University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Reviews

  • 45 Reviews
  • Milwaukee (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,867
65% of 45 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 45 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Cheyenne Cole
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The school was diverse, and the faculty were willing to work with you. There are a lit of opportunities at the school and it is a top research facility. When I first arrived as a first generation college student I felt alone and unsure if I belonged, UWM became my home fairly quickly and has amazing events where you have the opportunity to meet new people and get involved."
Aaron Unger
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Being at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee was a memorable one. I learned a lot about myself, all while really enjoying all that the city and the university had to offer. Like most schools, they were good and bad. First, I want to start by saying that this was just my experience alone and that it was for my specific major (psychology). Teachers in the Psych department were fantastic. I loved them all they were all very knowledgable and fun. I loved my advisor; she was the best; she would take time out of her day to check in with me to make sure that everything was going well, and that meant a lot to me. I was also fortunate enough to be able to study abroad, and that I think to this day was the best time of my life. Sometimes while at school, I did feel like they were more focused on making money off you part than anything else. I felt like that because their dorms are very, very expensive and all the food places are the same. I would say that overall the school was very quality and I felt that it was worth my time to have gone there. The city of Milwaukee is excellent, it does get a little old after you have spent some time there, and I still consider Milwaukee to be my home, and I think I will always feel that way. I would recommend going to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee."
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  • Reviewed: 9/11/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"UWM's nursing program is already competitive and on top of that the program is not the greatest. It's kind of sad to know that other schools already start NCLEX prep day 1 of nursing school while we get it on our last semester of the nursing program before graduating. The classes are not the best. I've learned more from the Saunders book while studying for the nclex in 4 months than 2 years in nursing school. If you want to go into UWM's nursing program, i suggest you start nclex prep the same day you start nursing school. If I had another chance to restart my nursing school journey, I wouldn't come back to UWM for nursing, I would go elsewhere."
RS Major
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2019
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I give high marks to the programs I majored but I want to use this review to highlight the Religious Studies Program. The program is one of the best values at UW-Milwaukee. The program has great faculty, amazing extra curricular opportunities including a student organization, an academic research conference for undergrads and Masters students and annual academic talks. The major is only 33 credits with the formal requirements being very suited for those interested in double or triple majoring. If you are interested in a humanities grad program or law school this is an excellent major to add to your resume. As for UW-Milwaukee itself, there are good and bad things about the school. There are some great professors but also some really lackluster ones. The costs are somewhat affordable for instate students but you should know what you are coming here for (or at least an idea) before enrolling."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I love UWM, but I have say that the Nursing program was not the best. My year was in the middle of the curriculum change and it pretty much affected all the students throughout the whole nursing program. In terms of preparing the students for the NCLEX, UWM is not the best. We didnt start prepping for the NCLEX until my last semester. Barely learned a thing. No lie all I cared about was to pass the class and graduate. The ATI class that was required in the last semester was useless to me. It sucks more that it counted as a class on top of other classes that were hard enough already. I've talked to many nurses and they're had NCLEX prep ever since the first semester of their nursing program. I really wish UWM would change the way they do this. Many students including myself are struggling to pass the Nclex."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Academics is disappointing (BUS.) The professors are 10+ years behind the industry. Ad-junct professors are afraid to grade seriously in fear of criticism. No professors stand out as astonishing but rather mediocre and a forgettable experience. The business schools tenured professors lack of modern experience. Their partnership with SAP means you will be forced to learn SAP software, which is known for being bad. Dont expect this to be good resume material. Lack of competence and hidden costs leave a negative impression. You will be charged for anything and everything. Transportation is like the DMV but run by children with a god-complex. They are rude, unprofessional and will treat people as if they are nothing. If you get a parking ticket and try to appeal, you will be denied -- there is no forgiveness for mistakes or accidents. I would recommend alternatives if you're able too. A degree from here is not a good ROI. Consider other universities for better professors/programs."
Old Boys Club
  • Reviewed: 11/25/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I have been attending the College of Nursing for 3 years now. What we have here is a group of embedded nurses who get hired to instruct and teach future nurses; however, most of these so-called teachers and instructors are not experienced in the classroom. I agree with many other students on this forum who state the teachers/instructors play favorites. I have seen students from my cohort pass a class where they received a "D" and were able to go on with the cohort, while other students were held back. There is myriad bias at the CON and unfortunately, this will stay the same until someone "cleans house.""
UWM Nursing Program
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Wow, I dont even know where to start..... Needless to say that all my pre-requisite courses with labs were baffling. You would expect to come to an organic chemistry lab with specific instructions and a knowledgable teacher/professor. Both of those things were missing.. half the time I would show up to lab and my TA wouldnt even be there til 5 minutes after class started. On top of that, the class had to practically guess on how to perform the lab.... Now lets talk about admittance to the Nursing Program itself... I am baffled as to how little they care about a students academics and how much they care about a one and a half page response to a guided question with no clear answer. I personally have heard of students getting C's in class and still getting into the nursing program over a student with A's. How does this happen? Ill tell you how. You have a biased nursing commitee that simply cares about how well you answered the application question. In addition this school pays no regard to hands on capabilities but would rather throw a 100 question exam in front of you and judge you based off how well you can read and answer questions."
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"DO NOT recommend UWM's nursing program to anyone. The program provides VERY limited resources for all students. In addition, the program coordinators did not listen to any of our requests or concerns throughout the program (more time to practice nursing skills, more guidance with nursing skills, less time walking through butterfly gardens in our public health rotation). Moving onto NCLEX- UWM has a 73% pass rate, while just about every other school has a 93% or higher pass rate. Other schools in the greater Milwaukee area start NCLEX practice tests on day 1 of nursing school... UWM? Not a chance. We did our first practice NCLEX exam in our last semester. We did only one more after that, and it was THE SAME EXACT TEST! I'm sparing you from so many details and terrible stories about rude instructors, a semester-long public health clinical rotation in a clinic that we weren't even allowed to step foot in, and countless nights of writing irrelevant papers (ex: a 10 page paper about what it was like to ride the city busy throughout Milwaukee). I probably actually learned from about three instructors throughout my four semesters UWM's nursing program. I hope that UWM gets it together soon, but I seriously would not recommend the school to a single person."
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"With a pass rate of 74% for the year 2017, I highly encourage people to look elsewhere if you are searching for a college to obtain your BSN from. UWM is currently in the middle of changing their curriculum at the students' expense and overall experience. The college needs to update their simulation lab, change how skills are taught and tested, and increase their state pass rates. If I could do it over again, I'd go to a technical college and get my ADN. Seriously do yourself a favor and stay away. Or, go on a tour of UWM at the College of Nursing, and ask the tour guide about the pass rates for the college. I bet you they'll dodge you the same way they dodged us as their numbers were coming out that they were the lowest in the state."
Margaret Elborough
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2018
  • Degree: Finance
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Lubar's School of Business was a high quality program with many dedicated faulty members. I highly recommend the school to anyone who wants an affordable education with many outside the classroom opportunities. Milwaukee is a great city and it is very easy to get around the compact campus. The summer months offer the most cultural activities including Summerfest, one of the biggest music festivals in the world. Their Honors College is also top notch and pushes you to work and think outside of your comfort zone."
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I would not recommend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Nursing program to anyone. Clinical skills are taught (mostly by watching videos), practiced, and tested in the nursing lab resource center on the student's OWN TIME. Student's are given very little time to practice, ON THEIR OWN TIME, then expected to pass a check off of that skill. The teaching assistants (TA's) that "instruct" in the nursing lab are rude, crabby, play favorites, and are inconsistent with each other and are inconsistent with the student's learning materials. With tuition being as expensive as it is at this University, students deserve better."
Courtney Meyerhofer
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I enjoyed but also disliked certain aspects of life at UWM. The campus is in a populated and busy city which can lead to difficulty with parking and living expenses off campus being a little high. However the campus provides many transportation services and recently even placed bicycles around the city that can be used by students which can make this easier to deal with for parking. The cost of the university is understandable however the price for parking and parking passes for campus are rather outrageous when you consider tuition and I believe this should be considered into tuition by the university to allow students free parking in structures on campus. I also dislike the fact that taking an online course costs more seeing as it should be less work for the teacher not to lecture in person to students, this is just my opinion on the matter. Many things such as the university email and site for homework are great advantages to the university to keep organized. There are also many resources available for all different students on campus, the Norris health center aids in STDs, mental health, or just the flu. There are also many resources for LGBTQ students, and students of every nationality/ethnicity. The culture on campus is also a bonus, it is not strictly one minded, or one culture- the campus is extremely diverse and welcoming and this is one of the best benefits of the campus. I overall enjoyed my experiences on campus, even with some slight things I wish had been different! Great campus, Great educators, Great resources, and Great experience!"
Paige Lincicum
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2018
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The UW-Milwaukee is a great school not only for its location and facilities, but also its academics. I knew I wanted to pursue my Doctorate in Physical Therapy after getting my undergraduate degree. UWM does not have a pre-physical therapy path, however, many people interested in physical therapy choose to major in Kinesiology as it prepares you for many of the classes that are needed in order to even apply to any Physical Therapy program after graduation. Now in PT school, I can happily say that the classes I took at UWM, my major, and my professors really helped prepare me for what I needed to learn in the future and now. Coming into my doctorate program I felt as though I had a strong foundation to build upon. Anyone interested in Physical Therapy after obtaining their undergraduate degree would be more than satisfied with what UWM has to offer."
Kelsey Noack
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2017
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I am Panther proud! I loved every minute I experienced at UW-Milwaukee. I always had a passion to search the youth of Milwaukee and the Urban Education program provided me with the skills to do so. I encourage many of my students to consider UW-Milwaukee due to the quality of education they would gain, the inclusive and diverse community, and the price point of tuition is a sound financial investment."
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"If you are working toward a bachelors in Art Education I would suggest looking into other schools. During my time there, my professors were (what seemed like randomly picked out of hat) not open minded, rude, and played the Favorite game with students. If you were not there favorite or questioned what was being taught, which I did, they rudely told me to go to a different school and did not even listen to what I had to say. What school supports the watching of "The Lion King" and "Precious" as educational for art education?? and very little real life scenarios like classroom management????-UWM allowed this garbage and I learned very little about daily tasks of teaching art. I would never go back."
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Public Policy
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
Angela Henriquez
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Claudia Lv
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"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."