Why choose UW-Manitowoc?

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On top of all the great reasons to attend UW Colleges, each of the campuses stand out in their own way. Here are just a few reasons why UW-Manitowoc could be the U for You!  

1) Study at the campus by the lake 

UW-Manitowoc’s beautiful campus is bound by Lake Michigan to the east and Silver Creek Park to the South. Students can take advantage of swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and all sorts of outdoor activities year round. 

2) Work with the Lakeshore Water Institute to preserve our natural resources 

Students interested in conservation can get involved with UW-Manitowoc’s Lakeshore Water Institute. Members collect and analyze water data, educate the general public and form partnerships with leaders to create mindful water policy across the state. 

3) Receive personalized attention from faculty and staff 

With a student population of around 500, UW-Manitowoc offers a private school feel at a public school price. The campus’ exceptional faculty and staff make sure every student gets the instruction, guidance and attention they deserve. 

4) Get involved in the active arts community 

Students can show off their talent performing at the University Theatre or by contributing to the Founders Hall Art Gallery. The theatre and gallery are open to students, faculty and community members alike, which offers a unique opportunity to learn, grow and thrive among peers. 

5) Play a college sport 

Students  at UW-Manitowoc don't have to leave the sports they love behind when they finish high school. They have the opportunity to play a college sport  as part of the UW-Manitowoc Blue Devils athletic teams

6) Earn a bachelor’s degree right on campus 

UW-Manitowoc partners with schools like UW-Milwaukee and the UW System to provide students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree right on campus. Students can earn their bachelor’s in fields like organization administration, communication, elementary education and more. 

7) Find your passion through campus and community internships 

Students can discover their future career through on-campus and community internships. These internships provide hands-on experience, look great on a resume and could lead to future employment opportunities after students graduate from UW-Manitowoc. 

8) Pay for school with the help of UW-Manitowoc Foundation scholarships 

Students can earn thousands of dollars worth of scholarships from the UW-Manitowoc Foundation. It’s one more way UW Colleges makes higher education affordable.  

9) Sit in on the Scholar for Life lecture series 

UW-Manitowoc professors give lectures on interesting, timely and important topics each month at the Lester Public Library. Students and community members alike are welcome to sit in, participate and expand their knowledge at these lectures.

10) Perform in the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, Lakeshore Big Band or UW-Manitowoc Chorus 

Students interested in performing have a handful of options to show off their talents. Students and community come together to play a wide variety of music as part of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, Lakeshore Big Band and the UW-Manitowoc Chorus.