About UW-Platteville

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is located in the city of Platteville, a friendly community nestled in the southwest corner of Wisconsin. 

UW-Platteville is a comprehensive, four-year public institution of higher education. UW-Platteville is the fastest growing UW System school, with current enrollment over 8,600 "Pioneers." Our students come from Wisconsin, across the United States and around the world.

The UW-Platteville campus is accessible and conveniently located within walking distance to nearly all of the city of Platteville’s amenities. The beautiful campus contains academic and student services buildings, activity and involvement centers, residence and dining halls and plenty of green space, including a park and disc golf course. UW-Platteville is considered one of the safest campuses in the nation.

Small classes, taught by professors, include practical demonstration, undergraduate research and real-world experiences to prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. UW-Platteville is known as a leader in science, technology and engineering fields, with unique initiatives in Microsystems and Nanotechnology, forensic investigation, and renewable energy.

UW-Platteville is also among the most affordable institutions in the state, offering scholarships, student employment opportunities and a textbook rental system. 

Learn more about UW-Platteville and discover why every day is a great day to be a Pioneer!

UWP: About UW-Platteville Quick Facts

About UW-Platteville
  • Founded: 1866
  • Campus: 821 acres
    • 400-acre education/research farm
    • 20 academic/services buildings
    • 12 residence halls
  • Undergraduate programs:
    • 42 Majors
    • 71 Minors
    • 16 Pre-Professional
  • Graduate programs: 3
  • Distance education:
    • 2 undergraduate
    • 6 graduate

  • Total enrollment: 8,624*+
    • Undergraduate: 7,822
    • Graduate: 802
  • Student/faculty ratio: 25:1
  • Average class size: 28
  • Faculty (no teaching assistants): 417
  • Student clubs and organizations: 220+

*includes Distance Education students
+2012-13 10th Day Enrollment Statistics

PSS: About Platteville Quick Facts

Platteville, Wis.

20 minutes east of Dubuque, Iowa
1.25 hours west of Madison, Wis.
3 hours west of Milwaukee, Wis.
3.5 hours northwest of Chicago, Ill.

City population: 11,200

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