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    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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Wisconsin - Parkside is an above-average public university located in Somers, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,248 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Parkside acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 24% of students, Wisconsin - Parkside alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,300.
About University of Wisconsin - Parkside...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53141
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University of Wisconsin - Parkside 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
62%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$9,906/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,119/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,778/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,276/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,371/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,578/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,248Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Diverse
    64%
  • Independent / shy
    23%
  • Geeky
    9%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Full of characters.
    32%
  • Casual
    24%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • United
    12%
  • Bipolar
    8%
  • Confident
    8%
  • Underhanded
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
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
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The University of Parkside is a great school. From the people I have interacted with at Parkside are super nice. The faculty are great and super helpful. My professors so far have been great at trying to see their students succeed. Professors try their best to provide an easy understanding for students. If you just communicate with your professor they will provide the best answer they can give. The scenery is also very green! The view on campus is beautiful. There is a park located next to the University, I love to take my dog on walks on the nature paths. A lot of my fellow classmates seem eager to meet me and many other students. The school has very positive energy when just walking around campus, even in the winter. I love my school and the education it provides!
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The University of Wisconsin Parkside is a great school. It is wonderful for students looking for a smaller campus. It is very easy to make friends by joining clubs and participating in school events. However I did find that about half of my instructors were not very good. They all seemed to be really great people, but were lacking the skills to educate our minds in effective ways. Two of my instructors could not even speak fluent english making it hard for the students to ask questions in class and properly communicate with the professor.
UW Parkside is a wonderful place. A beautiful forest surrounds the campus, and the architecture and artwork gives it a modern, homey feel. Class sizes are small, so Professors have the time and attention to deal with students individually. The police and RAs care about the safety of students, and converse freely when approached.
As far as critiquing Parkside, the food menu rarely changes, and as far as small state schools, go, it's pricey.