Your Next Chapter Begins at UWM

Discover why UW-Milwaukee is the most popular destination for students who are transferring within the UW System. Transferring to UWM is a straightforward process, thanks to an admissions advisor who specifically works with transfer students. Once you’re on campus, you’ll find immediate support through an assigned peer mentor, an academic advisor, and easy-access services like tutoring and the Writing Center. UWM also offers a residence hall community just for transfer students.

More Reasons Transfer Students Choose UWM:

  • A wide range of majors to explore, as well as pre-professional programs and certificates.
  • Easy-to-find communities within 300 student orgs and campus centers, like the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and the Roberto Hernández Center.
  • Campus is in a cozy East Side neighborhood five minutes from Lake Michigan and 10 minutes from downtown.
  • Professional networking through regular on-campus career and internship fairs.
  • The Student Success Center offers tutoring in small groups, by appointment and drop-in, as well as supplemental instruction and academic advising.
  • Paid internship opportunities throughout Milwaukee, no matter your major.
  • Hands-on learning, from nursing clinicals to student teaching, that helps students build their resumes before graduation.
  • World-class faculty committed to providing excellent academic mentorship.
  • UWM’s Honors College offers high-achieving students discussion-based seminars that build toward an honors degree.
  • Accelerated master’s programs that allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.
Popular Majors at UW-Milwaukee
  • Accounting
  • Architectural Studies
  • Art
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management
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Financial Aid for Transfer Students

The majority of UWM students receive financial aid — usually a combination of scholarships, loans, grants and part-time jobs on campus. In a typical year, UWM offers $20 million in scholarships to its students, and several of UWM’s schools and colleges offer scholarships specifically for incoming transfer students.

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Hands-On Learning at UW-Milwaukee

  • Internship Opportunities

    UWM’s connection with and proximity to Milwaukee means students across all disciplines get hands-on internship opportunities at nearby businesses and organizations, such as Northwestern Mutual, Harley-Davidson, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Milwaukee Brewers, Hoffman York and more.

  • Undergrad Research

    Make your mark in your field by doing research as an undergrad. Research projects can involve gathering data, interviewing, coding, data analysis, research design and more. Paid research positions are available.

  • Study Abroad

    Get college credit as well as a life-changing experience while studying in another country. UWM offers short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs that span a few weeks, as well as semester and yearlong study abroad opportunities at partnering universities.

  • Startup Challenge

    Join a team of students to develop a new business, app or invention with support from the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. Students in all majors are invited to develop their creativity and know-how to advance their future careers.

Why You Should Choose UWM

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The Perfect-Sized Campus

Our students describe UWM as being the best of both worlds. Our compact campus is just a few blocks from Lake Michigan and nestled in a tree-lined neighborhood, so students get to enjoy the classic college experience. But if you want all the conveniences, networking and excitement of a major city, we’re just 10 minutes from Milwaukee’s bustling downtown.

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