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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Green Bay, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

About UW Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Overview

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Green Bay, Wisconsin. UW Green Bay was founded in 1968 and the school enrolls around 9,027 students per year, including 8,601 undergraduate students. UW Green Bay provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from UW Green Bay by August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UW Green Bay!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UW Green Bay's theater groups.

UW Green Bay does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? UW Green Bay has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UW Green Bay on the Student Life page.

2022 UW Green Bay Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 3%
In-State Tuition $6,298
Out-of-State $14,516

Is UW Green Bay a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what UW Green Bay offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

UW Green Bay is moderately difficult to get into. Around 88% of applicants get into UW Green Bay each year. Out of 5,431 applications received in 2022, 4,796 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Green Bay

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 76% of students who start at UW Green Bay return for their second year of college. 53% of UW Green Bay undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for UW Green Bay Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UW Green Bay by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 85% of graduates from UW Green Bay recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent UW Green Bay grads have an average starting salary of $38,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

UW Green Bay's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's endowment was $28 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UW Green Bay spends about $6,125 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Green Bay

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on UW Green Bay's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $24,668 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Green Bay.

Based on this information, does UW Green Bay seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UW Green Bay a good school for you?

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Where is UW Green Bay?

UW Green Bay is located in the suburban setting of Green Bay, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Milwaukee.

If you want to see UW Green Bay for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 43 to Green Bay, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Austin Straubel International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UW Green Bay and Green Bay are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2420 Nicolet Drive Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

Campus Setting: Suburban

UW Green Bay Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Green Bay is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Green Bay is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UW Green Bay ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Green Bay is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Green Bay. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Green Bay SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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UW Green Bay Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Green Bay is like? There are approximately 9,027 students enrolled at UW Green Bay, including 8,601 undergraduate students and 426 graduate students. 52% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from WI and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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