University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2200 E Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
(414) 229-3800
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a member of the University of Wisconsin System. The university’s campus is located just blocks from Lake Michigan. It is the second largest institution in the state with nearly 30,000 students enrolled at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school’s online graduate education program is considered among the best of online programs by the U.S. News & World Report.

Programs Offered

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee consists of 14 schools and colleges that offer more than 180 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. Areas of study include health science, architecture and urban planning, business, education, engineering and applied science, social sciences, nursing, and information studies. The school also offers pre-professional programs in chiropractic medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, podiatry, law, and medicine. Through University of Wisconsin-Madison Online, students can also take courses and programs through fully online or blended undergraduate and graduate programs. Architecture, art history, economics, education, information studies, nursing, and occupational therapy are just some of the programs offered. Other opportunities for online study are available through the University of Wisconsin System.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has specific admissions requirements and processes for all types of students, including new freshman, transfer, graduate, adult and returning, online, international, re-entry, second degree, non-degree, and continuing education students. New freshman must be a high school graduate or have an equivalent diploma. The rigor of their high school course work, class rank, overall grade point average (GPA), and grades in specific courses related to their intended major are considered. They must submit an application, $44 fee, all high school and college transcripts, ACT or SAT test scores, and two applicant statements. Letters of recommendation are not required, although they can be submitted. Graduate students must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, and they submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and proof of English language proficiency. Additional requirements will vary by department.

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