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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI



  1. UWW wheelchair basketball athletes will comptete at the summer Paralympics games

About This Campus

UW-Whitewater is a premier regional public university with an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students in 51 undergraduate majors. It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. Located in a community near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. Our campus celebrates diversity and is completely ADA accessible. We are proud of our award-winning programs, student organizations and our national championship football, men's wheelchair basketball and rugby teams. No matter what we do, we strive to be the best that we can be. Our faculty, staff and students continue to excel in research and engagement with our region. Our faculty and staff from all our colleges blend research and teaching using our expertise on campus in regional projects.

Location Information

Located in a community of 14,769 near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance of the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

Helpful Information

Our campus is ideal for students with disabilities. We have a very successful wheelchair athletic program for men and women. We are ideal for first generation students. our College of Business and Economics as well as the College of Education have national reputations.

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Whitewater
Population | 14,400
Enrollment | 11,224
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/02-12/17
Spring | 01/18-05/13

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 3%
Black | 4%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 7%
Two or more | 3%
White | 83%
Other | 0%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Notable Academic Programs
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Forensic Science
  • Special Education
  • Accounting

Unique Academic Programs

  • Media Arts - media arts and game development

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Education
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Game Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Military Sciences
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Operations Management
  • Performance and Directing
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Urban Planning


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/12/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($319 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $44 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $125 Year Home Mandatory
Recreation Fee $65 Semester Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $125 Year Home Optional

Important Notes: health insurance fees are by age group: 25-under = $1406 per semester, 26-35yrs = 1596 per semester, 36-45yers = $1913 per semester and over 46 = 2484 per semester The $65 rec fee only applies to use of the weightroom.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/12/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $-1
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
On campus living required if student has fewer than 60 cr. hrs. but optional for others.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $50 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
$1349 for 24 meals per week and $1316 for 19 meals per week


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/12/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $600 per semester.


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