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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is ranked among the best universities in the Midwest by the U.S. News & World Report. It has provided affordable education to residents of northeastern Wisconsin since it was established in 1871. Approximately 13,500 students are currently enrolled. More than 70%of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students received some form of financial assistance. The school has the most successful Model United Nations program in the world, receiving 25 consecutive Outstanding Delegation awards at international competitions.

Programs Offered

At the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, students can choose from about 60 undergraduate majors and 28 graduate, certificate, and post-master’s programs. Programs are offered through its four colleges – Business, Education and Human Services, Letters and Science, and Nursing – and its Center for New Learning. Through the center students can earn a degree at 13 program locations in Wisconsin and online. Degree and certificate programs are offered in areas including human services leadership, aviation management, leadership development, and liberal studies. Courses may be offered online, both online and on-campus, or in the evenings and on weekends.


University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1928.


Admissions guidelines will vary based on whether you’re a new freshman or transfer, re-entry, high school, international, adult, or graduate student. New undergraduate students are considered for admission based on such factors as a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that includes and ideally exceeds the minimum course preparation, cumulative grade point average (GPA), college preparatory GPA, high school class rank, and SAT or ACT test scores. Nonacademic factors that could affect the school’s admissions decisions include leadership experiences, community service, motivation, and life circumstances that will positively contribute to the university’s strength and reflect its mission and values. Application requirements will vary by graduate department. They may include a GPA of 2.75 or higher, GRE or GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, professional license, assessment exam, or undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.

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