University of Wisconsin--Parkside

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been enriching minds and changing lives of those who attend. That rich legacy continues today.Small classes and one-on-one faculty attention have been our hallmark, and continue to be part of an experience that brightens futures. Our student-centric approach means students are never taught by assistants, dont get lost in a crowd, and do get to work side-by-side with faculty dedicated to their success.We also support students by designing custom-tailored degree programs that meet the needs of todays demanding job market, as well as students unique curiosities. Combining academic disciplines can energize new pursuits and discoveries, so we encourage students to create the interdisciplinary course program that suits their interests.One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students thats unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in ones future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.Parkside students receive a strong return on their investment. We empower our graduates and certificate recipients with the knowledge and practical skills vital to achieving personal and professional success in the changing local and global communities in which they live and work. And our ever-growing academic reputation, regional status, and location along the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor provides students with access to the regions top employers.Here, on our idyllic campus set on 700 acres of natural Wisconsin prairie and woodland, you will find diverse, energetic students making the most of their higher-education experience. With open spaces like our on-campus disc golf course and nationally-acclaimed cross country course, a diverse variety of student organizations, and our position as a regional center for the performing arts, Parkside is a community thats easy to call home.

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School Details

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Public, Coed 1968 N/A Semester $6.7 million 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141 (262) 595-2345
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Wisconsin Kenosha 881

Tuition & Expenses

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Room and board $7,924 (2017-18)


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Average need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $6,249
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid (freshmen) 45%
Average non-need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $1,877
Average non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $8,579

Financial Aid

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Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees 5%
Average total indebtedness of 2016 graduating class $24,338
Graduating students who have borrowed (any loan type, 2016) 76%


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Average need-based self-help aid award (freshmen) $764
Students who received need-based self-help aid (freshmen) 2%