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, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a premier regional university committed to the goal of achieving "Excellence for the 21st Century" where quality teaching is the first and foremost responsibility of every faculty member.
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 classroom.
The university provides quality programs and services that meet the needs of students preparing to live and work in an increasingly diverse, multicultural and global society linked to an interdependent political, environmental, economic, and information-rich world.
UW-Whitewater has a current enrollment of approximately 10,500 students and offers 42 undergraduate and 14 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 individual needs.
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 the 90s, from persons taking one class to those with a full course of studies, from high school students 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 Perkins Stadium. To the west is the Center of the Arts and the Young Auditorium which serve as a regional cultural center.
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 Chicago.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a campus with a long history of providing the time and the place for: