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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
    A+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
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 63%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 52% of students, Wisconsin - Oshkosh alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
About University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Website

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,092/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,966/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,994Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,416
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Well rounded
    38%
  • Average.
    32%
  • Diverse, and welcoming
    13%
  • Exclusively different
    11%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.105 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Average, and a great stepping stone to grad school
    37%
  • Excellent.
    29%
  • Exciting
    17%
  • Comforting, a place where you feel like you belong
    13%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.49 responses
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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.
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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!