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Colleges / University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%

About UW Milwaukee

The second largest university in Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee has about 23,000 students and offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and non-degree programs. It is also home to Wisconsin’s top-ranked online education program. Most students attend the main campus in Milwaukee, but a small liberal arts college experience is available to students at our Waukesha and Washington County campuses. About one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and one-third are students of color. We are regularly listed among the best colleges in the nation for veterans and LGBTQ+ students.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a public, state university in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UW Milwaukee was founded in 1956. The college currently enrolls around 23,139 students per year, including 18,751 undergraduate students.

UW Milwaukee Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UW Milwaukee is 95%. Out of 15,355 applications received in 2022, 14,618 students were offered admission.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is located Milwaukee.

If you want to see UW Milwaukee for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Milwaukee, or book a flight to the nearest airport, General Mitchell International.

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College Info

Chapman Hall 2310 E . Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Campus Setting: Urban

UW Milwaukee Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Milwaukee is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Milwaukee is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UW Milwaukee SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1180


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


990 to 1180


990 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UW Milwaukee students is 1135. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UW Milwaukee, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UW Milwaukee.

UW Milwaukee Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Milwaukee is like? There are approximately 23,139 students enrolled at UW Milwaukee, including 18,751 undergraduate students and 4,388 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from WI and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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Fall Freshmen
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