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University of Wisconsin--Parkside is a public institution that was founded in 1968. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,766, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,936 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,509 (2011-12).
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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.
|School type||public, coed college|
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 67.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||67.3%|
|Application deadline||July 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Parkside is 18:1, and the school has 49.1 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 Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.8 percent.
University of Wisconsin--Parkside has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,766, with a gender distribution of 47.5 percent male students and 52.5 percent female students. At this school, 18.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 82.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--Parkside is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,936 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,509 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,626 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data