University of Wisconsin--Stout

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1 Clock Tower Plaza

Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: (715) 232-1122
2013-2014 Tuition
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#57 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Wisconsin--Stout is a public institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,270, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 131 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin--Stout's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 57. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,944 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,690 (2013-14).

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

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a recognized leader in educational innovation and the only UW System institution (and only one of about 175 schools nationwide) to provide a laptop computer to all undergraduate students. We are one of the few schools to adopt effective assessment tools for the program. As a wireless and wired campus, 90 percent of our classrooms are modern, mediated learning centers, and we are committed to using modern technology for all education and business functions. Lab-based experiences are provided for the majority of students in all programs. UW-Stout was officially designated Wisconsin's Polytechnic University by the Board of Regents in March 2007. This initiative is simply the natural outgrowth of our historic tradition. The designation guides UW-Stout when adding degree programs; it elevates the already excellent reputation the university has with business and industry; it increases national recognition which means more opportunities for research and partnerships with business and industry; and it builds on UW-Stout's already exceptional placement rate providing excellent co-op, internship and job opportunities.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1891
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $37,161,824


When applying to University of Wisconsin--Stout, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at University of Wisconsin--Stout is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 80.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Stout is 19:1, and the school has 38.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin--Stout include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Visual and Performing Arts; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 46%
Education 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields 7%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 6%

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Student Life

University of Wisconsin--Stout has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,270, with a gender distribution of 52 percent male students and 48 percent female students. At this school, 40 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 60 percent of students live off campus. University of Wisconsin--Stout is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 9,247
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 III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Wisconsin--Stout offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. University of Wisconsin--Stout also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Wisconsin--Stout.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At University of Wisconsin--Stout, 61.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,465.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,944 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,690 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,054 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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