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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
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.
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference

University of Wisconsin - Parkside Rankings

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Wisconsin - Parkside Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,409/ 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
$5,233/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,197Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
863
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Diverse
    59%
  • Independent / shy
    26%
  • Geeky
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Full of characters.
    32%
  • Casual
    23%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • United
    10%
  • Bipolar
    6%
  • Confident
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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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!
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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!