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About UW Stout

University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public, state school in an small town setting in Menomonie, Wisconsin. UW Stout was founded in 1891 and now enrolls around 7,970 students a year, including 6,889 undergrads.

There are 18 UW Stout undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 UW Stout Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 22
In-State Tuition $7,014
Out-of-State $14,981

UW Stout Regular Decision Deadline 2022

September 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants will be notified by September 1.

UW Stout Early Admission

University of Wisconsin-Stout does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Wisconsin-Stout

It is moderately difficult to get into UW Stout. The acceptance rate at UW Stout is 89%. Out of 3,416 applications received in 2021, 3,039 students were offered admission.

UW Stout Waitlist

UW Stout reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Wisconsin-Stout?

UW Stout is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UW Stout, applicants must submit the following items.

UW Stout Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 2.75
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for UW Stout

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for UW Stout students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UW Stout.

Does UW Stout Require the ACT or SAT?

UW Stout does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 3% submitted the SAT. 94% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at UW Stout

Yes! UW Stout provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UW Stout.

Financial Aid at UW Stout

UW Stout meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UW Stout full-time are awarded $9,574 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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.

Is UW Stout a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UW Stout

About 73% of students who start at UW Stout return the next year. Out of the 1,561 students who started at UW Stout as first-time freshman, 455 graduate within four years.

UW Stout's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 60%. 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 Outcomes and Debt for UW Stout Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,130 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.

Based on this information, how does UW Stout sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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


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UW Stout ACT Scores


ACT Range

35 - 20

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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 20 and above have a good chance of getting into UW Stout. Students with an ACT score that falls between 35 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 35 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UW Stout SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1430 - 1010


Math SAT Range

800 - 500


Reading SAT Range

720 - 490

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UW Stout Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Stout is like? There are approximately 7,970 students enrolled at UW Stout, including 6,889 undergraduate students and 1,081 graduate students. 81% 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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