University of Wisconsin--Green Bay

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2420 Nicolet Drive

Green Bay, WI 54311

Phone: (920) 465-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#65 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Wisconsin--Green Bay is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,611, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 700 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--Green Bay's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 65. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,676 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,249 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is part of the University of Wisconsin System, a statewide system with 13 university campuses and 13 two-year colleges. UW-Green Bay offers a wide array of undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs and select master's level programs built upon the university's undergraduate strengths. UW-Green Bay emphasizes an interdisciplinary academic approach that offers opportunities for applied, hands-on learning. The University stresses critical thinking and examining issues from multiple perspectives. By doing so, it prepares students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. A UW-Green Bay education also prepares students to become informed, active citizens. UW-Green Bay promotes the interchange of ideas between the University and community through internships and continuing education and by fulfilling its role as an intellectual, economic and cultural resource. The University offers an environment that encourages teaching excellence and innovation, community service, and racial and ethnic diversity.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1965
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $27,453,327


When applying to University of Wisconsin--Green Bay, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at University of Wisconsin--Green Bay is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Green Bay is 23:1, and the school has 29.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--Green Bay include: Business Administration and Management, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Human Biology; Psychology, General; and Communication and Media Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 13%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 12%
Human Biology 7%
Psychology, General 7%
Communication and Media Studies 6%

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Student Life

University of Wisconsin--Green Bay has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,611, with a gender distribution of 35.1 percent male students and 64.9 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--Green Bay is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,790
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of Wisconsin--Green Bay offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Wisconsin--Green Bay also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Wisconsin--Green Bay, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--Green Bay.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Wisconsin--Green Bay, 70.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,620.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,676 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,249 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,076 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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