Resources › For Students and Parents University of Wisconsin-Parkside Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Center for Arts and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Tallisguy00 / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 09, 2017 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Description: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located in Somers, a town in the southeastern corner of the state between Racine an Kenosha. Milwaukee is 30 miles to the north and Chicago is 60 miles to the south. The 700-acre campus with its prairies and woodlands acts as a natural laboratory for some of the university's environmental classes. Lake Michigan is just a mile away. The university is made up of two academic units: the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business and Technology. Business administration and criminal justice are the most popular majors. The university has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and 78% of classes have fewer than 30 students. In athletics, the UW-Parkside Rangers compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference; the university is the only NCAA Division II member in Wisconsin. The school fields seven men's and six women's varsity sports. Admissions Data (2016): UW Parkside Acceptance Rate: 62%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -Compare SAT scores for Wisconsin collegesACT Composite: 18 / 23ACT English: 17 / 23ACT Math: 19 / 23ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers meanCompare ACT scores for Wisconsin colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 4,371 (4,248 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female76% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,367 (in-state); $15,356 (out-of-state)Books: $700 (why so much?)Room and Board: $6,938Other Expenses: $3,796Total Cost: $18,801 (in-state); $26,790 (out-of-state) University of Wisconsin-Parkside Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 54%Loans: 58%Average Amount of AidGrants: $5,108Loans: $5,712 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Psychology, Sociology, Sport Management. Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%4-Year Graduation Rate: 6%6-Year Graduation Rate: 24% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field, Soccer, GolfWomen's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Explore Other Wisconsin Colleges and Universities: Beloit | Carroll | Lawrence | Marquette | MSOE | Northland | Ripon | St. Norbert | UW-Eau Claire | UW-Green Bay | UW-La Crosse | UW-Madison | UW-Milwaukee | UW-Oshkosh | UW-Platteville | UW-River Falls | UW-Stevens Point | UW-Stout | UW-Superior | UW-Whitewater | Wisconsin Lutheran If You Like UW - Parkside, You May Also Like These Schools: Northern Illinois University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIllinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Minnesota: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWinona State University: Profile Hamline University: Profile University of Wisconsin-Parkside Mission Statement: see the complete mission statement at http://www.uwp.edu/explore/aboutuwp/mission_vision.cfm "The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national and global communities."