The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee was founded in 1956.
UWM offers 199 degree programs with classes taught by faculty members recognized worldwide as experts in their fields. It’s also home to Wisconsin’s largest online education program, with more than 850 classes and 40 fully online certificate and degree programs.
It also boasts one of the world’s top film programs, the state’s largest school of education and Wisconsin’s only program in American Sign Language. Other major programs include business, engineering and information studies. We pride ourselves on having programs as diverse as our students’ interests.
As one of only two top-tier research universities recognized in Wisconsin by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, UWM plays a critical role in fueling the state’s economy through discovery and innovation.
UWM research focuses on addressing the big problems facing our world today. From sustainable energy advancements to health care initiatives and keeping the Great Lakes clean, our faculty work for the common good.
No matter where you are on your career path, the Career Planning & Resource Center is here to help all UWM students and alumni.
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
A student’s college career is a critical investment in their future. The UWM Division of Student Affairs is here to help all students feel like UWM is a place where they belong, where they are supported to succeed and have opportunities to get involved in meaningful and fun ways while connecting to one another and to UWM.
University Housing provides a home to more than 4,000 students every year. Roughly 40% of our first-year residents will live in a Living Learning Community. Students who live in University Housing have, on average, a higher GPA than students who live off-campus or commute from home.
The UWM Libraries—the Golda Meir Library on the Milwaukee campus and two branches, the UWM at Washington County Library and the UWM at Waukesha Library—are committed to promoting student success, research excellence, and community engagement at UWM, one of the nation’s top research universities.
Norris Health Center & University Counseling provides on-campus health, mental health, and health promotion services and is here to assist you in identifying, understanding and responding to your health care needs. Our staff will be your partner, providing treatment if you are ill, injured, or in distress, and assist you in understanding your health needs.
Our 104-acre main campus on Milwaukee’s east side is just blocks from Lake Michigan and home to 11 of UWM’s 15 schools and colleges. Notable landmarks include the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex, which opened in 2015, and the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and UWM Welcome Center, which opened in the same building in spring 2019.
Reflecting the varied leisure and wellness needs of the University community, UREC provides extensive access to a widespread range of recreational activities and services. The Department offers programming which encompasses the competitive, passive, social, cultural, and instructional aspects of recreational activity. In addition, UREC manages the University’s recreational and athletic facilities offering recreation, sport, and numerous multi-use options for student and university events.
UWM's regional accrediting body is the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Accreditation reviews are done on a ten-year cycle. UWM was reviewed in the Spring 2019 semester.
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