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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 an above-average public university located in Somers, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,275 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Parkside acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 34% of students, Wisconsin - Parkside alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
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
61%
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
$9,542/ 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
$5,563/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,275Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
862
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    56%
  • Independent / shy
    28%
  • Geeky
    8%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Full of characters.
    32%
  • Casual
    25%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • United
    11%
  • Bipolar
    7%
  • Confident
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
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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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.
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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!
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!