Life in Milwaukee
Milwaukee is located in southeastern Wisconsin, 90 minutes north of Chicago, IL. It is often referred to by residents as a small, big city because with over 1.5 million residents it has the appeal and activities of a big city while retaining all the friendliness and charm you expect from the midwest. Reflecting that sentiment, the metro-Milwaukee area also offers a variety of housing options including city living, quiet family-friendly communities, and exciting ethnic neighborhoods. For those who like to travel, Milwaukee’s airport is only 15 minutes from campus; General Mitchell International Airport is served by most major airlines, offering direct/non-stop flights to many popular destinations.
You can always find new and exciting things to do in Milwaukee, like cheering on one of the many professional sports teams which include the Bucks (NBA), Brewers (MLB), Packers (NFL), Wave (MISL), Admirals (AHL) or Milwaukee Iron (AFL). Visit one of our many culture centers like the Pabst Mansion, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and the Milwaukee Art Museum which includes the first Santiago Calatrava-designed building in the United States. On the shores of Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world, Milwaukee offers a beautiful parks system, perfect for water sports in the summer or snow sports in the winter. Milwaukee is also home to Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival as well as many ethnic festivals which take place throughout the summer.