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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh overview
Location Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Online uwosh.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, situated in the heart of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is a public institution that was established in 1871. Characterized by its vibrant campus that presents a mix of historic and modern architecture, the university offers a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on business, education, and nursing. The school possesses a moderately selective admissions process. The campus benefits from its proximity to Milwaukee, located approximately 90 miles to the south, providing students with both a serene learning environment and access to urban amenities. Accommodation is provided through multiple residence halls and campus apartments, ensuring a range of living options for students. While University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is not primarily recognized for athletics, it does compete in the NCAA Division III as part of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 8,704 prospective students applied, and 7,705 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,738 enrolled in the school.  7,036 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,669 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,422 plus fees of $1,373. UWO is ranked 786 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UWO is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh overview
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.24

Applications Accepted

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Wisconsin Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,373
Room and Board $8,894
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$20,489

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,373
Room and Board $8,894
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$28,062

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Education 15%
Health Professions 12%
Social Sciences 7%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240365 IPEDS survey data for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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