B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
University of Wisconsin - Parkside is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53141
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
19-23
Application Fee
$44
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Cost

Net Price
$9,187/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,925/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,442/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,261/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,976/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,252/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,336Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    67%
  • Independent / shy
    22%
  • Geeky
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Full of characters.
    33%
  • Casual
    24%
  • United
    14%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Bipolar
    10%
  • Confident
    10%

After University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

University of Wisconsin - Parkside Reviews

429 reviews
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When I first visited UW- Parkside, I was instantly attracted to all the beautiful green space of the campus and the wonderfully friendly tour guide. Being just down the street from Lake Michigan is also an amazing plus to the university as well as a major pull factor for me applying there. When I received my acceptance letter to the university, I couldn't contain my excitement for all the new possibilities that were being made available to me. I absolutely adore Wisconsin as I have vacationed in northern regions of the state my whole life and I am so very excited to begin my adventure here.
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The campus security is one of the best. The force is comprised of real police officers with real guns and tasers. I feel 100% safe with them around. Sometimes they walk through the halls with some of the faculty members, creating a casual presence if turmoil arises. Although theft rarely occurs, when it does, the police have their own email from which they send every student and faculty member a mass email about the incident and how to avoid further issues. They even will escort a student or faculty member from a part of the campus to their car or dorm at night to make the person feel safer.
The students and staff are all so kind and courteous. It feels like a family and I definitely felt at home as soon as I got there. The courses challenge you but the teachers all take into account that you have other classes then just theirs, so you end up having a manageable amount of work. The teachers understand that we're all human, so if anything ever goes wrong (like if your boss schedules you to work over class for a day or your computer dies before you submit an essay) they work with you and care about you and the goals your trying to achieve. It's like having the largest support system ever.