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About UW Platteville

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a public, state school in an small town setting in Platteville, Wisconsin. UW Platteville was founded in 1866 and now enrolls around 8,240 students a year, including 7,449 undergrads.

As of 2020, the total market value of UW Platteville's endowment was $28.617 million The institution spends around $7,815 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 20 UW Platteville undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 UW Platteville Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Mean ACT score 23
In-State Tuition $6,298
Out-of-State $14,148

UW Platteville Regular Decision Deadline 2022

UW Platteville Early Admission

University of Wisconsin-Platteville does not offer early decision or early action.

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UW Platteville Acceptance Rate

Around 86% of applicants get into UW Platteville each year. Last year, 3,416 students applied to UW Platteville and 2,931 were admitted.

UW Platteville Waitlist 2021

UW Platteville reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Wisconsin-Platteville?

UW Platteville is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UW Platteville, applicants must submit the following items.

UW Platteville Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for UW Platteville

The mean ACT score for UW Platteville students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UW Platteville.

Does UW Platteville Require the ACT or SAT?

UW Platteville is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 12% submitted the SAT. 88% submitted the ACT.

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Does UW Platteville Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! UW Platteville provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

UW Platteville students are active in the school's Criminal Justice Association, Platteville Gaming Association and Dodgeball. Welcome Back Concert, Homecoming Parade, and and Distinguished Lecturer are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UW Platteville.

Financial Aid at UW Platteville

UW Platteville meets 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UW Platteville full-time are awarded $5,386 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is UW Platteville a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Platteville

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UW Platteville, around 74% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,625 students who started at UW Platteville as first-time freshman, 339 graduate within four years.

Around 56% of students who started at UW Platteville earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $29,707 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UW Platteville sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UW Platteville a good school for you?

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Where is University of Wisconsin-Platteville Located?

UW Platteville is located in the small town setting of Platteville, Wisconsin.

If you want to see UW Platteville for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 151 to Platteville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dubuque Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UW Platteville and Platteville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 University Plaza Platteville, WI 53818-3099

Campus Setting: Small Town

UW Platteville Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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UW Platteville ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Platteville is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Platteville. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Platteville SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

510 - 615

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UW Platteville Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Platteville is like? There are approximately 8,240 students enrolled at UW Platteville, including 7,449 undergraduate students and 791 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from WI and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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