University of Wisconsin-Parkside

900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, United States
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Overview of University of Wisconsin-Parkside

About this school

University of Wisconsin - Parkside, founded in 1965, is a public, comprehensive institution. Its 751-acre campus is located in Kenosha, in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, 30 miles south of Milwaukee.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,168
    • Men:1,979 (47.5%)
    • Women:2,189 (52.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wisconsin - Parkside is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
7

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
900 Wood Road, Box 2000
City, State, Zip
Kenosha, WI  53141-2000
Phone
(262) 595-2355
Fax
(262) 595-2630
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum of 17 high school units distribution required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 1,743 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 968 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 775 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,000 (71%) of 1,399 admitted students enrolled
Women
532 (69%) of 769 admitted students enrolled
Men
468 (74%) of 630 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.09
375 And Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
500-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
21%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,649|Out-of-state: $15,638
  • Room & Board: - $7,924 (63.80032206119163%)
  • Other Expences: - $752 (6.05475040257649%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,744 (30.144927536231883%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wisconsin - Parkside accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 005015
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
526 (83.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
414 (78.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
394 (95.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$9,687
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 287 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,660
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 12 (3.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,415
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 180 (45.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
19 (3.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,288

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,537 (78.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,080 (82.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,010 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
281 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$9,703
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,289 (64.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,311
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 105 (5.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,556
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 758 (37.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
87 (2.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,149

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,504
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,564

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


162

Part-Time Faculty


99

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Wisconsin - Parkside provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


10.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


27.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


33.7%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Molecular biology; pharmacy with Rosalind-Franklin University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science
  • Molecular Biology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


99,889

Nearest Metropolitan Area


700 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Chicago, Milwaukee

Weather


Temperature
11.6 average low in January, 74.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee
Nearest Bus Station
Kenosha
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Kenosha

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


19% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


81%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Ranger Bear
School Colors
Black, green, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Wisconsin - Parkside offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, habitat for humanity, criminal justice association, next level gaming, parkside asian organization, active minds

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,275

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,168
Women
2,189
Men
1,979

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.7% Asian
  • 9.2% Black/African-American
  • 16.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.3% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 29 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


140

Student Resources

Study resources