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University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Narrative Description


1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Tel: (608)342-1491
Free: 800-362-5515
Admissions: (608)342-1125
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Wisconsin System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 380-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $193,101. Educational spending 2003-04: $35,333 per student. Total enrollment: 6,158. Faculty: 320 (245 full-time, 75 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,864 applied, 85% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 5,051 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 556 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 7 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 7% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Westfield State College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to Illinois and Iowa students as part of a cost recovery pilot program.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Area resident tuition: $166.66 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,046 full-time, $585.25 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $812 full-time, $33.67 per credit part-time, $2 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4412. College room only: $2336. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Pioneer Distinguished Lecture Program. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,329 college housing spaces available; 2,312 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Karrmann Library with 362,247 books, 1 million microform titles, 2,116 serials, 14,325 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the heart of Wisconsin's dairyland and lead and zinc mining district, Platteville (population 9,950) was settled in 1827. Scheduled air transportation is available from Dubuque, Iowa, 20 miles away. Community facilities include a hospital, library, churches, mining museum, other historical sites, and various civic and service organizations. Recreational activities are golf, hunting, fishing, swimming, tennis, bowling, and horseback riding.

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