The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is one of 13 publicly supported comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville (UWP) is the oldest public institution in the State of Wisconsin, and is considered one of the safest campuses in the nation. We are proud of our students' pursuit of academic excellence and the leadership they continually demonstrate throughout the state, region and nation. As our nickname implies, our UW-Platteville "Pioneers" have created the very foundation for which we are known. 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. Every day is a great day to be a Pioneer!
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a comprehensive, four-year public institution of higher education and is the fastest growing UW System school.
Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville has been excelling in education for almost 150 years. Read about our history, from the Platteville Academy to the Normal College and Mining School and what led to the formation of UW-Platteville in 1971.
By making long-range plans, UW-Platteville is committed to its educational excellence and is one of the nation's leading regional universities.
UW-Platteville is located in the city of Platteville, a friendly community of approximately 11,000 residents. Platteville is nestled in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, less than 30 miles from both the Illinois and Iowa borders.