University of Wisconsin-Platteville


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Wisconsin


UW-Platteville is one of the 13 comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. The university was founded in 1866, making it the oldest public university in Wisconsin. Platteville is a small town in the southwest corner of the state; Dubuque Iowa is less than half an hour away. Professional fields in business, agriculture, education, engineering and technology are most popular with UW-Platteville undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 22 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the student life front, the university gives students a choice of over 170 clubs and organizations including fraternities and sororities. For students interested in athletics, the UW-Platteville Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for most sports. The university fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Agribusiness, Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering,

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7512
Total Grad Students: 280
Undergraduate Students: 7232
Faculty: 286

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1

Percent Male: 64%
Percent Female: 36%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1 University Plz
Platteville Wisconsin 53818


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Applying to Transfer

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 25
English 19 24
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 96%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -96%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 320

Other Expenses: 2700

Room and Board: 6042

Tuition and Fees: 14685

Total Cost: 23747

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7113

Total Cost – In-State: 16175

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5596

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 47%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 68%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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