University Of Wisconsin Whitewater

University Of Wisconsin Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, also known as UW-Whitewater, is located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. It was established in the year 1868. UW-Whitewater is a part of the University of Wisconsin System. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Communication
  • College of Business & Economics
  • College of Education
  • College of Letters & Sciences
  • School of Graduate Studies

UW-Whitewater's athletic teams are nicknamed the Warhawks. The university is a member of the NCAA Division III. It is also a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). Some of the notable alumni are John Belushi, Saturday Night Live comedian; Mark Neumann, US congressman; and Sean Patrick Little, novelist and illustrator.

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W Main St
Whitewater , WI 53190-1790
General Phone: (262) 472-1234

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UW Whitewater Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management719business, business management, operations management, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, business and related services
Education and Teaching420curriculum and instruction, superintendency and administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, business teaching, driver and safety teaching, ...
Liberal Arts317women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Media173communication studies, journalism, digital communications
Family and Social Work116public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling108psychology, school psychology, communication disorders
Science58biology, chemistry, physics
Art Studies45art studies
Office and Administration35office management
Computer Science and Engineering35systems analyst
Engineering Technician20occupational safety tech
Drama and Performing Arts19drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,71246
Master's degree37913
Associate's degree161

UW Whitewater Student Body

In 2007-2008, UW Whitewater had a total enrollment of 10,737 students (9,720 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 31%
20-21 29%
22-24 21%
25-29 9%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

UW Whitewater Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 52 %

UW Whitewater Room and Board (2007)

UW Whitewater offers campus housing for 3,337 of its 9,720 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470630
SAT Math480630
SAT Writing450610
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

UW Whitewater Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,162
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,735
Room and board $ 4,790
Room charge $ 2,920
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,870
Books and supplies $ 640
Other expenses $ 2,350

Financial Aid:
UW Whitewater participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 392600)

UW Whitewater Faculty

UW Whitewater has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4354
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5863

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: 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 year61$77,05825$69,260
Associate professoracademic year65$64,65150$59,385
Assistant professoracademic year46$56,12951$59,598
Instructoracademic year2*2*
Lectureracademic year58$45,32263$45,452
All faculty totalacademic year232$61,236191$56,008

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

UW Whitewater Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

UW Whitewater Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

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

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Driver and Safety Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Music, General

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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Top 19%UW Whitewater Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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