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University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Kenosha, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

900 Wood Rd

Kenosha, WI 53144-1133

www.uwp.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 2000

Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

(262) 595-2355

Fax : (262) 595-2008

admissions@uwp.edu

Contact : Richard Barth

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1860

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 45.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,938

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 633

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 61.0%

Average financial aid package : $8,854.00

In-State Tuition : $7,681.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $15,951.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Sep 15

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : Aug 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Aug 15

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 17 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 45.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 72.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 28.0%
Psychology : 10.0%
Security and Protective Services : 8.0%
Biology : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Parks And Recreation : 5.0%
Social Sciences : 5.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biotechnology M
Molecular Biology B
Neuroscience C

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B C
Business/Managerial Economics A
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies C
Finance, General B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B
Information Resources Management M
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Leadership A C
Project Management C
Retail Management C
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B
Health Communication C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General M
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance C
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design C

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching C
Secondary Education and Teaching B
Special Education and Teaching, General B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing C
English Language and Literature, General B
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing C

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B C

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist A
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator B
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Health and Wellness, General M
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor M
Pre-Chiropractic Studies B
Pre-Dentistry Studies B
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies B
Pre-Optometry Studies B
Pre-Pharmacy Studies B
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies B
Pre-Veterinary Studies B

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Pre-Law Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution C
Gerontology C
Human Biology C
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies C
International/Globalization Studies B
Mathematics and Computer Science B
Museology/Museum Studies C
Sustainability Studies B C M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies C
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Ethics C
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Environmental Chemistry C
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General A B

Psychology
Psychology, General B
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Geographic Information Science and Cartography C
Geography B
International Relations and Affairs C
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies/Affairs C

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies C
Music Pedagogy C
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Student-Designed Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Weekend College

Distance Learning

Computer Services

225 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 30 miles from Milwaukee, 60 miles from Chicago.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,938

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 633

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,819

Graduate enrollment : 482

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 84.0%

Out of state students : 16.0%

Part Time students : 18.0%

Percentage of males : 45.0%

Percentage of females : 55.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 8.0%

Asian : 4.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 19.0%

White : 63.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

1.0% Men who Join Fraternities

1.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Ranger News

Student Newspaper URL : www.therangernews.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 40.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 21.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $50.00

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Rangers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Club

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Rugby

Men's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Other Sports : intramural disc golf


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,676

Admitted : 1,485

Enrolled : 633

Less selective 89.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests; or ACT

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Recommended: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Students age 21 or older are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores. Test scores also used for placement in English and math courses.

A note from the college

Comprehensive review with each application received. Both academic and nonacademic factors that are presented in an application are used to make an admission decision. Freshmen who are likely to be admitted will have: completed the minimum of 17 or more high school units, rank in the upper 50th percentile of their high school class, and an ACT composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT equivalent). Students meeting these criteria are likely to be admitted.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 11.0%

Top Quarter : 38.0%

Top Half : 72.0%

Bottom Half : 28.0%

Bottom Quarter : 5.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 16.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 14.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 17.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 27.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 15.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 13.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 33.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 15.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 36.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 18.0%

18 - 23 : 51.0%

12 - 17 : 29.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 1.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 34.0%

12 - 17 : 43.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 14.0%

18 - 23 : 45.0%

12 - 17 : 33.0%

6 - 11 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

From the college: Advanced Placement courses taken and credits required.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

0

0

History

0

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Science Lab

1

2

Social Studies

3

4

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

4

7

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 10.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 90.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

470 - 570

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

480 - 580

ACT Composite

17 - 23


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

Art 102

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3*

Art 103

All

Art History

3

3

Art 125

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

4

4

Biology 101

All

Calculus AB

3

5

Math 221

All

Calculus BC

3

10

Math 221, 222

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

5

MATH 221

All

Chemistry

3

3

--

All

4

10

CHEM 101, 102, 103, 104

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

MODL 103

All

4

8

MODL 103 & MODL 104

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 103

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CSCI 241

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CSCI 105

All

Drawing

3

3*

ART122

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 100

All

4

3

English 101

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENGL 100 & ENGL 167

All

4

6

English 101, 167

All

Environmental Science

3

3

GEOS 103

All

European History

3

3

History 119

All

5

6

HIST 119 & HIST 120

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

French 204

All

4

3

French 301

All

5

8

French 301 & French 318

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

German 204

All

4

3

--

All

5

6

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

Geography 105

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

Italian 203

All

4

8

Italian 203 & Italian 204

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

MODL 103

All

4

8

MODL 103 & MODL 104

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

4

ECON 121

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 120

All

Music Theory

3

3

--

All

5

3

Music 120, 135

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

All

4

5

PHYS 105

All

Physics 2

3

3

--

All

4

5

PHYS 106

All

Physics B

3

3

--

All

4

4

PHYS 101

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

4

5

PHYS 202

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

4

5

PHYS 201

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 101

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

4

3

LBST 100

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4*

Spanish 204

All

4

3*

Spanish 303

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 203

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

Political Science 100

All

United States History

3

3

History 101

All

5

6

History 101 & 102

All

World History: Modern

3

3

History 126, 127 or 128

All

5

6

History 126, 127 or 128

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

55

3

American Literature

55

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

55

3

Biology

65

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

60

5

Chemistry

55

10

English Literature

55

3

History of United States I

55

3

History of United States II

55

3

Humanities

60

6

Introductory Business Law

55

3

Introductory Psychology

55

3

Introductory Sociology

55

3

Natural Science

60

6

Social Sciences and History

60

6

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 46.0%

% of loans / jobs : 54.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 95.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 78.0%

% Judged to have need : 84.0%

% that were offered aid : 81.0%

% that had need fully met : 11.0%

% of need met : 61.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $8,854.00

Avg non need-based aid : $3,673.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $6,342.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,750.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $29,551.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Kristina Klemens

Financial aid office phone : (262) 595-2574

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $262.43

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $607.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,681.00

$7,681.00

$7,681.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$15,951.00

$15,951.00

$15,951.00

Room and board:

$8,200.00

$8,984.00

$812.00

Books and supplies:

$700.00

$700.00

$700.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,938.00

$1,938.00

$1,938.00

Transportation expenses:

$2,100.00

$2,100.00

$2,100.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$20,619.00

$21,403.00

$13,231.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$28,889.00

$29,673.00

$21,501.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Wrestling

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 72

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 513

Transfers admitted percentage: 94.0%

Transfers admitted: 485

Transfers enrolled percentage: 78.0%

Transfers enrolled: 403

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 60.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 40.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $60.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $15,951.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $8,200.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $8,984.00

Additional estimated expenses: $650.00

Costs per credit hour: $607.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $362,902.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 48

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 71

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser