Why choose UW-Washington County?

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On top of all the great reasons to attend UW Colleges, each of the campuses stand out in their own way. Here are just a few reasons why UW-Washington County could be the U for You!  

1) Study at a modern campus in the beautiful Kettle Moraine 

UW-Washington County is located on 87 sprawling acres in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine area, which was formed by ancient glaciers. The campus finished its most recent update in 2008 and is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities for students and community members to enjoy.  

2) Receive personalized attention from faculty and staff 

With a student population of just over 900, faculty and advisors at UW-Washington County are able to give the very best instruction, guidance and mentorship to each and every student. The tight-knit campus community means each student gets the attention they deserve. 

3) Write for Ubiquitous, the campus student newspaper 

Students interested in writing and reporting can get involved with Ubiquitous, the campus’ student newspaper. The publication provides opportunity for writing, editing, research, photography, online publishing and more. 

4) Perform with the Moraine Chorus or Moraine Symphonic Band 

UW-Washington offers plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with music and performing. Students and community come together to present works from legendary classical composers and perform pieces from genres including jazz, world and folk music. 

5) Play a college sport 

Students  at UW-Washington County don't have to leave the sports they love behind when they finish high school. They have the opportunity to play a college sport  as part of the UW-Washington County Wildcats athletic teams

6) Experience the Fine Arts series and Annual Festival of Arts 

Each spring, UW-Washington County holds the Festival of Arts celebrating student and community artwork. The festival features live music, photography contest displays, a farmers’ market and more from the campus’ thriving arts scene. 

7) Community Lecture series 

Students at UW-Washington County can drop in on a weekly lecture series focusing on an important, timely topic from many different viewpoints. Each fall, a new theme is chosen, and renowned scholars and speakers visit campus to share their expertise. 

8) UW-Washington County Foundation scholarships for current and new students 

Students at UW-Washington County can take advantage of more than $135,000 in scholarships thanks to donations from alumni, community and private organizations. These scholarships are just one more way UW Colleges makes higher education affordable. 

9) Collaborative Bachelor's degree programs 

As part of the UW System, UW-Washington County partners with schools like UW-Milwaukee and UW-Platteville to provide students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree right on campus. Students at UW-Washington County can earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering, nursing, organization administration or a host of other disciplines. 

10) Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

Every year, students at UW-Washington County have the opportunity to research and give a presentation on an important topic in the state capitol building. Students and faculty alike come together to sharpen research skills, meet with legislators and share their findings.