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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: Narrative Description


2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Tel: (920)465-2000; 888-367-8942; Admissions: (920)465-2111; Fax: (920)465-2032; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Wisconsin System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 700-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $7.7 million. Research spending 2002-03: $939,485. Educational spending 2002-03: $3987 per student. Total enrollment: 5,420. Faculty: 274 (168 full-time, 106 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 2,979 applied, 78% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 20 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,374 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 882 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 28 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 19% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 83% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; communications/communication technologies; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum ACT score of 17, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.25 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $3500 full-time, $149 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,547 full-time, $564 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1154 full-time, $38 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4500. College room only: $2500. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Good Times, Psychology and Human Development Club, Ambassadors, Residence Hall Apartment Association, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Frost Fest, Senior Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,775 college housing spaces available; 1,772 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Cofrin Library with 333,482 books, 714,166 microform titles, 5,512 serials, 45,396 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.3 million. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Green Bay, a trading and transportation center in Northeastern Wisconsin, is a city of approximately 90,000 inhabitants located in Wisconsin's third largest population area. The city has an outstanding regional museum, an excellent public library system and many parks. A community symphony orchestra, community chorus and several theater groups provide cultural enrichment and added opportunities for participation and performance by qualified students. Nearby resort areas provide a variety of recreational opportunities and summer jobs for students. The university is easy to reach by air, bus or interstate highway.

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