111,076.52 reasons to get your engineering degree at UWM:
UWM is affordable
- $12,538 per year tuition for Illinois residents.
- $1,000 – Illinois residents receive this reduced tuition rate because they qualify for a $1,000 Milwaukee Advantage Award AND Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP).
- $26,000 in scholarship opportunity. Bring us a 3.5 or greater GPA, an ACT composite of at least 25 and an ACT math score of 28 or more and an Engineering Excellence Scholarship is yours. Offer guaranteed. Four-year scholarships range from $12,000 — $26,000 — making UWM Engineering an even greater value.
UWM is a top-ranked research university
- 2% — that’s right! UWM is among the top 2% of the nation’s research universities, ranked R1 by the Carnegie Classification. Imagine the prestige of graduating from one of only 115 universities in the nation to receive this elite status.
- 1 Princeton Review 2016 Best Midwestern University ranking, based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.
- 73 world-renowned faculty who will give you a world-class education. Imagine learning from Distinguished Professor Junhong Chen whose breakthrough nanotechnology research in sensors was commissioned by the CDC to detect Ebola with fresh water applications that could have averted the Flint, MI water crisis. Or, study with Pradeep Rohatgi who is making self-healing metals so smart they can save gas.
UWM is a springboard to well-paying jobs and lifelong connections
- 3 months average time to land your dream job after graduation.
- $60,000 average annual starting salaries (and some going up to over $90,000 a year).
- 1 supportive career services program with coaching, interviews, co-ops and internships.
- 600 national, global and Midwestern employers looking to UWM for our graduates — companies like Motorola, Baxter International, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, Harley Davidson, GE Healthcare and more!
- 2 on-site recruitment events.
- 10,762 Milwaukee Engineers – a global supportive alumni network you become a part of when you earn your engineering degree from UWM. You’ll join the ranks of notable alumni like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, microchip inventor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Kilby and NASCAR Sprint Cup winner Alan Kulwicki, who transformed the sport of auto racing.
UWM is close to home
- 5 minutes from Lake Michigan.
- 90 miles to Chicago.
- 1.5 hour drive home for the holidays.
With so many excellent reasons to get your engineering degree from UWM, why choose anywhere else? There’s no reason not to visit, apply or say yes to attending UWM now.