Find out answers to our most frequently asked questions, see below.
Information on the cost of attendence at UW-Whitewater can be found here.
UW-Whitewater is comprised of 4 colleges:
Over 70 majors are offered
A complete list of all majors, minors, and emphases can be found at http://www.uww.edu/academics/departments-and-majors.
Go to http://www.uww.edu/admissions/campus-tour and select an option:
Campus Tour (Available Monday through Saturday during the academic year)
Warhawk Premiere Day
The application for admission into the University serves as the application for scholarships.
Requirements for scholarships:
For more information, visit http://www.uww.edu/housing
Complete list of over 200 student organizations on campus can be found at www.uww.edu/join.
Complete list of over 1700 on-campus jobs for students can be found at http://www.uww.edu/cld/career.
Three levels of athletics are available to students:
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
About 45 miles southeast of Madison
About 50 miles west of Milwaukee
About 100 miles northwest of Chicago
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Campus covers 593 acres of land and has about 12,000 students enrolled.
Student to faculty ratio is 22:1
Founded in 1868 as Whitewater Normal School and has gone through four name changes.
1927: Whitewater Teachers College
1951: Wisconsin State College-Whitewater
1964: Wisconsin State University-Whitewater
1971: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Willie the Warhawk
Once all required materials arrive to the admissions office, official letters will be mailed to students regarding an admission decision.
Students also have access to "self-service" in WINS to check the status of their application.
WINS log-in information is emailed to students at time of application to UW-Whitewater.
Whitewater Information Network for Students: A self-service system that includes all of a student's financial information and academic history.
At least 12 credits of transferable coursework and a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 out of a 4.0 scale within the transferable courses, however, specific program GPA requirements may also need to be met.
To determine individual program GPA requirements, visit GPA Requirements.
For more about International Admissions, please visit: http://www.uww.edu/international/international-student-admissions
For more information about Adult Admissions, please visit: www.uww.edu/admissions/adult
The score with the highest composite will be used (we do not superscore). The highest sub score in Math and English will be used for placement into Math and English courses.
It is not required that foreign language is taken in high school, but it is highly recommended.
Students pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Letters and Science are required to take 2 semesters of a foreign language before graduation.
Refer to the Testing Office booklet at 2015 Credit By Examination Book [PDF] to determine which courses UW-Whitewater accepts.
To receive credit through AP tests, a minimum score of 3 is required.
Yes, students can submit a SMART transcript or Community College of the Air Force transcripts to the admissions office for review.
Depending on the length of service, students can receive between 4 and 50 transfer credits. Completing basic training alone is equivalent to four transfer credits.
The First Year Experience Office puts on several programs for new freshman and transfer students including:
UW-Whitewater student leaders such as the Hawk Squad, Lead Peer Mentors, Peer Mentors, Team Transfer, and the Purple Pit Crew host these events.
For more information, visit www.uww.edu/fye.
Academic Support Center located in the basement of McCutchan Hall and tutoring services are free to students. A list of classes with biographies of the tutors can be found at http://www.uww.edu/acadsupport/tutorial/.
A Math Center and a Writing Lab are also available to students
Students who have previously taken the course sit in the lecture, take notes, and hold weekly study sessions outside of class for students to attend.
UW-Whitewater is nationally recognized for the strength of its services for students with disabilities. The Center for Students with Disabilities offers several accommodations including:
UW-Whitewater is also the most wheelchair accessible school in the state.
For more information, visit www.uww.edu/csd/.
All incoming students are assigned an academic advisor within the Academic Advising and Exploration Center.* Students with 24 or more credits are assigned a faculty member within their area of study.
Students must meet with their advisor 4 times during their first year and there is always an advisor on call if a student's advisor is not available.
An advising hold is placed on every student's account each semester prior to registration, and is removed once they meet with their advisor.
For more information, visit www.uww.edu/aaec.
*Music, Art, Theatre, and Dance majors receive advisors within their area of study.
21 emergency blue light telephone call boxes are located throughout campus.
Students may request a walking escort around campus at night by contacting the University Police Service.
You can read UW-Whitewater's Annual Security Report here.
For more information, visit www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/police/.
Each room comes with 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 desk chairs, and 2 dressers.
Bed lofts can be rented at www.bedloft.com
Beds can also be bunked by stacking them.
Recommended items to bring for a residence hall room:
Examples of items not allowed in the residence halls:
The only pets allowed in the residence halls are fish.
Coffee makers are allowed in the residence halls.
All residence halls have WiFi Internet and cable TV hookups.
For more information, visit http://www.uww.edu/housing
UC (University Center) Entertainment hosts free events every Thursday night that feature comedians and live musicians etc.
Movies are shown at the Summers Auditorium every weekend for $1 with a UW-Whitewater student ID. 10 lane bowling alley and a billiard room are located in Warhawk Alley for student use. Cinemas of Whitewater movie theatre is located one mile from campus. Several local shops and restaurants downtown Whitewater are located one mile from campus.
When prospective students visit campus, Jennifer Schindler makes sure they not only feel welcome, but also feel part of the Warhawk Family.