UWM is one of the nation’s top 115 research universities as recognized by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education. That coveted R1 status reflects the depth and breadth of our research across dozens of doctoral programs and more than 100 labs, institutes and centers. Our cutting-edge work transforms lives and fuels the region’s economy.
Our Students Learn with the Best
Our professors are committed to quality graduate and undergraduate education in an array of research-intensive, career-building programs. Students learn from the top scholars in their field – and even contribute to their research – through the UWM Office of Undergraduate Research, McNair Scholars Program and nearly 100 graduate programs.
750 undergrads research alongside top faculty
97 graduate programs
Community Engagement Enriches Research
UWM professors find inspiration working with more than 4,000 schools, businesses, community groups and other organizations. Their research is revitalizing Milwaukee, and their students are empowered to learn in local archives, clinics, parks, schools, studios and more. The results get noticed: The White House and Carnegie Foundation both named UWM a top university for community engagement.
Research Innovation Builds Business
Our thriving entrepreneurial climate brings breakthrough ideas to market. Students benefit from an interdisciplinary, university-wide approach to idea generation, collaboration and commercialization. Our success can be seen in the start-ups launched by professors, staff and students, and in dozens of patents and licensing agreements with Wisconsin businesses.