University of Wisconsin - Platteville

University of Wisconsin - Platteville Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Platteville Ranked?

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2022 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 325 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is industrial production technology.

Overall Quality

UW - Platteville landed the #268 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UW - Platteville held the #913 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UW - Platteville also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Platteville?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Wisconsin - Platteville is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 80%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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 at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 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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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,479 undergraduates at UW - Platteville with 6,477 being full-time and 1,002 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Platteville Cost?

The overall average net price of UW - Platteville is $15,718. 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 +
$12,117 $12,930 $15,152 $17,414 $17,879

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 7.4%. 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

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

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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, 1,633 received undergraduate degrees and 259 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 190 $63,800
Business Administration & Management 169 $40,800
Industrial Production Technology 168 $58,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 121 $32,700
Civil Engineering 83 $58,200
General Biology 81 $29,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 74 NA
Animal Science 66 $33,800
Electrical Engineering 66 $70,000
Agricultural Economics & Business 56 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 1,475 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Platteville. This is a decrease from the 1,876 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,475 1,272
2017-2018 1,876 1,569
2016-2017 1,452 1,367
2015-2016 1,466 1,353
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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