University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Narrative Description

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

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