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.
The University of Wisconsin Colleges consists of 14 freshman/sophomore campuses.
Our campuses provide the first two years of a liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, and advances the Wisconsin Idea by bringing the resources of the University to the people of the state and the communities that provide and support its campuses.
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: