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.
PEOPLE Scholars Studying Abroad
Our office is open to PEOPLE students during the following hours:
Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
or by appointment
PEOPLE Summer University
Check out what our College and Career Kickstart students learned this summer!
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.