"UWM has a great relationship with the surrounding city – combining an urban setting with lots of professional opportunities. Milwaukee has so many opportunities for professional development and professional internships."

Louella Aquino

You are UWM. Look here.

Best thing about UWM? The faculty. My bass teacher plays with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Being a member of the University Orchestra has given me amazing opportunities – like playing Carnegie Hall over spring break.”

Isiah Davis
Music Education

I chose UWM because I really wanted to get out, expand my horizons, spread my wings. Between the city of Milwaukee and the UWM campus, I’ve really had the chance to explore, prepare, learn new things about myself.”

Mark Przybylski

Experience UWM, Visit Campus

Daily Tours

The best way to experience campus is to visit! Guided walking tours of campus are led by UWM student guides and include an informational presentation by an admissions representative prior to the tour.

Attend Open House

A comprehensive, interactive, one-stop shopping-style event! Stay for an hour or stay the day, whatever it takes to get the information you need.

Sign up for a Preview Day

Meet advisors, attend sessions on different majors, take tours, and learn about campus life from a panel of current students during this half-day program.

Stay Overnight

Overnight visit program for prospective students. Stay in the residence halls with a mentor student, take part in fun events and shadow a current student to class the next day.



46 410 Gone

5 Minutes to the beach!

15 Minutes to downtown!

90 minutes to chicago!



  • Architectural Studies
  • Global Studies/Global Cities
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Inter-Arts
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Theatre
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain & Operations Management
  • Community Education
  • Education
  • Educational Studies (Non-Certified)
  • Exceptional Education
  • Interpreter Training
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Athletic Training
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Health Care Administration
  • Art History & Criticism
  • Classics (Classical Civilization, Greek, or Latin)
  • Committee Interdisciplinary
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Jewish Studies (Hebrew Studies or Jewish Cultural Studies)
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and U. Latino Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry ,
  • Committee Interdisciplinary (American Indian Studies, Ethnic Studies, Organizational Administration )
  • Conservation and Environmental Science ,
  • Course in Chemistry
  • Geosciences ,
  • Mathematical Sciences (Basic, Applied, Computational, Pure, or Statistics)
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Africology
  • Anthropology
  • Committee Interdisciplinary
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
  • Chiropractic (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Pharmacy (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Dentistry (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Physician Assistant (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Podiatry (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Law (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Medicine (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Optometry (Pre-Professional Program)
  • Global Studies/Global Cities
  • Global Studies/Global Communications
  • Global Studies/Global Management
  • Global Studies/Global Security
  • Information Science & Technology
  • Nursing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Work

Architecture & Urban Planning

SARUP is the only accredited architecture school in the state – and is recognized as one of the most innovative, specialized architecture / planning schools.


The only dedicated arts school in Wisconsin, the Peck School of the Arts offers rich, robust arts curricula, in addition to hosting 300 performances yearly.


Delivering management education that gives students a competitive edge in their professional careers. The programs of the Lubar School of Business offer students a rigorous, relevant education.


Classrooms to boardrooms, education majors access support and opportunity in an urban, metropolitan environment.

Engineering & Applied Science

Expert international faculty, and teaching and employment connections with established corporations and firms distinguish this accredited engineering college.

Health Science

The largest school of its kind in the Midwest, the college boasts a broad range of top-ranked programs. Students have access to clinics, labs and a 90-percent employment rate.

Information Studies

From libraries to archives to governments, SOIS examines how information is created, displayed, managed and mediated.

Letters & Science

66 programs, 22 departments, 20 languages. Our largest college opens students’ minds to the world, and helps them develop analytical thinking and research skills.


Clinical and research faculty and community partners create a competitive academic environment in Wisconsin's largest nursing college.

Social Welfare

Combining criminal justice and social welfare, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare offers students the education and experience to compete in competitive professions.

After your four-year degree, enroll in one our 80+ graduate programs.

Graduate School

Encompassing one the largest arrays of master’s and doctoral-degree programs in Wisconsin, the discovery and expertise that makes UWM a high-research university happens here.

Freshwater Science

The only university in the U.S. dedicated to the study of freshwater supply, demand and preservation, SFS boasts a research facility that’s the envy of the world: Lake Michigan.

Public Health

Located near its public, partner organizations and community advocates, the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health conducts rigorous research and training.

Student Life

Student Life

Cambridge Commons is our newest, greenest UWM residence.

Students must be 22 to live in the apartment-style Kenilworth Square Apartments in the heart of Milwaukee’s vibrant East Side.

Home to a close-knit community of 50 students, mostly sophomores and juniors, Purin apartments are all-inclusive and feature modern amenities – with a dash of ‘50s-era ambiance.

RiverView is a residential community that primarily serves UWM freshmen, with shared kitchens, ample common space, on and off-site dining options for 475 students – situated along the scenic Milwaukee River.

2,800 students in four towers, connected by the two-story Sandburg Commons. Communities composed of single-sex “suites” create a living/learning environment that is ideal for first and second-year students.

4,000 students isn’t a crowd.

It's a University Housing community with enough room to welcome every incoming freshman across five UWM residences.

On-campus Housing
5 unique and vibrant housing communities.
Learn Where You Live
15 Living-Learning Communities provide an immersive experience.
Off-campus Housing
Good neighbors make good students.
Parking & Transit
Get around campus and the city with free bus passes, shuttles, bike rentals and more.

Study it all, see it all, have it all. Be a Panther.

The best college experience caters to the needs of the whole student.

Show your Panther Pride


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

A Place for High Achievers

A researcher in the UWM Biomechanics Lab, Lauren Bersie uses MATLAB to analyze data from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Her research is used to develop graphic models that senior scientists use to study tumor-like growths on human bone.

Lauren Bersie
Biomechanics Major

“UWM is above and beyond what I could have expected. To do this level of research at such an early stage is really unique. Research in the lab and in the field has given me an interesting change of perspective on what I want do.”

David Stock
Classics / Archaeology

“I've been involved in hands-on research with top faculty since my freshman year. Our research team has made an impact in the community by participating in breast cancer awareness events, as well as attending the National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.”

Meseret Muluken
Honors College
Small classes, lively debate, timely topics and seminar-style instruction from senior members of our world-class faculty.
Undergraduate Research
Boost your resume and GPA working alongside faculty experts in diverse disciplines.
International Education
Partnerships with over 500 global universities allow us to offer special study abroad programs and house more than 1,000 international students.
Career Development
Plug into Milwaukee's job market with career counseling, resume writing, networking and interviewing resources.
Costs & Aid

Your future: Money well spent

Estimated 2012-13 tuition & fees
Wisconsin residents $9,380
Minnesota residents

Minnesota residents may be eligible for the Wisconsin / Minnesota Tuition Reciprocity Program.

MSEP states

UWM is a participant in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). Students from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota may qualify for reduced nonresident tuition. Minnesota is also a participant; however, students from this state benefit more from the Minnesota reciprocity program.

All other states $19,088
Room & board (varies with location and meal plan) $7382-$11,580
Books & class materials $1,000
At UWM, 23,000 students were awarded more than $283 million in financial aid and scholarships in 2010-2011. Explore more »