University of Wisconsin-Stout Admissions

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

University of Wisconsin-Stout
University of Wisconsin-Stout. Bobak Ha'Eri / Wikimedia Commons

University of Wisconsin-Stout Description:

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public university located on a 131-acre campus in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area is about an hour to the west, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is about half an hour to the east. UW-Stout students come from 45 states and 38 countries. UW-Stout has a unique identity among the members of the University of Wisconsin System: the school began in 1891 when James Huff Stout opened the Stout Manual Training School. Stout has kept its professional focus to this day and is now designated "Wisconsin's Polytechnic University." Academic strengths include fields in business, management, technology, and applied arts. Students can choose from 40 majors and 54 minors. Academics are supported by a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with more than 140 clubs and organizations. In athletics, the UW-Stout Blue Devils compete in the NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for most sports. The university fields seven men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,633 (8,412 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,395 (in-state); $17,141 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $402
  • Room and Board: $6,624
  • Other Expenses: $3,118
  • Total Cost: $19,539 (in-state); $27,285 (out-of-state)

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

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,526
    • Loans: $7,286

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration; Construction Management; Design and Applied Arts; Engineering Technology; Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management; Operations Management; Psychology; Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Golf, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Ice Hockey
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wisconsin-Stout Mission Statement:

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"University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused, comprehensive polytechnic university where diverse students, faculty and staff integrate applied learning, scientific theory, humanistic understanding, creativity and research to solve real-world problems, grow the economy and serve a global society."

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