MILWAUKEE IS A BIG CITY WITH A SMALL TOWN FEEL
Welcome to one of the greatest cities in America. Nestled on the coast of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is a city buzzing with growth. The largest city in Wisconsin boasts a beautiful lakefront, a world-class art museum, and many unique restaurants. See for yourself all that Milwaukee has to offer.
DISCOVER WHAT MAKES MILWAUKEE UNIQUE
Get ready to discover one of the best-kept secrets in the Midwest, a vibrant city of unique neighborhoods on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, just 90 minutes north of Chicago.
Milwaukee was founded along the banks of Lake Michigan in 1846. The city saw large growth during the 1840’s when many European immigrants came through Wisconsin. Through the late 19th and into the 20th century, Milwaukee was well-known as an industrial hub of manufacturing.
MILWAUKEE AT A GLANCE
- Population: 550,000+
- Colleges & Universities: 14
- Professional sports teams: 4
- Major public museums: 12
REASONS WE LOVE MILWAUKEE
We’re No. 7 of the top 10 most exciting cities in America, the only Midwestern city to make the list, according to the real estate blog Movoto. Milwaukee also made Forbes’ list of top 15 emerging cities.
Lake Michigan is perfect, whether you’re looking to take up sailing or challenge friends to a game of sand volleyball at Bradford Beach. Or you can explore Milwaukee’s 140+ parks and 150+ miles of trails.
Summer is packed with festivals, free outdoor concerts and more, but when classes are canceled because of a major snow storm, you’ll discover you’re never too old for sledding and snowball fights.
Love to shop? You’ll see the usual national chains at malls around the metro, but you’ll also find a bevy of boutiques featuring unique and handmade items. Milwaukee’s East side and trendy Third Ward are a shopper’s dream.
COST OF LIVING
If you’re used to East and West Coast prices, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how far your money goes in the Midwest, whether it’s your monthly rent or just a night out on the town.
JUST THE RIGHT SIZE
Big enough to offer urban amenities, small enough that you can get to most places within 20 minutes. Also, UWM students can use UPASS for unlimited free rides on the county bus system.
Brew City might be known for its beer and cheese, but there are plenty of other good eats, too. Foodies can get their fill at funky cafes, ethnic eateries, and restaurants that feature local goods.
WE’RE A CITY OF ARTISTS
With the world-class Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Film Festival, and a thriving music scene, it’s no wonder Milwaukee was named a top 12 art cities in the nation, according to ArtPlace.
WE LOVE OUR TEAMS
Sports fans can intern, work and cheer for teams such as the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Wave and Milwaukee Admirals. Or catch roller derby fever with the Brewcity Bruisers.
YOUTHFUL AND DETERMINED
Milwaukee is a destination for young professionals. The young professionals network NEWaukee includes more than 40,000 Millennials, and the city is waiting for you to make your mark.
MIX IT UP WITH DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS
Walking around Milwaukee, it’s impossible not to notice how unique each neighborhood is. Whether you’re in Bay View or Riverwest, each neighborhood has its own distinct personality and it gives the city a lot of charm.
A BUSTLING CITY, FULL OF OPPORTUNITY
Begin your college-to-career path in one of America’s most employer-saturated cities. With more than 600 area employers actively recruiting our students, every top career is represented right here.
6 of the 9 FORTUNE 500 companies in Wisconsin are located in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.
Milwaukee was named one of America’s leading cities for getting started in entry-level careers.
One of the country’s top 15 emerging downtown areas is located right here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
It’s easy to build an eye-catching resume here through internships and networking opportunities with major employers based right in our backyard, including MillerCoors, Harley-Davidson, Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, and more. When your college-to-career path needs to take a detour for downtime, there’s no place like our hometown.
WONDERFULLY OPTIMISTIC, WONDERFULLY PROUD
Sure, small college towns can be fun. We think there’s something especially exciting about an urban campus like UWM’s, with all the opportunities of city life fueling your work and play.
Milwaukee is a great destination for all walks of life. You’ll find there truly is something about this city that makes its residents proud to call it home. We’re a unique, hardworking city brimming with enthusiastic and friendly individuals. See for yourself and visit the city. You’ll notice the optimistic atmosphere that makes this city truly great.