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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

About UW Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Overview

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. UW Oshkosh was founded in 1871 and the school presently has around 13,114 students per year, including 11,961 undergraduate students. UW Oshkosh offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at UW Oshkosh

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school'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.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? 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.

2022 UW Oshkosh Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
In-State Tuition $7,734
Out-of-State $15,306
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,455

Is UW Oshkosh a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what UW Oshkosh offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

UW Oshkosh Acceptance Rate 2022

UW Oshkosh is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 90% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 7,752 students applied to UW Oshkosh and 6,969 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Oshkosh

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.

About 68% of students who start at UW Oshkosh come back the next year. 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 Oshkosh Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UW Oshkosh by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with UW Oshkosh directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Oshkosh

Tuition 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. First-year students that attend UW Oshkosh full-time are awarded $6,455 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 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 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 Oshkosh.

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

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Where is UW Oshkosh?

UW Oshkosh is located in the suburban setting of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in the suburbs of Milwaukee.

If you are interested in seeing 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

UW Oshkosh Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

UW Oshkosh ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Oshkosh is 22. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Oshkosh. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Oshkosh SAT Scores


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UW Oshkosh Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Oshkosh is like? There are approximately 13,114 students enrolled at UW Oshkosh, including 11,961 undergraduate students and 1,153 graduate students. 55% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from WI and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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