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University of Wisconsin-Platteville - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville Description:

UW-Platteville is one of the 13 comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. The university was founded in 1866, making it the oldest public university in Wisconsin. Platteville is a small town in the southwest corner of the state; Dubuque Iowa is less than half an hour away. Professional fields in business, agriculture, education, engineering and technology are most popular with UW-Platteville undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 22 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the student life front, the university gives students a choice of over 170 clubs and organizations including fraternities and sororities. For students interested in athletics, the UW-Platteville Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for most sports. The university fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,668 (7,830 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 65% Male / 35% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,457 (in-state); $15,030 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $330
  • Room and Board: $6,440
  • Other Expenses: $2,800
  • Total Cost: $17,027 (in-state); $24,600 (out-of-state)

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • UW-Platteville Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 56%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,380
    • Loans: $5,929

Most Popular Majors:

Agribusiness, Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering,

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.uwplatt.edu/planning/files/Strategic_Plan_Final.pdf

"The University of Wisconsin-Platteville promotes excellence across a broad spectrum of disciplines— from STEM programs and criminal justice to agriculture and the arts. We use a personal, hands- on approach to empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute, ethically more responsible, and to contribute wisely as an accomplished professional and knowledgeable citizen in a diverse global community.

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