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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Platteville Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Wisconsin - Platteville was awarded 34 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is industrial production technology.

Overall Quality

UW - Platteville landed the #913 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

UW - Platteville also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Platteville?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 80%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UW - Platteville is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

UW - Platteville received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Platteville  ( 21 to 26 )

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Wisconsin - Platteville, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 79%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  79 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Wisconsin - Platteville has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UW - Platteville is 20%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at UW - Platteville

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,123 undergraduates at UW - Platteville with 6,954 being full-time and 1,169 being part-time.

UW - Platteville Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for UW - Platteville is 29.55 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  29.55 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Platteville Cost?

The overall average net price of UW - Platteville is $15,419. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UW - Platteville

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,686 $11,032 $15,401 $18,116 $18,285

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UW - Platteville, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UW - Platteville, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $7,045 a year. That adds up to $28,180 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Platteville is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UW - Platteville Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UW - Platteville with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,300 in their early years. This is good news for future UW - Platteville graduates since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Wisconsin - Platteville

University of Wisconsin - Platteville is a public institution located in Platteville, Wisconsin. Platteville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Contact details for UW - Platteville are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Phone: 608-342-1491

University of Wisconsin - Platteville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Of these students, 1,715 received undergraduate degrees and 256 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 221 $63,800
Business Administration & Management 189 $40,800
Industrial Production Technology 169 $58,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 147 $32,700
Civil Engineering 95 $58,200
Agricultural Economics & Business 80 NA
Animal Science 69 $33,800
General Biology 64 $29,600
Electrical Engineering 54 $70,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 49 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Wisconsin - Platteville along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UW - Platteville

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,876 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Platteville. This is an increase from the 1,452 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,876 1,569
2016-2017 1,452 1,367
2015-2016 1,466 1,353
2014-2015 1,427 1,340
2013-2014 1,420 1,302

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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