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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Platteville

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Platteville, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About UW Platteville

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Overview

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a public, state school in the small town setting of Platteville, Wisconsin. UW Platteville was founded in 1866 and enrolls 6,892 undergrads and no graduate students. UW Platteville provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at UW Platteville

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UW Platteville students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? UW Platteville has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UW Platteville has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UW Platteville on the Student Life page.

2022 UW Platteville Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%
In-State Tuition $6,418
Out-of-State $15,356
Percent of Need Met 59%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $5,386

Is UW Platteville a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what UW Platteville offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

UW Platteville Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 86% of applicants get into UW Platteville each year. Out of 3,416 applications received in 2022, 2,931 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Platteville

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 74% of students who start at UW Platteville come back for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook UW Platteville Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with UW Platteville directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UW Platteville's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Wisconsin-Platteville's endowment was $28.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UW Platteville spends about $7,815 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Platteville

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

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.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $29,707 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Platteville.

Based on this information, is UW Platteville the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! 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 would like 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

510 - 615

UW Platteville Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Platteville is like? There are approximately 6,892 students enrolled at UW Platteville. 88% 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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