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Why you should

CHOOSE UWM 1

We’re nationally recognized for our undergraduate research, which means students get to meaningfully contribute to their field from day one.

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We have some of Wisconsin’s leading programs, like the largest school of nursing and one of the largest schools of education.

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Our unique schools include Wisconsin’s only architecture school, the state’s only school of public health and the nation’s only school of freshwater sciences.

4 In 2020, Variety magazine ranked UWM’s film program among the top 50 film schools in the world. 5 More than 1,400 businesses host UW-Milwaukee interns each year. But it’s not impressive stats that set us apart. It’s our students. They’re determined problem-solvers who refuse to be one thing. They’re researchers and artists, innovators and caregivers, scientists and communicators. Students choose UWM because they don’t want to settle for just reading the textbooks – they want to write them. Sound like you?

Best Midwestern University – PRINCETON REVIEW IN 2020


15

90

minutes from Chicago

Seeing our campus in person is the best way to figure out if UWM is right for you. Tours are available six days a week during the school year and Monday through Friday in the summer. Go on a UWM campus tour and… → Learn more about our 190+ programs. → Meet current students. → Talk to an admissions advisor. → See inside a residence hall. → Walk through major campus hubs.

CHECK OUT MORE VISIT OPTIONS: On-Campus Events UWM hosts events throughout the year for students and their families. No matter where you are in the application and admissions process, there’s a visit event for you. Virtual Visit Options

Take a virtual tour! uwm.edu/virtualtour

Live Q&A panels with current students, one-on-one virtual sessions with admissions advisors and prerecorded sessions are all available to students who want to explore UWM from home. uwm.edu/visituwm

UWM.EDU

5

minutes from Lake Michigan

minutes from downtown Milwaukee

VISIT CAMPUS

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K im

NURSING MAJOR, JUNIOR ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

UWM Was My First Choice

“I stumbled upon UWM when I was looking for great nursing schools in the Midwest. And I liked that UWM offers a lot of research opportunities for undergrads.”

My Research

“My advisor and I gather data and statistics about a group prenatal care program in low-income areas to see how it affects birth outcomes. I love that I get to make a positive impact with research.”

The Classes

“UWM’s nursing program really prepares you for a career. There’s an open lab where we can practice our skills, and the professors are always ready to help.”

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UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURE & URBAN PLANNING Architectural Studies ARTS Animation Art & Design • Concentrations include: → Design & Visual Communication (Graphic Design) → Photography & Imaging Art Education Dance Film Music Music Education Theatre Arts BUSINESS Accounting Finance Human Resources Management Information Technology Management Marketing Supply Chain & Operations Management

EDUCATION Community Engagement & Education Education • Concentrations include: → American Sign Language Studies → Bilingual Education → Early Adolescence and Adolescence-level English, Mathematics, Science and  Social Studies → Early Childhood Level → Interpreter Training Program (ASL) → Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence (Elementary Education) Exceptional Education • Concentrations include: → Early Adolescence – Adolescence → Early Childhood Special Education → Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE Applied Mathematics & Computer Science Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering

UNDECIDED? Six metamajors let you explore

multiple majors and make sure that you graduate on schedule. An advisor helps you choose classes that satisfy degree requirements. uwm.edu/undecided

Programs Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering GENERAL STUDIES Associate of Arts and Sciences degree* HEALTH SCIENCES Biomedical Sciences • Concentrations include: → Biomedical Sciences → Cytotechnology → Diagnostic Medical Sonography → Medical Laboratory Science → Public Health Microbiology → Radiologic Technology Communication Sciences & Disorders Health Care Administration Kinesiology Nutritional Sciences Occupational Studies INFORMATION STUDIES Information Science & Technology

LETTERS & SCIENCE Actuarial Science African & African Diaspora Studies Anthropology Applied Mathematics & Computer Science Art History Atmospheric Science Biochemistry Biological Sciences Chemistry Chinese** Classics Communication Comparative Ethnic Studies** Comparative Literature Conservation & Environmental Science Digital Arts & Culture Economics English Film Studies French Geography Geosciences German Global Studies History International Studies Italian Japanese**

1 Arts, Design & Innovation

Jewish Studies Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latinx Studies Linguistics Mathematics Microbiology Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Russian Sociology Spanish Urban Studies Women’s & Gender Studies NURSING Nursing Nursing – Collaborative*** PUBLIC HEALTH Public Health SOCIAL WELFARE Criminal Justice Social Work

UWM ONLINE Award-winning teaching and maximum flexibility so you can pursue a degree that fits your lifestyle and schedule. uwm.edu/online

* Currently offered at UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington County. ** This program is offered as a committee interdisciplinary major (CIM). *** Collaborative programs offered in partnership with other UW System campuses.

4 Health

2 Business, Industry & Applied Technology 5 Humanities & Communication 3 Engineering & Natural Science

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Anesthesiologist Assistant Athletic Training Audiology Chiropractic Dentistry Dietetics Law Medicine Occupational Therapy Optometry Pathologists’ Assistant Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Podiatry Speech-Language Pathology Veterinary Medicine

6 Social & Behavioral Sciences

For a complete list of our academic programs, including 70 minors, visit uwm.edu/academics.


WHAT IT

Costs

2020-21 ESTIMATED YEARLY TUITION AND FEES

MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM (MSEP)

WISCONSIN RESIDENTS

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS

MINNESOTA RECIPROCITY

$9,598

$12,644*

$12,702**

ALL OTHER STATES

AVERAGE ROOM RATE

STANDARD MEAL PLAN

BOOKS AND OTHER CLASS MATERIALS

$21,168

$6,502****

$4,190****

$800

HOW TO AFFORD IT FAFSA:

$13,644***

* Illinois residents qualify for MSEP and the $1,000 Milwaukee Advantage Program award. ** Minnesota residents receive the $1,000 Milwaukee Advantage Program award in addition to Minnesota Reciprocity or MSEP. UWM always chooses the lower cost option for the student. *** Residents of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio have special pricing agreements through MSEP. **** A number of room and meal plan rates are available. The annual fees listed cover the cost of an average double room and the Level 2 meal plan. A residence hall room rate between $5,440 and $6,779 is the price range for 84.8% of University Housing residents at UWM. Rates and availability subject to change.

75% of UWM students receive financial aid – usually a combination of scholarships, loans, grants and work-study. To receive financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available Oct. 1, 2020, at fafsa.gov. Submit early; the FAFSA determines the types of financial aid you’re eligible for. uwm.edu/financialaid

SCHOLARSHIPS:

UWM awarded students more than $10 million in scholarships in 2018-19. Incoming freshmen admitted by Dec. 1, 2020, are considered for certain university scholarships. UWM’s schools and colleges offer a range of scholarships to students as well. Go to UWM’s Panther Scholarship Portal to learn more. uwm.edu/scholarships


$61,000 MEDIAN SALARY

for grads with bachelor’s degrees in 2017 —Bureau of Labor Statistics

4,121

scholarship recipients at UWM in 2018-19

191,000+ UWM alumni

NOTABLE ALUMNI Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Willem Dafoe, Oscar-nominated actor Kimberley Motley, international attorney Raquel Rutledge, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

SDF

Eric Haywood, writer and co-executive producer of “Empire”

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1,700+ COMPANIES recruit at UWM

7 FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES

Career AND CONNECTIONS Josh­­: Computer engineering major

Nisreen: Nursing major

Alyssa: Education major

Hired before graduation at Foxconn as an application systems engineer.

Hired before graduation at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center as a nurse.

Hired before graduation at Starms Early Childhood Center as a K3 teacher.

Delaney: Film major

Kiara: Finance major

Ryan: Biomedical sciences major

Interned at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee as a video intern.

Interned at Ambas Financial Services as an accounting intern.

Hired before graduation at Children’s Wisconsin as a medical technologist.

headquartered in metro Milwaukee

5+ INTERNSHIP AND CAREER FAIRS A YEAR uwm.edu/careerplan

A TOP-RANKED CITY FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADS —SmartAsset in 2020

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TOP INTERNSHIP SITES: American Family Insurance Aurora Health Care Cannes Film Festival Children’s Wisconsin Discovery World Disney

Jonatan

CLASS OF 2015, URBAN STUDIES MAJOR DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT AT LAYTON BOULEVARD WEST NEIGHBORS

My Education

“My urban studies and business admin classes taught me what to expect in community development and nonprofit management. I’m good at those things now because of my UWM education.”

EPIC Creative GE Healthcare Harley-Davidson Hoffman York Johnson Controls Kohl’s Corporate Manpower Group Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee County Zoo Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee Repertory Theater Milwaukee Police Department Northwestern Mutual Rockwell Automation Urban Ecology Center Tesla WEC Energy Group Workshop Architects


EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Alternative Spring Break: Be part of a service trip during your spring break. You’ll travel somewhere new and do valuable volunteer work. Clinical Experiences: Prepare for a future career in health care with hospital- and clinic-based learning experiences. Course-Based Projects: Do a class project with real-world application in partnership with local corporations and nonprofit organizations.

LEARN BY

Doing

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AT UWM

A well-rounded education doesn’t come from textbooks alone. We encourage all UWM students to build on what they learn in class with real-world experiences. Our students travel to other countries, do research, create startups, teach in Milwaukee classrooms and more. No matter what you choose to study, you can get experience in your field before graduation and leave UWM with a valuable degree and an impressive resume.

Fellowships: Receive tuition or aid from educational institutions, corporations or foundations to help you pursue study or research. Field Work: Apply what you’ve learned in class and get experience in your field working in local neighborhoods and communities. Internships: Take advantage of our surrounding city and get a true taste of what working in your future field may be like. Paid and for-credit internships are available. Nonprof-IT: Work on a project team and get credit for providing IT solutions to nonprofit organizations. 9

Jerry: Information science and technology major

Andrew: Theatre practices major

Joined Nonprof-IT program and helped create a website for Veterans for Diversity, a nonprofit that offers support for LGBTQ+ service members.

Runs theater workshops at Luther Manor, a retirement community, as a Student Artist in Residence.

3,700+

partnerships with businesses, nonprofits and other organizations

1,000+

annual undergrad research opportunities

360

ideas submitted to Startup Challenge since 2012


SOCIAL WORK MAJOR, JUNIOR CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Working on Campus

“I’m a program coordinator at UWM’s Women's Resource Center. I love it so much! I recently ran a program for first-generation women on campus to connect with other first-gen campus leaders.”

Student Artist in Residence Program: Share your creative practice in music, painting, sculpting, theater or dance with a residential community or nursing home in exchange for free room and board or a financial stipend. Student Employment: From being an RA in a residence hall to a graphic designer in a campus office, UWM offers plenty of paid work experiences. Startup Challenge: Join a team of students to develop a new business, app or invention with support from the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. Student Teaching: Step inside a Milwaukee classroom for valuable teaching experience and insight. Study Abroad: Get college credit as well as a life-changing experience while studying in another country. Undergraduate Research: No matter your major, you can research side by side with faculty and start contributing to your field even as a freshman.

uwm.edu/community

UWM.EDU

Mia

Service-Learning: An integral part of more than 75 UWM courses, service-learning brings students into communities to help with an identified need that also connects to coursework.

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THINK

Outside the Classroom ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT UWM Innovative ideas and problem-solving skills don’t just belong to business majors. The brand-new Lubar Entrepreneurship Center helps students in all disciplines develop the creativity and know-how to advance their careers. The LEC is where future teachers build education apps for the classroom, athletes patent inventions to improve performance and architecture students launch startups. Step inside the LEC and see where your talents might take you. uwm.edu/innovate

Loren: Marketing major

Aran: Computer science major

Started an all-natural, organic hair care company called LĂŤvor.

Created a card game as part of the Startup Challenge.


UNDERGRAD RESEARCH About half of UWM students graduate with research experience, which can involve data gathering, interviewing, coding, research design, analysis and more. Many research opportunities at UWM are paid positions, and some even involve travel. Students who get involved with research projects also forge strong mentorships with professors through the Office of Undergraduate Research. uwm.edu/undergrad-research

Bailey: English major

Isaac: Computer science major

Researched the portrayal of women as monsters in literature.

Researched trajectory tracking of an omnidirectional mobile robot.

Rene

GEOSCIENCES MAJOR, SOPHOMORE MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Why I Chose UW-Milwaukee

“UWM was affordable, and I was interested in the GO FoRWARD program, a summer program for students of color who may not have considered a geoscience major before.“

My Research

“My mentor, Scott, and I identify local rock samples, which he then uses to teach younger kids about geosciences. I’m also working in UWM’s Thomas Greene Geological Museum helping identify fossils from the Devonian era.“ 12


Marlee

ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES MAJOR, SENIOR ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA

UWM Was My First Choice

“The small campus was really appealing. I didn’t want to be stuck in a big lecture hall. UWM also has the only accredited architecture school in Wisconsin.”

Going to Paris

“I went to Paris for two months with a group of architecture students and a professor. It’s such a different culture. We really got immersed!”

Honors College

“The classes are challenging in a good way. They made me think hard about topics I would have never considered before.”


Bright Minds,

Bold Ideas HONORS COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD

Students get the best of both worlds in the Honors College: the personalized education of a small liberal arts college with the vast resources of a large research university. Students attend discussion-based Honors College seminars along with their regular UWM classes to earn an honors degree. Research, study abroad and independent projects further customize the Honors College experience. Other benefits include priority course registration, scholarship opportunities, access to a writing specialist and more. uwm.edu/honors UWM offers 170 study abroad programs each year across all disciplines. Study abroad for a few weeks in summer or UWinteriM, for a semester or for an academic year. Options include faculty-led programs, where you travel abroad in a study group with a UWM faculty member; exchange programs, where you attend a university abroad and take classes there; and internships. No matter what your interests are, there’s a life-changing study abroad option for you. uwm.edu/cie

STUDENT RESOURCES Accessibility Resource Center American Indian Student Center Black Student Cultural Center Career Planning and Resource Center Fostering Success at UWM Inclusive Excellence Center LGBTQ+ Resource Center Military and Veterans Resource Center Norris Health Center Office of Central Advising Panther Academic Support Services Roberto Hernández Center Southeast Asian American Student Center Student Success Center University Legal Clinic

35+

countries where students study abroad

600

students study abroad each year

15

maximum class size in Honors College

700

students in Honors College

Women’s Resource Center Writing Center uwm.edu/student-resources

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LIFE ON

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Campus


5 CAN’T-MISS CAMPUS EVENTS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS 1

Pantherfest: Kick off a new year at UWM! Fun activities during the day lead to the main event: a free concert for UWM students on the Summerfest grounds. Recent headliners include Khalid and Kesha.

2 Geek Week: Celebrate science, sci-fi, fantasy and all things nerdy with this week of fun programming and events. Look forward to guest speakers, STEM-themed city tours, trivia, interesting panels and more.

3

Annual Drag Show: Talented drag performers have been part of this campus tradition for more than 20 years. About 1,600 attendees marvel at the glam, and proceeds benefit the UWM LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

uwm.edu/student-life 4

Earth Week: Join our campus community in protecting our planet with an entire week of environmentally focused activities, including a film series, guest speakers, and river and trail cleanups.

300

student organizations

20+ sports clubs

5 STARS

Top-Rated LGBTQ-Friendly Campus —Campus Pride Index

5 Distinguished Lecture Series: Interesting people are always coming to campus. Past guests have included “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton and New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay.


104

acres of campus

Top 10

SPOTS WE LOVE ON CAMPUS 1

There are only two planetariums in the city – and one is on our campus. Stop by the Manfred Olson Planetarium Friday nights for a stargazing show.

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The Student Union is our campus hub where you’ll find coffee, places to eat, free movie screenings in the cinema, a bowling alley and more.

3

The Golda Meir Library’s five floors are jam-packed with books, special collections, study rooms and a recording booth. Plus, one of six Grind coffee shops.

4 The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center offers workshops, courses and networking opportunities to students of all disciplines.

26,000+ students


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places to eat on campus

18:1

student-to-teacher ratio

5 Find a whole bunch of student resources at Bolton Hall, from the Student Success Center to multicultural offices like the Roberto Hernández Center and the Black Student Cultural Center. 6 Take to the trails of Downer Woods, an 11-acre forest conveniently located on the north end of campus. 7 Whether you’re looking for the best place to take a selfie or a scenic spot to hang out with friends between classes, the UWM Fountain is a can’t-miss campus hub. 8 UWM students take center stage at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts student-run musicals, plays, concerts and dance performances. 9 No matter how you like to stay active, there’s something at the Klotsche Center for you. Join an intramural sports team, work out with weights and cardio machines or do a few laps in the pool. 10 At the Norris Health Center, students get easy access to primary health care providers, psychiatrists and licensed counselors.

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CAMPUS

Housing

CAMBRIDGE COMMONS: First-Year Students and Up Six minutes south of the main Kenwood campus via a free UWM shuttle service. Students who want or need easy access to a full kitchen (available on every floor). Convenience store and music practice rooms.

RIVERVIEW: First-Year Students and Up Six minutes south of the main Kenwood campus via a free UWM shuttle service. Students who want a balance between independence and being close to campus. Movie theater, game room and curated art gallery.

SANDBURG HALL: First-Year Students and Up On the main Kenwood campus, near Downer Woods and the Klotsche Center. Students who want to be within convenient walking distance of their classes. Coffee shop, cafeteria and movie theater.

Location

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Ideal For

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Special Features

Standard room layouts pictured above. See alternative layouts at uwm.edu/housing.


LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES (LLCs): Think of LLCs as communities within communities. Students are grouped together in the same part of a residence hall based on a shared interest, career choice or major. They take a class together and have activities and events centered on their LLC topic. Not only are LLCs a fast way for first-year students to make friends, but students who live in LLCs have higher GPAs.

ALL RESIDENCE HALLS INCLUDE: → 24/7 security → Fitness rooms → Laundry access → Free shuttle service to and

from the main Kenwood campus

→ Utilities include: internet, cable,

electric, heat and water

→ Regular social and educational

events hosted by student organizations

Learn more at uwm.edu/housing.

UPPER-LEVEL STUDENTS: Older UWM students have two more campus housing options: Purin Hall and Kenilworth Square. Purin Hall is for second-year students and up. Kenilworth Square is for thirdand fourth-year students, graduate students and students 21 or older.

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UNITED WE GO PANTHERS!

Roar

Cheer on the UWM Panthers at home athletics events. No matter which Panthers team is your favorite, UWM students get free admission to all home regular-season athletics events with a valid UWM ID.

UWM PANTHER ARENA Our men’s basketball team plays home games at the UWM Panther Arena downtown. The UWM student section features the MKE Party Deck, where students play games, enter giveaways and eat great food. The easiest way to get to UWM Panther Arena? Hop on our free shuttle! It drops off and picks up at Sandburg, Riverview and Cambridge residence halls.

MEN’S SPORTS

WOMEN’S SPORTS

BASEBALL

BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL

CROSS COUNTRY

CROSS COUNTRY

SOCCER

SOCCER

SWIMMING & DIVING

SWIMMING & DIVING

TENNIS

TRACK & FIELD

TRACK & FIELD VOLLEYBALL

15

NCAA Division I teams 21

61

NCAA Tournament appearances

142

conference championships

23

MLB draft picks

7

Horizon League all-sport trophies


Gaby

FINANCE AND MARKETING DOUBLE MAJOR, SENIOR CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Why I Chose UW-Milwaukee

“I was really excited to play D1 soccer, and UWM was the perfect fit: close enough to home that my parents can visit to see me play but far enough away that I’ve gained a lot of independence.“

Academics

“Student athletes have dedicated study hours, which is helpful with the college transition. I’m also in the Honors College; I like how close you get with the professors.”

City Life

“Milwaukee is like a condensed version of Chicago. It’s not as crowded, it’s cheaper to live here and you get all the benefits of city life. I love the music scene here.“


Top 10

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT MILWAUKEE

12+

60+

museums

festivals and events every year

1 Lake Michigan! Hit the beach for a game of volleyball or a bracing, yet refreshing, dip in the lake. 2 Root for the home team at a Bucks, Brewers or Admirals game. Or go off the beaten path and catch a Brewcity Bruisers roller derby bout. 3 For 15 days in fall, Milwaukee hosts the Milwaukee Film Festival, which showcases more than 300 films, from cult classics to new favorites. 4

Colorful and awe-inspiring murals by local artists are scattered throughout the city. Stroll through an entire gallery at Black Cat Alley.

THE MIDWEST’S 23

1,400

acres of beaches and lakefront parks

Coolest City

– VOGUE MAGAZINE


A TOP-RANKED CITY FOR COLLEGE GRADS TO START THEIR CAREERS – ZIPRECRUITER IN 2018 5 There’s a reason Milwaukee’s nickname is City of Festivals. Celebrations are held throughout the year, from long running ones like Summerfest and Bastille Days to newcomers like Newaukee Night Market. 6

Summer in Milwaukee means free outdoor music concerts all season. Jazz in the Park and the Skyline Music Series are citywide favorites.

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Our city has award-winning restaurants and a small army of food trucks, so whether you’re a total foodie or just want to eat the best street taco of your life, there’s something here for your taste buds.

8 Be part of Milwaukee’s bicycle community with annual events like the Santa Cycle Rampage (where cyclists dress as Santa) and the Riverwest 24 (a 24-hour bike race).

120+

miles of Milwaukee County bike trails

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IN 2018 Photo courtesy of VISIT Milwaukee

Coffee aficionados have their pick of dozens of coffee shops and roasters, including Anodyne, Colectivo and Stone Creek Coffee.

10 Wander through the galleries at the Milwaukee Art Museum, or walk the gas-lit Streets of Old Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Public Museum.


WELCOME TO THE

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Neighborhood


FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD HOT SPOTS Downer Avenue is just south of campus. Stop for pizza at Pizza Man, see what’s new at the Downer Theatre and browse the bookshelves at Boswell – all on one block.

uwm.edu/aboutmke

Brady Street features eight blocks of diverse restaurants (from Thai to tacos), colorful shops and historic businesses that reflect the neighborhood’s cultural heritage.

Bradford Beach is five minutes south of campus and a popular spot for sun, volleyball, lake breezes and delicious frozen custard. You may even spot a surfer or two taking on the waves.

Lake Park is the perfect oasis in the city. It was designed by the same architect who planned NYC’s Central Park. Take a nature walk, go for a run or visit North Point Lighthouse.

58,700+

hours of community service by students

U-PASS: Show your student ID and U-PASS card for no-charge access on every Milwaukee County Transit System bus, from local routes to the Freeway Flyer.

uwm.edu/transportation

B.O.S.S.: From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., call for a free B.O.S.S. shuttle ride or request one via the TapRide app to get home safely after an evening study session. uwm.edu/boss

Prowl Line: Hop on this daily shuttle that takes students from the main campus to east side residence halls, like Cambridge Commons and Riverview, and back.

Walking: Your own two feet are an easy way to get around campus. UWM offers S.A.F.E. Walkers – call their office, and someone will walk with you wherever you need to go.

UWM.EDU

YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING AROUND

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UWM at

Waukesha and Washington County

A TWO-YEAR DEGREE CLOSE TO HOME

VISIT OUR BRANCH CAMPUSES

Students choose UWM’s branch campuses for their small class sizes, convenient location and affordable tuition. Whether you attend the Waukesha or Washington County campus, you’ll graduate with an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and a strong start toward a bachelor’s degree. Each branch campus offers a range of student clubs to join, as well as student resources like academic advising and tutoring services. Plus, students at these campuses get to enjoy some of UWM’s most popular student traditions, including Pantherfest. And when you’re ready, it’s easy to transfer to UW-Milwaukee or another four-year university. Learn more at uwm.edu/generalstudies.

Tours are available at the branch campuses multiple times per month and by appointment. There are also a range of virtual visit options available, including live Q&A panels with current students, live presentations with admissions advisors and prerecorded info sessions. Explore everything our branch campuses have to offer at uwm.edu/visituwm. Tour UWM at Waukesha or UWM at Washington County and… → Learn about 25+ offered subject areas. → Talk to current students and professors. → Attend sample classes and meet with advisors. → Ask questions about the credit transfer process and financial aid.

AN AFFORDABLE START TO A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE

2020-21 ESTIMATED YEARLY TUITION AND FEES

WISCONSIN RESIDENTS

MINNESOTA

ALL OTHER STATES

COST PER CREDIT

(Waukesha and Washington County)

(Waukesha and Washington County)

(Waukesha and Washington County)

(Waukesha and Washington County)

$5,154*

$5,270*

$12,724*

$214.75

* Tuition cost of 12-18 credits. Students can take a maximum of 18 credits per semester.

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Dennis

PURSUING MARKETING, SOPHOMORE WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN

Why I Chose UWM at Waukesha

“I wasn’t sure if college was for me, but UWM at Waukesha was close to home, so I thought I’d try it out. Within my first week here, I loved school for the first time in my life. It felt like I was choosing my own journey instead of having it chosen for me.“

The Community

“The community is super welcoming, and I’m proud of my work rebooting the African American Union. But I’m also excited to transfer to the main campus in fall and really focus on getting my bachelor’s degree.“

UWM at Waukesha

UWM at Washington County

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Bri

POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR, SENIOR MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Why I Chose UW-Milwaukee

“During my campus tour, UWM immediately felt different. Our tour guide was bilingual, so my mom could get her questions answered in Spanish. My heart was like: You’re going to love it here.“

My Internship

“I loved my internship at the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. I want to be a civil rights lawyer one day, so this kind of real-world experience is really helpful.“

Student Advice

“You’ll get what you put in, so be involved! We have 300 student orgs to check out. UWM is the place to step out of your comfort zone and write your own story.“


How to Apply NEW FRESHMEN

Step 1: Complete your application. You can apply online using either the UW-System Application at apply.wisconsin.edu or Common App at commonapp.org.

Learn more about the application process: uwm.edu/undergrad-admission

Step 2: Pay $25 application fee.

Unable to apply online? Call us at 414-229-2222 for more options.

Step 3: Send ACT/SAT scores (if you’re under 21) and official high school transcript to UWM if you have them. UWM will accept unofficial high school transcripts and self-reported test scores as well. If you indicated you’d like to pursue test optional admissions review on your application, you will not be required to submit ACT/SAT scores.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Step 1: Complete application online: apply.wisconsin.edu. If you’re currently attending another school, complete the “Courses in Progress” section.

For more questions: uwm.edu/contact

Step 2: Pay $25 application fee – unless you’re transferring from a UW campus or re-entering UWM.

Interested in our branch campuses? UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington County offer a two-year degree and a valuable start to a fouryear degree. Go online to learn more: uwm.edu/generalstudies.

Step 3: Send official high school and all postsecondary transcripts to UWM. Transferring from a Wisconsin technical college or another UW System campus? Learn how credits transfer: ted.uwm.edu.

2020-21 Timeline AUG. 1

Admission applications begin to be accepted for Fall 2021.

Mail any paperwork to: Undergraduate Admissions P.O. Box 749 Milwaukee, WI 53201

SEPT. 1

Admission decisions begin for Fall 2021.

OCT. 1

FAFSA available; admission application priority deadline for Spring 2021.*

DEC. 1

Admission applications due for Spring 2021; financial aid priority deadline.*

MARCH 1 Admission application priority deadline for Fall 2021.*

MAY 1

Confirmation deposit and housing contract due for Fall 2021.**

* These are priority deadlines. Applications continue to be accepted until capacity or final deadline is reached. ** The housing contract does not apply to UWM at Waukesha or UWM at Washington County students. 30 Information current as of June 2020.


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