University of Wisconsin--Parkside

2014 Quick Stats
900 Wood Road

Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

Phone: (262) 595-2345
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jul. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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University of Wisconsin--Parkside is a public institution that was founded in 1968. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,601, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 750 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--Parkside's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,316 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,889 (2013-14).

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

UW-Parkside is a four-year liberal arts university committed to high quality and relevant educational programs. The campus is set on 700 acres of natural Wisconsin prairie and woodlands. Five thousand students choose from 33 undergraduate majors and three graduate degree programs. It is one of just a few U.S. universities offering an undergraduate major in bioinformatics. It is the only NCAA Division II university in Wisconsin.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1968
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to University of Wisconsin--Parkside, it's important to note the application deadline is July 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Wisconsin--Parkside is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 57.1%
Application deadline July 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Parkside is 18:1, and the school has 44.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--Parkside include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 7%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 12%
Social Sciences 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Psychology 8%

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Student Life

University of Wisconsin--Parkside has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,601, with a gender distribution of 48.1 percent male students and 51.9 percent female students. University of Wisconsin--Parkside is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,769
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Wisconsin--Parkside offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Wisconsin--Parkside 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). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--Parkside.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $7,316 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $14,889 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,820 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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