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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Ranked?

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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 - Whitewater was awarded 78 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

UW - Whitewater landed the #786 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 - Whitewater is also ranked #20 out of 39 schools in Wisconsin.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Whitewater?

Acceptance Rate

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has an acceptance rate of 70%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

UW - Whitewater received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Whitewater  ( 20 to 24 )

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 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 - Whitewater is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Wisconsin - Whitewater enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 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 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at UW - Whitewater

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,722 undergraduates at UW - Whitewater with 10,156 being full-time and 1,566 being part-time.

UW - Whitewater 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 - Whitewater is 66.01 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  66.01 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Cost?

The overall average net price of UW - Whitewater is $14,166. 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 +
$8,654 $10,024 $14,087 $16,807 $17,385

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

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 - Whitewater, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,156 a year. That adds up to $28,624 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Whitewater is 8.5%. 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 - Whitewater Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UW - Whitewater make around $42,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

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

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Location of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Of these students, 2,616 received undergraduate degrees and 470 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
Finance & Financial Management 189 $46,900
Marketing 179 $41,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 163 $36,500
General Business/Commerce 157 $39,500
Social Work 146 NA
Communication & Media Studies 129 $34,300
Accounting 123 $51,300
Teacher Education Subject Specific 120 $35,000
General Psychology 110 $30,400
Business Administration & Management 106 $45,200

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Online Learning at UW - Whitewater

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, 4,457 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. This is an increase from the 4,092 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,457 1,153
2016-2017 4,092 993
2015-2016 3,784 921
2014-2015 2,899 785
2013-2014 2,751 744

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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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