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.
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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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