University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh

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The University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh (often referred to as UW–Oshkosh) is a university within the University of Wisconsin System, a group of universities which represents over 185,000 college level students in the state of Wisconsin. UW–Oshkosh is a public university located in the city of Oshkosh, as its name might suggest. The university is the 3rd largest higher education institution in the state of Wisconsin and offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

UW–Oshkosh was founded as Oshkosh State Normal School in 1871, an institution dedicated to educating and training teachers. In 1927, the schools name was changed to Oshkosh State Teachers College and it maintained this name until 1951, at which point its name was changed yet again–this time to Wisconsin State College–Oshkosh. When the college started offering accredited four-year bachelors degree programs in 1964 and achieved university status its name was changed to Wisconsin State University–Oshkosh.

UW–Oshkosh offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 73 fields of study and academic disciplines. Some of the most popular subjects among students at Oshkosh including business, accounting, teaching, education, nursing and fine arts. Total annual enrollment at the university is just over 13,500 (12,200 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students) and the school is considered primarily an undergraduate institution.

General Information

Admission Office
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8602
(920) 424-0202
Fax: (920) 424-1098
[email protected]
Contact: Jill Endries
Director of Admissions
Main Address
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-1234
Total undergrads: 11,355
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,842
Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,078
Graduate enrollment: 1,314

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $44
Online application fee: $44
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 81%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Bacteriology B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Human Services B
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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