Best Universities & Colleges in Wisconsin for 2021

These are the 34 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Wisconsin. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Wisconsin

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Wisconsin to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • Bellin College

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    • 371 Total Students
    • 69% Acceptance Rate
    • 100% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 42 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    BC is a medical and healthcare school and a private institute that was founded as Deaconess Sanitarium Training School for Nurses in the year 1909 by Dr. Julius Bellin. Originally the vision for the school was to train nurses to work at the Deaconess Santarium and other Green Bay, Wisconsin hospitals. It later got into a partnership with Milwaukee Children’s Hospital but that didn’t last long as it got shut down due to lack of faculty.

    The college reopened in the year 2009, renamed as Bellin College and relocated to its present location in Bellevue, Wisconsin. With its programs incorporated with hands-on experience based learning, the college aims to produce experts and leaders in the field.

    The campus life at BC is that of one big community. The students take part in many activities around the campus, finding their place in the student-run clubs and organizations. Through these, they get to work as ambassadors to the college, be part of associations and professional education clubs. There are also the colleges’ Honor societies. The students also have the opportunity to brush up on their leadership skills and work as student representatives by taking part in the Student Government Committee and Student Senate. Students also have the opportunity to organize trips which provides them further opportunity to integrate, not just on the campus but also outside the campus. For Student success in their academic endeavors, the college offers support in the form of academic advising, student success center and career services; all of which are directed towards improving the chances of success for its students through counseling, guidance and providing opportunities in various capacities. Furthermore, the campus is well equipped with labs such as simulation labs, birthing labs, etc and the latest technology to help students learn better through practice and real-life situations.

    The academic programs consist of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Master of Science in Nursing and also options for non-degree seeking students. Its prominent facility is the Hendrickson Library.

    BC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1909, 108 years ago
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Cardinal Stritch University Seal

    Cardinal Stritch University

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • 3,176 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 783 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Stritch is a Private university that was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. It came to existence as it was chartered by the state of Wisconsin and began as St. Clare College. Its name change to Cardinal Stritch first happened in 1946 and it was given after former Archbishop of Milwaukee, Samuel Cardinal Stritch. It became co educational, completely in 1970 and by 1997 its university status received approval.

    It is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but also provides its course offerings in other locations as well in Milwaukee, Madison and Brookfield. The traditions with the university are placed in Franciscan values. With its continued affiliation with the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, the students are provided education for development of reasoning and search of knowledge for the mission of God.

    The university experience at Stritch is composed of every inside classroom and outside classroom activities and programs that improve student perspective. The students have over 30 student run clubs of varied interests and skills to choose from and be part of. For more active participation, there are student leadership opportunities such as working at The Bean, becoming community assistants or helping with student orientation. Further student activities involve working for their communities. The students are mainly involved in St. Benedict’s Meal, feeding the hungry or Habitat for Humanity, working for the homeless. Understanding the hard work that students have to face, the university also brings academic support for those in need. Writing and tutoring services are offered in areas such as languages, English, maths, social sciences and others. With its religious foundation, the students are encouraged to be part of campus ministry for prayer and worship. It also has athletic participation at NCAA Division II, by its teams ‘Wolves’. Its official colors are Cardinal and White.

    The academic offering at Stritch consists of more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered through its five schools and colleges. The most prominent departments are the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts.

    Stritch School Facts

    • Years Estd.1937 (80 years ago)
    • NicknameWolves
    • MascotWolfie
    • MottoLatin: Ut probetis potiora
    • Motto Eng.To value the better things
    • ColorsCardinal and white
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNAIA – CCAC
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Stritch Alumni

    • Kimberla Lawson Roby

      Entertainment & Arts

      New York Times Bestselling Author

    • Harold J. Nevin, Jr.

      Politics & Law

      U.S. National Guard Brigadier General

    • Rosemary Hinkfuss

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin State Assemblywoman

    • John E. McCoy

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Air National Guard Brigadier General

    • Anthony Shumaker

      Professional Sports

      Major League Baseball player


  • Carroll University

    Waukesha, Wisconsin

    • 3,508 Total Students
    • 94% Acceptance Rate
    • 35% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,337 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Carroll is a Private institute whose origin dates back to 1841 when Prairieville Academy was established. The academy was established by the early settlers in the area and who wanted educational opportunities for their people. By 1846 the academy was officially chartered by the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature and was made into Carroll College. Over the years, the college widened its academic base and hence by 2008 was transformed into a university.

    Based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the college is known as the state’s pioneer college, being the oldest higher education institute established in that area. The institute has also been affiliated with Presbyterian Church USA and so with a Christian rooted values at the foundation, it presses on its students to gain knowledge for leading and transforming local and global societies.

    Student life at Carroll is all about students connecting with each and their communities while on their educational journey. There are various activities that students are involved in such as being part of student led activities and organizations; there is Greek Life, political groups, media groups, academic groups as well as special interest groups. Further activities involve students in leadership programs, fostering and developing leadership skills. Community engagement is a significant part and students contribute volunteer hours for organizations such as for Hope Center, FOOD Pantry of Waukesha County, Salvation Army Waukesha, or work for schools or hospitals in the community. There is also focus on spiritual development which takes place through Bible study or other worship activities. The university also has some traditions such as having Bagpipes in the commencement and convocation ceremony and ‘Ringing the Bell’ after a victory by the varsity teams. There are athletics teams as well that participate in NCAA Division III. The campus colors are Orange and White and the mascot is Pio Pete.

    Academic programs consist of four Bachelor’s degrees with more than 80 fields of study, seven Masters degree and a doctoral degree program. Its notable facilities are Sneeden House and MacAllister Hall, which are among early 19th and 20th century historic buildings. Others include Steele & Swarthout Hall and Kilgour Hall.

    Carroll School Facts

    • Years Estd.1846
    • MascotPio Pete
    • MottoChristo et Litteris
    • Motto Eng.For Christ and Learning
    • ColorsOrange and White
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)

    Famous Carroll Alumni

    • William A. Wojnar

      Entertainment & Arts

      Classical organist

    • Douglas C. Steltz

      Politics & Law

      Former Wisconsin State Assemblyman

    • Antonio R. Riley

      Politics & Law

      Midwest Regional Administrator of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

    • Mel Lawrenz

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Author, speaker and also the former senior pastor of Elmbrook Church

    • Justin Jacobs

      Science & Medicine

      PECASE winner of 2014

    • James P. Daley

      Politics & Law

      U.S. National Guard general (retired)

    • John M. Alberts

      Politics & Law

      Former member of the Wisconsin State Assemblyman

    • Donald Goerke

      Science & Medicine

      Inventor of SpaghettiOs

    • John Ball

      Entertainment & Arts

      Author of In the Heat of the Night

    • Lucius W. Nieman

      Education & Advocacy

      Founded of Milwaukee Journal; the Nieman Foundation for Journalism was dedicated to him


  • College of Menominee Nation

    Keshena, Wisconsin

    College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin
    • 433 Total Students
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    CMN is a private and a tribal based community college that traces its origins to being founded in the year 1993 as it was established by the Menominee People as they chartered it. It began classes the same year however it wasn’t until the next year, in 1994 that it was authorized by the United States Congress. With the authorization it became one of the three land grant colleges in the state of Wisconsin. By 1998, the college was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The college is one of the two tribal colleges in the region and is based in Keshena, Wisconsin. It operates another campus in Green Bay. College of Menominee Nation stays committed to providing education and research opportunities with the single aim of addressing the rising concerns and challenges and solving them through present day methodologies and old age wisdom.

    The campus life at CMN is strictly focused on the development and growth of its students. It provides every resource that would eventually add to its students’ experience and skills. It works alongside other community partners in bringing programs and activities offering the chance to learn different skills. There is Native Entrepreneur Assistance Program which brings workshops and meetings where the aim is to train its students for entrepreneurship. There is also it Youth Empowerment Program whose only goal is to work with other institutes addressing skill development, and family resiliency among children at a certain age. Offering something for the larger and more inclusive community, it also offers counselling and training for people with disabilities and a program called Food Sovereignty which aims to develop a strong food community and healthy environmental practices. Besides community engagement, students’ careers and future job perspectives are also looked after through the job center present on campus which brings job opportunities and also prepares for scoring the right jobs.

    As for the academics, it offers baccalaureate and associate degree programs. It also offers diplomas programs in technical fields of study and trade. Its notable facility is the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library.

    CMN School Facts

    • Years Estd.1993
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Concordia University-Wisconsin

    Mequon, Wisconsin

    Concordia University-Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin
    • 8,268 Total Students
    • 67% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,937 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CUW is a private liberal arts college that was founded in the year 1881 by the Lutherans. It began as Concordia College and held its first classes in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church, however within a year it found its permanent home. It altered its academic programs to offering high school and college programs after receiving charter from the State of Wisconsin. By 1978 it became a four year accredited college.

    Within a decade, in 1989 it was approved for university status by Board of Regents and so became Concordia University Wisconsin. Based in Mequon, Wisconsin, the institute is on the mission to provide Christian leaders through provision of education and development of mind and heart on the values of service and commitment to people and purpose in life.

    AT CUW, the students get more than just a Christian life. Life begins with Student Government Association which acts as the hub of student activities; it works as a student voice on campus. Taking part in SGA also provides the opportunity to learn office running skills. There are also over 30 student run clubs and organisation. Students also find themselves taking part in performing arts and creative activities around the campus. There are visual arts, music and theatre where students display their talents. There is Campus Activities Board which puts up events all year round, some of which are unique to the university; these are Gingerbread House competition, Casino Night, Movie Nights, Skyzone Trampoline Park and Amazing Race! In all the fun and entertainment, Christian life is not forgotten and students connect with their spirituality through Daily Chapel sessions. Community service takes place in the form of volunteering activities, blood drives, mission service, campus ministry activities and the likes. The university has athletic teams, called Falcons, participating at NCAA division III. The campus mascot is Freddy the Falcon and the colors are Blue and White.

    Academic programs at CUW are undergraduate programs with 77 majors, 42 graduate programs including Masters and four Doctorate and Professional degree programs. Its notable departments and facilities are Batterman School of Business and Rincker Memorial Library

    CUW School Facts

    • Years Estd.1881
    • NicknameFalcons
    • MascotFreddy the Falcon
    • ColorsBlue and White
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IIINorthern Athletics Collegiate Conference
    • Religious AffiliationLutheran Church - Missouri Synod

    Famous CUW Alumni

    • André Carson

      Politics & Law

      U. S. Representative and the second Muslim elected to Congress

    • Kurt W. Schuller

      Politics & Law

      Politician from Wisconsin

    • Martin E. Marty

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Theological scholar and philosopher

    • David A. Clarke, Jr.

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Sheriff of Milwaukee County

    • Walter Wangerin Jr.

      Education & Advocacy

      Award-winning American author and educator

    • John Scardina

      Professional Sports

      NFL player

    • Norman Wengert

      Science & Medicine

      Political scientist


  • Edgewood College Seal

    Edgewood College

    Madison, Wisconsin

    • 2,678 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 33% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,160 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Edgewood is a private coeducational higher education institute that goes back to year 1894 when it opened as Sacred Heart Academy, and in the beginning of 20th century expanded into higher education by establishing a junior college for women, in 1927.  It was during 1940s that the college was granted the power to award degrees and became a four year educational programs and by 1670 became a coeducational institute.

    With its liberal arts education, the college offers growth and learning rooted in Dominican tradition. Its students are prepared for globally connected societies and to work towards building a better future through meaningful contribution, compassion and development in personal and professional spheres. The college is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

    At Edgewood College, the resources are committed to offering a complete development of each of its students. Dominican life dominates how the students develop their faith and spirituality through prayer and worships in groups and alone. There are also mission trips, chapel sessions, engagement with local community and interfaith activities. Students are also offered service learning programs during academic breaks. This comes with acceptance of other cultures and perspectives and helps ensure healthy community life within the campus. Further student involvement comes through student clubs which provide learning and serve as socialising platforms. There are more than 50 organisations offering academics, social justice, recreation as well as well opportunities for leadership participation through government association or serving as ambassadors. Bringing entertainment for students, the college campus also holds yearly events such as Fall Fest, Spring Fest, Family Weekend and Winter Frost. The students also take active participation in athletics and sports. The college teams are called ‘Eagles’ and compete at NCAA Division III. The college mascot is ‘Eddy the Eagle’.

    Academic programs offered at the college consist of over 60 Majors and more than 40 Minors, 19 Masters degree programs and three Doctorate programs. It also offers certifications. The prominent departments and facilities are Henry Predolin School of Nursing, Marshall Hall, Mazzuchelli Biological Station, Weber Hall and few more.

    Edgewood School Facts

    • Years Estd.1927
    • NicknameEagles
    • MascotEddy the Eagle
    • MottoCor ad Cor Loquitur
    • Motto Eng.Heart Speaks to Heart
    • ColorsBlack, White & Red
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Athletics14 varsity sports teams (NCAA Division III)
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Edgewood Alumni

    • Dianne Hesselbein

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly

    • Alexis Herman

      Politics & Law

      23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor


  • Herzing University Seal

    Herzing University

    Madison, Wisconsin

    • 2,753 Total Students
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • 61% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 432 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Herzing University is a nonprofit private higher educational institute. It was founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing as an institute for computer training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Five years later, a company was established under the name of Herzing institute which expanded the activity of the institute by purchasing other schools. The name of the institute was changed in 1996 to Herzing College till it was changed again to Herzing University in 2009 after introduction of the graduate programs. The university was changed to a nonprofit organization in 2015.

    The university currently operates 10 campuses in the states of Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Louisiana and Florida. Its headquarter is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin which is also the campus used for online programs.

    The university classifies its programs into 4 fields based on career prospective. These include more than 50 undergraduate program, 9 master’s programs in addition to associate degree and diploma programs. Students have the option to earn their degrees completely online or on-campus or through a mixture of both. The university is accredited by Higher Learning Commission and IACBE. Students enrolled at Herzing may benefit from 9 university granted scholarships, Grants provided by the states in addition to federal grants.

    Herzing School Facts

    • Years Estd.1965
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Lakeland University Seal

    Lakeland University

    Plymouth, Wisconsin

    Lakeland University in Plymouth, Wisconsin
    • 3,671 Total Students
    • 96% Acceptance Rate
    • 23% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,016 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lakeland University is higher education institute of liberal arts located west of Howards Grove, Wisconsin in the Town of Herman with mailing address in Plymouth. It was established in 1862 by the German Immigrant who came to North American because of the religious controversy in Europe. It was initially a combined academy-college seminary under the name of Mission House. It provided traditional seminary education that aimed at preparing all students to become ministers. By the end of the century, the college expanded its curriculum and acceptance was not limited to pre-theological students anymore. The college name was changed in 1956 to Lakeland before it was changed again in 1962 to United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities when it moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul. In 1991, a second campus was opened in Shinjuku, Tokyo and is known as Japan Campus. It is recognized by MEXT/Monkashō as a foreign college. It got its current name as Lakeland University in 2016 to indicate the expansion of its programs.

    Lakeland main campus offers several distinctive buildings and facilities as Bradley Fine Arts Building, Chase Science Center, Ambrose D. DeLand Child Care Center, Friedli Hall, Grosshuesch Hall, Hill House, Grether Natural Laboratory , Softball Field and Taylor Field. Lakeland teams, who are nicknamed Muskies, compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III and they members of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.

    The college offers undergraduate programs in more than 40 discipline granting bachelor and associate degrees. There are also special programs as  Concurrent Academic Progress Program (CAPP) which allows high school students to get college credit and LURE which allows undergraduate students to get involved into research project for 10 weeks. Additionally, the college offers three master’s degree programs. Some programs are also offered to adult students through evening classes, weekend classes or online mode of learning.

    Lakeland School Facts

    • Years Estd.1862
    • NicknameMuskies
    • MottoQui Quaerit Invenit
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Church of Christ

    Famous Lakeland Alumni

    • Sam Alvey

      Professional Sports

      professional Mixed martial artist

    • Ron Ferrari

      Professional Sports

      NFL player

    • Calvin Potter

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin State Senator

    • Wisconsin State Senator

      Education & Advocacy

      American Theologian and Marathon Runner


  • Madison Media Institute

    Madison, Wisconsin

    • 320 Total Students
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Madison Media Institute is a private for-profit college for Media Arts. The institute was established in 1969 by Ray Szmanda as Trans-American School of Broadcasting. It offered programs focusing on radio broadcasting. The institute was owned by Ray Szmanda since its establishment till 1986 when it was sold to Ed Hutchings. In 2007, the Hutchings family sold the college to a New York company called American Higher Education Development Corporation. In 2009, the college established a branch campus in Edina, Minnesota in the historic Flyte Tyme recording studios. The studios were formerly owned by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The college expanded from being a music production school to offering programs in animation, graphic design, mobile app development, and business.

    The college main campus is located in Madison, Wisconsin with a branch campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Madison Media offers 6 programs for periods between 7 – 10 months granting associate degrees. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

    Madison Media School Facts

    • Years Estd.1969
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Maranatha Baptist University Seal

    Maranatha Baptist University

    Watertown, Wisconsin

    • 1,059 Total Students
    • 69% Acceptance Rate
    • 81% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 338 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Maranatha Baptist University is a Baptist university located in Watertown, Wisconsin. The university was established in 1968 by Dr. B. Myron Cedarholm who was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International. It got its charter from the State of Wisconsin in the same year. It was initially named Maranatha College till it changed its name to the current one in 2013. Scott Walker who was a candidate for the United States 2016 presidential elections delivered a speech at the university chapel in 2015.

    Maranatha states its mission is to prepare leaders that can serve the community locally and internationally. Its campus covers 79 acres offering several distinctive buildings and facilities. Among these buildings is the Old Main which was established in four phases between 1873 and 1894 to host Sacred Heart College before being purchased by B. Myron Cedarholm in 1968. Other distinctive buildings on campus include Cedarholm Library and Hanneman Hall. The official colors of the university are blue and gold while its mascot is called the Sabercats. Its athletic teams compete in NCCAA Division II and NCAA Division III.

    The university is divided into 5 colleges and schools in addition to 3 academic departments. Additionally, there is also the seminary and online degree programs. The university offers 33 bachelor degree programs, 6 associate degree programs in 28 minors and concentrations. It also offers 9 graduate degree programs. It is accredited under the Academic Quality Improvement Program of the Higher Learning Commission.

    Maranatha Baptist School Facts

    • Years Estd.1968
    • MascotSabercats
    • Motto"To the Praise of His Glory"
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous Maranatha Baptist Alumni

    • Tom Allen

      Professional Sports

      Head coach of Indiana University football

    • Jim Gruenwald

      Professional Sports

      American Greco-Roman wrestler

    • Mike Houck

      Professional Sports

      First American to win a Greco-Roman World Championship in 1985

    • Nate Oats

      Professional Sports

      University of Buffalo men's head basketball coach

    • Benjamin Lee Peterson

      Professional Sports

      Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling


  • Marian University- Wisconsin Seal

    Marian University- Wisconsin

    Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

    Marian University- Wisconsin in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
    • 2,099 Total Students
    • 84% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,174 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Marian is a private liberal arts university that had its beginning as Marian College of Fond du Lac when it was founded in year 1936 by the founders, Sisters of St. Agnes. Within a few years, the college gained accreditation for granting Bachelors degree in elementary education. It did not become a coeducational institute until in year 1970.

    It started offering graduate degrees and by 2008 was renamed as the Marian University. Maintaining its affiliation with The Catholic University of America since 1947, and with Catholic traditions, the university aims to impact knowledge and skills that not only prepare for a future but also add value to the lives of its students who then serve as leaders for their people. It is based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

    At the campus of Marian, the students find every resource that helps them in developing skills, participate in extracurricular activities but also remain focused on their goals. Service Learning is an important activity at the campus, where students get involved in serving the community of Fond du Lac. This aspect of extracurricular activity is where students learn responsibility, leadership and also teamwork by collaborating with other students for a cause. The students find opportunities to increase their knowledge and learn skills in their areas of interest as well as develop new interests by participating in student led organisations consisting of religious, social, professional, and more. There are activities and events organised for student enjoyment and which further act as social stimulus for students. Some traditional events held include Christmas Celebration, Family Day, Marian Celebration and others. The campus also offers Career Services which helps students prepare and find opportunities for future growth. The university also has its athletics called ‘The Sabres’ which compete at NCAA Division II. Its official colors are Blue and White and the mascot is ‘Sammy the Sabre’.

    The academic programs offered consist of undergraduate programs with 40+ majors and 44 minors, 10 Masters degree programs, three Doctoral programs, along with certifications, licensures and online programs. The notable facilities are Dorcas Chapel, Stayer Center and Cardinal Meyer Library.

    Marian School Facts

    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Marian Alumni

    • Amy Sue Vruwink

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly

    • Patrick G. Coy

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Author and scholar in the field of conflict resolution

    • Dianne Bergant

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Author and scripture scholar


  • Marquette University Seal

    Marquette University

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • 11,491 Total Students
    • 74% Acceptance Rate
    • 12% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 20,486 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Marquette University is a catholic private coeducational university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was established in 1881 by the Society of Jesus as a male only institute. It was initially named Marquette College in honor of Father Jacques Marquette. The college originally aimed at offering affordable Catholic education to the area’s emerging German immigrant population. Marquette achieved officially the university status in 1907 after moving to its current location changing its name to the current name. In the same year, Marquette University High School became an independent school rather than being the preparatory department of the university. The college started admitting female students two years later becoming the first coeducational institute. In 1913, the Marquette University established the Marquette University School of Medicine by purchasing the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons. Marquette University was the first institute to establish a degree program in hospital administration with the first class graduating in 1927. Due to financial difficulties, the School of Medicine separated from the university establishing the Medical College of Wisconsin. In 2006, the university completed its largest fundraising campaign collecting $357 million. In the following year, Marquette received the largest gift provided to a Wisconsin university at a value of $51 million from Raymond and Kathryn Eckstein.

    Marquette campus covers 93 acres with several distinctive buildings as Carpenter Tower, Clark Hall, Coughlin Hall, Cramer Hall, Cudahy Hall, Eckstein Hall, Haggerty Hall, Holthusen Hall, Johnston Hall, Krueger Child Care Center, Lalumiere Language Hall, O’Brien, Dr. E. J., Jesuit Residence and Schroeder Complex. The official colors of the university are Marquette blue and gold. In 1994, the university president took a controversial decision to change its mascot from “Warriors” due to growing pressure on schools to end the use of Native American mascots. The mascot “Golden Eagle” was chosen till it was changed briefly in 2005 to “the Gold” for just one week. The university athletic teams compete in the Big East Conference and NCAA Division I.

    Marquette is divided into 11 colleges including Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

    Marquette School Facts

    • Years Estd.1881, 136 years ago
    • NicknameGolden Eagles
    • MottoNumen Flumenque (Latin) Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.God and the River For the greater glory of God
    • ColorsMarquette blue and gold
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Big East
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Marquette Alumni

    • Don Ameche

      Entertainment & Arts

      Academy Award-winning actor

    • Chris Farley

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member

    • Ben Tracy

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent

    • Felix Perez Camacho

      Politics & Law

      Former Governor of Guam

    • Louis J. Ceci

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin Supreme Court


  • Milwaukee School of Engineering Seal

    Milwaukee School of Engineering

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • 2,906 Total Students
    • 65% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,326 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is a private higher education institute offering undergraduate and master’s programs. It was established as a school for male students in 1903 by Oscar Werwath and was named the School of Engineering. The school initially operated at the facilities of Rheude’s Business College for two years till moving to a new building with the support of Louis Allis. It relocated again in 1911 to the Stroh building. At this period the school succeeded in making sponsorship agreements with several local companies that allowed students to work during their studies to partially secure their tuition fees. In 1920, the college adopted the four quarter academic year allowing students to graduate within 3 years instead of 4 if they study during the summer semester. The school established a financial aid program to support students in need during the Great Depression. In 1932, the college got its current name following restructuring and charter revision that resulted in the establishment of Board of Regents. The newly established board decided to expand the college by purchasing The German-English Academy building. In 1935, the college established the Industrial Research Institute allowing more cooperation with the local industry. In 1944, the college decided to enroll female students to compensate for the decline of enrollment of male students as many of them participated in the World War II.

    MSOE campus consisted of a number of buildings distributed within eastern Milwaukee, Wisconsin covering around 22 acres. The Alumni Partnership Center which was formerly called the Valentin Blatz Brewing Company Office Building is the oldest building on campus as it was established in 1890 while the Kern Center is the newest and it was established in 2004. Other prominent buildings on campus include Allen Bradley Hall and its extension building; the Fred Loock Engineering Center, Rosenberg Hall and the Walter Schroeder Library. The campus also includes The Grohmann Museum which was formerly the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Moreover, it offers four residential halls including Roy W. Johnson Hall, Margaret Loock Residence Hall and Johnson Hall.

    MSOE School Facts

    • Years Estd.1903
    • ColorsRed, white
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (no football),Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League,Northern Collegiate Hockey Association
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MSOE Alumni

    • Robert Bettinardi

      Business & Industry

      president and founder of Bettinardi Golf

    • Carl Kiekhaefer

      Business & Industry

      owner of NASCAR team and former owner of Mercury Marine

    • Harout O. Sanasarian

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin State Assemblyman

    • Larry A. Schotz

      Business & Industry

      founder of LS Research and inventor of the car radio adapter for CD players

    • Norman Sussman

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin State Senator


  • Mount Mary University Seal

    Mount Mary University

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • 1,313 Total Students
    • 53% Acceptance Rate
    • 36% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 764 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mount Mary University is a private non-profit Catholic higher education institute for liberal arts. It was established by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1913 making it the first female 4-years Catholic college to be established in Wisconsin. In 1926, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee proposed the relocation of the college to Milwaukee to allow more students to join the college. Construction of the new campus started in 1928 and it was opened in the following year. The name of the college was changed with the relocation to Mount Mary College. It achieved the university status in 2013 changing its name to the current one.

    The university states that its mission is support the development of the whole personality of the students. Its campus covers 80 acres with several prominent buildings including Notre Dame Hall and Caroline Hall which are the first buildings to be constructed on campus. Other important buildings include Fidelis Hall, Kostka Hall, Bergstrom Hall, Haggerty Library, Bloechl Recreation Center and Gerhardinger Center which is named in honor of Theresa Gerhardinger of Jesus. The university produces a newspaper called “Arches” which is run by the students. There are several artistic events organized at the university annually including CREO and the Starving Artists’ Show. It also hosts the Historic Costume Collection which includes 9000 pieces in addition to the Marian Art Gallery. The official colors of the university are blue and white. Its athletic teams, who are nicknamed Blue Angels, compete in NCAA Division III.

    The university offers more than 30 undergraduate programs in addition to 8 graduate programs. It grants bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees. The university has a partnership agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin that allows students to earn bachelor and master’s degree in public health within 5 years. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Mount Mary School Facts

    • Years Estd.1913
    • NicknameBlue Angels
    • ColorsBlue and white
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Mount Mary Alumni

    • Eliza Audley

      Business & Industry

      owner of Eliza Audley fashion design company

    • Whittaker Chambers

      Politics & Law

      Ex-Soviet spy and witness in Hiss Case

    • Karen Davidson

      Business & Industry

      creative director of general merchandise for Harley-Davidson Motor Company

    • Cynthia LaConte

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Dohmen Company and president of Dohmen Company Foundation

    • Marie O'Brien

      Business & Industry

      president and CEO of Enterforce


  • University of Wisconsin-Stout Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Stout

    Menomonie, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin
    • 9,554 Total Students
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • 53% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,195 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–Stout, an institute that is presently part of the University of Wisconsin System was founded by James Huff Stout a senator to the state, in the year 1891. It was founded as a manual training school for practical training along with the education prevailing at the time. The institute merged with many other institutes that Stout had founded and were given under the state in the year 1911.

    It became a state university and was eventually made part of the system when it formed in 1971. Based in Menomonie, Wisconsin has emerged as an institute which does not only educates its students but equips them with experience and applicability of their knowledge to real world situations and challenges.

    The students are prepared for the life ahead in an engaging and vibrant campus life. From skill development to career and real world experience, the university provides to each one of the needs of its students. While there is education through applied learning, there are also opportunities for student employment as well as career opportunities through internships. Further student engagement also comes through participation in campus activities. There are more than 190 student organisations where students get to build on their skills through participation in extracurricular activities. There are also community service and leadership building programs and events that further help students in their right place. Students also work for social justice causes as part of learning about empathy and compassion for their communities. There is also the student center which serves as the student space where they gather to meet, eat and have fun. Some of the traditional campus events are Backyard Bash, Soapbox Derby, etc. For physical fitness and recreation, there are various clubs ports. There are also university athletic teams called ‘Blue Devils’ that compete at NCAA Division III. The official campus colors are Blue and White.

    At the university the academic programs offered are 45+ undergraduate majors and 20+ graduate programs. Its notable facilities include Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center, Merle M. Price Commons, Don and Nona Williams Stadium and more.

    UW–Stout School Facts

    • Years Estd.1891
    • NicknameBlue Devils
    • ColorsBlue and White
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IIIWisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceNational Collegiate Gymnastics Association
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–Stout Alumni

    • Robert J. Larson

      Politics & Law

      Former Wisconsin State Assemblyman

    • Vera C. Bushfield

      Politics & Law

      Former U.S. senator from South Dakota

    • Cindy Pawlcyn

      Business & Industry

      James Beard Foundation award recipient for Best American cookbook

    • Oties Epps

      Professional Sports

      Head coach of the University of Evansville women's basketball team

    • John Peterson

      Professional Sports

      Olympic gold medalist

    • Tony Storti

      Professional Sports

      Head coach of the Montana State Bobcats football team

    • Emil C. Kiel

      Social Advocacy & Service

      U.S. Air Force general


  • University of Wisconsin-Superior Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Superior

    Superior, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Superior in Superior, Wisconsin
    • 2,497 Total Students
    • 94% Acceptance Rate
    • 39% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,006 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–Superior is a public university that is part of the University of Wisconsin System since it was formed in year 1971. The university traces its beginnings Superior Normal School, which was founded in 1893 as a teacher training institute. It progressed gradually and as it expanded and was granted the status to award graduate degrees in 1947, it became a state college. From there on, by 1964 it transformed into a university.

    It is located in Superior, Wisconsin and over the years has emerged as an institute committed to giving back to its communities by preparing the students as leaders and professionals that are morally sound and are knowledge seekers.

    University of Wisconsin-Superior offers a vibrant and resourceful campus life for its students offering learning and development opportunities through participation in the various student run organisations. There are also leadership programs offered which are specifically designed to encourage leadership and work as real life leaders for a practical exposure. Students can participate in workshops or earn leadership certifications. Besides the students also have the opportunity to be part of the Yellowjacket Activities Crew organizing events and programs such as musical shows, comedy nights, open mic nights etc. Besides, various other activities and events exist for students to feel part of the campus life such as Friends and Family Weekend, Homecoming, and also Student Involvement Awards and encouraging compassion through Blood drives. The campus also has a student union called Yellowjacket Union which is the student spot for eating and having a good time. There are also plenty of recreational opportunities such as the adventure trips, adventure education, as well as intramurals. There are also campus athletic teams called the ‘Yellowjackets’ competing at NCAA Division III. The official campus colors are Black and Gold.

    Academic programs offered at the university are undergraduate programs with more than 60 majors and minors. The notable facilities on the campus are Jim Dan Hill Library, Marcovich Wellness Center, Lydia C. Thering Fieldhouse, Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium and few more.

    UW–Superior School Facts

    • Years Estd.1893
    • NicknameYellowjackets
    • MascotBuzz the Yellowjacket
    • ColorsBlack and Gold
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IIIUMAC, WIAC (ice hockey)
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–Superior Alumni

    • Angus B. Rothwell

      Politics & Law

      Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin

    • Thomas B. Murray

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin state legislator

    • Thomas W. MacQuarrie

      Education & Advocacy

      President of San Jose State College from 1927 to 1952

    • Joe Kelly

      Business & Industry

      Co-founder of Dads and Daughters

    • Bernard E. Gehrmann

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin state legislator

    • Howard W. Cameron

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin state senator

    • Esther Bubley

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Photojournalist

    • Dom Moselle

      Professional Sports

      NFL player


  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

    Whitewater, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Whitewater, Wisconsin
    • 12,360 Total Students
    • 80% Acceptance Rate
    • 45% Enrollment Rate
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,082 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–Whitewater is a state higher education institute that is part of the University of Wisconsin System. It traces its beginning to the Whitewater Normal School which was founded in 1868. It took some time before the school progressed and was awarded the right to grant baccalaureate degrees becoming a teachers college and then transitioning as a state college. Later, in 1964 it became a state university.

    It is located in Whitewater, Wisconsin, and has only grown over the years in preparing the students for much more than just a successful career. It understands the needs of its students for learning that goes beyond traditional boundaries, helping them grow as leaders for their communities.

    For empowering and encouraging its students to work for their passion, besides quality education the university also offers an engaging campus life which brings involvement in various activities. There are more than 170 student organisations present on the campus and including Fraternities and Sororities which not only let students find their place but also serve as great leadership opportunities as students head these organisations. There is also ULead a program designed specifically for instilling leadership and also the Student Government representing student interests and giving practical leadership experience. Community service forms an important part of the student life at the university and so a portal is dedicated to finding the right kind of volunteering work for each student with university partner organisations. There are also campus organisations such as Habitat for Humanity, Student Optimists and others. The university also celebrates Make a Difference Day. The campus also has its fair share of arts and performances and also holds many entertaining events and activities throughout the year. There are also campus athletic teams called ‘Warhawks’ competing at NCAA Division III. The campus mascot is ‘Willie Warhawk’ and the official colors are Purple and White.

    At the university the academic programs offered are undergraduate programs more than 215 majors, minors and emphases. The notable facilities the campus has are Andersen Library and James R. Connor University Center.

    UW–Whitewater School Facts

    • Years Estd.1868
    • NicknameWarhawks
    • MascotWillie Warhawk
    • ColorsPurple and White
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–Whitewater Alumni

    • Bidal Aguero

      Politics & Law

      Hispanic political activist and newspaper publisher in Lubbock, Texas; received master's degree in music in 1974

    • Thomas A. Loftus

      Politics & Law

      Ambassador to Norway 1993-97; former speaker of State Assembly

    • Kenn Hoekstra

      Business & Industry

      Game developer and producer at Pi Studios

    • Robin Vos

      Politics & Law

      Speaker of Wisconsin State Assembly

    • Eric Studesville

      Professional Sports

      Assistant coach for Denver Broncos, 2010 interim head coach

    • Quint Studer

      Business & Industry

      Founder and CEO of health care consulting company Studer Group, co-owner of Pensacola Blue Wahoos

    • Grant R. Mulder

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Air Force Major General

    • B. Gunar Gruenke

      Business & Industry

      President of Conrad Schmitt Studios


  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    • 10,592 Total Students
    • 85% Acceptance Rate
    • 45% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,806 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A liberal arts university, UW–Eau Claire is state university and is part of the University of Wisconsin System. The present day university started in the year 1916 when it was established as Eau Claire State Normal School to offer teachers programs. Over the time, it developed, had its name changed and soon started offering bachelor level programs. During 1960s, it went through many changes and finally blossomed into a university in 1971.

    It is based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and has achieved high rankings for its teaching and educational programs. The institute aims to instil confidence and critical thinking in its students for them to face real world challenges and be the leaders that their communities need.

    With its goals for development of passion, for inclusivity and engagement, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire offers a resourceful campus environment which offers not just academic opportunities but various leadership and developmental activities. There are more than 250 registered student organisations in various disciplines and interests inviting students to be part of engaged learning environment. These activities and organisations are a mixture of learning, fun as well as leadership development and programs such as Blu’s Organizations Bash, The Forum + Artists Series, Campus films and volunteering opportunities. There is also the University Activities Commission (UAC) which organizes events and festivals and runs on student participation. The university also has active Greek life. The campus also houses a student center and offers recreational activities where students become part of 878 intramural teams and 27 club sports. There are also other fitness activities such as athletic participation at NCAA Division III; they are called ‘Blugolds’, and the official colors are Navy Blue and Old gold.

    Academic programs at the university include more than 80 undergraduate programs and 14 graduate programs. Its notable facilities are the W.R. Davies Student Center, Phillips Science Hall, the Hibbard Humanities Hall, W. L. Zorn Arena, Hobbs Ice Center, Schneider Social Sciences Hall, Schofield Hall and more.

    UW–Eau Claire School Facts

    • Years Estd.1916
    • NicknameBlugolds
    • MottoExcellence. Our measure, our motto, our goal.
    • ColorsNavy blue, Old gold
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–Eau Claire Alumni

    • Justin Vernon

      Entertainment & Arts

      Lead singer and founder of Bon Iver

    • Claudia-Maria Buch

      Education & Advocacy

      University of Tübingen economist; German Council of Economic Experts member

    • Mary Laschinger

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Veritiv, Fortune 500 Company

    • Michael Bicay

      Science & Medicine

      Director of Science at NASA Ames Research Center

    • David W. Hein

      Science & Medicine

      Cancer prevention researcher

    • Charles H. Thompson

      Politics & Law

      Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    • Ray Anderson

      Social Advocacy & Service

      New York Times journalist

    • Denise Sweet

      Entertainment & Arts

      Former poet laureate of Wisconsin

    • Ruth Clusen

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Environmentalist and President of the League of Women Voters


  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wisconsin
    • 6,784 Total Students
    • 85% Acceptance Rate
    • 44% Enrollment Rate
    • 23 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,137 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–Green Bay is a public university which is part of the University of Wisconsin System. It had its start as an extended branch of the University of Wisconsin, called the University of Wisconsin-Extensio. However it quickly expanded and an increase in student enrolment and development of its programs, by 1965 a bill was signed for its establishment as a separate campus. By 1968 it was officially made into one.

    It is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and has gained importance in the region for serving educational and developmental interests and commitment to address the increasing social, local, global and also professional challenges through its quality programs and academics.

    The university life is a mixture of both academic development as well as personal development of its students offering opportunities that help them into becoming aspiring individuals. At the campus, the students participate in governing their interests and concerns through the active Student Government Association. Further encouragement to take up on leadership activities comes through the University Leadership Awards which are awarded to students with excellence in academics as well as public service. Further promoting ideals of quality and inclusivity the university offers certificate programs. The campus is also filled with entertainment and other activities. There are more than 100 student organisations which provide with many other areas of interest where students can meet people and make friends while also learn and grow. The campus also hosts events regularly including musical shows, comedy shows, arts and many others. The university has its own theatre. Students are further assisted in their academic endeavours through counselling and career services. There are also recreation and fitness activities, intramurals and other physical activities. The university’s athletic teams called ‘Phoenix’ take part at NCAA Division I. The official campus colors are Green and white and its mascot is the ‘Phlash the Phoenix’.

    The academic programs at the university include many Undergraduate majors and minors, eight Masters degree programs and a certificate program. Its notable facilities are Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, Cofrin Library, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and few more.

    UW–Green Bay School Facts

    • Years Estd.1965
    • NicknamePhoenix
    • MascotPhlash the Phoenix
    • MottoConnecting learning to life
    • ColorsGreen and White
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Horizon League
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–Green Bay Alumni

    • Dave Hansen

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin State Senator

    • Tosaint Ricketts

      Professional Sports

      Professional soccer player, member of the Canadian national team

    • Mike Jackson

      Business & Industry

      former President and COO of Supervalu

    • Sharon Metz

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin State Assemblywoman

    • Jill Lajdziak

      Business & Industry

      Former general manager, Saturn

    • Mike Grell

      Entertainment & Arts

      Comic book writer and artist

    • James R. Charneski

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin State Assemblyman


  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Seal

    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • 10,490 Total Students
    • 80% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,051 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–La Crosse is a four year higher education institute and a public university. It started as La Crosse State Normal School in the year 1909, with only two year programs for teachers’ education. Early on, the school started expanding its offerings by including extracurricular activities. It went through changes but it was after WWII that it established itself as the state college introducing baccalaureate programs and expanding beyond teachers’ education.

    It became part of the University of Wisconsin System, when in 1971 Wisconsin State University System merged with it. Based in La Crosse, Wisconsin the university offers more than just education – inspiring its students for leadership as well as professional success through quality programs as well as engaging campus programs.

    At the campus of University of Wisconsin-La Cross, students find more than 200 student run organisations which serve as a great starting point for students to find their passion and interest and pursue them through extracurricular activities besides academic fields. It also serves as a great platform for forming interpersonal and professional networks. Then there is also the Student Association which is the student governing body and serves as practical leadership development platform by giving a chance to work for student interests. There are also other leadership development programs. There is Campus Activities Board which brings many cultural and educational programs for both student learning and entertainment. Students also take part in the performing arts which brings music, arts, theatre arts and more. There is also the Student Union which is the place for students to relax and hang out with friends. For academic empowerment, studies are supported through counselling, career fairs and internships but also the undergraduate research opportunities for a more practical educational experience. The university also has its athletic teams, ‘Eagles’ participating at the NCAA Division II. The official campus colors are ‘Maroon and Grey’ and the mascot is ‘Stryker the Eagle’.

    Academic programs consist of 99 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate and two doctoral programs. Its notable facilities include Maurice O. Graff Main Hall, Wittich Hall, Morris Hall, Eugene W. Murphy Library and more.

    UW–La Crosse School Facts

    • Years Estd.1909
    • NicknameEagles
    • MascotStryker the Eagle
    • Motto"Mens Corpusque"
    • Motto Eng.Mind and Body
    • ColorsMaroon & Grey
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – WIAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–La Crosse Alumni

    • MaryAnn Lippert

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin legislator and educator

    • Don Iverson

      Professional Sports

      Professional golfer on the PGA Tour

    • Sharon Weston Broome

      Politics & Law

      Louisiana legislator, mayor-president of Baton Rouge & East Baton Rouge Parish

    • Mike Dee

      Professional Sports

      College baseball coach at University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Richard Severson

      Social Advocacy & Service

      U.S. Air Force general

    • Andrew Rock

      Professional Sports

      Olympic Gold Medalist in track and field

    • Mike Maslowski

      Professional Sports

      National Football League (NFL) linebacker

    • Lewis T. Mittness

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Madison, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
    • 42,716 Total Students
    • 57% Acceptance Rate
    • 39% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 28,007 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–Madison is a public research university that is part of the University of Wisconsin System. It traces its roots to the year 1838 when it was incorporated as the University of the Territory of Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature however it wasn’t until the year 1848 that it was formally established it. Since the beginning the institute took a progressive approach in education and research activities. Its first PhD was awarded in 1892.

    It is located in Madison, Wisconsin, and is also the land-grant university and sea-grant university. With its contribution to student development, their professional success and knowledge building, the institute has become one of the Public Ivy universities of the country.

    Besides quality education, the university has a vibrant campus environment where students find multiple opportunities to develop their skills and be part of extracurricular activities. There are more than 1000 student organisations as well as the Greek Life which serve as great platforms for pursuing interests, meet new people and form networks. Students are equally encouraged to work on their creativity through arts, present on campus. There are performance arts, dance, music, arts history and much more. There are plenty of opportunities for leadership development through the student government body called the ‘Associated Students of Madison’ and also the Student Activity Center (SAC). For promoting acceptance and inclusion, the university also has its multicultural center which offers social justice activities, a black cultural center, community building and other programs and events. The university is also famous for its ‘Wisconsin idea’ which encourages students for public service, towards their community and to work for causes locally as well as globally. The university also offers sports; its athletic teams ‘Badgers’ take part at the NCAA Division I. Its official mascot is ‘Bucky Badger’ and its colors are White and Cardinal.

    Academic programs offered at UW include 232 undergraduate majors and certificate and more than 250 Masters, Doctoral and professional programs. Its notable facilities are Bascom hall, Grainger Hall, Van Hise Hall, Steenbock Memorial Library and more.

    UW–Madison School Facts

    • Years Estd.1848
    • NicknameBadgers
    • MascotBucky Badger
    • MottoNumen Lumen (Latin)
    • Motto Eng."God, our light" or "The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light."
    • ColorsCardinal and white
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Big Ten, WCHA (Women's ice hockey)
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–Madison Alumni

    • Theodore Schultz

      Science & Medicine

      Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979

    • Don Ameche

      Entertainment & Arts

      Academy Award-winning actor

    • Walter Mirisch

      Entertainment & Arts

      Academy Award-winning film producer

    • Steve Marmel

      Entertainment & Arts

      Comedian, writer, Fairly Odd Parents

    • Brewster Shaw

      Science & Medicine

      Astronaut and former director, Space Shuttle Operations, NASA

    • William S. Harley

      Business & Industry

      Founder of Harley-Davidson

    • Zhu Yunlai

      Business & Industry

      CEO of China International Capital Corp

    • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

      Education & Advocacy

      Pulitzer Prize-winning author

    • Lowell Bergman

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

    • Iajuddin Ahmed

      Politics & Law

      Former President of Bangladesh

    • Ernst Benda

      Politics & Law

      Minister of the Interior of Germany and President the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • 26,726 Total Students
    • 86% Acceptance Rate
    • 44% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,758 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–Milwaukee is a public university and a research institute which is part of the University of Wisconsin System. The present day university traces its roots to the Wisconsin State Normal School which was founded in 1885 and progressed rapidly over time. It changed locations as well as names over the periods. It took its preset shape in 1965 as it merged with University of Wisconsin–Extension’s Milwaukee.

    Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it has since its beginning served the educational needs of its communities and has become a center for professional, as well as leadership and personal development inspiring students to do more than their potential.

    The campus life at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee empowers students in not just their academic development but also the extracurricular activities. There are more than 300 students as well as professional organisations on campus which invite students to meet new people and further develop their skills and put them to test. Inclusivity and diversity is a key feature of the university life and so offers centers and institutes for Jewish studies, Latin American studies, intercultural research and more. For students to have a smooth transition into their academic as well as their social life they are encouraged to take part in the ‘Living Learning Communities’ which serves as another great platform for students to help each other. The UWM campus also hosts more than 1000 student events and programs each year with the university also having its own nightlife. There is also the Student Union on campus which further provides activities and events as students participate in dance marathons, musical performances, Campus Activities Board, Fraternities and Sororities and more. There are also 15 NCAA Division I sports offered; the mascot being ‘Pounce Panther’ and the colors being Black and Gold.

    As for the academic programs those consist of 77 undergraduate majors and 56 minors, 59 Masters programs, 35 doctoral and 78 certificate programs. Its notable facilities/departments are Peck School of the Arts, Lubar School of Business, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, Golda Meir Library and more.

    UW–Milwaukee School Facts

    • Years Estd.1956
    • NicknameMilwaukee Panthers
    • MascotPounce the Panther
    • ColorsBlack and Gold
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Horizon League
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–Milwaukee Alumni

    • George R. Blumenthal

      Science & Medicine

      Astrophysicist, the 10th chancellor of University of California, Santa Cruz

    • Prakash Panangaden

      Science & Medicine

      Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, founding chair of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation

    • Andres Mignucci

      Science & Medicine

      FAIA, architect and urbanist, fellow of the American Institute of Architects

    • Edward J. Zore

      Business & Industry

      President and CEO of Northwestern Mutual

    • Jim Rygiel

      Entertainment & Arts

      Oscar winner of digital effects for Lord of the Rings

    • Ruth Asawa

      Entertainment & Arts

      Japanese American sculptor, a driving force behind the creation of Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

    • Raquel Rutledge

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

    • John K. Iglehart

      Science & Medicine

      Founding editor of Health Affairs

    • Lynne Rae Perkins

      Education & Advocacy

      Newbery Award-winning writer

    • Zuhdi Jasser

      Social Advocacy & Service

      President and founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy

    • Luis E. Arreaga

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Ambassador to Iceland, U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala

    • Michael Dhuey

      Science & Medicine

      Electrical and computer engineer, co-inventor of the Macintosh II and the iPod


  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    • 14,051 Total Students
    • 81% Acceptance Rate
    • 40% Enrollment Rate
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,755 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW Oshkosh is a state higher education institute which is part of the University of Wisconsin System. It had its beginning in 1871 when it was founded as the Oshkosh State Normal School and became the first in the entire state to have a kindergarten. It progressed into a teachers college, then a state college and finally as a university in 1964. It got its present name as it became part of the system in 1971.

    It is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and has developed into a successful institute because of its commitment to growth of its students. It does not only educate them but provides them with healthy opportunities for development, leadership and professional success.

    At University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the learning is not confined to classrooms only but is extended to every part of the student life. The campus is filled with opportunities that help students apply their educational and pick up practical skills that help them succeed. The biggest platform for students to meet new people and those who share the same ideas and interest as them, are the student organisations of which more than 180 are present. Students new to the university are provided with LIFE (Learning in a First-Year Environment) Program which helps them get around campus and adjust finely into the campus life. One of its prominent activities is the ResLife Road Trips. Further campus life is enhanced through recreational activities such as personal training, group exercises, outdoor adventure activities as well as intramurals. There is also the student space which provides dining, retail services and also hosts events and activities. It also serves a great place for students to socialise with new people and to further their learning and engagement. There are also athletic teams of the university which take part in various championships including NCAA Division III. Its teams are called ‘Titans’ and its official colors are Black and Gold.

    The academic programs at the university consist of 200 majors, minors and emphases, 15 graduate programs and two doctoral programs. Its notable facilities include Polk Library, Reeve Union, Swart Hall, Dempsey Hall and few more.

    UW Oshkosh School Facts

    • Years Estd.1871
    • NicknameTitans
    • ColorsBlack, Gold
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW Oshkosh Alumni

    • Brian Paul

      Science & Medicine

      Programmer of the Mesa 3D graphics library

    • Daniel Burrus

      Business & Industry

      Futurist, business advisor, author, and frequent speaker about business strategy and innovation

    • George R. Currie

      Politics & Law

      Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

    • Balthasar H. Meyer

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission

    • Serajul Alam Khan

      Politics & Law

      Bangladeshi political theorist

    • Jim VandeHei

      Politics & Law

      Former Washington Post political reporter and co-founder of The Politico

    • Claire Decker

      Professional Sports

      NASCAR driver


  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin
    • 4,412 Total Students
    • 82% Acceptance Rate
    • 46% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,662 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a public university that is part of the University of Wisconsin System and was founded early on in the year 1965 through an act of legislature. In the year 1971 it became part of the University of Wisconsin System and never looked back on its progress as an institute for educational and academic development.

    It is based in Somers, Wisconsin and is also known as UW-Parkside. The university has since beginning prepared students for more than just academic pursuits, encouraging them for creativity and critical thinking and preparing them as responsive and responsible leaders for both local and global communities.

    The campus life at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is full of opportunities which enhance learning of its students by providing them with a practical, real world exposure. The students actively take part in representing their interests through the Parkside Student Government (PSG) which serves as a great platform for leadership activities and experiences. There are also other leadership programs offered at the university such as working as the campus ambassador or the Peer Advisor or getting a leadership certification etc. Then there are also more than 70 student run organisations which provide social opportunities and friendly spaces for learning skills. The students are further facilitated in their academic and learning pursuits through the provision of internship opportunities, study abroad opportunities or participation in the community based learning projects. The university also indulges its students in public space and service through volunteer programs and activities having more than 100 partner agencies and organisations. The campus also offers sports and activities center for fitness and physical development, along with intramurals. The university also its athletic teams that participate at NCAA Division II; its teams are called ‘Rangers’ and its official colors are Green and Black.

    Its academic programs include more than 30 undergraduate programs (majors and minors) and graduate level programs. Its notable facilities include Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, Wyllie Hall, Greenquist Hall, Molinaro Hall and a few more.

    UW-Parkside School Facts

    • Years Estd.1968
    • MascotRangers
    • ColorsGreen, Black
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – GLVC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW-Parkside Alumni

    • Kimberly Plache

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin Senate

    • Linda Ham

      Science & Medicine

      NASA's first female flight director

    • Dominic A. Cariello

      Social Advocacy & Service

      U.S. National Guard general

    • John Martin Antaramian

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of Kenosha

    • Jason Collum

      Entertainment & Arts

      Film director

    • Alex Pettit

      Politics & Law

      Oklahoma's and Oregon's Chief Information Officer

    • Robert L. Turner

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly


  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville

    Platteville, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Platteville, Wisconsin
    • 8,945 Total Students
    • 94% Acceptance Rate
    • 49% Enrollment Rate
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,531 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW-Platteville is a state university that was created in 1866 as a teacher preparation institute, and was called the Platteville Normal School. It gradually progressed, becoming a state teacher college and then a state college when it expanded its program offerings. It also transformed into Wisconsin Institute of Technology in 1939. It was in 1966 that it became a university.

    It soon became part of the University of Wisconsin, getting its present day name. Through the years, University of Wisconsin-Platteville has earned name for quality academics and commitment to student development as not just successful professionals but also leaders for their communities and the world.

    The campus life presents various opportunities for self fulfilment, skill learning and getting a real world exposure while having fun throughout their study period. Exposure begins with Student Governance opportunities where students get to be part of student senate, President’s Council and other such bodies representing students’ interests and concerns. Further on they are provided with many leadership activities such as participation in the Excellence in Leadership conference and Group Challenge Experience which are known for preparing students for real world experiences. Students also enjoy taking part in the more than 200 student organisations which also involve the Greek life. It also hosts many fun events and activities and a few of the traditional annual events are the Welcome Weekend, Homecoming, and Family Weekend. The campus also offers the Markee Pioneer Student Center which is the place with relaxing environment and dining places for student socialising, eating and having a good time with each other. There is also the Pioneer Activity Center, which fills in for the recreation activities for the students such as running and walking tracks, and various sports. There are athletic teams that compete at NCAA III and are called ‘Pioneers’. The officinal campus colors are Orange and Blue.

    Its academic programs are undergraduate programs with 41 Majors, 66 Minors, and  17 Pre-Professional, and two Graduate programs. Its  prominent facilities/departments are David J. and Lou Ann Markee Pioneer Student Center, Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality, Brigham Hall, Karrmann Library and more.

    UW-Platteville School Facts

    • Years Estd.1866
    • NicknamePioneers
    • MottoEvery Day is a Great Day to be a Pioneer!
    • ColorsOrange & Blue
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW-Platteville Alumni

    • Dr. Tom Davis

      Professional Sports

      Former basketball coach for Lafayette College, Boston College, Stanford University, the University of Iowa, and Drake University. Named the 1986-87 Associated Press National Coach of the Year

    • James Wright

      Education & Advocacy

      Historian and president of Dartmouth College

    • Gary J. Goldberg

      Politics & Law

      President and Chief Executive Officer, Newmont Mining Corporation

    • Charles E. Estabrook

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin Attorney General

    • Arthur W. Kopp

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin politician and jurist

    • Barbara Thompson

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction

    • David Ott

      Entertainment & Arts

      Classical music composer


  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls Seal

    University of Wisconsin-River Falls

    River Falls, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-River Falls in River Falls, Wisconsin
    • 5,949 Total Students
    • 90% Acceptance Rate
    • 48% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,476 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–River Falls is a state university and a liberal arts institute that initially began as a teacher education institute in 1874 and was known as River Falls State Normal School. As it progressed and improved its academic offerings it turned into a state teachers college. However not long after with addition of several other academic field it turned into a state college and becoming a member of the University of Wisconsin System in 1971, it became a university.

    The university provides for an engaged learning and developmental platforms. Through its quality programs and its student centered approach to teaching it aims to inspire its students to be professional but also leaders for their communities.

    Students find an exiting and vibrant campus like that feels just like home. Besides being academically rigorous, the students find many opportunities that serve to develop their passion and achieve their goals. Students find more than 150 student organisations which serve as spaces to learn new skills outside of traditional classroom environment and meet new people. It serves as a great learning exchange among students. There is also the Student Senate which is the student governing body and is the platform that voices their interests. Participation in the senate helps students understand leadership skills and empowers them for real world challenges. Students also find leadership opportunities through participation in Hall Council, Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary. The campus also holds events and activities that are aimed at providing fun and healthy activities and for students to have a good time with their friends. Understanding global influence, there are various programs which let students engage with the rest of the world. The most prominent one is ‘Year of’ in which a different country each year is selected for awareness and celebration. There are also athletic teams called ‘Falcons’ which compete at NCAA Division III. The official campus colors are Red and White and the mascot is ‘Freddy Falcon’.

    The academic programs at UW–River Falls are undergraduate programs with 75+ majors, 50+ minors. Its notable facility is the Chalmer Davee Library.

    UW–River Falls School Facts

    • Years Estd.1874
    • NicknameFalcons
    • MascotFreddy Falcon
    • MottoGlobal. Innovative. Excellent.
    • ColorsRed & White
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–River Falls Alumni

    • David Swensen

      Education & Advocacy

      Chief Investment Officer, Yale University; member of President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board

    • William Walter Clark

      Politics & Law

      Former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate

    • Carroll L. Hurd

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of St. Louis Park, Minnesota

    • Francis Paul Prucha

      Education & Advocacy

      Roman Catholic priest and educator

    • Owen Schmitt

      Professional Sports

      Former NFL player

    • Mike Young

      Professional Sports

      Minor league player and manager, Australia national baseball team player and coach and Australia national cricket team fielding coach

    • Daniel Brandenstein

      Science & Medicine

      Astronaut

    • Jim Hall

      Science & Medicine

      Programmer

    • Edward N. Peterson

      Education & Advocacy

      Historian


  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Seal

    University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    • 9,265 Total Students
    • 90% Acceptance Rate
    • 45% Enrollment Rate
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,381 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UW–Stevens Point is a state university which became part of the University of Wisconsin System in the year 1971 however it has its start as an educational institute in 1984 when it was founded as Stevens Point Normal School for teacher preparation. In 1927 it transformed into a college as it started offering the four year degrees. As it further expanded it added liberal arts education it was made into a state college.

    As it became part of the University of Wisconsin System, it came to be known as University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the institute has come a long way in building students beyond their potential and in empowering them to be successful, not just as professionals for their fields but inspiring individuals.

    The campus life at the university is filled with many resourceful activities and programs that help individuals find their true passion. Students engage in many activities including participation in more than 200 student organisations. The Campus Activities and Student Engagement (CASE) serves as the central organisation providing students with developmental activities such as volunteering for causes and programs such as blood drives and others. It also helps in student employment. There is also the Greek life on campus. Students also actively engage in activities promoting diversity and inclusion on the campus which helps them grow into global citizens. Besides serious work, the university holds many events which bring fun and entertainment to the campus life and two of its traditional events are Welcome Week and Homecoming. The student entertainment organisation on the campus is called Centertainment Productions. The students also take part in campus athletic teams called ‘Pointers’ competing at NCAA Division III. Its mascot is ‘Stevie and Stephanie Pointer’ and its official colors are Purple and Gold.

    Academic programs at the university consist of 120 undergraduate programs in 48 majors and 78 minors.

    UW–Stevens Point School Facts

    • Years Estd.1894
    • NicknamePointers
    • MascotStevie and Stephanie Pointer
    • ColorsPurple and gold
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – WIAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UW–Stevens Point Alumni

    • Mark E. Anderson

      Social Advocacy & Service

      U.S. National Guard Brigadier General

    • Henry Leck

      Education & Advocacy

      Director of Indianapolis Children's Choir and Associate Professor of Music at Butler University

    • Herbert J. Grover

      Education & Advocacy

      Educator and politician

    • Michael Dombeck

      Politics & Law

      Former U.S. Forest Service Chief

    • Dale Klapmeier

      Business & Industry

      Cirrus Aircraft CEO & Co-Founder

    • John M. Noel

      Business & Industry

      Entrepreneur and philanthropist

    • John A. List

      Science & Medicine

      Economist



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  • Alverno College Seal

    Alverno College

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • 2,209 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 49% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 613 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Alverno, presently an independent liberal arts college started in 1887 when it received its charter as the St. Joseph’s Normal School. Being founded by School Sisters of St. Francis, it was a Catholic institute from the beginning. It wasn’t until 1946 that it came to its present name. Since its start, the institute was intended to be women’s only and still remains to be one. It also remains to be associated with School Sisters of St. Francis, a Roman Catholic Church.

    Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the college is inclusive of religious as well as racial diversity. The college develops its students through its ‘eight abilities’ which are aimed at not just academic development, but also social, community and global engagement. These highlight problem solving, decision making, interaction and other skills which are the basis for a sound leadership.

    Community development is not just a goal at Alverno College; it is a way of life. The College has an Early Learning Center, a non Profit aimed at development of children and open for public as well.  A ‘Community Day’  is held, in which students participate in activities such as interacting with children, cleaning, serving, raking etc on both off and on campus sites. The college has also launched its own ‘Civility Project’ based on former President, Barrack Obama’s initiative for interfaith harmony. There is also counseling and health services program on campus called ‘body+mind+spirit’. Keeping in line with a balanced lifestyle, athletics are also dominant at the campus. Alverno teams compete in NCAA Division III as ‘Inferno’.

    The college offers undergraduate programs with more than 60 majors and minors along with associate degree programs. Also offered are graduate programs; four Master’s degree programs are offered on the campus. The graduate programs are open for both men and women at the campus. Its distinctive school is The JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing.

    Alverno School Facts

    • Years Estd.1887
    • NicknameInferno
    • MottoIn Sanctitate et Doctrina
    • Motto Eng.In Holiness and Learning
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Alverno Alumni

    • Diane Drufenbrock

      Politics & Law

      Elected nominee for Vice President of the United States from Socialist Party; also a Roman Catholic nun

    • Marilyn Shrude

      Entertainment & Arts

      A composer by profession

    • Toni Palermo

      Professional Sports

      A baseball player; also an educator

    • Sister Joel Read

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A Roman Catholic nun and educator

    • Georgine Loacker

      Education & Advocacy

      An educator


  • Beloit College

    Beloit, Wisconsin

    Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin
    • 1,358 Total Students
    • 69% Acceptance Rate
    • 16% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,552 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    A point of pride of being the only institute in Wisconsin that is the oldest continuously operated in the region, Beloit College was established in 1846 with its charter accepted by the Territory of Wisconsin Legislature. It was founded by a group of seven New Englanders, who were called Friends of Education. With their idea for an educational institute, they involved the clergy as well as the public of the region with their vision and upon receiving funds from the citizens of these regions they proceeded on to develop a college.

    It is situated in Beloit, Wisconsin and has always been an institute that has contributed through innovation in curriculum and its dedication in development and empowerment of its students. The most unique aspect about the college is that though its curriculum is a classical one to the roots, it also offers student the opportunities to make their own individual choices.

    Campus life at Beloit is all about students looking for opportunities to be involved and engaged with each other, the faculty and the community. Arts are a common practice, even for those students pursuing other programs to participate in various creative performances. There are ‘one act plays’ and a 48 hour film festival. There are also musical performances, choirs as well as dance shows that bring exceptional vigor to the life at Beloit. In addition to it, there are more than 100 student led activities and clubs which range from academic, to social and linguistic to those involved in community outreach programs. Life at Beloit is about engaging beyond classroom and that stands for academics as well. There are museums and centers that engage the students outside of their disciplines for wider perspective. Athletics at the campus consist of 19 varsity teams participating at the NCAA Division III. Its campus colors are Blue and Gold.

    Academic offerings at Beloit consist of undergraduate programs with 50 fields of study. It also offers Pre-professional programs in business, engineering, law, forestry, healthcare and others. The notable facilities at the college are Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art.

    Beloit School Facts

    • Years Estd.1846
    • MascotBuccaneer (official), Turtle (unofficial)
    • MottoScientia Vera Cum Fide Pura (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.True knowledge with pure faith
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – MWC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Beloit Alumni

    • Roy Chapman Andrews

      Science & Medicine

      A naturalist, explorer and director of the American Museum of Natural History

    • Gordon Myse

      Politics & Law

      Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals

    • John Pasquin

      Entertainment & Arts

      Television and film director, Emmy-nominated

    • James Zwerg

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Civil rights activist

    • Carolyn Heinrich

      Education & Advocacy

      Economist; Sid Richardson Professor at University of Texas at Austin

    • Mark Moffett

      Science & Medicine

      Entomologist

    • Ron Bontemps

      Professional Sports

      Olympic basketball gold medalist

    • James Woodward Strong

      Education & Advocacy

      First president of Carleton College


  • Carthage College Seal

    Carthage College

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin
    • 2,978 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,168 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    A four year, private liberal arts college, Carthage began 168 years ago, in 1847. It was founded by those of Lutheran members who were the pioneers in education. It received its charter in 1847 and hence was founded as The Literary and Theological Institute of the Lutheran Church in the Far West. It was based in Hillsboro, Illinois but changed locations and names several times during its entire period.

    It adopted its present name in the year 1870 and came to its present location in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1962 which marks its journey towards its growth as a higher education institute. The college with its focus on developing each student to their full potential by enabling knowledge acquisition and self development, has in recent years invested almost $200 million for becoming more technologically integrated and a progressive institute.

    Campus life at Carthage College consists of all those interesting activities and opportunities that enrich the experience of its students. It offers over 120 student clubs and organizations, ranging from academic to special inertest to honorary organizations to performance clubs. There are also those that prepare students for career success and in development of the self.  Other activities and events around the campus include comedian groups, games, bingo, movies, while other annual events such as Homecoming, Family Weekends and Christmas festivals. There is equally strong spiritual and community engagement at the campus. Students take part in Worship Services held every week, take part in ministry organizations, are part of music groups, and volunteer and take part in working for community partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Carthage United to Rescue the Earth, and others. The college offers athletics through 24 NCAA Division III sports.

    Academic programs offered at Carthage consist of undergraduate degree programs, which include majors, minors, and concentrations in around 50 fields of study. Its distinctive buildings and facilities are David A. Straz Jr. Center, A. W. Clausen Center, Hedberg Library, Lentz Hall, H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art and a few others.

    Carthage School Facts

    • Years Estd.1847
    • NicknameRed Men and Lady Reds
    • MottoSeeking truth. Building strength. Inspiring service. Together.
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church

    Famous Carthage Alumni

    • Alden W. Clausen

      Business & Industry

      Former President of the World Bank

    • Jon Kukla

      Education & Advocacy

      Author and historian

    • Charles Sommers

      Entertainment & Arts

      Founder, writer and director for Wisconsin Hybrid Theater

    • William George Juergens

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as United States federal judge

    • Daniel L. Gard

      Politics & Law

      Retired U.S. Navy admiral

    • Tom Vignieri

      Entertainment & Arts

      Composer and classical music producer; also the Emmy-winning music director of PBS From The Top at Carnegie Hall

    • Caroline Bartlett Crane

      Social Advocacy & Service

      American Unitarian minister, suffragist, civic reformer, educator and a journalist

    • A. Gilbert Wright

      Science & Medicine

      Zoologist


  • Columbia College of Nursing

    Glendale, Wisconsin

    • 154 Total Students
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    CCON is an institute providing nursing education since its beginning in the year 1901. It was founded by Dr. Nathaniel A. Gray and Olive B. Knowlton, who was a nurse, as Knowlton Hospital and Training School. It offered three year education programs and by 1909 was taken over by Columbia Hospital Corporation. By 1983 baccalaureate programs were started being offered and with that the college also changed its name to the present name.

    Columbia College of Nursing is based in Glendale, Wisconsin and had the honor of having oldest three year education program in the entire state. The college is strictly dedicated to producing nurses who are not only professionals but caring individuals who are practically trained, intellectually enlightened and perfected to care for their communities.

    At CCON, the future nurses are provided with academic resources and support to begin with. Nursing education is taken seriously and so for students looking for extra academic enrichment or simply facing any difficulty are offered individual tutoring or be made part of interactive study groups. There are also activities held to improve study as well as teach better time management to students. Services such as Career services are also offered which help ensure smooth transition from academics to launching a lifelong career. The student life at the campus also offers the official honor society of nursing, celebrating the high academic and other achievements of the students. Also, there is Student Nurse Association (SNA); a student led group, SNA is focused on making bringing programs which help in academic and professional development of the students. It also brings community engagement through fundraising, local and international community projects and also social and entertainment activities such as SNA End of Semester Night Out.

    The academic programs offered at the college consist of Bachelors of Science of Nursing (BSN) Degree and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a focus on the Clinical Nurse Leader, affiliated with Columbia St. Mary’s Health System.

    CCON School Facts

    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Lawrence University Seal

    Lawrence University

    Appleton, Wisconsin

    Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin
    • 1,557 Total Students
    • 68% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,014 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Lawrence University is a liberal arts institute and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin. It was established in 1847 under the name of Lawrence Institute as the second coeducational institute to be established in the United States. The charter for the institute was issued in 1847 naming it “Lawrence Institute of Wisconsin” however; the name was changed to Lawrence University before classes began in 1849. In 1853, the main hall was established which is the oldest existing building on campus. “The Con” which refers to the Lawrence Conservatory of Music was established in 1874. In 2005, the university initiated a fund raising campaign which ended in 2011 by raising more than $160 million. Lawrence is member of the Oberlin Group, the Colleges That Change Lives and the Great Books Colleges.

    Lawrence campus covers 84 acres divided into two parts by Fox River. The academic facilities are mainly located on the northern part while the athletic facilities are located on the southern part. The campus offers several distinctive facilities. For example, the laser palace was built in the 1980s and currently contains 800 mW small lasers and more than 500 mirrors. The Richard and Margot Warch Campus Center is the entertainment and gathering center that was opened in 2009 and was LEED Gold Certified for meeting sustainability goals. Additionally, Lawrence University has a 425-acre northern estate called Björklunden that was donated to the university in 1963 by Donald and Winifred Boynton. This location is currently used for seminars, concerts, and theatrical performances. The official colors for the university are navy and white. Its athletic teams, who are nicknamed the Vikings, compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III.

    The university offers academic programs in 43 areas of study granting Bachelor of Arts and bachelor of music degrees. It has a center for academic success that aims at providing academic support to the students. Lawrence was ranked as the 18th most rigorous college in the U.S. by the Newsweek in 2011 and 63rd among America’s best colleges by Forbes in the same year.

    Lawrence School Facts

    • Years Estd.1847
    • MottoLight More Light! Veritas est lux
    • Motto Eng.Truth is Light
    • LocationWisconsin
    • AthleticsDivision III (NCAA)23 varsity teams
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Lawrence Alumni

    • Martha Bablitch

      Politics & Law

      Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals

    • David Mulford

      Politics & Law

      former U.S. ambassador to India

    • Bruce Iglauer

      Business & Industry

      founder of Alligator records

    • Myrt Basing

      Professional Sports

      former NFL player

    • Melvin Baldwin

      Politics & Law

      former Congressman from Minnesota


  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • 627 Total Students
    • 62% Acceptance Rate
    • 42% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 684 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is a private professional college offering academic programs in art and design. It was established in 1974 as a successor to the Layton School of Art by seven members of the former school. Layton school, in turn, was established in 1920 by Charlotte R. Partridge and Miriam Frink. It is currently the only four year higher education institute in Wisconsin offering 4-year programs in visual arts and design. It is member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design which includes 42 institutes of arts in Canada and US.

    Milwaukee institute states that its mission is to stimulate minds through art, design and service. Its campus consists of three buildings located in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee and overlooking the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan. One of the three buildings; Jane Bradley Pettit Building, host four different galleries including Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design, Frederick Layton Gallery and East Gallery.

    MIAD offers art and design programs in 5 different majors and 15 minors. The academic program is divided into foundation part studied during the first year, liberal studies distributed through the four years of study and studio courses that are specific for each major which are studied from the second to the last year of study. Students have the option to study double majors or to mix between majors and minors. The institute also offers a number of short term study abroad programs that allow students to study for up to 4 weeks in various countries around the world. MIAD also offers merit based scholarships that would financially support students with artistic and academic achievement.

    MIAD School Facts

    • Years Estd.1974
    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Northland College Seal

    Northland College

    Ashland, Wisconsin

    Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin
    • 541 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 852 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Northland College is a private liberal arts college offering environmental and sustainability studies. The college was established 1892 as the North Wisconsin Academy before being recognized as a college 14 years later. It was originally affiliated to the Congregational Church and still keeps some bonds to its descendant; the United Church of Christ. In 2008 – 2009, the college lost significant part of its endowment due to the stock market crash. It was then required by the Higher Learning Commission to file a financial recovery plan. It started in 2010 a fund raising campaign.

    The college states that its mission is to help students to face future challenges by integrating liberal arts with environmental studies. The college campus is located in Ashland, Wisconsin, a small city overlooking Lake Superior. It is a rural campus covering 220 acres with several distinctive buildings as Wheeler Hall which is the oldest building and the only one built for the North Wisconsin Academy. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is still considered as the campus centerpiece. It was renovated in 1993 and 1994. Other important buildings on campus include Ponzio Stadium, McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center, Mead Hall, Craig A. Ponzio Campus Center, Wakefield Hall and Mary Van Evera Visual Arts Center. The college library, which is located nearly at the campus center, is known as Dexter Library and is the first building to receive LEED Gold certification in Wisconsin. The college athletic teams, who are nicknamed LumberJacks and LumberJills, compete in the NCAA Division III as members of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. The official colors of the college are orange and blue.

    The college offers 40 academic programs focusing on environmental, sustainability and Native American studies. It also offers adult and high school classes. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.

    NC School Facts

    • LocationWisconsin
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Church of Christ

    Famous NC Alumni

    • Albin C. Bro

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Shimer College

    • Laurie E. Carlson

      Politics & Law

      former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly

    • Jamling Tenzing Norgay

      Professional Sports

      Nepali Sherpa mountain climber

    • Sigurd F. Olson

      Social Advocacy & Service

      American author, environmentalist, and advocate for the protection of wilderness

    • Stan Gruszynski

      Politics & Law

      former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly


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