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University of Wisconsin-Stout

Menomonie, WI


  1. Nearly all (97.8%) of grads are employed within six months of graduation.
  2. Applied learning is demonstrated by having 3 times as many labs as classrooms!
  3. It is distinguished by being among the 3% of universities that are polytechnic.

About This Campus

The University of Wisconsin - Stout offers the following opportunities to incoming exchange students: AFFORDABILITY. Stout is in the top 20% of most affordable U.S. higher education institutions. Student employment opportunities on campus are plentiful, as are paid internships and co-ops with our industry partners. WELCOMING & SAFE ENVIRONMENT. Ranked in the top 20 Best Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine, Menomonie embodies true Midwestern hospitality. We offer a safe and welcoming campus and community environment with on-and-off campus health care services, including the number one hospital system in the world, Mayo Clinic. APPLIED LEARNING & CAREER FOCUS. Gain the real-world skills that will set you apart. Our majors are proven to lead to careers with noteworthy starting salaries and a 98.8% post-graduation employment or continuing education rate. We’re all about hands-on experiences here

Location Information

Menomonie is located only one hour east of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, close enough to enjoy all that a major metropolitan area offers, yet far enough to maintain an envied quality of life.

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement


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Fast Facts

Location | Menomonie
Population | 16,500
Enrollment | 8,393
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/08-12/21
Spring | 01/24-05/11

Campus Diversity

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


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
School of Education School of Art & Design, which includes Entertainment Design, Game Design & Development, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art

Notable Academic Programs

  • Hotel/Restaurant Management - Rated #5 in the U.S. on successfulstudent.org. The School of Hospitality Leadership has its own restaurant open to the public.
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management - Rated #5 in the U.S. on successfulstudent.org. The School of Hospitality Leadership has its own restaurant open to the public.
  • Apparel/Fashion Design - The Apparel Design and Development program and the Retail Merchandising and Management program have an excellent fashion design curriculum. Students run their own store on campus, create their own fashion line, and organize an annual fashion show that is open to the public.
  • Food Science and Technology - The program incorporates principles and concepts in the physical, biological and engineering sciences, and applies them to the scientific and technological aspects of food analysis, safety, development and processing. Facilities include 7 labs for experimental foods, food production management, sensory evaluation, research, food processing, dietetic assessment, and human performance, as well as 3 test kitchens.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Plastics Engineering - Only a few programs in the U.S. offer this Bachelor's degree. 100% of graduates are employed or continuing education.
  • Packaging Technology - Only a few schools in the U.S. offer a Bachelor's degree in this area. The employment rate for graduates is 100%.
  • Golf Course Management - It is the only program of its type to be endorsed by the National Golf Course Owners Association. It focuses on developing business management skills related to golf.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Advertising, Apparel/Fashion Design, Applied Mathematics... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, N/A computer or 70.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/30/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 20 ($316 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $125 Year Home Mandatory
Laptop Fee $390 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $120 Year Home Optional
Orientation Fee $150 Year Home Mandatory
Service Fee $200 Year Home Mandatory

Important Notes: The e-Stout (Laptop) Fee: Students will receive a laptop for use while attending UW-Stout. This fee also includes the use of UW-Stout email, technology, network, etc.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/30/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 33% living on campus
  • Double: $7284 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $595
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Public transport is available but limited. More information can be found here: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/sustainability-stout/transportation/bus

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1452 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Students can choose from Six Baseline Dining Plans, each with different fund amounts. Rates and options can be viewed here: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/dining/dining-plans/campus-baseline-plan


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/30/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $709 per semester.


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