tuition per year
for Illinois students

UWM is affordable



Per year tuition for Illinois residents. Illinois residents receive a $1,000 tuition discount because they qualify for the Milwaukee Advantage Award AND Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP).


Incoming freshmen: Bring us an unweighted high school GPA of 3.5+ and you’re eligible for a scholarship, making UWM even more affordable.

UWM is a top-ranked research university



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 131 universities in the nation to receive this elite status.



UWM is a Princeton Review 2020 Best Midwestern University, based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.



World-renowned faculty who will provide you a world-class education.

UWM is a springboard to well-paying jobs and lifelong connections



Share of engineering and computer science students at UWM who land a job before graduation day. Supportive career services program dedicated to helping our college’s students with coaching, interviews, paid co-ops and internships. Plus, two on-site recruitment events with over 100 employers seeking our engineering and computer science students.



Average annual recent starting salaries (and some going up to over $90,000 a year).



National, global and Midwestern employers looking to UWM for our graduates — companies like Apple, Boeing, FIS, GE Healthcare, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Johnson Controls, Kohler, Microsoft, Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, Tesla and more!



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

90 miles to Chicago. (1.5 hour drive home for the holidays!)

5 minute bike ride to Lake Michigan

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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.