The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (also known as UW–Milwaukee, UWM or Milwaukee) is a public urban research university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States.It is the largest university in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and a member of the University of Wisconsin System. It is also one of the two doctoral degree-granting public universities and the second largest university in Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee has a total student enrollment of 30,502 and 1,623 faculty members.It is located in Milwaukee's upper East Side close to Lake Michigan, and is home to the only graduate school of freshwater science in the U.S., the largest School of Architecture, College of Nursing and College of Health Sciences in the State of Wisconsin. The University consists of 14 schools and colleges, and 70 academic centers, institutes and laboratory facilities. It offers a total of 181 degree programs, including 94 bachelor's, 53 master's and 33 doctorate degrees. The university is categorized as an RU/H Research University (high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In the year 2010, the university had a total research expenditure of 68 million US Dollars ranked 193rd among US research universities by total research expenditure in 2009. The university's athletic teams are called the Panthers. A total of 15 Panther athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I. Panthers have won the James J. McCafferty Trophy as the Horizon League's all-sports champions six times since 2000 and are the reigning champions. Milwaukee also passed Notre Dame for the all-time lead in Horizon League Championships with 112.
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Admission Criteria & Eligibility
Evidence of English Proficiency
Provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
A TOEFL IBT, TOEFL PBT, or IELTS score that meets the requirement for regular, dual, or conditional admission; or,
University Study: Completion of at least eighteen months of full-time, for-credit academic study (approximately three semesters) at a recognized or accredited institution of higher education whose language of instruction is English immediately prior to enrollment at UWM; or,
Secondary/High School Study: Proof of completion of the last two years of secondary/high school at an institution whose language of instruction is English immediately prior to enrollment
A positive recommendation from the director of the Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI), stating that the applicant has passed the 700 level of reading and writing with a B grade or higher.
Applicants who do not have English language proficiency and wish to apply for a bachelor’s degree can apply for conditional admission.
Additional Requirements if Applying to Engineering or Computer Science
All applications to majors in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) are reviewed by the CEAS academic administration.
If you are a new freshman (i.e., you have never studied at university before) and are applying to a major within CEAS, you must submit ACT or SAT scores. This requirement also applies to conditional admission applicants.
If you are a transfer student applying to CEAS, you do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores. However, transfer students need to have completed calculus at the post-secondary (university) level and received a grade of ‘C’ or better.
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