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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-Stout

University of Wisconsin-Stout

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

About UW Stout

University of Wisconsin-Stout Overview

University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public, state school in the small town setting of Menomonie, Wisconsin. UW Stout was founded in 1891 and the school enrolls around 7,890 students per year, including 6,829 undergrad students. UW Stout provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! September 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

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

Interested in music or performing? At UW Stout you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UW Stout 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 Stout has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 UW Stout Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 2%
In-State Tuition $7,014
Out-of-State $15,281
Percent of Need Met 79.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,916

Is UW Stout a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. 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 areas to get a better view of what UW Stout offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

UW Stout Acceptance Rate 2022

UW Stout is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 90% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 4,916 applications received in 2022, 4,448 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Stout

Retention refers to 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.

Approximately 67% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UW Stoutreturn for the next year. Around 60% of students who started at UW Stout earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 Stout Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at UW Stout

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 Stout meets 79.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,916 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $27,513 in student loans for each student with 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 available 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! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Stout.

Based on this information, how does UW Stout sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UW Stout a good school for you?

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Where is University of Wisconsin-Stout Located?

UW Stout is located in the small town setting of Menomonie, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you want to see UW Stout for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Menomonie, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

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

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College Info

712 South Broadway Street Menomonie, WI 54751

Campus Setting: Small Town

UW Stout Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Stout is Sep 1.

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

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

UW Stout ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

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 Stout is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Stout. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Stout SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1290


Math SAT Range

490 - 650


Reading SAT Range

480 - 640

UW Stout Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Stout is like? There are approximately 7,890 students enrolled at UW Stout, including 6,829 undergraduate students and 1,061 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from WI and 34% percent of students are from other states.


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