A Career-Building Experience, an Affordable Degree
Get the best of both worlds: a college campus in a tree-lined neighborhood five minutes from Lake Michigan, and 10 minutes north of a bustling downtown with thousands of internships and job connections.
We are nationally recognized for our undergraduate research, and UWM students get real-world experiences that shape their education and careers, such as paid internships, entrepreneurship programs and community-based classes and volunteer opportunities. Forge your own path, your way, at UWM.
Academic Success at UWM
Ask a student to describe UWM, and they’ll often say it’s a big university (more than 20,000 students call UWM’s four-block main campus home) that feels like a tight-knit community thanks to small classes and caring professors. UWM also offers unique programs, like Wisconsin’s only accredited architecture and public health programs, and a school dedicated solely to freshwater sciences.
Your UWM Experience
Why Davien Chose UWM
“I went to the elementary school on UWM’s campus, so I’ve been here since I was six! Because of the pandemic, I wanted to stay close to family and somewhere I felt safe. I chose UWM because I’ve been here my whole life and it felt like home.
“And UWM’s dance program has been nothing short of amazing. My dance background is in hip-hop, so I used to question if I belonged in some dance classes. But my modern dance professor reassured me that I belong here and that I have good movement style. I don’t need to confine myself to a box.”
Support Services at UWM
You want your college journey to be fun, exciting and challenging. UW-Milwaukee is here to help you successfully navigate those challenges with a wide range of support services. Whether you’re looking to connect with internship opportunities, seeking an advisor who shares common ground, want help exploring major options or if you need basic medical services, you’ll find valuable support at UWM.
Learn by Doing
A well-rounded education doesn’t come from textbooks alone. We encourage all UWM students to build on what they learn in class with real-world experiences. Our students travel to other countries, do research, land internships, create startups, teach in Milwaukee classrooms, and more. No matter what you choose to study, you can get experience in your field before graduation day and leave UWM with a valuable degree and an impressive resume.
UW-Milwaukee offers three university housing options for first-year students and up: Sandburg Hall, Cambridge Commons and RiverView. Upper-level UWM students have two more campus housing options: Purin Hall and Kenilworth Square.
All UWM residence halls have 24/7 security, fitness rooms, laundry access, utilities (including internet), regular social events and free shuttle service between the residence halls and UWM’s main campus.
As a top-tier research university, we support groundbreaking work that helps real people and real communities.
We provide scholarships so that students have fewer roadblocks to success, and we offer entrepreneurship programs to help students in all disciplines develop the creativity and know-how to advance their careers. And a degree from UWM connects you with more than 191,000 successful alumni. You’ll find them in architecture firms, film studios, hospitals, classrooms, research labs, Fortune 500 companies and more.
“I found UWM on a list of top 20 architecture programs. I looked at the offerings and it was a good fit — that’s how I ended up here. Now, fifteen years out, I’m still reaching out, whether it’s to professors or other students for advice and making connections.”
Class of ’04, Studied Architecture
From Woodstock, Vermont