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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

About UW Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. UW Oshkosh was founded in 1871 and now enrolls around 13,794 students a year, including 12,540 undergrads. UW Oshkosh provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UW Oshkosh! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UW Oshkosh's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UW Oshkosh students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UW Oshkosh has fraternities and sororities.

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

Learn more about life at UW Oshkosh on the Student Life page.

2021 UW Oshkosh Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Average GPA 3.2
In-State Tuition $6,298
Out-of-State $13,872
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,455

Is UW Oshkosh a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a clearer idea of what UW Oshkosh offers and if it could be the right college for you.

2020 Acceptance Rate for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

It is moderately difficult to get into UW Oshkosh. The acceptance rate at UW Oshkosh is 75%. Last year, 5,659 students applied to UW Oshkosh and 4,239 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Oshkosh

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UW Oshkosh, around 73% are still enrolled the next year. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UW Oshkosh Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Oshkosh

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UW Oshkosh meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,455 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,502 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Oshkosh. Based on this information, how does UW Oshkosh sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UW Oshkosh a good school for you?

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Where is University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Located?

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

If you want to see UW Oshkosh for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 41 to Oshkosh, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Outagamie County.

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

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College Info

800 Algoma Boulevard Oshkosh, WI 54901

Campus Setting: Suburban

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The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Oshkosh is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Oshkosh. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 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.

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Wondering what life at UW Oshkosh is like? There are approximately 13,794 students enrolled at UW Oshkosh, including 12,540 undergraduate students and 1,254 graduate students. 59% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from WI and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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