About University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Founded in 1871, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. is a Public college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 12,484 full time undergraduate students, and 1,474 full time graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 416 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate65%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range20-24

Admissions at UW-Oshkosh are considered Selective, with ,122% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

85% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 38% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

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

0%
“We”re apathetic”
36%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
41%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
9%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
52%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
41%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
41%
“We bought the gear”
36%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
30%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
48%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
48%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
11%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
50%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
2%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
43%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
36%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
41%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
9%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
52%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
41%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
41%
“We bought the gear”
36%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
30%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
48%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
48%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
11%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
50%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
2%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
43%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    258 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    210 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    283 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    290 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    290 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    288 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    289 Students rated local services 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    290 Students rated academics 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh?

55 Students rated University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Anna - 02/15/2024

I think my experience at UW Oshkosh has been pretty good! There are good communities, great opportunities, and very nice professors. Overall I think that UW Oshkosh is a great school and has a great campus that has lots to offer. Highly recommended school to the younger ones that I know!

Jayda - 06/04/2023

Overall Oshkosh is a decent medium-sized school. The professors and class sizes are excellent, I've never had difficulty reaching a professor about anything. Outside of school work, there are plenty of things to do on campus, including basketball and football games, which are a big thing and are fun to go to.

Kathryn - 08/17/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh provided a great start for my college career. I loved most of my professors and felt I was given the education I needed to succeed. Professors were helpful, class sizes were small which enhanced growth for learning.

Thlee - 07/19/2022

A pretty okay school. If you're searching for it, there are a lot of resources to be found and available. If you're living in the dorms, most if not all of the resources are centralized in a specific area that is usually within accessible walking distance. The website is pretty accessible in finding this out, though it would've been preferred if students were given such information a lot earlier. One big resource I was surprised not many students know about was the food pantry. Its location is generally hidden unless you know where to look and there is barely any mention of it anywhere on campus, aside from a mention on the website. The dorm's are also pretty okay. Depending on where you live, either they'd be constructed simply and and thus easily navigatable or confusingly that'll result you in going in circles. Some dorms have certain aspects to them than others. Some buildings have AC while some do not. Some may only have stairs or a very limited amount of elevators, which is one of many aspects of campus that causes issues for disabled students. One specific dorm building houses specialized floors for students, such as the LGBTQ, ethnic and racial minorities for those who request it. The community within each floor and dorm varies depending on the students themselves. Events within dorm buildings are only notified via posters, very rarely via email or any other service. During my time there, I lived my first year in the dorm, where they provided microwaves and refrigerators. However, the year after students had to provide their own, which was weird because the staff and facility was not transparent in why it was now the students' responsibility as they were, at the same time and openly, selling lots of these fridges and microwaves. Getting to classes while living in the dorms very much affects your experiences. If you lived in one dorm, several buildings would be within a decent 5-10 minute range while an essential few would be an even longer one, assuming a student has no external modes of transportation like a car or a bicycle. Similar to the dorms, elevators and ramps are present within buildings but they are so few and far between or placed in inaccessible areas that it goes against disabled students. Professors are generally understanding of students who require accommodations. Usually they do not ask any questions on why a student would require one. There are a wide arrange of clubs on campus. However, the general student population will not know what clubs have certain meetings on days. Sometimes some clubs do not notify their members on their meetings. Many events I was interested in was scheduled at weird times such as during classes when it would've been beneficial to survey interested students on when they could attend events.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is 65%. 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?

    As a high school senior, we don’t think about the importance of having a good attendance or good grandees. In college, grades and attendance are crucial. If I were to travel back in time I would change so many things that I did in high school and that now I regret. For example I would try to have good grades to maintain a good GPA as well as having good attendance. I would also take APA classes in high school because they would help me on my way to a college education. In addition, I would also advise myself to be more involved in my community. Community service it is important when applying for scholarship; I would try to be more involved and do more community services and give back to my community from which I had received a lot from.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    My school has very limited work out machinery, and does not offer very many four year degrees. If my college offered more degrees, I would not have to transfer next year. I would also use the facilities more if we had more exercise equipment.

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

    The University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh was my first choice; it felt like home then, and still does, despite the amount of disappointing professors I've had this year.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Helpful and driven, my classmates are there to help me and one another through college, and help make the college experience a good one.

    Read all  88 answers
  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The school spirit and how everyone just gets along.

    Read all  80 answers
  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone that should attend UW Oshkosh, is someone who needs to be ready to challenge themselves. That means they'll need to study more than they had in high school, but more importantly realize that they are on their own now. UW Oshkosh isn't like high school, where you had to go to class everyday, the teachers watched over you and there were rules to follow. Then in college everything is up to you, if you need help you have to ask for it, make sure you go to class everyday and never give up on yourself.

    Read all  77 answers
  8. What's unique about your campus?

    One of the best things about my school is the class sizes. Depending on how many people you are comfortable with being in a class with there are many different choices. You can choose larger lectures with upwards of around two hundred students or smaller classroom settings with around twenty students. Either way, it is still entirely possible for the professors to have a relationship with students on an individual basis.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known as a business and nursing school. That's what most students come here for.

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

    I wish that I knew of the many different ways in which you can receive finical aid and not worry about getting a campus job. I also wish I knew how to manage my time more than I thought I knew how to you. Time management is important if you plan on playing any kind of college sports; knowing is one thing but to effectively do it is a whole other ball game. Lastly, I wish I knew how to use my professors’ help/office hours to the fullest and not let my questions go unanswered.

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

    I honestly believe that the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh can be a good fit for anyone. The population is extremely diverse and the variety of majors available are endless. If you are a hard working and driven student looking for wonderful academic opportunities, then Oshkosh is the school for you.

    Read all  66 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The isolation, one may feel in UWO, can be very challenging. I live five hours away from campus, and I had a hard time making friends and sociallizing in a new environment. There are very few options to socialize on campus.

    Read all  61 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The people on campus are really nice for the most part and every friendly and helpful. I love the classes offered on this campus and there's great diversity in people and classes.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Most colleges get the rep for drinking and it's true drinking does take place on campus but there are students, especially upperclassmen who care much more about academics than getting inebriated. Oshkosh has also become a much more respected university over the years and has exceptional Nursing, Education, and Business programs.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Class sizes for program courses are like that of a high school classroom and there are only a few large pit classes. All of my professors know me by name and really appreciated it when you come visit them in their office hours. Class discussions are really beneficial and it's a great way to get to know fellow students and professors. The goal of education at UW-O is geared towards I think making the most of one's self in a job that will let one succeed in something they love.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    All we do is drink and Oshkosh is the campus known as UW Zero.

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love the size of the campus. We have 11,000 students and it's the perfect size. Not too big or too small. I also like how everything is grouped together and it's very easy to get each building on campus. Finally, there are many clubs and activities available to students to get involved and the majority of professors are extremely helpful and there to help you succeed. My favorite thing about Oshkosh was when I lived in the dorms. I got to know so many people including my two best friends. I also learned a lot about myself as a person and how to live on my own.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

12,484

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,474

Total Grad Students

10%

Out-Of-State

89%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

152

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

25%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
86%

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.

84% of students attending University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh receive some sort of financial aid. 29% were awarded federal grants. While 64% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,117

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$7,600

Room and Board

23,717

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,754
$30 - $48K
$11,187
$48 - $75K
$14,934
$75 - $110K
$17,744
$110K & UP
$17,971

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