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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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800 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190, United States

Location info of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Life in Whitewater, Wisconsin:

  • Whitewater is a small city nestled in the scenic countryside between the major metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.
  • Whitewater is just 10 miles from the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, renowned for its mountain biking and cross country ski trails, and the camping, swimming, and golf opportunities in the Whitewater Lake region.
  • The walkable city of Whitewater provides students easy access to restaurants, cinemas, and the weekly Whitewater City Market.

Top Reasons to Study in University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Academic Excellence

UW-Whitewater leads the way in preparing students with the outstanding skills that make them strong candidates for 21st-century careers and community leadership.

Community and Regional Engagement

Warhawks have the opportunity to do amazing things — from creating and launching their own businesses using resources in the Whitewater Innovation Center and the Community Engagement Center, to participating in study abroad opportunities, community based learning courses, competing in international competitions and presenting at national conferences.

Exceptional. Affordable.

We know you want to spend your education dollars wisely. Fortunately, we’re one of the
best values in the country — and the best value in the UW System.

University details

About University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, we inspire, engage, and transform lives. Founded in 1868, we serve more than 11,000 students and have 100,000+ alumni around the world. Our faculty and staff prepare innovative, resilient students for 21st-century careers and community leadership.

Career at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

  • 99.5% of graduates employed or in grad school within a year

Welcome to Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. We serve as a resource and connection point for students, alumni, employers, and faculty/staff to ensure the career success of UW-Whitewater students and graduates.

For students and alumni, we are dedicated to empowering you to envision your career goals, explore your options, and execute your career plan through one-on-one career advising appointments and events throughout the year, and the resources on this website.

For employers, we facilitate connections with our exceptionally talented students through job postings on Handshake, Career Fairs, and other on-campus recruiting activities.

Campus life

The campus is surrounded by neighborhoods, including student and community housing. To the east of campus is the historic downtown. To the north is a campus nature preserve and prairie restoration. To the west is a shopping and commercial district.


Three types of scholarships exist for incoming freshmen:

  1. Freshman Merit: $2,000 per year ($1,000 in fall, $1,000 in spring)
  2. Freshman Distinction: $4,000 per year ($2,000 in fall, $2,000 in spring)
  3. Freshman Excellence: $6,000 per year ($3,000 in fall, $3,000 in spring)


  • 2.5 or higher (Merit)
  • 3.0 or higher (Distinction)
  • 3.4 or higher (Excellence)

Ranking & Accreditation of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

  • #11 in Top Public Schools U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • #43 in Regional Universities Midwest U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • UW-Whitewater was selected as a 2023-2024 College of Distinction, a national honor that recognizes campuses for exceptional teaching and dedication to student success.
  • #3 in Top Public Universities in Wisconsin- Niche College Rankings – 2023
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is one of just three colleges or universities in the U.S. — and the only Wisconsin institution — to receive the 2020 award- Sustained Excellence in Assessment – 2020

Student Accommodation at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

  • Housing: $8,380

Living on campus is often a hallmark of the college experience. You’ll forge life-long friendships, form lasting memories, and learn important life lessons as you navigate independent living — together — with roommates, hallmates and classmates.

Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is accessible, inclusive and designed with community and convenience in mind. And our residence life team is committed to creating a welcoming, positive, safe and enjoyable residential experience.

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