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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a comprehensive, four-year public institution of higher education and is the fastest growing UW System school.


Dennis J. Shields, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, joined the Pioneer community in 2010 and is the 14th chief executive of the university. 


Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville has been excelling in education for almost 150 years. Read about our history, from the Platteville Academy to the Normal College and Mining School and what led to the formation of UW-Platteville in 1971. 


By making long-range plans, UW-Platteville is committed to its educational excellence and is one of the nation's leading regional universities.


The UW-Platteville campus is accessible and conveniently located within walking distance to nearly all of the city of Platteville’s amenities. 

Getting Around the City

UW-Platteville is located in the city of Platteville, a friendly community of approximately 11,000 residents. Platteville is nestled in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, less than 30 miles from both the Illinois and Iowa borders. 

Hiring a Pioneer

UW-Platteville's Academic and Career Advising Center has created services and programs with employers in mind. 

UWP: About UW-Platteville

About UW-Platteville
  • Founded: 1866
  • Campus: 821 acres
    • 400-acre education/research farm
    • 20 academic/services buildings
    • 13 residential facilities
  • Undergraduate programs:
    • 41 Majors
    • 66 Minors
    • 17 Pre-Professional
  • Graduate programs: 2
  • Online programs:
    • 2 undergraduate
    • 5 graduate

  • Total enrollment: 8,429*
    • Undergraduate: 7,520
    • Graduate: 909
  • Student/faculty ratio: 20:1
  • Average class size: 25
  • Freshman to sophomore retention rate: 79%
  • Student clubs and organizations: 200+

*Fall 2017 10th Day Enrollment Statistics; All data reported is based on enrollment as of the 10th day of the term with the exception of students enrolled exclusively in print-based distance learning courses.


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