About the University
Our leadership, collaboration, passion and vision will propel you toward greater heights in research, student achievement and community engagement. We offer a uniquely relevant learning experience, educating more Wisconsin residents than any university in the world and recruiting a growing population of international students and faculty.
As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin System, we’re a learning destination for more than 25,000 students.
First-generation college students arrive here straight from high school, or years later – after starting families, changing careers or serving in the military. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution – we are UW-Milwaukee.
Every UWM education takes place in the economic, cultural and entertainment capital of the state: Milwaukee – just five blocks from one of the finest classrooms and freshwater sources anywhere: Lake Michigan and its surrounding beaches, parks, playgrounds and preserves. Every city has its own energy. Milwaukee’s vibe is relaxed, mixed with a modern, do-it-your-way kind of attitude. Our home on Milwaukee’s beautiful East Side, blocks from lake Michigan and minutes (by bus) from Downtown, puts students in the center of a thriving and friendly metropolitan area that doubles as a learning laboratory.
The living at UWM is as important, and vibrant, as the learning. From 15 NCAA Division I sports to a bustling and affordable university-inspired arts and entertainment scene there’s much to see and do when it’s time for a study break or celebration. Panther Pride is in full force year-round. UWM makes its home on a compact campus with big options. Packed into our 104 acres are movie theatres, performance venues, bowling and ping pong, art galleries, free-for-you athletics facility, a planetarium, 15 NCAA Division I sports teams, more than 300 student and professional organizations. Five convenient, connected and secure housing residences welcome freshmen, sophomores, juniors and graduate students.
The University is divided into the following schools and colleges:
- School of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Peck School of the Arts
- Lubar School of Business
- School of Continuing Education
- School of Education
- College of Engineering & Applied Science
- School of Freshwater Sciences
- Graduate School
- College of Health Sciences
- School of Information Studies
- College of Letters & Science
- College of Nursing
- Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
- Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
– Excerpt from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee’s website.
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the university’s sponsored insurance plan. For more information, please visit the website.
Cost: $646.00 (fall), $786.00 (spring)
AIG is not accepted at UWM.
Living on-campus: On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. If you are interested in living on-campus, please visit the resident life website.
if you will live in University Housing, you will need to complete an early arrival form. Because of international student orientation and placement testing, international students must arrive in the U.S. before the residence halls are generally open for move-in. To apply for early arrival, you will need to fill out an early arrival form and submit it to the UWM University Housing Office by email, fax, or mail. (The early arrival form says that the earliest request allowed is August 20, but this is not correct: You can request August 19.) There is a charge per night for staying in the residence halls prior to the general move-in date.
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information. (Cost: $1,702.00)
Off-campus Housing: If you are interested, The UWM Neighborhood Housing Office assists students in finding safe, quality off-campus housing and roommates. If you would like to live off campus in an apartment or house, this would be a great place to start.
The average budget per month is: $400 – 500
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $6,400.00 per semester.