Meet Our Campus Community
Intended Major: Graphic Design
I chose to come to UW-Manitowoc because it was close to my family. I am able to still spend time with my husband and three wonderful kids. I also love the personal connection I have with the professors on this campus and that it is easy to get around. The cost to come here is also affordable for myself and for my husband, Trent (intended major: architecture & design), who is also a college student here - we are both full-time college students and full-time parents!
Intended Major: Electrical Engineering
The best part about UW-Manitowoc is how the teachers are so helpful and accommodating. It’s also a great place to get involved with campus events and clubs right away as a freshman and sophomore.
Transferred to UW-Green Bay, Intended Major: English Literature & Women's Studies
My experience at UW-Manitowoc changed my life. I started school as a non-traditional student with a small child. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. The resources and professors at UW-Manitowoc helped me find direction and realize what my passions were. Attending UW-Manitowoc was the greatest life change I ever made and the guidance of the professors and staff helped me realize my true potential and life goals.
UW-Manitowoc Alumnus, UW-Manitowoc Foundation President, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Program Manager
As a first generation college student, I was very unaware of how to navigate the higher education channel. What UW-Manitowoc taught me was that it didn't need to be difficult. They were a family of professionals who were all well trained and committed to helping students achieve.
The best part of my experience was having access to opportunities related to academics, athletics, student government, clubs and more. UW Manitowoc was able to provide access to opportunities that I just would not have had on other campuses and they were experiences that extended learning beyond the classroom while stretching what the professors were teaching by providing the opportunity to learn firsthand about the practical application of what they were teaching.
Dr. Amy Kabrhel
Associate Professor of Chemistry, UW-Manitowoc Alumna
As a student, the best part of my experience at UW-Manitowoc involved the instructors because they were incredibly helpful. I could tell from day one on campus that they truly wanted me to succeed, and they would help me be successful in any way that they could.
The best part about being a professor at UW-Manitowoc is that I get to know every one of my students and help them succeed. Students are not just a number at UW-Manitowoc! Students get the high level of education you would expect from a four-year university with the small class environment of a private college – it’s the best of both worlds!
Blue Devil Athlete - Volleyball & Basketball, Intended Major: Criminal Justice
I chose UW-Manitowoc because it was close to home and very inexpensive compared to other colleges. If you are unsure about what you want to do for college you should come here. Why should you spend thousands of dollars at a bigger school when you have no idea what you want to do? Coming here gives you a great start - you can take the general education classes you need to graduate from any other four year school.
I also love athletics, so coming here gave me another chance to participate competitively. The athletic program here is fantastic, so it’s just a bonus that the tuition is cheaper. UW-Manitowoc is a great way to start off you college career. It's affordable and the student-teacher relations are amazing!
Dr. V. Alan White
Professor of Philosophy, 1996 Carnegie/CASE Wisconsin Professor of the Year, 2009 UW Colleges/Extension Chancellor's Award for Excellence
Our campus offers an educational experience that is unmatched by many 4-year campuses simply because we employ the most qualified instructors—most with PhDs as opposed to using graduate teachings assistants—who not just know their stuff by academic qualification, but are tried-and-true experts with years of experience of how best to deliver the highest quality of UW education. We are second to no one in the freshman-sophomore experience of higher education in the state of Wisconsin, and deliver that experience at the lowest cost of obtaining a UW degree.
I have had opportunities to go elsewhere, but I am here because I believe in the value of UW education, and anything else would be a step down from that.
Der Linda L.
Intended Major: Nursing
If you’re looking for an affordable education, a great college experience, an active campus with many clubs, a great athletic program, caring and friendly professors, and a beautiful campus right in front of Lake Michigan - then UW-Manitowoc is definitely the perfect university for you.
Being on the volleyball team here at UW-Manitowoc has been one of the best athletic experiences I’ve ever had. I really enjoyed playing on the Blue Devil’s team because we have such a caring athletic director and wonderful coaches who kept pushing us forward each and every day.