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University of Wisconsin-Stout

Menomonie, WI

About This Campus

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. UW-Stout's programs prepare students for productive careers in business, industry, technology, education, human development, and art and design. UW-Stout's approach to education emphasizes these tenets: Career Focus: offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates for professional careers. Applied Learning: blends theory with practice to produce innovative solutions to real world problems. Collaboration: works closely with business, industry and other educational institutions to benefit students and grow the economy.

Location Information

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

Helpful Information

There is lots going on in Menomonie, WI despite being a small city. You will be able to learn more about life in Menomonie and at UW-Stout through a student blog site called Stout & About found here: https://uwstoutandabout.wordpress.com/.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Menomonie
Population | 16,300
Enrollment | 9,619
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/20
Spring | 01/27-05/15

Campus Diversity

White | 86%
Black | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Asian | 4%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 3%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
All courses in the School of Art & Design are closed.

School of Education

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.
  • 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.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Plastics Technology - Plastics Engineering: Only a few programs in the U.S. offer Plastics Engineering.
  • Golf Course Management - The B.S. degree in Golf Enterprise Management focuses on developing business management skills related to golf and is endorsed by the National Golf Course Owners Association Board of Directors.
  • Packaging Technology - One of only a few schools in the U.S. that offer a B.S. degree in Packaging. The employment rate for graduates is 100%.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Golf Course Management, Plant Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art Education, Computer Graphics, Digital Storytelling, Photography, Theater Art

Athletics: Corporate Fitness, Fitness and Sports Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Sports Communication

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology

Business: Actuarial Science, Advertising, Business Administration, Entertainment Management, Gaming Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial Management, International Business, Logistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Operations Management, Product Design, Retailing, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Communication Technology Management, Electronic Media and Culture, Electronic Media Production and Management, Graphic Communication, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Mass Communication, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security, System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Early Childhood, Human Development, Science, Special Education, Technical Education, Technology Education

Engineering: Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: English, Film Studies, Professional Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Sustainability Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Culinary Arts, Food Science, Food Science and Technology, Food Services Management, Food Services Management Technology

General Studies: Arts and Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Real Estate

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Sciences, Vocational Rehabilitation Therapy, Wellness

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Design, Industrial Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Peace Studies

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Professional Golf Management, Professional Golf Management, Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science

Technology: Computer Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Packaging Technology, Plastics Technology, Technology Education


Quick Links 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
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A 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

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 ($316 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/14/19.

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

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

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 08/14/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 33% living on campus
  • Double: $3472 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $425
  • Proximity to campus: 1
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1392 declining balance plan.

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