University of Wisconsin Green Bay Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of Wisconsin Green Bay Cofrin Library
University of Wisconsin Green Bay Cofrin Library. Cofrin Library / Flickr

University of Wisconsin Green Bay Description:

The University of Wisconsin Green Bay is a public university and part of the University of Wisconsin System. The school's 700-acre campus overlooks Lake Michigan. Students come from 32 states and 32 countries. The university is committed to what it calls "connecting learning to life," and the curriculum emphasizes a broad-based education and hands-on learning. Interdisciplinary programs are popular with undergraduates. UW-Green Bay has a 25 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and 70% of classes have fewer than 40 students. If you're worried about the cold Green Bay winters, the central Cofrin Library connects to every academic building through enclosed concourses. In athletics, the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenix teams compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League. The university fields seven men's and nine women's sports.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,029 (6,757 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 60% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,878 (in-state); $15,451 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,048
  • Other Expenses: $3,358
  • Total Cost: $19,084 (in-state); $26,657 (out-of-state)

University of Wisconsin Green Bay Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 66%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,310
    • Loans: $6,167

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication, Education, Human Biology, Human Development, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Skiing, Golf, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Golf, Skiing, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wisconsin Green Bay Mission Statement:

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"The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay provides an interdisciplinary, problem-focused educational experience that prepares students to think critically and address complex issues in a multicultural and evolving world. The University enriches the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural and economic resource."

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