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Study at University of Wisconsin Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, also known as UW-Whitewater, is located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. It was established in the year 1868. UW-Whitewater is a part of the University of Wisconsin System. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Communication
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Education
  • College of Letters and Sciences
  • School of Graduate Studies
UW-Whitewater's athletic teams are nicknamed the Warhawks. The university is a member of the NCAA Division III. It is also a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). Some of the notable alumni are John Belushi, Saturday Night Live comedian; Mark Neumann, US congressman; and Sean Patrick Little, novelist and illustrator.

Profile of University of Wisconsin WhitewaterUW Whitewater can be found in Whitewater, WI (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at UW Whitewater.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in media, art studies, and business and management.

UW Whitewater Selectivity

UW Whitewater does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.

A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 10, 737 students were enrolled in UW Whitewater.

Student Life
Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. UW Whitewater student athletes compete in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shares the mission of the University of Wisconsin System and the core mission of the other comprehensive institutions within the University of Wisconsin System. In addition to the system and core missions, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has the following select mission: a) The University offers an extensive range of undergraduate programs and degrees, including interdisciplinary programs, in letters, sciences, and the arts, as well as programs and degrees leading to professional specialization. b) The University offers graduate education built clearly upon its undergraduate emphases and strengths with particular emphasis in the fields of business and education. c) The University expects scholarly activity, including research, scholarship and creative endeavor, that supports its programs at the associate and baccalaureate degree level, its selected graduate programs, and its special mission. d) The University provides supportive services and programs for students with disabilities. e) The University recruits minority and non-traditional students and provides support services and programs for them. f) The University serves as a regional cultural and resource center. g) The University provides continuing education and outreach programs as an integrated institutional activity. "

UW Whitewater Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management704business, accounting, finance, marketing, business management, human resources, operations management, business and related services
Education and Teaching433elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, special ed, curriculum and instruction, school Counselling, business teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, superintendency and administration, . . .
Liberal Arts315sociology, English, geography, political science, liberal arts and sciences, history, Spanish language, social services, . . .
Media204communication studies, journalism, digital communications
Therapy and Counselling127psychology, communication disorders, school psychology
Family and Social Work113social work, public administration
Science68biology, physics, chemistry
Art Studies59art studies
office and Administration57office management
Computer Science and Engineering38systems analyst
Drama and Performing Arts16drama
Engineering Technician14occupational safety tech
Contact: UW WhitewaterUniversity of Wisconsin Whitewater

800 W Main St

Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

General Phone: (262) 472-1234


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