7 Students & Alums Share Why They Chose UWM
Whether it’s a specific major you’re looking for, a great location, connections or a sense of home, choosing where you’ll spend the next few years is a big decision and should be celebrated. In honor of National College Decision Day (May 1), we asked current students, alumni and future Panthers what helped them choose UWM. Check out their responses!
“I chose UWM because of how much our campus and city have to offer. UWM has a very diverse campus and offers organizations and clubs to all types of people and interests. With all that UWM has to offer, I found it very simple to make friends and connect with people with similar interests. My favorite part about UWM is our location. Being located in the city of Milwaukee makes our campus THAT much better. Milwaukee is packed full of so many fun things to do, you will never find yourself bored here.” — Autumn
“I chose UW-Milwaukee because it was the only UW school that had the major I wanted, Applied Mathematics & Computer Science!” — Samantha
“I am from Milwaukee, so I chose UWM in order for me to use what I learn to give back to my community.” — Kayla
“I chose UWM because of the amazing atmosphere that I’ve experienced the multiple times I have visited. All of the staff and current students are so kind and thoughtful, especially to someone who will be new to the school. Overall, everything on campus is truly amazing and I know that I will enjoy every minute I’m on campus with the students and staff! Go PANTHERS!” — Emma
“I chose UWM because of their strong OT programs and the deep knowledge and dedication of the faculty. It’s an environment that promotes my aspirations of what I want to do and who I want to be.” — Jesse
“I chose UWM because of how close-knit the campus community felt. As soon as I stepped foot on campus, I felt like I was at home and I wouldn’t change the past four years for anything. Go Panthers!” — Samantha
“I chose to go to UWM because of the opportunities it would bring me. There were so many programs and clubs to choose from. Campus is so close to downtown and the beach. I was able to spend some of my time exploring the beautiful city I called home 💛 🖤” — Madison
Students choose UWM for so many reasons and we couldn’t be more Panther proud to have them as part of our campus community. If you’re choosing UWM this Decision Day, let us know! We’re counting down the days until we can welcome the Class of 2026 to campus this fall!