Why choose UWM at Waukesha?

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 Here are just a few reasons why UWM at Waukesha could be your best start to a college degree:

1) Minutes Away from Big City Amenities  

Located on 86 acres in Waukesha County, the campus offers plenty of beautiful views and green space. A short commute to Milwaukee means students can also catch a Brewers game, visit the weekend farmers’ market or enjoy Lake Michigan anytime they want. 

2) Personalized Attention

With a student population of around 1,600, UWM at Waukesha offers a private school feel at a public school price. The campus’ exceptional faculty and staff make sure every student gets the instruction, guidance and attention they deserve.

3) Get Involved 

With over 25 student organizations, there’s no shortage of ways to get involved or find a new hobby. From diversity to politics, gardening to yoga, students have no trouble finding a club that fits their interests. 

4) Save Money

Tuition is affordable and if you live at home, you can save additional costs related to student housing and food. 

5) Play a College Sport 

Students  at UWM at Waukesha don't have to leave the sports they love behind when they finish high school. As part of the UWM at Waukesha Cougars athletic teams, there are several opportunities to play a college sport!

6) Special Events 

An annual Festival of Books, along with a Distinguished Lecture Series and special noon-hour events provide lots of opportunities to learn and engage!  

7) Performance Opportunities  

Students interested in playing an instrument, singing, acting or contributing their skills behind the scenes will find plenty of opportunities to flex their creative muscles. Each production is a great way to perform and form connections with students and community members alike. 

8) Field Station 

UWM at Waukesha’s Field Station provides 98 acres of hands-on experiences in natural sciences and conservation.  

9) Scholarships

Students at UWM at Waukesha can apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships, thanks to generous donations to the UW-Waukesha Foundation

10) Invites to UWM Special Events

As a branch campus of UW-Milwaukee, students attending the Waukesha campus are invited to Pantherfest, Panther Street Festival and Panther basketball games at the main campus in Milwaukee.