University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
(262) 472-1449
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was founded in 1868, making it the second oldest public college in the state. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System, which includes two doctoral research universities, eleven comprehensive universities, thirteen freshman-sophomore colleges, and the statewide University of Wisconsin-Extension. More than 12,000 students are currently enrolled. The U.S. News & World Report listed the institution among the top 50 universities in the Midwest in its recent rankings. It also ranked No. 11 among the top public schools in the country.

Programs Offered

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Its colleges and schools offers degrees in arts and communications, business and economics, education and professional studies, letters and sciences, and graduate studies. The school also has an online division that offers certificates and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, liberal studies and political science, and education. The university also offers online and hybrid undergraduate courses and online graduate courses.


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1943.


Application requirements vary based on whether you’re a new freshman, transfer, re-entry, international, adult and non-traditional, veteran, graduate, or online student. Prospective undergraduate students must submit an application, which they can fill out online, and submit a $44 application fee. They must also send their final high school transcript, GED, or HSED; official transcripts for any college-level courses; and any AP scores. Graduate school applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75. To apply the need to submit an application, $56 application fee, and official transcripts for bachelor’s and, if applicable, master’s work. Departments may require additional application materials, such as GRE or GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, and an interview.

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