UW-Washington County

UW-Washington County Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Washington Countyis located in West Bend, on 87 acres of scenic Kettle Moraine. Easily accessible, University Drive is one block west of the intersection of US Highway 45 and State Highway 33.

Student Body

UW-Washington County is the fifth largest of the UW Colleges with about 850 students enrolled. The majority of students attend full-time and is under age 22. The campus draws students from more than 30 area high schools in a five county region.


The campus has fully-connected buildings with a spacious courtyard in the center. Wireless access is available campus wide. The Collins Science Wing houses state-of-the-art science, computer, and engineering labs, smart classrooms, greenhouse and lecture halls. The complex includes a spacious library, 285-seat theatre, art studios and gallery, music rehearsal rooms and computer labs. Athletic facilities include a gymnasium, soccer field and weight/fitness room. The campus cafeteria and Student Union areas provide comfortable space to socialize.

Collaborative Programs

A variety of bachelor degree programs allow students to complete a fully accredited bachelor’s degree at UW-Washington County. Collaborative degree programs include Nursing with UW-Milwaukee, Human Services Leadership through UW-Oshkosh and Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering through UW-Platteville.

The Guaranteed Transfer Program provides a seamless transition from UW-Washington County to all UW institutions. Most area private colleges offer special scholarships and junior status to UW-Washington County students who transfer with 60 or more credits.


UW-Washington County offers courses that provide the foundation for more than 200 majors. Other offerings include certificates in business, international studies and women’s studies; honors program; learning communities; internships; an intensive human anatomy course and a study abroad program for academic credit.

Small class sizes provide students with the personalized attention of a private university at public university costs. Teaching is the top priority of our faculty, who offer students personalized attention and one-on-one advising. A new Learning Center with peer tutors is available to help students succeed academically and is available at no cost. Career and life counseling, basic skills classes, financial aid advice and transfer assistance is available through the Student Services office.


The Washington County Campus Foundationoffers scholarships to incoming, continuing and transferring students. 

Athletics and Extracurricular Activities

Catch the Wildcat action with intercollegiate Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Co-ed Golf, Co-ed Soccer and Co-ed Tennis. A variety of intramural sports add to the campus spirit. Student organizations include: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Science and Math Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Ubiquitous student newspaper, Writers Guild and a variety of other clubs with common interest or social activities. Fine arts opportunities include: Moraine Chorus, Moraine Symphonic Band and theatrical productions.

Community Interest Programs

Continuing Education offers courses and programming in the areas of customized business training, travel and leisure, personal enrichment, youth programming and non-profit management. Courses run year round and vary from single day events to semester long programs.

Fine Arts events provide Theatre on the Hill productions, cultural trips, an annual Festival of Arts and a variety of visiting artists that provide musical performances. Complementing the series are performances by the Moraine Chorus and Moraine Symphonic Band. A Community Lecture Series provides a forum for local and regional experts on a variety of interesting and timely subjects; offered free of charge in the fall.