A college education is the most important investment you’ll ever make in yourself. When you choose UWM, you join a vibrant and diverse community of award-winning scientists, educators and other high-achieving students like you. As a public research university, UWM is a highly valuable choice.

Life-changing research and quality academics are what UWM does best. Off campus, a UWM education is a powerful networking tool. Gain experience in one of our hundreds of community partnerships. Land a Fortune 500 internship. Tap into a thriving network of UWM alumni.

One of America’s
Top Research Universities
– Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Best Online School
– TheBestSchools.org

Best Midwestern
– Princeton Review (2017)

192 academic programs


High-school seniors, returning students and transfers from technical colleges and other universities can apply to 93 bachelor’s degree programs at UWM, including fully online degree programs.


UWM is proud to recruit students from around the nation and the world to fill our 63 master’s and 36 doctoral programs, including fully online degree programs through UWM Online.


More than 1,500 students from 91 countries attend UWM, where they can feel at home living and learning in Wisconsin’s largest and most diverse city.

Three Campuses, One Mission

This summer, UWM will welcome UW-Waukesha and UW-Washington County to its Panther family. For information on how to apply to either of these two campuses, follow the links below: