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Wisconsin - Parkside is a public university located in Somers, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,197 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Parkside acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 38% of students, Wisconsin - Parkside alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 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.48 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
University of Wisconsin - Parkside Reviews
At first I was just going to parkside because it is more affordable. When I got to Parkside and started studying I actually really began to like it. I am a STEM major and I realized how great their science department is! All of the other departments are great too, but I am most familiar with the science department. When I switched my major from Biology to Applied Health Sciences, many people were there to help me learn more about the fields within my major. I started to enjoy classes because professors made it interesting and some even made class funny! Also, if you’re lazy like me and don’t like walking far to go to class, Parkside is great. I can leave my dorm 5 minutes before class without having to rush!
Although I am not a full time college student at The University of Wisconsin Parkside, every experience I have had at the University, has made me feel at home. UW-Parkside has a great variety of positive, helpful group of professors. Along with the professors, the University has a great environment for meeting new people and various opportunities for clubs, athletics and being involved in the community. Beside the environment, the school has a gorgeous campus! The view is breathe taking. Overall, The University of Wisconsin Parkside is the perfect campus.
I haven’t registered but I was accepted. The first time I saw the school I immediately felt that this was the place I would call home for the next four years of my life. As I walked into the university, I was treated like one of their own. I am in the process of registering and committing to the school. I even found my roommate on my visit! The university is clean and I love that the buildings are connected together and I can be under one roof for the day. A major plus during the cold long winter months. UWParkside seems to really get their students involved whether you are a resident on campus or a commuter. I also like that the graduates have a very high percentage of job placement upon graduation. I am looking forward to becoming a Ranger! Check out UWParkside..You’ll be glad you did!