University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate
10,232
Students Applied
64%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2123
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Other
Transfer Priority Deadline
February 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
91
97%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1125
0
1600
3.10
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
13%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
10
Top 25%
21
Top 50%
68
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
423
$30k - $48k
291
$48k - $75k
393
$75k - $110k
386
$110k+
458

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: uwmlook@uwm.edu
Admissions Telephone: 414-229-2222
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
Many opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities; sports, clubs, volunteer opportunities and honors college. Many options for housing including triple, double and single rooms. Apartments also available through university housing. Dorms are set up in a suite style, providing a lot of privacy. Every two floors share a common area including couches, flat screen television and microwave.
Apply for as many scholarships as possible for school. Whether it is $100, or $1000, every little bit helps. Also, be sure to get your information and everything sent in by the deadlines so that you are not feeling like you are behind everyone else.
Mike from Franklin, WI
Professors will work with you as long as you’re honest and genuine. Review sessions are your best friend. Get involved as much as you can so you don’t regret anything!!
Julia - Roscoe, IL
Sign up for classes as soon as your are allowed to. Widen your horizons and join clubs! If you ever need help in your classes don't be shy to head to PASS tutoring or SI sessions!
Selena from Brookfield, WI
As worried as one might be, apply to UW-Milwaukee. It is well worth the tuition. Take advantage of as many clubs and organizations as you can while prioritizing your academic success! Surprisingly, for a school of 30,000+ it still feels like a small, Midwestern school.
Alex Gill from West Bend, WI
Take a tour of the campus. See if it is the right size for you. Don't only tour the campus, but have a look at the surrounding areas. You won't spend all of your time on campus, so make sure that there are enough activities for you to do that you'll enjoy. Think about living in the city and see if it's right for you. City-living isn't cut out for everyone. Also check into the commuter life, see if it's for you. Compare prices for driving, taking the bus or living on campus.
Chelsea from Bristol, WI
-Do not put off orientation until the last minute. It's when you schedule your classes and you do not want to get stuck with the last picks.
-Always rent your course books when you have the option.
-Don't get caught up in the fun. Professors don't care if you don't do your homework, but it seriously hurts your grade. You need at least a C to pass a class here, so don't slack off.
-Show up to class. Seriously, you will be so lost if you don't. This isn't high school where you get the homework the next day. And make sure you show up ON TIME. Some of my professors will count tardies as absences. If you have too many absences, it will knock points off your grades.
-Sit in the first few rows of the lecture hall. It sounds dorky, but it helps you pay attention.
-Actually pay attention in your lectures. Some of your professors will not be from America, meaning they have thick accents. If you don't pay attention, you will get lost.
-Take good notes.
-Join student organizations.
-Don't write people off before you get to know them.
Gabrielle from Franksville, WI
My tips would be to apply for as many scholarships as possible no matter how much they are worth, every little bit helps trust me!! Also apply for FAFSA asap!! Even when you are in school and you got your loans and whatnot. DON'T STOP applying for scholarships. It will help out in the long run.
Courtney from West Allis, WI