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University of Wisconsin Parkside

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Check whether University of Wisconsin Parkside is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Kenosha, USA
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    2607
  • International students
    71
  • Nationalities
    25
  • Total programs
    50
  • Acceptance rate
    80%

Study abroad at the University of Wisconsin Parkside

The University of Wisconsin Parkside is a nationally-recognized, public university located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. The University offers 41 majors and 56 minors, as well as certificate level qualifications and graduate master’s degrees.

The University is made up of four colleges covering arts and humanities; natural and health science; business, economics and computing; and social sciences and professional studies.

Their campus is set over 700 acres of prairie and woodland and includes a wide range of facilities for students to enjoy. All freshmen and sophomores are required to reside in the university residence halls unless you qualify for an exemption.

On campus there are more than 70 clubs and organizations you can get involved with, as well as regular events you can attend. Parkside’s sports and athletics teams are known as The Rangers, and compete in the NCAA Division II.

University of Wisconsin Parkside logo

Why study at UW Parkside?

  • Student-staff ratio

    19:1 student-staff ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

  • Professor-led classes

    100% of classes are taught by professors

Life as an international student

UW Parkside is home to students from more than 25 nations around the world. The University's International Student Services team offer assistance with your application and visa, as well as helping you settle in once you arrive at Parkside.

Orientation takes place before term starts and welcomes you to the University. You’ll also get a tour around the campus, receive important information on things like registrations and health insurance, finalize your program schedule, and be introduced to other US and international students.

International students can be employed at the University for 20 hours a week while school is in session and during Winterim. During summer breaks, students are eligible to work up to 25 hours per week at the University.

Student reviews for University of Wisconsin Parkside

Overall rating
4.07272727 stars
Based on 11 reviews
Overall experience
4.2727 stars
Accommodation
4.0909 stars
Academic
4.1818 stars
University facilities
4 stars
University social
3.8182 stars
  • Nishan Poudel
    Nepal
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    University of Wisconsin Parkside Applied Computer Science
    Tell us about University of Wisconsin Parkside
    Nice environment and helpful professors. Best part is the student teacher ratio.
  • Abdullah Lee
    Korea, Republic of
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    University of Wisconsin Parkside Acquatic Pathobiology
    Tell us about University of Wisconsin Parkside
    Parkside has a great environment for local students and international students alike. It was very welcoming as an institution and helped me transition smoothly.
  • Kimberley Mvetimbo Tambo
    France
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of Wisconsin Parkside Acquatic Pathobiology
    Tell us about University of Wisconsin Parkside
    The university is one of the most diverse from the uwp system, the teachers are extremely caring and supportive of the students.
  • Yamini Kumar
    India
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    University of Wisconsin Parkside Political Science
    Tell us about University of Wisconsin Parkside
    There is little to no social life and events on campus... however, I love the academics. The small class sizes are great to make good connections with professors.
  • Qiao Li
    China
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Wisconsin Parkside Applied Computer Science
    Tell us about University of Wisconsin Parkside
    Dorms are very nice. The staff in the international offices are very helpful and kind. I love our library. You need to buy a car, there is only one bus and it's not very regular. There is a really pretty park and golf course connected to the school.

What University of Wisconsin Parkside says

  • Karin Basken

    Karin Basken

    University of Wisconsin Parkside International Student Services/Study Abroad Coordinator
    Karin Basken says

    As a Parkside student, you can expect a large amount of personal attention. Our 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that there is always someone to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. Our student-centric approach means students are never taught by assistants, don't get lost in a crowd, and work side-by-side with faculty dedicated to their success. We believe that your success is our success!

    At Parkside you have access to a world-class education for a cost-effective price. Scholarships are available specifically for international students. Additionally, many students are surprised at the affordability of US Midwest life especially when they realize that they are just an hour away from Chicago’s metropolitan area.

    Parkside’s beautiful 700-acres of Wisconsin woodland and prairies provide a focused academic setting. International students share that they feel safe and comfortable in their Parkside campus homes and have easy access to University dining facilities, student health center, Sports & Activity center, the library, computer labs, cinema and many other resources.

    With more than 70 student clubs and organizations that cover a wide variety of interest areas, hobbies, and affiliations, there is something for everyone. Our strong NCAA Division II athletics program offers an abundance of sports activities for athletes or fans and as Parkside is considered a Regional Center for the Arts, opportunities to attend musical, theatrical or art galleries are available to the entire campus.

    Parkside Achieves Amazing Results: 99% of our Computer Science graduates find jobs in the industry or pursue graduate studies; Over 91% of our Business Management graduates are employed within 6 months; UWP Health Profession graduates have an 89% acceptance rate into medical schools and professional programs.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Badminton Courts 6
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 4
    • No. of Basketball Courts 3
    • No. of Athletics Track 2
    • No. of volleyball courts 6
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 2
    • Cafe’s 3
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Minor Surgery
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 6
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 8
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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University of Wisconsin Parkside programs

Fees and funding

At the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, they believe that cost should not be a barrier to a great education, and they are committed to keeping costs down, so students receive a quality education at an affordable price.

Now more than ever, your college education is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. That's why each year the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid helps Parkside students earn over $300,000 in scholarships.

There are a limited number of renewable awards for full time, degree-seeking international students that cover a portion of the out-of-state tuition charge. Funding is limited, so it's strongly recommend that international students apply early for admission.

Distinguished Scholarship - $6,000 / year

Undergraduate Criteria

  • High School or College
  • GPA (4.0 scale) = 3.50 or greater | GPA (100 scale) = 85 or greater

Graduate Criteria

  • College GPA = 3.7 or greater
  • Renewal GPA Requirement = 3.75 UWP GPA or greater

University Scholarship - $4,000 / year

Undergraduate Criteria

  • High School or College
  • GPA (4.0 scale) = 3.0-3.49 | GPA (100 scale) = 80-84
  • Renewal GPA Requirement = 3.0 UWP GPA or greater

Graduate Criteria

  • College GPA = 3.2-3.7
  • Renewal GPA Requirement = 3.5 UWP GPA or greater

Ranger Scholarships - $2,000 / year

Undergraduate Criteria

  • High School (Secondary School) or College
  • GPA (4.0 scale) = 2.5-2.99 | GPA (100 scale) = 70-79 Renewal GPA Requirement = 2.75 UWP GPA or greater

Graduate Criteria

  • College GPA = 3.0-3.2
  • Renewal GPA Requirement = 3.25 UWP GPA or greater

NOTE: Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location

University of Wisconsin Parkside

900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144, USA

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, between the major cities of Milwaukee and Chicago. Rich with fresh air and natural wildlife, the campus sits on 700 acres of quiet, spacious prairies and beautiful woodlands.

Visa requirements for University of Wisconsin Parkside

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements