Wisconsin - Oshkosh is an above-average public university located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the Appleton Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,994 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Oshkosh acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Elementary Education, and Biology. Graduating 53% of students, Wisconsin - Oshkosh alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.106 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.130 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.49 responses
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Reviews
Where do I begin? As someone who graduated last year, I really think there are better options for UW colleges. People are very rude and pushy, no one knows common courtesy. There is nothing to do on weekends but drink (hence SLOSHkosh), not to mention you are far from restaurants and stores. NOT a single person in the financial aid office knows what they are doing, you never know what you need to pay for the year, not to mention everyone tells you something different! Greek Life is nothing special as well, they are only involved with each other, not so much the campus. There is no parking on campus as well...so don't plan on bringing a car. The food on campus is terrible, a lot of people get sick from it, not to mention a lack of healthy options and vegetarian meals. Renting is also a joke. Houses are old, falling apart, overpriced, and have rude landlords that really don't care. My biggest regret was transferring to this university, please look into other UW schools.
I really enjoyed my time at UWO! I loved the campus, professors, and the area. Classes were usually pretty small which helped to make better connections with the professors and other students. One thing that could have been improved would be program communication. I noticed that with my program (and maybe with others as well, I’m not really sure) whenever there were changes to the program that affected us, we were not always informed of these changes right away which got to be pretty frustrating. All in all, this is a great university!
I am only a first year student, currently about to start my second semester. I will admit, it took a few days to adjust, even though I told myself "I'd be fine." This school seemed iffy at first, but in all honesty, I love UW-Oshkosh with a deep passion. It offers a major that I am passionate about, the culture is relaxing and friendly. A single semester of doing random volunteer jobs resulted in my position as a producer on a television series. As a freshman, that is unheard of, so this school is the gift that keeps on giving. I am both excelling academically, and finally reaching my fitness goals with their amazing recreation center. Please spread the word!