The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has spent the last 150 years inspiring, engaging, and transforming lives, and takes pride in the recognitions earned along the way. However, there may be some things that you never knew about our campus. Keep reading to learn some interesting facts!

Fun Facts:


  • 11,995 students enrolled 
    • 10,428 undergraduate students 
    • 1,567 graduate students
    • 3,6651 students are in the College of Business and Economics, the largest group of students 
    • 4,000+ students live on campus
  • 14 student residential buildings
  • 80% of students receive financial aid
  • Students from 46 states
  • 83% of students are from Wisconsin
  • 97% of new students live on campus
  • 20:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 51% to 49% male to female student ratio 
  • 45% to 55% male to female staff ratio 
  • 200+ clubs & organizations
    • The biggest org on campus is the American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • 20 national championship teams

Majors & Graduation 

  • 175+ undergraduate majors & minors
    • The top 3 undergraduate majors are Marketing, Accounting, and Finance
    • The top 3 undergraduate minors are Adaptive Education, Spanish, and Psychology
    • The top graduate major is Business Administration 
  • 2,900+ degrees awarded annually 
  • 91% stay in the region after earning their degree
  • 99% of graduating students are employed post-graduation


  • 16 dining experiences on campus
  • 24/7 campus security
  • The textbook rental program covers 95% of course materials
  • Proud to offer the most affordable tuition among all schools in the UW System
  • Named the best value in the UW system
  • Free admission to regular-season sporting events
  • The College of Business and Economics is the largest AACSB-accredited business school in Wisconsin
  • 1 of 4 public colleges of distinction in Wisconsin 
    • UW-Whitewater has been honored as a College of Distinction for its continued dedication to high-impact educational practices and has received specialized recognition for its Business and Education programs
  • Career Development badge
    • Awarded for the inventiveness in connecting with students throughout their academic careers and beyond
  • Equity and Inclusion badge
    • Awarded for distinguishing itself as a community dedicated to equal opportunity for all students, faculty, and staff

Comment below your favorite fun fact!