About University of Wisconsin Colleges

Founded in 1933, University of Wisconsin Colleges. is a college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 11,940 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin Colleges Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 275 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin Colleges include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate75%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at UW-Colleges are considered Less Selective, with ,7% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 53 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Wisconsin Colleges.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
42%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
4%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
8%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
20%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
4%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
63%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
29%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
83%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
8%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
79%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
42%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
4%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
8%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
20%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
4%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
63%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
29%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
83%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
8%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
79%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Wisconsin Colleges REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    27 Students rated on-campus housing 2.6 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    20 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    30 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    30 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    30 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    30 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    30 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    30 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Wisconsin Colleges?

27 Students rated University of Wisconsin Colleges

Allison

I have not formed an opinion yet. I start my first class in June.

Emily

University of Wisconsin Colleges is a good school. The campus as well as the class sizes are small which make the professors easily accessible. On top of that, the tuition is a lot cheaper than most colleges in the area which is incredibly helpful as well!

Noah

My time at UW Rock County was well worth it. I received an associate degree for completing my generals, which is something I would not have been able to obtain if I had gone right to a 4-year college. I only owe about the cost of one year at a 4-year UW campus for two whole years at UW Colleges campus. Living at home and commuting allowed me to save a lot. My problems with the University of Wisconsin Colleges are; that I was screwed over because of the financials being in Madison, meaning, I received $1250 in scholarships which was then subtracted from the $1415 in subsidized loans that I could take. So, I got $165 in subsidized loans my first year, $82.50 a semester and the rest were unsubsidized, so it is already accruing interest. So technically UW Colleges owe me approximately $1400 ($1250+accrued interest). And, after two years and 62 credits plus a cumulative GPA of 3.4, my degree was denied three weeks after my academic appeal was granted. I had to file an academic appeal for one natural science credit because I had 7 out of the 8 needed credits. The UW Colleges Solutions Center eventually fixed that issue. Other than the UW Colleges system mishaps, attending a 2-year campus and the transferring to a 4-year was one of the best financial and academic decisions I have made thus far.

Jenier

University of Wisconsin Colleges is basically all of the colleges, I actually go to University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/ Sauk County. This summer I took an online class which is UW colleges. There overall rating is pretty good. Teachers are nice and helpful. Most of the teacher actually care.

University of Wisconsin Colleges FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Wisconsin Colleges?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin Colleges is 75%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I were able to give my high school self advice, I would tell myself to stay on the path I followed and keep working hard to acheive my dreams. I had no difficulty adjusting to college because I have always been a grounded and highly motivated student. I've known that I wanted to be a veterinarian for my entire life. I vividly remember "spaying and neutering" my stuffed animals as a toddler. As I've grown older, that dream has only grown stronger. The more experience I obtain with animals, the more working with them feels like my destiny. I just completed my first semester of college, earning remarkable grades along the way. I would definitely tell my younger self to keep working toward my goals even when it seems overwhelming because it really does pay off in the end.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The biology professors are very willing to help you learn and succeed and make themselves readily available to students.

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  4. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I am only boastful when I express how I excell in chemistry class.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I would have benifited greatly had I been more aware of the financial aid process for school. That knowledge would have given me much less stress.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    this school is the very enjoyable and very student oriented, however due to its small size there are times when the staffing isn't vailable to have the recousrces vailable to the students. like the library closes early on fridays.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    University of Wisconsin Sauk County Baraboo is best known for providing an enviornment that mimics private schools giving you small classes and allowing you to visit with the professors and get the help you need without having to set an appointment or worry about how much time you have to get the information you need. This also allows you to establish relationships with the faculty and be known on a first name basis. When you attend a larger school, you miss out on that opprtunity.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates all seem like me, students just starting their higher education later in life, but fairly educated already.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school was the only one I considered. My only other option was a technical college and my transfer opportunities to a four year university were infinitely better at the two year university.

    Read all  3 answers
  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is the teachers, some are accredited and very knowledible and you can believe them, others seem as though they are a substitute teacher in high school who was an ex marine and doesnt know anything about the subject. Last year in my ENG101 my professor backed out at the last moment and was replaced by an old High School teacher who had been retired for 20 years, easy class but i did not feel as though i learned a great deal.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I wish there were more upper-level math and physics courses. The lack of higher level courses in these areas makes it hard for students majoring in these areas to stay at the campus long.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who is not serious about working hard in the situation they are in. Most of the people who go to my school are there to save money, but that doesn't mean that they can't make the most of the school and excel academically.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

11,940

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

97%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

14

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

70% of students attending University of Wisconsin Colleges receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 32% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$12,143

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$8,520

Room and Board

21,463

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,532
$30 - $48K
$6,690
$48 - $75K
$9,669
$75 - $110K
$12,228
$110K & UP
$12,955

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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