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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About UW Whitewater

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Overview

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Whitewater, Wisconsin. UW Whitewater was founded in 1868 and the school enrolls around 11,460 students a year, which includes 9,765 undergrad students. UW Whitewater provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UW Whitewater!

Interested in music or performing? At UW Whitewater you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UW Whitewater students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? UW Whitewater has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 UW Whitewater Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
In-State Tuition $6,519
Out-of-State $15,694
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,293

Is UW Whitewater a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what UW Whitewater offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

UW Whitewater Acceptance Rate 2022

UW Whitewater is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at UW Whitewater is 95%. Last year, 7,826 students applied to UW Whitewater and 7,409 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Whitewater

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.

Around 75% of students who start at UW Whitewater return the next year. 64% of UW Whitewater undergrads graduate 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 for UW Whitewater Grads

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 Whitewater directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UW Whitewater'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.

UW Whitewater's endowment was valued at $29.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, UW Whitewater spends about $6,181 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Whitewater

Tuition cost 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 Whitewater meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UW Whitewater full-time are awarded $8,293 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $27,266 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.

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 Whitewater.

Based on this information, does UW Whitewater seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UW Whitewater a good school for you?

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Where is University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Located?

UW Whitewater is located in the suburban setting of Whitewater, Wisconsin, in the suburbs of Milwaukee.

If you are interested in seeing UW Whitewater for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Whitewater, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mitchell International.

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

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College Info

800 West Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Campus Setting: Suburban

UW Whitewater Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Whitewater is Continuous processing.

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UW Whitewater ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Whitewater is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Whitewater. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Whitewater SAT Scores


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UW Whitewater Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Whitewater is like? There are approximately 11,460 students enrolled at UW Whitewater, including 9,765 undergraduate students and 1,695 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from WI and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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