University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Milwaukee, WI, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of the best universities in the state of Wisconsin. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

PO Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414) 229-2222
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Rankings: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.7
Graduation and retention ranking: 222
Average freshman retention rate: 71.2%
6-year graduation rate: 42.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 50%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -8
Faculty resources ranking: 238
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 35.5%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 15.0%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 20:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 84.4%
Student selectivity ranking: 208
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 20-24
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 8%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 27%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 79.2%
Financial resources rank: 241
Alumni giving rank: 217
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 5.8%

Essential Facts: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee was founded with the belief that Milwaukee needed a great public university to become a great city.
  • Before they were known as Holton, Merrill and Johnston Halls, these buildings were part of the Milwaukee-Downer College, created in 1895 as the first female college in Wisconsin.
  • The Wisconsin state legislature passed a bill in 1955 that created a large public university thatl offered graduate programs in the largest city of Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee History

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General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 14%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: N/A
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: N/A
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 76%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra