• Visit our COVID-19 website for information about UWM’s response to the pandemic.

Ready to apply? We’ve got this!

We’re so excited about having you join our Panther family that we’ll cover the $25 application fee if you apply to UWM by Oct. 31, 2020. Here’s how you do it:

Apply Using the UW System Application

  1. Apply at apply.wisconsin.edu
  2. Complete the application, sign and submit it.
  3. You’re done! The option to pay the application fee has been turned off and will remain off through Oct. 31.

Apply Using Common App

  1. Apply at apply.commonapp.org
  2. Answer “yes” in the General Section when asked if you are applying before Oct. 31. No application fee will be charged.

This offer is for all undergraduate applicants who apply by Oct. 31.

Questions? Call the undergraduate admissions office at 414-229-2222.

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)
199 academic programs


High-school seniors, returning students and transfers from technical colleges and other universities can apply to 94 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 67 master’s and 37 doctoral programs, including fully online degree programs through UWM Online.


More than 1,200 students from 90 countries attend UWM, where they can feel at home living and learning in Wisconsin’s largest and most diverse city.

Three Campuses, One Mission

UWM welcomes the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Washington County to its Panther family. For information on how to apply to either of these two campuses, follow the links below: