrial arts teaching, physical education teaching
Business and Management180business, business management, business administration, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement112criminal justice and safety
Engineering Technician77manufacturing tech
Science60biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Media43communication studies, communications tech courses
Liberal Arts42foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and humanities, social services, geography, political science, history
Animal Science and Care38animal science
Computer Science and Engineering28computer and info science, software engineering
Therapy and Counseling27psychology
Agricultural Science and Management23agricultural operations, agricultural technology
Landscaping and Horticulture18agronomy, horticultural science
Art Studies6art studies
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management1natural resources courses

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree95638
Master's degree2006
Associate's degree11

UW Platteville Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW Platteville had a total enrollment of 7,189 students (6,298 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 65%
Women 35%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 33%
20-21 28%
22-24 19%
25-29 7%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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


UW Platteville Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 31 %

UW Platteville Room and Board (2007)

UW Platteville offers campus housing for 2,585 of its 6,298 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Platteville, 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 Platteville Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2025

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 ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UW Platteville Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,147
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,720
Room and board $ 4,809
Room charge $ 2,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,909
Books and supplies $ 320
Other expenses $ 2,750

Financial Aid:
UW Platteville participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 392100)

UW Platteville Faculty

UW Platteville has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3920
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3124

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$83,4322*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$76,9132*

*: 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 year70$71,31726$66,102
Associate professoracademic year46$58,97518$54,994
Assistant professoracademic year39$50,77625$48,516
Lectureracademic year31$40,88824$38,429
All faculty totalacademic year186$58,88693$52,083

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

UW Platteville Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

UW Platteville Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business Technology

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets UW Platteville Apart:

% of degrees in engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%UW Platteville % of degrees in engineering
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%UW Platteville Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%UW Platteville Number of students
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%UW Platteville Male % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%UW Platteville Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%UW Platteville % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%UW Platteville % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 18%UW Platteville Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%UW Platteville % of degrees in mathematics

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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