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University of Wisconsin Parkside

Kenosha, WI

Park like campus is between Chicago and Milwaukee


  1. Small classes and one-on-one faculty attention have been Parkside's hallmark
  2. The Parkside campus set on 700 acres of natural Wisconsin prairie and woodland
  3. Proudly, we have the most diverse student body of the 4-year UW System

About This Campus

While we have over 41 majors, here are some award-winning programs producing amazing results for our students: COMPUTER SCIENCE: 99% of CS graduates employed in their field with many having gained experience in the university "App Factory. The App Factory is a creative professional group of students/faculty who create mobile apps for community clients. APPLIED HEALTH: Students are well prepared for a health field proven by a 89% success rate of graduate acceptance into professional schools. CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Ranked #21 program in the nation, our faculty are committed to providing the CJ students with the knowledge and skills to improve the justice system, evaluate the effectiveness of criminal justice practices, and elevate fair and ethical principles in their communities. THEATER ARTS: More than just actors, theater students are members of a professional theater training company in charge of props, stage concept and design, costume design, sound, direction, and more.

Location Information

To the North is Milwaukee (45 minutes); to the South, Chicago (60 minutes). On our East is great Lake Michigan; and to the West, one of the most beautiful parks in Wisconsin! UW-Parkside is an ideal location to access exciting urban environments while benefiting from a scenic and safe campus.

Helpful Information

UW-Parkside is best enjoyed when students have access to their own transportation.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Kenosha
Population | 99,688
Enrollment | 4,144
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/06-12/16
Spring | 01/30-05/12

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 3%
Black | 8%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 19%
Two or more | 5%
White | 63%
Other | 2%
International | 2%


  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Education

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Anthropology, Art... ++ 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 N/A 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 accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/10/22

  • 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: 18 ($262 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $260 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $50 Year Home Optional
Parking Fee $122 Semester Home Optional
Int'l Student Fee $100 Semester Home Optional
Int'l Health Insurance Fee $500 Semester Home Optional

Important Notes: Admission (New Student) fees include the cost of orientation & ID cards. International Student fee & insurance required for all incoming international students

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/10/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 14% living on campus
  • : $2865
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 4
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 4
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 4
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1000
  • Proximity to campus:
Notes About Housing
Off campus housing estimate based on single occupancy. Off campus housing would be difficult without personal transportation

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Dining plans range from $1428-$1865. Some on-campus housing options have kitchens available to students.


Figures per Semester are current as of 01/10/22

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $600 Semester Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Incoming international students are required to have international health insurance. Fees vary depending upon length of stay.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $600 per semester.


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