The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence, also known as PEOPLE, started in 1999 with 66 high school students from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. PEOPLE has grown to over 1300 students in the pipeline ranging from 8th graders to college seniors. Our program has two separate units — one for precollege high school students and one for college scholars. Together, our vision is to be the premier college access program for student success. PEOPLE is the UW’s most successful venture in creating such opportunities and improving campus diversity.
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students from Milwaukee have graduated from UW-Madison as College Scholars.
students from Milwaukee have been accepted at UW-Madison and received a full tuition scholarship.
of PEOPLE high school graduates enroll in higher education.
of precollege students exceed the national average for improvement on the ACT.
of College Scholars in the 2016 cohort completed their freshman year and returned as sophomores.
have enrolled at UW-Madison on the PEOPLE Scholarship.