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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Parkside

UW Parkside Student Life

UW Parkside is on a 700-acre campus in a suburban setting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, not far from Chicago and Milwaukee. There are many activities and organizations for UW Parkside students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UW Parkside also has fraternities and sororities.

UW Parkside has a thriving Habitat for Humanity. In fact, more students participate in Habitat for Humanity than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UW Parkside include Criminal Justice Association, Next Level Gaming, Parkside Asian Organization and Active Minds.

The UW Parkside community comes together each year for Fall Fest, Worldfest Week and Ice Cream Social.

UW Parkside Housing

UW Parkside offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most UW Parkside students live off campus. In 2021, 14% of undergrads at UW Parkside lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 86% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UW Parkside. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UW Parkside offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

UW Parkside Athletics

At UW Parkside there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UW Parkside:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at UW Parkside

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UW Parkside campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UW Parkside offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, UW Parkside has Self-defense training.

Plan a Visit to UW Parkside

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UW Parkside, take Interstate 94 to Kenosha, WI. If you need to fly, book your flight to General Mitchell International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Wisconsin you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UW Parkside's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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UW Parkside Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

77%

Full Time

23%

Part Time

83%

In State

17%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

62%

21%

8%

5%

3%

1%

0.14%

0.11%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

3,804

Graduate Students

661

Non-Resident / International Students

52

UW Parkside Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,465

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,444

Out-of-State

$15,714

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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