Your New Future Awaits at this UW School

Kortnee Hass

September 9, 2022

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Are you looking to jump-start a new career? Or maybe, you’re just out of high school and are looking to get your higher education right away. In Wisconsin, we are lucky to have a large array of exceptional colleges and universities spread throughout. Right in the gorgeous Driftless Area, you can find the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Since 1866, UW-Platteville has been a leader in Wisconsin for 4-year colleges, making it a perfect place to invest in yourself now! Learn more about the academics, sustainability practices, and lifestyle you can get when you go to UW-Platteville.


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At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, not only are you going to get a top-notch education with an emphasis on hands-on learning, but you will also be saving money in the long run with their affordable education along with $5 million in scholarships available! 

UW-Platteville offers over 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate majors allowing you to make your decision on your future education easy with the plentiful options! Along with that there are 60 minors, 15 pre-professional programs, and 30 certificates offered to all students. If you’re not sure what you are looking for in your future education, don’t worry! UW-Platteville has academic advisors who will help you successfully explore your options and make your decision!


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Like many of our Wisconsinites and their environmental values, UW-Platteville prides itself on being a sustainable campus in Wisconsin. And there, you can use the opportunities to make an impact yourself while you are on campus! One great thing about UW-Platteville is that you’re not only investing in yourself and your future academically but you are also investing in your future through sustainability. 

One form of sustainability that UW-Platteville is known for is their large array of solar panels. And to be exact, it is the largest array in the state of Wisconsin that is publicly owned. These solar panels power UW-Platteville currently and have helped set the university on track to have 75% of the campus to be powered off of renewable energy resources in 20 years. 

Other ways UW-Platteville is doing their part for the environment is through their Compost Program. This easy sustainable practice is something that everyone can take part in and helps keep food waste out of landfills! Learn more about the compost program here. 


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Academics and sustainable practices are definitely important when making your choice on which Wisconsin college or university to attend, but lifestyle also plays a large role in where you choose to pursue further education. When you attend UW-Platteville, you will find yourself living right in the heart of the Driftless Area. The Driftless Area is known as one of the best places to explore whether it’s by foot, car, bike, or boat! Not only that but there are so many things you can do from outdoor activities and historical attractions to shopping and dining! 

One thing to be said is that going to college isn’t just for the education, even though we know that is a huge part, but it is also the experience of finding yourself, lifelong friends, and potentially your first home away from home. UW-Platteville is known as an outdoor playground for students. Some popular hobbies many students have are fishing, hiking, camping and kayaking thanks to the beautiful surroundings in the Driftless Area. 

Another part of the lifestyle lands in the downtown area of Platteville. This quaint downtown is nestled right in the beautiful rolling hills and shows off the vibrant and growing community in Platteville. Downtown offers a place to get out for a day of shopping in local shops or a fun night out on the town. The unique architecture makes for a beautiful day exploring and a great time enjoying all that Platteville offers.


All-in-all, we love the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and all of its offerings for Wisconsinites and out-of-state students to get a glimpse of what Wisconsin is all about! From the exceptional educational programs and offerings, to the small-town charm and lively lifestyle, UW-Platteville is one school you won’t want to look past in your college search.

Kortnee Hass: Social Media Coordinator for Discover Mediaworks. A Wisconsin ‘now & forever’ transplant with a soft spot for squeaky cheese curds, craft breweries, and all things Wisconsin tourism.

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