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University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin�Parkside is a four-year public university located in Somers, Wisconsin, between the cities of Kenosha and Racine. Part of the University of Wisconsin System, the school has 4,769 students and 125 full-time faculty.

Location

Address
900 Wood Rd
City
Kenosha
State
WI
Zip/Post Code
53141-2000

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
4489
Total Graduate enrollment
110
In State Tuition Fees
6298
Out State Tuition Fees
13871
ACT Score
23
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.05
Male Female Ratio
48:52
Acceptance Rate
86%
Student Faculty Ratio
19:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
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Mascot
Ranger D. Bear
Colors
Black White Green
Conference
Great Lakes Valley

College History

History

UW�Parkside was created in 1965 by an act of the state legislature. Ground was broken for the new campus in November 1967 and the university accepted its first on-siteclarification needed students in fall 1969. The first students graduated from UW�Parkside in June 1970. In 1971, when the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Universities merged, UW�Parkside became part of the University of Wisconsin System. The University has had six chancellors: Irvin G. Wyllie (1966�74), Alan Guskin (1975�85), Sheila Kaplan (1986�93), Eleanor J. Smith (1994�97), John P. Keating (1998�2008), and Deborah L. Ford (2009�present).

College Specialty

Specialty

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services

Alumni

Alumni

John Martin Antaramian, former mayor of Kenosha Jimmy Banks, Milwaukee Wave soccer player Lawrencia "Laurie" Bembenek � accused murderer turned national celebrity Dominic A. Cariello, U.S. National Guard general Jason Collum, film director Paulette Garin, Democratic Party activist Linda Ham, NASA's first female flight director Abdul Jeelani, former NBA basketball player Jim Kreuser, Kenosha County Executive Mark Litton, United States national futsal team goalkeeper coach Kim Merritt, long-distance runner, winner of the New York City Marathon Alex Pettit, Oklahoma's Chief Information Officer Kimberly Plache, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin Senate Robert L. Turner, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly Robert Wirch, member of the Wisconsin Senate

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 700 Acres (283�Ha)

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