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“My friends and I use the UPass to hop a bus or rent bikes. … We skate all over the
“I live in Riverwest with two roommates and definitely
city. When you’re a student, you can get anywhere,
music and hangin’ at coffee shops.
dig it! It’s diverse. … I play in a band—jazz; love
cheap. Getting downtown, the Third Ward, Brady Street, any spot on the East Side is easy. … Coming to
“On campus—besides my classes and studying abroad
a bigger city gives me so many opportunities.
in Ireland, I’ve been a mentor in the First Year Center, a Campus Ambassador, a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters and an Earth Science class note-taker for the Student Accessibility Center. Right now, I’m matched up with a student from South Korea as a conversation partner. I help her with English and vice versa.”
Sean Hanley, ’10 Communication major Peace Studies Certificate Campus and city-life fanatic
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“Designing as efficiently as possible, such as using less energy and experimenting with day-lighting techniques, is great perspective my architecture professors are teaching me. … After a big design project, I like to go to the lakefront to release studio stress.” Long Chang, ’10 McNair Scholar Architectural Studies major School of Architecture & Urban Planning
“Location and diversity were big factors for me when choosing UWM. … Initially I was going into pathology but then switched to finance. In our economy, I’d love to help people achieve their financial goals. … I’m active in the Student Investment Club and am taking advanced business courses that will allow me the chance to network with CEOs.”
Jasmine Ridgell, ’11 Finance major Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
“What inspires me most about my professors is how involved their lives are in dance. … We absorb their passion for dance every day in class. … My most impressive learning experience at UWM was when I went on a dance study-abroad trip to Brazil. … I also like that Milwaukee has lots of opportunities for artists outside of campus.”
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Lauren Hafner Addison, ’09 Dance and Music major Peck School of the Arts
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Academics With a world-class faculty deeply engaged in teaching and research, UWM’s 10 schools and colleges offer more than 120 undergraduate majors and sub-majors, giving you hundreds of career options. Uniquely situated in a major metropolitan area, UWM provides access to diverse career connections: employment, internships, mentors, professional organizations and more. Visit www4.uwm.edu/academics.
artists enroll in its intensive, innovative programs: dance, art education, experimental film and more. Peck is the second-largest arts presenter in Milwaukee, staging more than 350 events yearly. • Art • Art Education • Dance • Film • Inter-Arts • Music • Music Education • Theatre • Theatre Education
“Reasoning versus memorizing information is what I enjoy about the Honors College. The small class size is also good for getting to know people. … I’m concerned about the planet and want to protect the Lake. I saw a poster on campus for the Office of Undergraduate Research and checked it out. Now I’m investigating invasive species and the ecosystem through work with a professor at UWM’s Great Lakes WATER Institute.”
Ulrike Galasinski, ’11 Geographic Information Systems and Biology major French minor Honors College student
Architecture and Urban Planning The School of Architecture and Urban Planning is home to the only accredited program of architecture in the state. The school offers workshops, studios and internship opportunities with firms in Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis, and also runs a program at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin. More than half its students study abroad. • Architectural Studies
Peck school of The Arts The Peck School of the Arts is the only school in the University of Wisconsin System dedicated exclusively to the arts. From around the world, new and established
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Sheldon B. Lubar school of Business Home to Wisconsin’s first MBA program, the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business offers students a definite edge. UWM’s location in the economic heart of the state provides opportunities to intern and work with more than 150 businesses—including corporate leaders such as Kohler Company, Northwestern Mutual and Johnson Controls. • Accounting • Finance • Global Studies • Human Resource Management • Management Information Systems • Marketing • Supply Chain and Operations Management
Education UWM’s School of Education graduates more teachers than any other college or university in Wisconsin, and offers students a unique opportunity for an urban experience in more than 200 area schools and community programs. Four programs focused on American Sign Language are offered nowhere else in the state. • Community Education (noncertified) • Curriculum and Instruction • Education • Educational Studies (noncertified)
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Academics Engineering and Applied Science UWM is one of two public universities in Wisconsin offering programs in engineering through the Ph.D. level. Students have access to internships and co-ops with leading companies—including Harley-Davidson, Rockwell Automation, Briggs & Stratton and GE Healthcare—plus research opportunities with internationally recognized faculty, normally reserved for graduate students.
“We are planting edible plants on the harsher conditions of the green roof with varying amounts of organic fertilizer
Therapeutic and Human Movement Sciences • Athletic Training • Communication Sciences and Disorders • Kinesiology (Exercise and Fitness, Health and Fitness Management, Kinesiology including emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy) • Occupational Studies Biomedical Sciences and Diagnostics • Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Biomedical Sciences, Cytotechnology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Technology, Public Health Microbiology, Radiologic Technology)
to find the best growing conditions. I was searching for good field experience and I found it. … You learn straight from the professors and even from students who have taken the hard classes and can help you through them. … I greatly appreciate the SURF grant from UWM that allows students to get paid while doing undergraduate research.” Ryan Goetz, ’10 Conservation and Environmental Science major College of Letters and Science
• Applied Mathematics and Computer Science • Civil Engineering • Computer Engineering • Computer Science • Electrical Engineering • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering • Materials Engineering • Mechanical Engineering
health Sciences The UWM College of Health Sciences is the largest in Wisconsin, offering the greatest number of health-related degree programs. Many of its programs are nationally recognized, having achieved the highest accreditation possible. Programs and diverse internship opportunities here in Milwaukee give students an edge in preparing for high-demand careers. Health Care Administration and Informatics • Health Care Administration
Information Studies UWM offers the only Information Resources program in Wisconsin, designed to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and changing technological society. Students come away from this interdisciplinary experience with a broad base of knowledge, from information architecture to applications of the Internet. • Information Resources
Letters and Science The largest of UWM’s schools and colleges is home to the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and pre-professional programs. Looking for an intellectual challenge? Freshman Seminars are small classes taught by top UWM faculty, offering plenty of interaction. (Continued on page 7)
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“When people talk about great teachers they’ve had, I want to be in that group. … I worked in two highly respected Milwaukee public schools and my co-operating teachers have been very supportive. … Having a strong identity of myself as being multiethnic makes me want to be in the classroom for other mixed-race students so they can see themselves in their teacher.”
Dana Baldwin, ’09 Education major School of Education
“He [internationally known researcher and innovator Pradeep Rohatgi] told anyone who took the class that we could ask questions, seek extra help and get research experience—if we wanted it—on campus. … Now I’m working on commercial aircraft as an engineer at The Boeing Company.”
Heidi Dugan, ’09 Materials Engineering major College of Engineering and Applied Science
“The first in my family to go from high school through college, I’m really proud. … Last semester, I worked with one of my Health Sciences professors on a human movement study and I got a taste of what our professors do outside the classroom. … My next step is applying to a graduate program in physical therapy.”
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Jose Crespo, ’09 Kinesiology major College of Health Sciences
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“As a S.A.F.E. Walker, we try to talk to the students on the streets and let them know we are looking out for them, through escorts and checking on their welfare. … My career goals are to get involved in local law enforcement and hopefully become a DEA special agent someday.”
Ian Audas-Anderson, ’10 Criminal Justice major Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
“The atmosphere here—there’s so much opportunity—the potential you have here is limitless. … I started a School of Information Studies undergraduate organization and we have a voice in the school. … The faculty is more than willing to go above and beyond to help you extend yourself.”
Jim Schultz, ’12 Information Resources major School of Information Studies
“This is where I’m meant to be. Having battled Crohn’s Disease gives me a unique view. I want to make an impact like a lot of my nurses did for me. … As an undergraduate, I worked at the Medical College of Wisconsin on a national children’s environmental health study and as a research assistant on a national children’s asthma study at the Center for Urban Population Health.”
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Julie Katrichis, ’09 Nursing major College of Nursing
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Academics Letters and Science Majors
Humanities • Art History and Criticism • Classics • Communication • Comparative Literature • English • Film Studies • French • German • Italian • Jewish Studies • Linguistics • Philosophy • Spanish • Religious Studies • Russian
UWM boasts the largest nursing program in Wisconsin, combining a strong grounding in humanities and science with clinical experience in more than 130 community health care agencies. The College is nationally known for two community nursing centers providing health care to the underinsured and uninsured. • Nursing
“It’s an awesome feeling. … As an undergraduate and aspiring scientist, I’m purifying enzymes for my research professor, which is part of a nitrogen cycle. If successful, it will develop an environmentally friendly product. … I realize how cool this is—to have the opportunity to have direct access to my professor and Ph.D. participant.”
Bilal Sayyed, ’10 Biochemistry major Office of Undergraduate Research student
Natural Sciences • Actuarial Science • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science • Applied Mathematics and Physics • Atmospheric Science • Biochemistry • Biological Sciences • Chemistry • Conservation and Environmental Science • Course in Chemistry • Geosciences • Mathematics • Microbiology • Physics Social Sciences • Africology • Anthropology • Economics • Geography • Global Studies • History • International Studies • Journalism and Media Communication • Organizational Administration • Political Science • Psychology • Sociology • Women’s Studies Pre-Professional Programs • Chiropractic • Dentistry • Law • Medicine • Optometry • Pharmacy • Physician Assistant • Podiatry • Veterinary Medicine
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Helen Bader School of social welfare The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is one of the few institutions in the country to combine social work and criminal justice under one roof, with field placements for UWM students at more than 250 agencies throughout metropolitan Milwaukee. • Criminal Justice • Social Work
Looking for a challenge? UWM’s Honors College offers the benefits of a small liberal arts college within a major research university, with top-flight faculty teaching seminars limited to 15 students (www4.uwm.edu/honors; 414.229.4658). In UWM’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), you’ll work side by side with faculty on cutting-edge research in science, technology and the humanities (our.uwm.edu; 414-229-6041).
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access to success Access to Success is a campuswide
join a student organization, connect to mentors and peers—are more likely to be successful during their first year.
commitment to help students achieve greater success, especially during their first year. The goals and actions of Access to Success are embraced by the entire UWM community through initiatives starting with recruitment and ending with graduation!
The First Year Center is your “one-stop shop” for information on valuable campus resources. You’ll learn how to get plugged in to your new environment, network and make lasting relationships that will help you be a successful college student. Find out more at www4.uwm.edu/access_success.
It’s a fact that students who get involved right away—meet with their academic advisors, seek out tutoring, take advantage of new learning opportunities,
“I encourage freshmen to come in at least once a semester—early and often—especially September or October. … We are connections to help guide students to success. The stronger the relationship, the more effective we are. … Our discussions are more than just course selection, but also career path. We can help customize your education and develop a plan unique to your situation. That’s the key.”
Howard Spearman, Ph.D. Senior Academic Advisor Multicultural Student Coordinator
“Nothing is more intimidating than being at a place where the only person you have is yourself and maybe a few friends from high school. … I took the advice of my advisor and took a Freshman Seminar transition course, where I ended up bonding with a group and meeting my best friend. Don’t be afraid to join something just because you don’t know anybody. Chances are they’re in the same boat.”
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Melanie Young, ’12 Undecided major Freshman Seminar student
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“Every freshman is given a mentor at UWM. … The First Year Center primarily serves
as a first stop for students. … A student once came to me regarding an English paper. I was able to give him tips and connect him to the Writing Center and the Tutoring and Academic Resource Center. He sent me an e-mail saying he ended up with an ‘A’ in the class. … Passing on the feeling of community support to the next year of students is important to me. So far, I’ve been a mentor for over 300 UWM freshmen.”
Samuel Pacetti, ’12 Biological Sciences major French minor First Year Center Mentor
“Coming out of high school I was shy, and one of my biggest challenges is procrastination. When I don’t feel like doing my work, sometimes I visit the First Year Center and my mentor helps me break out of that mode. … During Campus Kickoff [first week of campus activities], I met my mentor at the Speed Meet event. Since then, she’s sent me e-mails about other events. … It’s helped a lot—meeting people at bowling nights and the Halloween event. … I was trying to get information on studying abroad and she’s connected me to the right people. I’m hoping to go to China my junior year. ”
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Reuel Edwards ’12 Accounting major Mentee and active First Year Center student
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“I saw an academic benefit and joined the student chapter of the National Society of Black
I like smaller classes, but I felt like he was teaching to me in his class. Sitting in the front row helped.
Engineers because I have older role models in the same major as me who give me tips and advice. … I usually
“UWM fits my persona to do new and different things.
work on homework or study for a class two to four hours
It was a pleasant surprise that there’s so much to do
a week before and after I go to class. … Designing
on campus. I go to Multicultural Student Center events,
software and working on the inside of computers would
hang out in the Union and Recreation Center, play
be interesting careers to me.
video games in Sandburg [Residence Halls]. … Went to PANTHERFEST and thought the music was incredible.
“Favorite classes were Calculus 231 and Computer Science. That professor was really a standout. Usually
“Yes, college is affordable. I work part time; have a loan, three grants and a scholarship.”
Jasper Mayzik, ’12 Computer Engineering major Dean’s List student Member, UWM Chapter, National Society of Black Engineers
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College life UWMâ€™s main campus is a compact 93 acres â€“ about nine city blocks. Packed into that space are two movie theaters, three performance venues, 15 places to eat (some featuring vegetarian/vegan fare and local produce), a bowling alley, billiards tables, workout rooms, a planetarium, 15 NCAA Division 1 teams (go Panthers!) and more (such as, yes, lecture halls, classrooms, labs, libraries and a bookstore).
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Whatever your interest, fun is easy to find. Your first
University has to offer. PANTHERFEST caps off the week:
week on campus, kick back with Campus Kickoffâ€”a
Itâ€™s a welcome-back party that draws thousands of
full week of activities designed to help you meet new
students and alumni to the Summerfest grounds for
friends, explore the campus and learn about all the
big-name entertainment, games, food and fireworks.
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City Life College is a time to learn and experience; to stretch your mind and imagination. It’s also a time to make new friends and have fun. Experience everything the city has to offer. UWM’s home base on Milwaukee’s beautiful East Side is just blocks from Lake Michigan and a 15-minute bus trip from downtown Milwaukee (hop on for free with your student UPass; many buses also are equipped with bike racks).
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Milwaukee is known as the City of Festivals, offering a
Bastille Days, Indian Summer and more. Of course,
lineup of great music, food and entertainment all year
the biggest celebration of all is Summerfest, the world’s
long. Many of the festivals celebrate the city’s
largest music festival.
diversity—Festa Italiana, PrideFest, Mexican Fiesta,
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“My advisor sent us to the UWM Career Fair, which is where I connected with Harley-Davidson. … I started with a full-time co-op and they kept me on as a paid intern. … It’s been really cool working on bikes with their mechanical engineers, not to mention gaining the networking connection at Harley.”
Brandon Pollack, ’09 Mechanical Engineering major Harley-Davidson Motor Company intern
“I want to give back to the women in the central city where I grew up. … It’s cool that UWM offers a broad spectrum of hospitals to choose from. … Tummy aches to surgeries, I’ve done everything a nurse does (with supervision) at many places: Columbia St. Mary’s; the Silver Spring Community Nursing Center; the Milwaukee Health Department; and now Children’s Hospital.”
Chante Strelke, ’09 Nursing major Student nurse at Children’s Hospital
“I wasn’t sure what type of opportunity I’d have at UWM, but honestly, I don’t think I would have received the exposure and experiences that I have from any other university. … The two major projects that I am working on are the divestiture accounting for a major SCJ business and developing a reconciliation process for historical deductions for our main client.”
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Jacqueline Martinez, ’10 Finance Major SC Johnson intern
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Learning Beyond the Classroom As a student at UWM, you have all the resources of a vibrant, growing metropolitan area at
hundreds of local businesses and arts organizations—
your fingertips—including many opportunities to gain
Johnson Controls and Harley-Davidson—connect you to
professional experience prior to graduation. Statistics tell
real-life experiences in an exciting, energetic setting. Our
us that two out of three Wisconsin jobs are located right
faculty connections provide access and recommendations
here in the Southeastern Wisconsin/Metro Milwaukee
to companies that prepare you for the world beyond
area. Internships, programs and partnerships with
including industry leaders such as Northwestern Mutual,
“Unbelievable experience!… I’ve written a story that aired on the news
and followed reporters on the job. … UWM has a reputation for putting good interns in good places. … Great faculty who are well connected to top organizations and businesses in Milwaukee.”
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Michael Peppers, ’10
Journalism major Today’s TMJ4-TV intern
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“On the first day, I made my closest friends in RiverView [Residence Hall]. …
“Our LLC professor knows our environment. He’s
There are about 30 students on my floor and about 20
Danny Glover, gotten us involved with helping art
of them are concentrated in the art area. Our Resident
students in Milwaukee Public Schools and working
Assistants are in our major and most of us signed up
together on a public art piece for Milwaukee.
brought in different art lecturers, taken us to see
for the Living Learning Community [LLC] for visual art. We’re all together, all of the time. If it’s an early class,
“I have two mentors. An LLC upperclassman who lets
we’ve been known to roll out of bed and go to class in
us know about art shows, exhibits, concerts and
pajamas. LLCs are held right in the residence halls and
multicultural events that people can do as a group.
seem to bolster a sense of community.
The other is from the First Year Center. To get to know Milwaukee, she took us to Bradford Beach. We also did tie-dyeing together.”
Flannery “Fly” Steffens, ’12 Art Education major Theatre minor Student Housing Administrative Council President
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housing On-Campus Housing
Looking to join the nearly 4,300 UWM students who will live in university housing in fall 2010? Our four residence halls (Cambridge Commons, Purin, RiverView and Sandburg) house mostly first-year students in suite-style housing. Each suite (four to six people) has single-, double- and/or triple-occupancy rooms with a shared bathroom. Residents have access to a variety of dining and activity options in all complexes. University Housing provides free shuttle service between residence halls. Transfer students and upperclassmen may choose to live at Kenilworth Square Apartments.
BEDROOM 1 VANITY
More information, including virtual tours of all buildings, is available at universityhousing.uwm.edu. Check back often for information about Cambridge Commons, scheduled to open in fall 2010. As a university housing resident, you will have the chance to join a Living Learning Community (LLC). An LLC integrates your in-class work with the residence hall environment. Members of an LLC are assigned rooms on the same floor, take at least one class together and participate in special events that enhance their learning outside the classroom. More than 10 LLCs are currently being offered – check out the current options at LLC.uwm.edu.
Sample of a RiverView suite
Applying for On-Campus Housing
First-year students are not required to live in university housing at UWM, but it is an extremely popular option, with demand annually exceeding available space. If you are interested in university housing, apply simply by answering “yes” to the question, “Do you plan to live on campus?” on the Application for Admission form. If you answer “no” or leave it blank, you will not be eligible for university housing. Rooms are assigned to new incoming students on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you send in your Application for Admission the better your chance of securing a place in the residence halls. The earliest date for application to UWM for incoming freshmen is September 15 of your senior year (see page 22).
Semester II and Summer Housing
If you would like to live in university housing beginning in the second semester or during summer sessions, you should complete a housing application online at universityhousing.uwm.edu.
Sample of a Sandburg suite
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Live in the vibrant neighborhoods surrounding campus! More than 6,000 students call this area home. Youâ€™ll experience all that the city has to offer right in your own backyard, and still enjoy the benefits of campus life a few blocks away. The UWM Neighborhood Housing Office (NHO) provides direct outreach and advising to help students find quality off-campus housing and roommates through education, referral and support. The NHO promotes healthy living and civic responsibility to connect students with UWM and the surrounding neighborhoods. The NHO Website includes an online listing service of rental units, individuals looking for roommates, rooms for rent, subleases and general off-campus living information. Off-campus properties are not inspected or approved by the University. See neighborhoodhousing.uwm.edu.
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The NHO also provides tips on searching for housing and assists you in getting to know the UWM neighborhoods, greater Milwaukee area and campus resources. In addition, the office is responsible for the Community Outreach and Assistance to Student Tenants (COAST) Leaders program. These Leaders are students hired, trained, supported and supervised by the NHO to serve as peer educators and resources for identified student neighborhoods. COAST Leaders also have the opportunity to program, network and communicate with their neighbors, including student tenants, landlords and long-term residents, to create a stronger sense of community for all. If you would like to set up an appointment with an NHO representative to learn more about housing options in the community, or if you have questions, please call 414.229.6999, stop by the NHO office in the UWM Union, room WG85, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Apply to uwm Freshman Admission Expectations
UWM is committed to excellence and access. We look for evidence of solid academic preparation, motivation and the potential for further intellectual development. Each application receives a comprehensive review. If you are an exceptionally strong student, you’ll find plenty of company here, with lots of opportunities for academic challenge. But we also admit students from many backgrounds and with differing levels of academic preparation. The key question is: Do you have the potential for academic success here at UWM? To help determine this, we look at a number of factors: • High school graduation (or the equivalent). • Academic preparation, as evidenced by your pattern of high school coursework, GPA, grades in specific courses, class rank (if available) and other information from your high school transcript. • ACT or SAT scores. • Other relevant information you provide on the application form to give us a better picture of who you are. Be sure to fill out the application completely, because we read it very carefully! Some of our programs have more stringent academic requirements than others. Go to ww4.uwm.edu/ academics/schools_colleges.cfm for complete information on special requirements.
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Transfer Admission Expectations
UWM is the most popular transfer destination in the UW System. For admission with a pre-major classification, most programs require a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on at least 12 attempted transferable credits. Applicants with fewer than 12 transferable credits will be evaluated based on their high school record. Admission to the University does not necessarily guarantee admission to your major or program. To gain admission to your major, you will need to meet specific GPA and credit requirements. Go to uwm.edu/ugbulletin for more info.
Applications are accepted beginning September 15, 2009, for fall 2010 admission. For most programs, applications are accepted until July 1 for the fall term (December 1 for the spring term), or until enrollment capacity has been reached, whichever comes first. However, some programs have much earlier deadlines. Students interested in Architecture or Nursing should apply by January 1 for fall (November 1 for spring). For Visual Art or Music, apply by March 15. On-campus housing availability is limited, with housing contracts generally awarded to admitted students based on the date they applied for admission. If you are interested in on-campus housing, apply early.
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How to Apply to UWM
New Freshmen • Complete, sign and submit the online UW System Application for Undergraduate Admission at apply.wisconsin.edu. • Pay the $44 application fee. • Request that your ACT/SAT scores and high school transcript be sent to: Department of Enrollment Services, P.O. Box 749, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Transfer Students • Complete the UW System Application for Undergraduate Admission at apply.wisconsin.edu. • If you apply electronically, you will have to mail official transcripts from your high school and from all postsecondary institutions attended. If you are attending another college or university at the time you apply, be sure to complete the “Courses in Progress” section on the application form.
• The $44 application fee is required except from degree candidates transferring directly from a two-year UW College. • ACT/SAT scores are not required. • Students transferring from public Wisconsin two- or four-year schools may want to check out the Transfer Information System Website at tis.uwsa.edu to see how credits may transfer between institutions. That’s it! After your file has been reviewed, you will be notified of your admission status. Usually this takes no more than four weeks, but it may be longer at certain times of the year. Electronic applications (apply. wisconsin.edu) are STRONGLY encouraged. However, if you are not able to apply electronically, please contact the Department of Recruitment and Outreach at 414.229.2222 for other options.
“After attending a school in western Wisconsin, I really wanted to move closer to home so I could be near my family. Transferring to UW–Milwaukee was really easy, and the people here were really helpful every step of the way. Teaching is my passion, and UWM offers one of the best programs for early education. I have completed two years and am so happy with my decision.”
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Mai Sheng Lee, ’11 Education major Transfer student
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“I wanted to stay close to home in
“All the activities and things going on—it’s awesome!
Minnesota but wanted to be in a different city. At first,
I didn’t even know my major existed but now I love
I was looking at Madison or Chicago, but came across
it. I’ve traveled to Laos. … Plan to study abroad in
Milwaukee at a career fair. … I toured campus and
China, and will take loans to cover costs.
liked the modern, urban feel of the city and felt connected at UWM. The college was big enough, but
“A lot of us in Global Studies share a passion for
getting involved. Through campus, I’m a ‘Big Sister’ and also do volunteer work in the Multicultural Student Center and Pre-College Programs. I’d like to join the Peace Corps after college and work internationally, possibly a foreign embassy.”
Kimberly Mua, ’12 Global Studies major Chinese minor Recipient, Chancellor’s Scholarship for Diversity and Leadership (full-ride)
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affordable “Apply! Apply! Apply! Get on Google and start searching for all the scholarships available. … It literally meant everything—receiving the Chancellor’s Scholarship for Diversity and Leadership. It’s given me the first step on the road to success. … People here care and are committed to me. I feel more committed than I might have otherwise. … Grants and scholarships help pay for one semester of study abroad; I hope to go to Italy or Greece to study.”
Phylicia Rios Riviera, ’12 Sociology and Global Studies major History minor
“Going to college was the only thing I could think about in high school. I was awarded the Pell and Wisconsin Higher Education grants and federal loans. … Then, was hired for a workstudy job on campus, to help students become more knowledgeable about financial aid. ‘It’s never too late to apply’ is what I tell everyone!”
Tia Haslem, ’12 Social Work major Financial Aid staff member
“I came across UWM and was extremely pleased with what UWM had to offer academically and athletically. The school is a great fit for me as a student looking to further my education and as an athlete, looking to continue my career as a competitive swimmer. As a Michigan resident, I applied for the Midwest Student Exchange Program [MSEP] and was grateful to be accepted through it. … Paying full out-of-state tuition would have been difficult.”
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Zachary Kraai ’12 Education major MSEP student and UWM swim team member
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“Financial aid was my only way to college. I receive all Wisconsin grants and Stafford Loans. These are available to everybody, even if you get a scholarship. … My football coach taught me how important giving back is. I belong to the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity on campus. Our motto is ‘Culture for service and service for humanity.’ We’ve done Hunger CleanUp, the AIDS Walk and March of Dimes.”
Financial Aid and Costs
Then there is the big question: How much will this cost? And what are my options for paying? Here are the estimated yearly tuition and fee numbers for 2009-10: Wisconsin residents: $ 7,988 Minnesota residents with reciprocity: $ 9,944 All other states: $17,716 Estimated room and board (based on living in on-campus housing with a mid-level meal plan): $ 8,800 Be sure to add around $1,000 for books and other items you will need for your classes. UWM is a participant in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). Students from Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota may qualify for reduced nonresident tuition. For more details and updated information, please visit msep.mhec.org or call the Department of Recruitment and Outreach at 414.229.2222. Minnesota residents may be eligible to participate in the Wisconsin/Minnesota tuition reciprocity program. An application and information is available at mheso.state. mn.us or the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office at 651-642-0567 or 1-800-657-3866.
Applying for Financial Aid
Apply early—by March 1 We recommend you apply for financial aid by March 1, our priority application filing date. Here’s the process: 1. Apply for admission to UWM (see page 22). 2. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.ed.gov (form available January 1), designating UWM as a recipient of your application by using Title IV code 003896. You also may submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form via mail. 3. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that confirms the information you listed on the FAFSA. If you
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Joshua Langoehr, ’12 Criminal Justice major Phi Beta Sigma fraternity member
provide an e-mail address on your FAFSA, this information will be e-mailed to you. Keep the SAR for your records. 4. If we have questions about your financial aid application or need additional information to process your offer, we will contact you. Once your eligibility is determined, we will send an e-mail asking you to review the offer via your PAWS account. Please check your e-mail regularly as well as your PAWS account for any “TO DO” items. 5. If you need to make corrections to your SAR, submit the corrections online at fafsa.ed.gov using your Department of Education PIN.
UWM is pleased to offer two full-ride scholarship programs—the Chancellor’s Scholarship for Diversity and Leadership, and the Academic Achievement Leadership Award. There are several other Universitywide scholarships, including the Diversity Academic Achievement Scholarship Program, Illinois Scholar Award and the Outstanding Scholar Award. Check out scholarship.uwm.edu.
MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS
More than 1,000 active military, veterans and dependents attend UWM using a range of federal and state military education benefits. Contact UWM’s Military Education Benefits Office at 414.229.6627 or uwm.edu/mebo.
Financial Aid Office
Our experts are here to help you through the process. Be sure to check out scholarship listings, along with specific school/college awards and general information, on the Website as well. Website: www4.uwm.edu/financialaid E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 414.229.4541
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“As a tour guide for the last two years, it has been really fun to see the reaction from students and their families about the campus—they love the location, the architecture, the size and the feeling they get when they see what the University is all about. It’s so important for students to ‘try out’ a campus by touring and attending the visit events. You’d never buy a house without looking at it first, so why wouldn’t you visit the campus that will be your home for the next four years?”
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Nate Lisko ’09 Broadcast Journalism major UWM tour guide
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plan a visit If you like what you’ve heard about UWM from these students, you’ll definitely want to check it out in person to see how UWM fits YOU! There’s no better way to get a feel for the campus than to take a guided tour. Your tour will begin and end with a short presentation. A trained tour guide (a student who lives here, works here, learns here—in short, a GREAT resource for you) will show you all the campus has to offer. A lot of great visit programs are listed below. You can also go to visit.uwm.edu to find out more about visit options.
Monday 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Saturday* 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. *Tours are offered the first and third Saturday of each month during the academic year (excluding holidays and UWM exam times). Because of high demand for tours, reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations are required for Saturday tours, which are particularly popular. Please note: Saturday tours are not scheduled during summer months.
Open House Camp-In November 15–16, 2009 November 22–23, 2009 February 7–8, 2010 February 21–22, 2010 February 28–March 1, 2010 April 18–19, 2010 April 25–26, 2010
Preview Days August 21, 2009 December 11, 2009 February 8, 2010 March 5, 2010 April 9, 2010 May 7, 2010
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DISCOVER YOU @ UWM November 4–5, 2009 An overnight visit program for prospective students of color. YOU @ UWM April 14–15, 2010 An overnight visit program for admitted students of color.
Need more info?
Friday, October 30, 2009 Saturday, October 31, 2009
Multicultural Visit Opportunities
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
You’ve read about all that UWM has to offer, but what if you still have questions? Or maybe you’d like a little more information about your intended major. Not a problem! Check out our online Information Request Form at ask.uwm.edu. Or, give us a call at 414.229.2222—either way, we’ll give you the information you’ll need to get started on your way to living and learning at UWM. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/uwmlook.
Photos by UWM Photo Services, Mario R. Lopez, John Schafer and James Schnepf. This publication is produced by the Office of University Communications and Media Relations and the Department of Recruitment and Outreach, and may be requested in accessible format. Graduation Rate Data, provided in compliance with Student Right to Know legislation, is available online at uwm.edu/Dept/DES/REC/graduatedata.html. Like other institutions of higher education, UWM is required to publish an annual security report. The latest campus security measures report is available through the Office of Student Life, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, or online at www4.uwm.edu/Dept/OSL/CleryAct/. The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, religion, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status, parental status or any other protected status recognized by state or federal law.
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