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UW-Platteville is one of 13 publicly supported comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville is the oldest public institution in the State of Wisconsin, and is considered one of the safest campuses in the nation. Our leadership in the Colleges of Business, Industry, Life Science, and Agriculture; Engineering, Mathematics, and Science; and Liberal Arts and Education helps students build on the foundation of strong values, commitment to excellence, leadership for a stronger world and a knowledge of technology which prepares them for life in the 21st century. From its founding in 1866, the university has grown tremendously. Current enrollment is approximately 8,900, making UW-Platteville large enough to provide diversity, yet small enough to assure its students that they are more than just numbers on a computer printout.

Living in the Pioneers Community

The first priorities of UW-Platteville's faculty are teaching and advising. Students benefit from direct contact with faculty in small class size settings. UW-Platteville students are from all parts of Wisconsin, from surrounding states and from other countries and actively participate in the governance process at UW-Platteville. There are more than 170 student organizations at UW-Platteville, and intramural sports are encouraged and recognized as an integral part of a student's overall education. As our nickname implies, our UW-Platteville "Pioneers" have created the very foundation for which we are known. We are proud of our students' pursuit of academic excellence and the leadership they continually demonstrate throughout the state, region and nation.