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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Parkside

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Kenosha, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

About UW Parkside

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Overview

University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Kenosha, Wisconsin. UW Parkside was founded in 1968 and the school currently enrolls around 4,143 students a year, including 3,376 undergrads. UW Parkside offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by September 15.

Student Activities at UW Parkside

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UW Parkside's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UW Parkside 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 Parkside has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 UW Parkside Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
In-State Tuition $6,298
Out-of-State $14,568
Percent of Need Met 63.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,433

Is UW Parkside 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 look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what UW Parkside offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

UW Parkside Acceptance Rate 2022

UW Parkside is moderately difficult to get into. UW Parkside admitted 89% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,920 applications received in 2022, 1,713 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Parkside

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 65% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UW Parksidereturn for their sophomore year. Around 42% of students who started at UW Parkside earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 Parkside Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 27% of graduates from UW Parkside recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

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

UW Parkside'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.

UW Parkside's endowment was valued at $10.9 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, UW Parkside spends about $6,469 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Parkside

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 Parkside meets 63.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,433 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $25,755 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 aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 Parkside.

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

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Where is UW Parkside?

UW Parkside is located in the suburban setting of Kenosha, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Chicago and Milwaukee.

If you want to see UW Parkside for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Kenosha, or book a flight to the nearest airport, General Mitchell International.

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

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College Info

900 Wood Road, Box 2000 Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

Campus Setting: Suburban

UW Parkside 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 Parkside is Continuous processing.

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

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

UW Parkside ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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24 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UW Parkside is 20. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Parkside. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 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 Parkside SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

910 - 1158


Math SAT Range

420 - 578


Reading SAT Range

490 - 550

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1158 and Above


910 to 1158


910 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UW Parkside students is 1082. Applicants with SAT scores of 1158 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UW Parkside, while applicants with SAT scores between 910 to 1158 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 910 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UW Parkside.

UW Parkside Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Parkside is like? There are approximately 4,143 students enrolled at UW Parkside, including 3,376 undergraduate students and 767 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from WI and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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