University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Royalbroil / Wikimedia Commons

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Description:

The University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh is one of the 13 four-year universities that make up the University of Wisconsin System. The 170-acre campus sits along the Fox River between Lake Winnebago and Lake Butte des Morts. The school first opened its doors in 1872 to train teachers, and today it is a master's-level university that offers 57 undergraduate majors in a wide range of disciplines. Teaching remains popular, but the university has broad strengths in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and professional fields. Academics are supported by a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Co-curricular activities abound with more than 160 student organizations. The Model United Nations Program and Advance-Titan student newspaper both have impressive award-winning histories. On the athletic front, the UW-Oshkosh Titans compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The universities fields 10 men's and 11 women's Division III sports. The athletic fields are located across the Fox River, about a mile from the main campus.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,958 (12,484 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 67% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,544 (in-state); $15,117 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,600
  • Other Expenses: $2,700
  • Total Cost: $18,844 (in-state); $26,417 (out-of-state)

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 57%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,808
    • Loans: $6,493

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, Human Resource Management, Human Services, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Operations Management, Physical Education, Psychology.

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Baseball, Swimming, Track and Field, Basketball, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Mission Statement:

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"The mission of the University of Wisconsin System is to develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities, scientific, professional and technological expertise, and a sense of purpose. Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, extended training, and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of the UW System is the search for truth."

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