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 a 3.5 or greater unweighted GPA, an ACT composite of at least 25 (or 1200 SAT) and an ACT math score of 28 (650 SAT) or more and an Engineering Excellence Scholarship is yours. Offer guaranteed. Four-year scholarships range from $12,000 – $26,000 and include paid undergraduate research opportunities with our engineering and computer science faculty — making UWM Engineering even more valuable.

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 115 universities in the nation to receive this elite status.


Princeton Review 2018 Best Midwestern University ranking, based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.


World-renowned faculty who will give you a world-class education. Imagine learning from Distinguished Professor 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

90 days

Average time to land your dream job after graduation. Supportive career services program dedicated to helping our engineers and computer scientists with coaching, interviews, co-ops and internships. Plus, two on-site recruitment events with close to 100 employers seeking our engineering and computer science students.


Average annual 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 Motorola, Baxter International, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, Harley Davidson, GE Healthcare 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.