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1 RANKED #21 U.S. News & World Report TOP PUBLIC SCHOOLS Regional Universities (Midwest) Ranked #21 of Top Public Schools in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report Ranked #4 in Return on investment in Wisconsin by Affordablecollegesonline.org RANKED #4 Affordable Colleges Online High ROI Colleges affordablecollegesonline.org

2 Welcome elcome Welcome Welcome Hallo. Hej. Bonjour. Konnichiwa. Namaste. Oi! Hola. Ní hǎo. Shalom. Ciao. As-salām alaykum. Choosing a university isn t just finding a campus it s finding a home away from home. Welcome to the city of Platteville, nestled in the southwest corner of the state of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. UW-Platteville is closer than you may think. A city-campus shuttle service (free to students), an online rideshare board, and regional transportation options make Platteville accessible from almost anywhere. Learn more about our safe friendly community and see why it is a great place to live during your time at UW-Platteville. Platteville, Wis. City population: 11,200 2

3 Seattle Washington Montana Maine North Dakota Minnesota Vermont Oregon New Hampshire Minneapolis Idaho South Dakota Wisconsin Wyoming PLATTEVILLE Rhode Island Milwaukee Connecticut Madison Dubuque Cedar Rapids Galena Rockford Chicago Des Moines Quad Cities Iowa Nebraska Nevada San Francisco Omaha Peoria Utah Denver New York City Pennsylvania Ohio Indiana Kansas City Kansas New Jersey Maryland Delaware Illinois Colorado California Boston Massachusetts New York Michigan West Virginia St. Louis Virginia Missouri Kentucky North Carolina Los Angeles Tennesse Arizona Phoenix Oklahoma New Mexico South Carolina Arkansas Dallas Mississippi Alabama Georgia Louisiana Texas Florida Houston Orlando Miami approximate Travel Time to Platteville, Wis. Dubuque, Iowa Madison, Wis. Milwaukee, Wis. Chicago, Ill. Minneapolis, Minn. 0.5 hour 1.2 hours 3.0 hours 3.5 hours 5.0 hours New York City, N.Y. Orlando, Fla. Los Angeles, Calif. 5.0 hours 5.0 hours 6.0 hours (36 km) (121 km) (246 km) (295 km) (418 km) 3

4 About the university The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a comprehensive, four-year public institution of higher education. Our beautiful campus contains academic and student services buildings, activity and involvement centers, residence and dining halls, and green space, including a park and disc golf course. Total enrollment is over 8,600. Our students are from across Wisconsin, the United States, and beyond... including degree-seeking international students representing over 24 countries and visiting/exchange students from 12 different countries. To ensure educational quality, class sizes are small and all courses are taught by professors; there are no teaching assistants. Students from a multitude of disciplines experience hands-on learning through research and other creative endeavors. 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 home to 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 and one of 70 in the United States, among 353 worldwide. Quick Facts Founded: 1866 Campus: 821 acres 400-acre education and research farm 20 academic and student services buildings 12 residence halls 4 Academic programs: *includes distance/online students 41 Majors 77 Minors 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: 200+

5 accreditations North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC) Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, ABET American Chemical Society (ACS) National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Ministry of Education of the People s Republic of China rankings #21 - Top Public Schools in Midwest - U.S. News and World Report #62 - Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs - U.S. News and World Report #72 -Regional University Midwest - U.S. News and World Report #4 - Return on Investment in the State of Wisconsin - Affordable Colleges Online #Top 16% - Overall College ROI Rank - Pay Scale 5

6 High Quality Education At UW-Platteville, you will find a small-school atmosphere in the center of a high-tech university. Our faculty and staff care about student success. Small classes, taught by professors, include practical demonstration and real-world experience. Academic offerings include: agriculture, biology, business, criminal justice, education, engineering, and industrial studies, as well as the English Language Program (ELP/ESL). 6

7 English Language Program (ELP/ESL) The English Language Program prepares students to apply their English skills successfully in university courses and professional settings. Students will become effective communicators in English and accomplish a wide variety of academic tasks. Upon completion of the English Language Program, students will be prepared to study at an academic institution in the United States. A non-refundable $50 (USD) application fee is required. Apply online at http: apply.wisconsin.edu. Program features Courses that focus on academic and social language Integrated skills courses that incorporate reading, writing, listening, and speaking Personal attention from highly qualified and experienced instructors Opportunities to experience daily life in the United States while using language skills in authentic situations Conditional admission policy UW-Platteville can offer conditional admission to academically qualified undergraduate students who enroll in the English Language Program. Students must submit applications and required documents for both the English Language Program and the undergraduate or graduate degree program they plan to pursue. Admission is conditional until students reach the required level of English proficiency, as determined by the English Language Program coordinator. Academic year and summer sessions UW-Platteville offers a summer session and 16-week fall and spring semesters of the English Language Program. Semester Program 20 hours of instruction per week Dormitory-style housing on campus Full meal plan University campus environment Weeklong orientation Summer Program 20 hours of instruction per week Air-conditioned, suite-style housing on campus Meal plan Cultural excursions and activities 7

8 undergraduate Programs An array of undergraduate programs are offered across three colleges: Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Liberal Arts and Education. Some strengths of the programs include: ABET accredited engineering programs Unique programs in microsystems and nanotechnology and renewable energy systems Engineering Hall with 30 specialized laboratories the Nanotechnology Center for Collaborative Research, and the Atomic Force Microscope The most comprehensive Women in Engineering Program in Wisconsin Modernized 400-acre Pioneer Farm Cadaver lab for undergraduate students Foremost university-level forensic investigation program in the Midwest Dual licensure program for technical education and agricultural education Center for the Arts, a professional performing arts environment Business classrooms with the latest Enterprise Resource Planning software Pioneer Launch Lab for development of business ideas State-of-the-art multimedia classrooms Exceptional internship and co-op opportunities to combine classroom learning with on-the-job experience 8

9 majors Agriculture, School of Agribusiness - Commodity/Price Analysis - Communications and Marketing - Comprehensive - Engineering Technology - International - Management Agriculture Education - Agribusiness (Non-Teaching) - Technology Education Animal Science - Agribusiness - Dairy - International - Livestock/Meats - Science Ornamental Horticulture - Breeding/Genetics - Business/Marketing - International - Landscape Management Reclamation, Environment, and Conservation - Biology - Chemistry - Physical Soil and Crop Science - Comprehensive - International - Plant Breeding/Genetics Art Fine Arts - Graphic Design - Non-Teaching Biology - Biohealth/Physiology - Botany - Cytotechnology - Ecology - Field Biology - Molecular/Genetics - Zoology Broad Field Science Comprehensive - Non-Teaching BUSINESS, School of Accounting Business Administration - Finance - General - Human Resource Management - Integrated Supply Chain Management - International - Management - Marketing Chemistry - American Chemical Society (ACS) - Biochemistry (ACS) - Criminalistics (ACS) (DNA) Computer Science - Computer Information Systems (CIS) - Computer Technology Criminal Justice - Corrections - Law Enforcement Education, School of Elementary/Early Childhood Education (B-11) Middle Level Education (10-14) Secondary Education (see individual teaching majors) Engineering Civil Engineering - Construction - Environmental - Geotechnical - Municipal - Structural - Transportation Electrical Engineering - Communications and Electronics - Computer - Controls - Power and Energy Engineering Physics Environmental Engineering General Engineering Industrial Engineering - Human Systems - Information Systems - Management - Production Mechanical Engineering Microsystems and Nanotechnology Software Engineering English - Literature - Professional Writing Forensic Investigation Geography German Foreign Language - Non-Teaching Health and Human Performance - Health Promotion History - Non-Teaching Industrial Technology Management - Building Construction Management (BCM) - Building Construction Safety Management (BCSM) - Manufacturing Technology Management - Occupational Safety Management International Studies Mathematics - Actuarial Studies - Finance Media Studies - Integrated Media - Journalism - Photography and Web Development - Public Relations - Video and Audio Production Music - Choral (Teaching) - General (Teaching) - Instrumental (Non-Teaching) - Instrumental (Teaching) - Music and Business - Piano - Vocal Music Philosophy Political Science Psychology - Applied Business - Human Services - Substance Abuse Social Science Comprehensive - Non-Teaching Spanish Foreign Language - Non-Teaching Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems Technology Education - Agricultural Education Theatre Fine Arts - Non-Teaching Undecided Pre-professional Chiropractic Cytotechnology Dentistry Law Medical Technology Medicine Ministry Nursing Occupational Therapy Optometry Osteopathy Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Podiatry Speech Language Veterinary Medicine 9

10 INVOLVEMENT = SUCCESS Getting involved on campus is one of the fastest ways to become a part of the UW-Platteville community and create your own Pioneer experience. Explore the possibilities of getting involved today. The Community Ambassadors for Students from Abroad Program (CASA) is designed to encourage interaction between UW-Platteville s international students and the Platteville/tri-state community. The Conversation Partner Program involves small groups, in which at least one participant is a non-native speaker of English and at least one participant is a native speaker of English. Groups meet once per week during the semester and speak in English and learn about each other s culture through conversation. Through the Global Amigos Program, new international students are paired with a mentor amigo who is a current U.S. or international student, providing opportunities for cultural and social relationships student clubs and organizations provide a diverse array of involvement opportunities Global Lunch Hour is an informal gathering of international and U.S. students, faculty, and staff, featuring different topics, such as cultural customs, slang, friendship/relationships/dating, education systems, communication styles, and family roles and expectations in different parts of the world. International Education Week is celebrated every fall at UW-Platteville, through a variety of campus events and activities. International Dinner Night, organized and hosted by the International Student Club, includes food, music, and entertainment for the campus and greater Platteville community. The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) gives international students the opportunity to provide advice and feedback on issues that are important to the international student population and that impact the international student experience at UW-Platteville. The International Student Club educates and promotes global understanding through the sponsorship of activities and events. International student orientation leaders assist new international students moving in to their dorm rooms, give campus tours, participate in social activities, and serve as a resource for the students during their first few days at UW-Platteville. 10

11 150+ music, theatre, and community events are held in the Center for the Arts 10% of students are involved in performing and visual arts 80+ concerts, comedians, tournaments, speakers, and many more fun activities are sponsored by Campus Programming and Relations 14 Varsity athletic teams MEn: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball 11

12 Living on Campus Living on campus opens up a world of opportunities for you to meet new people and get involved. At UW-Platteville, approximately 3,700 students live on campus in 12 residence halls; three of which are suite style. Additional living options within the residence halls include communities based upon common interests: Global Lens, Women in STEM, First Year Experience and Healthy Living. Students can choose from a variety of dining options on campus, from our new all-you-care-to-eat dining facility to convenient cafés and coffee shops. Menus vary by location and include Mexican, Chinese and Italian cuisine, homecooked entrees, made-to-order sub sandwiches, fast-food favorites such as hamburgers, french fries and pizza, soup and salad bar, and fresh-baked desserts. Each residence hall is also equipped with its own kitchen for use by students. 7 dining venus 12

13 All residence halls include a main desk with mailroom, study lounges, computer lab, kitchen, and common areas. Additional amenities vary by hall. Each student is provided with a bed, dresser, closet, bookcase, desk and chair. Every room has cable television/internet access and a refrigerator. 9 traditional residence halls Traditional residence halls offer double-occupancy rooms and community bathrooms with curtained privacy areas. 3 suite-style residence halls A typical 4-person suitestyle residence hall room consists of two doubleoccupancy bedrooms and a private bathroom. 13

14 Student Services Faculty and staff at UW-Platteville are dedicated to helping each individual student succeed in and out of the classroom. A comprehensive range of programs, activities and services are offered to assist students in attaining their educational, personal and career goals in a safe campus community. Examples include academic advising for guidance on course selection, a variety of free tutoring resources, health and wellness services, assistance with resumes and cover letters, and access to career development workshops on networking, professional etiquette, and employment opportunties. Student Services Advising and Career Exploration Services (ACES) Career Center Counseling Services First Year Experience Health Services Learning Technology Center Math Learning Center Office of International Student and Scholar Services Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Patricia A. Doyle Women s Center Services for Students with Disabilities Student Support Services Textbook Center University Police Department Writing and Tutoring Resources (WATR) 14

15 international student and scholar services The office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is the primary liaison between international students and UW-Platteville and the community. ISSS provides a variety of services to assist international student and scholars during their stay at UW-Platteville. All international students are required to contact ISSS after they receive a letter of admission, but prior to arrival in Platteville, Wis. for specific information regarding the required orientation program, airport pick-up, immigration, academic, and personal adjustment issues. ISSS assists students in the following ways: I-20 issuance for F-1 students DS-2019 issuance for J-1 students and visiting scholars Coordination of orientation programs for all new international students (both full-time and exchange students) Immigration and personal advising throughout students careers NOTE: academic advising is provided by faculty On- and off-campus employment authorizations and assistance Change of immigration status assistance Health insurance administration and assistance for international students On-campus and community events and programs highlighting international themes Advising to the International Student Club 15

16 Applying to UW-Platteville Application Process Application Checklist To apply to UW-Platteville, international students must meet the requirements for the desired program of study. Undergraduate admission Strong academic achievements, comparable to other UW-Platteville applicants, especially in the areas of mathematics, natural science (chemistry, biology, or physics), social sciences, and the humanities Proficiency in English: 500 (paper based) or 61 (Internet based) minimum on TOEFL, or an IELTS score of at least 5.5 Adequate financial resources for the academic program (four to five years) of study English Language Program At least 18 years of age A 45 minimum on TOEFL, or an IELTS score of at least 4.5 CONDITIONAL ADMISSION UW-Platteville can offer conditional admission to academically qualified students who enroll in the English Language Program. To be considered for conditional admission, students must submit applications and the required documents for both the ELP and the undergraduate or graduate degree program they plan to pursue. Admission is conditional until students reach the required level of English proficiency, as determined by the ELP coordinator. Application for International Undergraduate Admission -Apply online at Non-refundable application fee -$44 (USD) for undergraduate admission to a degree-seeking program -$50 (USD) for the English Language Program Original academic records for all secondary, post-secondary schools, colleges, universities, or institutions attended Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS) Original UW-Platteville Financial Verification Form Original bank statement Copy of the applicant's passport Current activities if not enrolled in a school for more than six months Important Application Dates Term Fall (Sept. Dec.) June 1 Spring (Jan. May) Nov. 1 Summer (June-Aug.) April 1 priority Dates

17 Estimated Expenses Students must present documentation of ability to meet all financial obligations for the duration of their study at UW-Platteville. Students are encouraged to pay tuition, fees, housing and meal plan costs in full at the beginning of each semester to avoid finance charges and/or late fees. affordable tuition ESTIMATED EXPENSES english LANGUAGE PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (per semester) (per academic year) Tuition and Fees* $5,911 $15,095 Campus Housing and Meals* $4,172 $8,581 Mandatory Health Insurance $600 $1,224 International Student Fee $50 $100 TOTAL* $10,733 $25,229 * The above figures represent estimated expenses. Actual charges for tuition, fees, housing and meals are established annually in August. Scholarship (Tuition Waiver) UW-Platteville offers a tuition waiver to full-time undergraduate international students.the tuition waiver is not applicable for the English Language Program. The maximum award is $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester). Students must apply for this tuition waiver. A student may receive the waiver for up to eight academic semesters provided that they reapply prior to each semester. To continue receiving the waiver after the first semester, students must be full time, make good academic progress, maintain good academic standing (above a 2.0 G.P.A.), and demonstrate involvement in a variety of campus activities and leadership opportunities each semester. 17

18 Contact information Admission and Enrollment Services International Admission Advisor University of Wisconsin-Platteville 1 University Plaza Platteville WI United States of America Outside of the USA: Inside of the USA: Find us on