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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI

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About This Campus

Excellence and Opportunity Meet at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh! We offer a world of opportunities but small enough to make you feel at home. UW Oshkosh's 173-acre campus is located in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley just three hours north of Chicago. The Fox River, Lake Winnebago, and numerous parks offer a refreshing backdrop to an active recreation, arts, and entertainment scene, and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center is state-of-the-art. UWO, with an enrollment of more than 14,000 students, is the third-largest and fastest growing university in Wisconsin as well as a nationally recognized pioneer for its comprehensive approach toward campus sustainability by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges and Sierra Magazine’s Cool Schools list. Faculty lead the state with the most UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Awards. Students experience cutting-edge learning and invaluable out-of-classroom experience.

Location Information

We are located on the Fox River, along the shores of Lake Winnebago. Our campus is near the City Center which allows for wonderful shopping and entertainment opportunities that are easily accessible by bus, bike, or foot. Geographically, we are 3 hours north of Chicago, IL; 1 hour north of Milwaukee, WI; and 4 hours east of Minneapolis, MN.

Helpful Information

Students at Oshkosh have a TON of opportunities to become active and engaged in the campus community. They may even take their Oshkosh experience international by visiting the Office of International Education to see our numerous Study Abroad Opportunities!

2020/2021 Placement

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

2021/2022 Placement

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students
Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Oshkosh
Population | 66,621
Enrollment | 13,965
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/05-12/14
Spring | 02/04-05/17

Campus Diversity

White | 86%
Black | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 5%
Asian | 4%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 1%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Nursing, Honors

Education, Music (auditions will be required), Art (portfolio may be required), upper level business courses may have limited availability

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biology/Life Science
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Accounting
  • Journalism

Unique Academic Programs

  • Environmental Studies
  • Medical Technology
  • Music Business/Merchandising
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Engineering Technology

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Advertising
  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Athletic Training
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Canadian Studies
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Choral Music
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Microbiology
  • Military Sciences
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Management
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Management
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Studies
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Students must indicate that they have the taken necessary prerequisites by submitting a copy of their Official Transcript.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, N/A computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($262.43 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/08/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Activity Fee $40.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
ID Card $20.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $300.00 Year Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee $20.00 Year Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: Fees are for 2017-2018 academic year and are subject to change for 2018-2019. Annual parking fees range from 100-400 dollars, depending on the lot. Parking permits are limited and sold on a seniority/lottery basis.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/08/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 30% living on campus
  • Double: $3800 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $400
  • Proximity to campus: 0.1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
We HIGHLY recommend living on campus. However, if you meet UW Oshkosh requirements for living off campus, you are welcome to do so. We offer a safe and welcoming Rainbow Floor for LGBTQ+ students. You can find general information about the floor here: https://uwosh.edu/housing/students/specialty-programs/rainbow-floor/ For details, please contact Liz Cannon, Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, or Liz Morrell, in Residential Life.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1547 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $1664 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Each meal plan includes a $180 of Titan Dollars that can be used to purchase items on campus, not limited to only food.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/08/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1400 Semester Plan B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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