University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is recognized as one of the nation’s top research universities. It provides a world-class education to 27,500 students from 91 countries on a budget of $689 million. UWM is home to Wisconsin’s only architecture, freshwater sciences, and public health schools, as well as the state’s largest nursing school and the only American Sign Language program in the state.

  • UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships, and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.
  • The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2020 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.
  • Students can take part in about 300 clubs. In the past year, students have put in close to 60,000 volunteer hours.
  • UWM is located right on Lake Michigan, and students take advantage of nature with the area’s more than 100 miles of bike paths and the 11 acres of woods. 
  • Students from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Ohio receive reduced tuition rates. 
  • Students can go abroad to over 35 countries with 170 study-abroad programs.