About UW-Platteville

Choosing a university isn’t just finding a campus – it’s finding a home away from home.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is proud to welcome students to the city of Platteville, a friendly community nestled in the southwest corner of the state of Wisconsin. 

UW-Platteville is a comprehensive, four-year public institution of higher education. Current enrollment is over 8,800, with students from across Wisconsin, the United States and around the world...including degree-seeking international students from 19 different countries and visiting/exchange students from 12 different countries.

The UW-Platteville campus is accessible from almost anywhere and is 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.

UW-Platteville is also the site of the Confucius Institute, part of an international network of over 525 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the Chinese language and culture around the world. It is the only Confucius Institute in Wisconsin.

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 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

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.


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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