Attending college is a special and unique experience. Students from
Wisconsin and many other states and countries have shared that experience
here, exploring various intellectual paths, making new friends and
enjoying good times together.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a public university and part of
the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System which serves more than
150,000 students statewide. Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is known for
high-quality, career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs that
offer a unique blend of general and professional education experiences.
The first and foremost responsibility of UW-Whitewater is quality teaching
within a dynamic learning community. The 1,000 members of the faculty,
staff and administration are also committed to providing practical
experiences that enhance learning both inside and outside the traditional
UW-Whitewater has a current enrollment of approximately 10,500 students
and offers 43 undergraduate and 13 graduate degree programs in the
Colleges of Arts and Communication, Business and Economics, Education, and
Letters and Sciences.
A general education program, recognized as a leading model for the UW
System, provides a body of knowledge that undergirds and broadens all
degree programs to enhance a student's lifelong experiences.
UW-Whitewater faculty and staff strive to extend personal attention to all
students, providing a concerned academic environment that is responsive to
Today, in addition to its academic programs, it is a center for leadership
and service through its coordination of numerous conferences on subjects
as diverse as regional planning, international education and the status of
women. It also sponsors lectures, concerts and programs which enrich the
cultural life of students, faculty and the community. An extensive
program of evening on-campus and off-campus courses is offered for those
who are employed during the day. Counseling for small businesses is
provided free of charge by the Small Business Development Center.
The University invites students of all ages to participate in its
programs. Students range in age from 17 to 92, from persons taking one
class to those with a full course of studies, from high school seniors
sampling college to business persons seeking new expertise in their field
of business, from senior citizens to the traditional college freshman.
UW-Whitewater's 400-acre campus includes 46 academic/auxiliary buildings,
a nature preserve and arboretum, and 43 acres set aside for baseball,
football, soccer, softball, track and tennis.
The focal point of the campus is a two-block mall which links classroom
and administrative buildings with the multi-purpose University Center.
North of the mall lie residence halls, the student health center, the
Williams Physical Education and Recreation Center, and the 12,500 seat
Located in Whitewater, a friendly, picturesque city of 12,000 people,
UW-Whitewater is near rural recreation areas, yet within convenient
driving distance of the metropolitan centers of Milwaukee, Madison, and
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a campus with a long history of
providing the time and the place for:
- obtaining a quality education
- having fun and being serious
- meeting new friends
- exploring new ideas and interests
- discovering oneself to the fullest
TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
- Innovative programs such as The Milwaukee Experience, Project Assist,
and the first Beginning Teacher Assistance Program in the United States have
earned national recognition for the College of Education.
- The CPA examination scores achieved by UW-Whitewater's accounting
graduates have consistently ranked the University among the top ten
colleges and universities nationally every year since 1985.
- UW-Whitewater features a diverse student body that includes the third
largest minority enrollment in the University of Wisconsin System.
- With its special mission to serve students with disabilities, the
University has invested more than $2 million in improvements to guarantee
barrier-free access to all campus buildings. As such, UW-Whitewater ranks
among the top five universities nationally in accessibility.
- The UW-Whitewater Office of Disabled Student Services has earned a
reputation for innovative programs as demonstrated by its receipt of the
American Association of State Colleges and University's top national award
- The UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies has the largest number of
masters degree recipients in education among the UW System Comprehensive
- For the fourth time, the UW-Whitewater Management Computer Systems
Program was ranked as the number one four-year computing degree program in
the United States and Canada by the Data Processing Management
Association. UW-Whitewater is the only institution to receive the number
one ranking more than once.
- Due to the development and implementation of an innovative General
Education curriculum, universities throughout the country regard
UW-Whitewater as having a model program and actively seek out its counsel
in revising their own programs.
- The UW-Whitewater Business Education Program earned the 1994 national
four-year university award from the Business Education Division of the
American Vocational Association.
- UW-Whitewater has built a tradition of success among its 21 men's and
women's intercollegiate athletic programs.
- The UW-Whitewater Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies
reaches out to its constituency and annually attracts over 30,000 people
to a variety of camps, programs, and conferences.
- The Wisconsin Innovation Service Center is a highly respected operation
which provides comprehensive evaluations of thousands of new product ideas
and is the only non-profit service of its kind in Wisconsin.
- The UW-Whitewater chapter of the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs
has earned more awards from the national organization than any other
college or university in the United States.
- UW-Whitewater serves as a cultural center for the region through the
visual and performing arts programming offered in the Center of the Arts
and the Irvin L. Young Auditorium, serving a combined annual audience of
100,000 area residents.
- The 1995 College Guide of America's Best College, published by "U.S.
News and World Report" magazine, advanced UW-Whitewater to its tier one (top
30) ranking of Midwestern regional colleges and universities.
UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Bulletin - 1995-1997
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