University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (29)
The Educational Policy program at UW-Milwaukee is a small program that mainly serves graduate students, although they do provide an undergraduate degree, as well. This program emphasizes issues in modern urban education and challenges students to present real solutions, particularly in the city of Milwaukee. This program is largely tailored to students who want to stay in and improve Milwaukee, so may not be the best choice for someone looking to leave immediately after attaining a degree.
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is a cultured university that makes everyone feel welcome. The campus is compact, which makes it easy to get from class to class in a short amount of time. The nursing program is rigorous and competitive, but also rewarding. There are many hospitals in the area to network with, making it easy for most students to have a job lined up before they even graduate.
UW-Milwaukee was a great program. There were a few speed bumps with the updated courses but overall very well. They took into consideration our input and I personally believed prepared us for a career outside of school. Teachers and clinical sites were exceptional.
I fairly enjoyed my time at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The program and faculty are excellent. If you don't mind snowy cold weather, UWM is the place to go to save some tuition while receiving high standard education. My only problem with the school was that the students the school accepts every year is not very competitive. I didn't meet many inspiring souls and all my friends are faculty members.
UW-Milwaukee had a very nice and simple laid out curriculum that explains exactly what classes are needed and in what order you take those classes. This was very easy to follow so you can see what classes you already took and what classes you still need to complete. During the nursing program there is a good balance between clinical time on site and class time with lecture and group projects.
I received a BA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and went on to earn a post baccalaureate degree in German and ESL. I was very impressed with the education I received at UWM. The professors treated me like I mattered and supported me. The curriculum was flexible with traditional, hybrid and online courses. I would recommend UWM.
All core classes in the Chemistry degree with Biochem option were taught by knowledgeable professors. The quality of the TA's varied with each class but generally either they or the professor was available during office hours for any questions. I can't say the same for the Gen Ed courses required.
I can't really compare the school against others, since I didn't attend any others. I feel that I was well prepared for my career and that the school put in considerable effort to help me obtain a position in my field. There were ample opportunities in the department to work as a research assistant, and advisement services were also exceptional.
The University of Milwaukee - Milwaukee is the perfect university if you are looking for a beautiful campus set just outside downtown, a diverse student body, and a wide variety of on and off-campus activities. I received fantastic support from my advisors and incredibly valuable instruction from all of my professors. Additionally, the International Studies office made my semester abroad happen as seamlessly as possible. I will be very sad to leave UW-Milwaukee at the end of the year but am positive that they helped put me on track for my graduate school goals.
As an older man returning college with many students who are not my age, was discouraging. I know that it is natural for many students to be young students right out of high school but it was a difficult transition for me because I am in a different part of my life. I have experienced life in many aspects; such as becoming a husband and father of two boys, losing my older brother and grandfather to an auto accident, and losing my daughter at birth. All of these experiences have helped me to be come more humble and accept all peoples no matter who they are equally. My philosophy in life has also changed due to my experiences, and thus the gap between my age and experience has widened the gap between my peers and instructors. I look young but I have lived through life and death. My instructors and peers assume I am young and less experienced in life, but I am not. I feel there should be a better transition for adults to returning to college because there are very few older adults in school, and I feel it is very important for everyone to feel welcome to return to school no matter what age or gender you may be. There needs to be an improvement of encouragement for older adults to return to college. I feel there is an untapped advantage of learning from older adult students in the classroom full of naive young adults that my university can really benefit from.