University of Wisconsin-Stout: Narrative Description
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT J-3
Menomonie, WI 54751
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uwstout.edu/
State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Wisconsin System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1891. Setting: 120-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $514,014. Research spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5228 per student. Total enrollment: 7,547. Faculty: 397 (291 full-time, 106 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,548 applied, 80% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 6,229 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 743 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 28% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, 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 Fashion Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Study abroad program.
Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.75 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4455 full-time, $186 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,780 full-time, $530 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1807 full-time, $23 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: $4334. College room only: $2500. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 117 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Hotel/Motel Management Association, DECA-District Educational Clubs of America, Recreation Commission, OASIS. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Bash on the Grass (spring festival). Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 2,936 college housing spaces available; 2,650 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Library Learning Center with 229,986 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 1,784 serials, 16,142 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.3 million. 590 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Menomonie, population 14,000, is located on the Red Cedar River and Lake Menomin, and is accessible by all commercial transportation.
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