UW Colleges was created in approximately its current form after World War II when the Board of Regents adopted a formal policy encouraging counties and municipalities to provide land and buildings for use by the University of Wisconsin. At that time, the campuses were part of the UW-Extension.
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Athletics programs, student government, campus newspapers and student organizations can be found on every UW Colleges campus. That means students have a wide variety to choose from when they want to get involved. The college experience is more than just going to class, and students at UW Colleges have every opportunity to dive in.
UW Colleges provides a range of services to support student health and wellness from disability accomodations to alcohol and drug education to mental health services. Students who aren't already covered through a family member's policy are encourged to sign up for health insurance.
With 13 universities across 26 campuses and a statewide extension network, the UW System is a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
UW Colleges provides students with a variety of athletic opportunities - both competitive and recreational. The 13 University of Wisconsin Colleges campuses are members of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference. You'll have the chance to play on a varsity team as a freshman, competing against other colleges statewide.
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission:
I was not fostered or cared for in the eyes of the professors. This professor is not at the university any longer, but her treatment of me was abusive and inappropriate. It wore on my self esteem and my grades did not excel
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