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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Data & Information Overview

417 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
88% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Wisconsin - Platteville Ranked?

#498 Best Colleges in Nation
#17 Best Colleges in WI
Security Science and Technology Highest Ranked Major
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2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Wisconsin - Platteville was awarded 417 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is security science and technology.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, UW - Platteville is ranked #498 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UW - Platteville is also ranked #17 out of 46 schools in Wisconsin.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW - Platteville?

88% Acceptance Rate
43% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 88%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into UW - Platteville is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

UW - Platteville received ACT scores from 58% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wisconsin - Platteville  ( 20 to 26 )

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
82% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wisconsin - Platteville

76% Freshmen Retention
21% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Wisconsin - Platteville enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UW - Platteville is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,053 Full-Time Undergraduates
9.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
36.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,892 undergraduates at UW - Platteville with 6,053 being full-time and 839 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Wisconsin - Platteville Cost?

$14,565 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
$26,716 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UW - Platteville is $14,565. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UW - Platteville

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UW - Platteville, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UW - Platteville, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,679 a year. That adds up to $26,716 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW - Platteville is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UW - Platteville Graduates Make?

$52,813 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UW - Platteville make about $52,813 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UW - Platteville students since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Wisconsin State
6,053 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Platteville, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin - Platteville is a public institution. Platteville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for UW - Platteville are given below.

Contact Details
Address:1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818-3099

University of Wisconsin - Platteville Majors

45 Majors With Completions
1,506 Undergraduate Degrees
252 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Of these students, 1,506 received undergraduate degrees and 252 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering198$65,385
Business Administration & Management150$43,027
Criminal Justice & Corrections112$35,834
Civil Engineering96$60,584
Industrial Production Technology89$61,584
General Biology64$30,941
Electrical Engineering62$69,776
Teacher Education Grade Specific54$38,042
Animal Science53$38,120
Industrial Engineering49$66,712

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Wisconsin - Platteville along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UW - Platteville

35% Take At Least One Class Online
14% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 2,346 students took at least one online class at University of Wisconsin - Platteville. This is a decrease from the 7,043 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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