University of Wisconsin-Barron County: Narrative Description

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1800 College Dr.
Rice Lake, WI 54868-2497
Tel: (715)234-8176
Admissions: (715)234-8024
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Wisconsin System. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 142-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 616. 300 applied, 99% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 44% from top half. Students come from 2 states and territories, 20% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other units of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, four-year campuses of the University of Wisconsin. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Required for some: essay, 1 recommendation. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $3700 full-time, $154 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,400 full-time, $516 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $356 full-time, $15 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, student government, Encore, Delta Psi Omega, Sociology Club. Major annual events: Humanities Day, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 39,479 books, 233 serials, and an OPAC. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.