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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Data & Information Overview

426 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
83% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Ranked?

#359 Best Colleges in Nation
#6 Best Colleges in WI
Early Childhood Education Highest Ranked Major
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2024 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 - Whitewater was awarded 426 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is early childhood education.

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Overall Quality

UW - Whitewater is ranked #359 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UW - Whitewater held the #380 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UW - Whitewater is also ranked #6 out of 46 schools in Wisconsin.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Whitewater?

83% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is 83%. 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 - Whitewater is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

UW - Whitewater received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Whitewater  ( 18 to 24 )

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
81% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 - Whitewater 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 - Whitewater

75% Freshmen Retention
36% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. 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  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UW - Whitewater this rate is 36%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,946 Full-Time Undergraduates
17.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
48.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,423 undergraduates at UW - Whitewater with 8,946 being full-time and 1,477 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Cost?

$14,417 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
$25,956 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UW - Whitewater is $14,417. 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 - Whitewater

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,143 $10,390 $14,226 $17,253 $17,815

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 - Whitewater, 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 - Whitewater, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,489 a year. That adds up to $25,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Whitewater is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UW - Whitewater Graduates Make?

$49,599 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UW - Whitewater with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $49,599 in their early years. This is good news for future UW - Whitewater graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Wisconsin State
8,946 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is a public institution situated in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Whitewater is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for UW - Whitewater are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
Phone: 262-472-1234

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Majors

50 Majors With Completions
2,429 Undergraduate Degrees
480 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 50 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Of these students, 2,429 received undergraduate degrees and 480 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
Business Administration & Management 188 $47,565
Finance & Financial Management 182 $48,038
Teacher Education Grade Specific 180 $38,711
Accounting 131 $54,237
Communication & Media Studies 114 $36,797
International Studies 114 NA
General Biology 108 $33,307
General Psychology 103 $31,051
Teacher Education Subject Specific 89 $32,780
Marketing 86 $43,771

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

Online Learning at UW - Whitewater

70% Take At Least One Class Online
19% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 7,990 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. This is a decrease from the 10,928 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 7,990 2,205
2019-2020 10,928 2,249
2018-2019 4,715 1,366
2017-2018 4,457 1,153
2016-2017 4,092 993

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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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