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ACADEMICS AT UWM
You'll find small class sizes, unique programs and 90 majors to choose from at UWM. Our faculty are leading experts in their fields, as well as caring mentors who will know you by name. Their connections to industry and community organizations will help you get started in your career. A UWM education is the perfect combination of classroom learning and real-world experience.
h Students get hands-on learning through internships, study abroad, entrepreneurship programs and more.
h UWM offers more than 1,000 undergrad research opportunities each year to students in all disciplines.
h UWM's metamajors program allows students to explore multiple majors before declaring one.
h Accelerated master's programs and the UWM Honors College are available to high-achieving students.
For a complete list of our more than 200 academic programs, visit uwm.edu/academics.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT ON CAMPUS
Accessibility Resource Center: Request disability accomodations, like interpreting and captioning services, and get connected to other equal-access resources.
Center for Student Experience & Talent: Get one-onone help with cover letters, resumes and interview prep. Plus, find job opportunities and attend career fairs.
Office of Central Advising: Connect with your academic advisor, who can help you choose classes, access campus resources and more.
Learn more at uwm.edu/student-resources.
"As an art education major, I have to be a jack-of-all-trades, but I was nervous about taking photography for the first time. Allison’s teaching approach turned something daunting into something I was excited about. It was a huge weight off my shoulders."
Advice for New Students
“I always tell people to go to the Union. I promise you’ll find at least 20 other people excited about the same things as you. There are student orgs for everything, like an anime club and a Dungeons & Dragons club. There are environmentalism clubs, multicultural clubs, Greek life, you name it.”
Pathway Advising: Students still figuring out what to major in receive advising to help them find the career that's right for them.
Student Success Center: Drop in on weekly review sessions for large lecture classes, meet with peer mentors, and get one-on-one and small group tutoring.
Writing Center: Meet one-on-one (in person or virtually) with a trained writing tutor for writing help in any subject, on any project and at any level.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
UWM embraces diversity in all of its manifestations, including who we are, how we think and what we do. We seek to provide equitable access to opportunities for students, staff and faculty from every background. Our highest aspiration is to create a campus climate that is welcoming and promotes a sense of belonging in everyone.
FIND COMMUNITY ON CAMPUS:
American Indian Student Center: This center provides a circle of student-centered support, a place to socialize with the community and connections to campus resources.
Black Student Cultural Center: African and African American students are supported through one-on-one dialogue, social networking and academic workshops.
Inclusive Excellence Center: A space dedicated to serving Dreamers, first-generation students and multicultural need-based students.
LGBTQ+ Resource Center: Connect with LGBTQ+ student leaders and allies, make friends and celebrate your identity.
Military and Veterans Resource Center: Serving a top military-friendly school, this center helps students transition from service to campus life.
Roberto Hernández Center: Latino students connect with one-on-one academic support, enjoy cultural events on campus and benefit from leadership and volunteer opportunities.
Southeast Asian American Student Center: This center's mission is to provide culturally sensitive programs and activities for Southeast Asian American students at UWM.
Women’s Resource Center: A range of programs are available, including awareness events, a film festival, book clubs and more. Learn more at uwm.edu/support-centers.
For the most up-to-date information about housing, tuition and other costs, visit uwm.edu/cost-aid.
UW-Milwaukee is nestled in the heart of the city's upper east side, a residential, tree-lined community and one of Milwaukee's safest neighborhoods. We're near great restaurants, small businesses, independent movie theaters and plenty of coffee shops. (And UWM is only five minutes from Bradford Beach!) It's easy to get around, too, whether that means renting a Bublr bike, hopping on a bus with a free bus pass or enjoying the sights on foot.
ALL FOUR UWM RESIDENCE HALLS HAVE:
h Fitness rooms
h Laundry access
h 24/7 security
h Free shuttle service between residence halls and main campus.
h Utilities, including internet, cable, electric, heat and water
h Regular social and educational events hosted by student organizations.
LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES (LLCs):
UWM offers students the opportunity to live in different LLCs within the residence halls. Students in each LLC share common interests or majors. LLCs can ease the transition to college life and often bring about lifelong friendships. Learn more at uwm.edu/housing.
Career AND CONNECTIONS
Chris: Architectural studies major Interned at Eppstein Uhen Architects, where he worked on a project for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Hope: Marketing major Hired before graduation at Northwestern Mutual as a data literacy and upskilling project manager.
Cedrick: Health care administration major Interned at Advocate Aurora Health, where he helped the strategy and operations team plan and direct health services.
6 FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES
headquartered in Milwaukee area
A TOP-RANKED CITY FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADS
UWM offers a wide range of scholarships to first-year and transfer students, including the Chancellor's Merit Scholarship, which is renewable for up to four years and offers a total award of $2,000-$6,000 based on GPA. Qualifying students receive the Chancellor's Merit Scholarship automatically upon enrollment. UWM's schools and colleges also offer scholarships. UWM's FAFSA code is: 003896. uwm.edu/scholarships
HOW TO Apply
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: Apply using the UW System Application or the Common App. uwm.edu/apply
TRANSFER STUDENTS: Apply at apply.wisconsin.edu. Official high school and college transcripts are required. Set up an individual credit transfer evaluation: uwm.edu/admissionscounselors.
To learn more about applying to UWM, visit uwm.edu/undergrad-admission.
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UWM hosts daily tours and campus events throughout the year for students and their families. Students who want to explore UWM from home can also view our virtual tour.
Check out all our visit options and sign up for a campus tour at: uwm.edu/visituwm