Skip to main content

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Narrative Description


800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Tel: (920)424-1234
Admissions: (920)424-0202
Fax: (920)424-1098
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site:


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Wisconsin System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1871. Setting: 192-acre suburban campus with easy access to Milwaukee. Endowment: $350,000. Research spending 2003-04: $750,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $9100 per student. Total enrollment: 11,039. Faculty: 566 (403 full-time, 163 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 5,445 applied, 48% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 8,586 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,226 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 32 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 16% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, rank in upper 50% of high school class or ACT composite score of 23 or above, SAT or ACT, ACT required for state residents. Recommended: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4616 full-time, $194 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,662 full-time, $612 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4630. College room only: $2530. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 175 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: USRH, Model UN, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Human Services Organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, Winter Carnival, Taste of UW Oshkosh. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,571 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Forrest R. Polk Library with 446,774 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 5,219 serials, 9,102 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.4 million. 475 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:

A city of 60,000, Oshkosh is situated between Lake Winnebago and Lake Butte des Morts. The Fox River runs through the city with parks and marinas dotting its shores. At historic Wittman Field, the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual international convention is the world's largest.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . 20 Feb. 2019 <>.

"University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . (February 20, 2019).

"University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . Retrieved February 20, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.