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Our location in Wisconsin’s largest city, just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee and 90 minutes north of Chicago, guarantees powerful internships and networking opportunities that you won’t find in a smaller town. Our faculty maintain deep ties in their fields, and our students hold 600-plus internships every year at some of the area’s leading companies—including Miller-Coors, HarleyDavidson, Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, and more. When it’s time to search for a full-time job, UWM’s Career Development Center—and our strong alumni network, the biggest and fastest-growing in Southeastern Wisconsin—can help your son or daughter get a foot in the door. In fact, more than 600 local employers hire UWM students and grads every year.


MEET MILWAUKEE Begin your college-to-career path in one of America’s most employer-saturated, entertainment-rich cities. With more than 600 area employers actively recruiting our students, every top career is represented right here.



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Biggest small town in America?

Mere minutes separate UWM from Lake Michigan’s Bradford Beach. Dramatic waves, volleyball courts, trails and sails are a fourseasons reminder of what makes Milwaukee one of the most scenic college towns around.

Even in Wisconsin’s largest city, you’ll run into someone you know tailgating at Miller Park, strolling the midway at Summerfest, or taking in the markets and marquees of Milwaukee’s theatre district. Photograph yourself at our beloved Milwaukee Art Museum.

Think naturally Bike/run/hike through Milwaukee’s awardwinning parks. Milwaukee is a Top 10 city for urban forests, which combines neatly with our academic reputation as a leader in sustainability education and job creation.


Q. WHAT MAKES UWM DIFFERENT? A. WE ARE NATIONALLY RANKED AND WISCONSIN’S PREMIER URBAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY. That means that your student can be part of some of the most exciting work happening in the region, and as early as freshman year, your student can boost his or her resume by working alongside faculty experts in one of UWM’s nearly 200 labs, centers and institutes. At UWM, your student will chart a path from freshman year to first-job offer, with our award-winning (and wellconnected) faculty and staff helping every step of the way. UWM offers 188 degree options including these distinctive programs: • The School of Freshwater Sciences is the first in America and one of just three in the world. • UWM’s Peck School of the Arts is the only comprehensive arts school in the UW System, and its film program was ranked in the top 20 in the world by Hollywood Reporter in 2011. • The world-renowned School of

Architecture & Urban Planning offers an extensive array of degree programs and excels in the areas of relevance and innovation. • The Lubar School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction given to less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide. • The School of Education offers the only American Sign Language bachelor’s degree in Wisconsin.

• The College of Engineering & Applied Science offers degrees through the doctoral level, one of only two engineering colleges with doctoral programs in the UW System. • The College of Health Sciences is the largest of its kind in the Midwest and includes top-ranked programs such as biomedical sciences, kinesiology, healthcare administration, and occupational studies. • Home to UWM’s largest array of academic programs and scholarly research, the College of Letters & Science teaches students the skills employers want most – problem solving, communication and critical thinking. • The IST degree in the School of Information Studies is the only information technology degree of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. • The College of Nursing is Wisconsin’s largest nursing school and is consistently ranked in the top 6 percent of graduate nursing programs in U.S. News and World Report. • The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is home to a top-ranked social work program and a criminal justice major that is one of the best in the Midwest. • The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health is the only dedicated public health school in Wisconsin.


Architectural & Design • Music Education •

Art Education • Dance • Film • Music • Theatre • Theatre Education • Inter-Arts LUBAR SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting • Finance • Human Resources Management • Information Technology Management • Marketing • Supply Chain & Operations Management EDUCATION American Sign Language Studies • Community Engagement & Education • Educational Studies • Exceptional Education • Interpreter Training • Teacher Certification ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE Applied Mathematics & Computer Science • Civil Engineering • Computer Engineering • Computer Science • Electrical Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Materials Engineering • Mechanical Engineering HEALTH SCIENCES Biomedical Sciences • Communication Sciences & Disorders • Health Care Administration • Kinesiology • Nutritional Sciences • Occupational Studies INFORMATION STUDIES Information Science & Technology LETTERS & SCIENCE Actuarial Science • Africology • American Indian Studies • Anthropology • Applied Mathematics & Computer Science • Art History & Criticism • Atmospheric Sciences • Biochemistry • Biological Sciences • Chemistry • Chinese • Classics • Committee Interdisciplinary Major • Communication • Comparative Ethnic Studies • Comparative Literature • Conservation & Environmental Science • Economics • English • Film Studies • French • Geography • Geosciences • German • Global Studies • History • International Studies • Italian • Japanese • Jewish Studies • Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies • Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies • Linguistics • Mathematical Sciences • Microbiology • Philosophy • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Religious Studies • Russian • Sociology • Spanish • Urban Studies • Women’s Studies PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS: Chiropractic Medicine • Dentistry • Law • Medicine • Optometry • Pharmacy • Physician Assistant • Podiatry • Veterinary Medicine NURSING •


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Q. HOW DOES UWM HELP KEEP MY STUDENT HAPPY, HEALTHY & SAFE? A. WE’RE COMMITTED TO BEING YOUR STUDENT’S FAMILY AWAY FROM HOME, and we’ll do everything we can to help your student succeed from the moment he or she applies (or even earlier) until commencement day. We genuinely care for our students and support them in a number of ways: • All new students are assigned a peer mentor, plus have access to an abundance of other resources through UWM’s Student Success Center. • Free tutoring is available for more than 120 freshman- and sophomore-level courses. Plus, UWM uses an early-warning system so that if a student is struggling, his or her advisor is notified while there’s still time to turn a grade around. • The Norris Health Center offers everything from free flu shots to counseling to low-cost prescriptions. • Campus is nestled with in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Milwaukee known as the “eastside”. • The S.A.F.E. (Safety Awareness for Everyone) Walkers program and B.O.S.S. (Be on the Safe Side) Van Escort Service help keep students safe at all hours of the night. The University Police Department is also available 24/7. • Students can choose to participate in Living Learning Communities, which are organized around certain majors and extracurricular interests. Members of an LLC live on the same floor, take at least one class together and attend special events to enhance their learning outside the classroom. • Our 18:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that your student will get to really know our award-winning professors. • The UWM Inclusive Excellence Center (IEC) works to ensure UWM students are included, engaged, and connected! The IEC strives to link students and address the topics of diversity, inclusion, bias, and equity from their perspective. We assist students in identifying conduits to participate in and contribute to campus life. • The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has been recognized as one of the top 50 LGBT+friendly colleges and universities for 2014. University administration work alongside the UWM LGBT+ Resource Center to create a safe, and inviting campus for LGBT+ students allies, including being the first campus in the state to offer inclusive housing.

Q. CAN WE AFFORD UWM? A. WE REALIZE THAT THE COST OF COLLEGE IS THE NO.1 CONCERN FOR MANY FAMILIES. Through programs such as the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), students coming to Wisconsin from eligible areas and meeting program criteria are able to attend UWM at prices they can afford. The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students. Through the MSEP, participating public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates. In other words, if you are a legal resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin and enroll at a participating institution in another MSEP state, you will receive a reduced tuition rate––giving you a wide range of education options for your education dollars.





($12,520 with the Milwaukee Advantage award.)




ALL OTHER STATES ($18,120 with the Milwaukee Advantage award.)





MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, NE, ND residents. ($12,436 with the Milwaukee Advantage award.)

Interested? Get the full details about these tuition discounts and how to make studying at UWM more affordable at Additional awards and scholarships for out-of-state students are available to qualified applicants. Please go to to learn more.


Estimated room and meals: $9,136 This amount reflects an estimate of the expense a student may incur for housing and meals when living away from a parent—whether on or off campus.

FOR A MOR PERSONALIZED E ESTIMATE Go to finaid.uwm.ed u to find net price and financial aid aw ard calculators.

Estimated books and other classroom materials: $700



1. We’re buzz-worthy. We’re No. 7 on the top 10 list of most exciting cities in America, and the only Midwestern city to make the list, according to the real estate blog Movoto. Milwaukee also made Forbes’ list of top 15 emerging cities. 2. C raving fresh air? Lake Michigan (just five

minutes from campus!) is the perfect playground, whether you’re looking to take up

sailing or challenge friends to a game of sand volleyball at Bradford Beach. Or you can explore Milwaukee’s 140-plus parks and 150-plus miles of trails. 3. We have four distinct and beautiful seasons—and make the most of those precious summer days with a nonstop schedule of festivals, free outdoor concerts and more. And when classes are unexpectedly canceled because of a major snow storm, you’ll discover that you’re never too old for sledding, snow angels and snowball fights. 4. Love to shop? You’ll see the usual national chains at malls around the metro, but you’ll also find a bevy

of boutiques featuring unique and handmade items. Milwaukee’s East side and trendy Third Ward

are a shopper’s dream.

5. If you’re used to East and West Coast prices, you’ll

be pleasantly surprised by how far your money goes in the Midwest, whether it’s your

6. W  e’re just the right size: big enough to offer urban amenities but small enough that you can get to most places around the metro within 20 minutes. UWM students can use UPASS for unlimited free rides on the county bus system, which makes getting around even easier.

7. B  rew City might be known for its beer and cheese, but there are plenty of other good eats, too. Foodies can get their fill at funky cafes, ethnic eateries, and restaurants that feature locally farmed foods. 8. We’re a city of artists. With the world-class Milwaukee Art Museum, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival, and a thriving music scene, it’s no wonder Milwaukee was named one of the best 12 art cities in the nation, according to ArtPlace. 9. Sports fans can intern, work and cheer for professional sports teams such as the Milwaukee

Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Wave and Milwaukee Admirals. Or catch roller derby fever with the Brewcity Bruisers.

10. M  ilwaukee is a destination for young professionals. The young professionals network NEWaukee includes more than 40,000 Millennials, and the city is waiting for you to make your mark.

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