The University of Wisconsin - Stout is a comprehensive career-focused polytechnic university located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The university was designated the status of “Wisconsin's Polytechnic University" by the UW System Board of Regents in 2007.
The designation is applicable only to 3% of the universities in the U.S. Established in 1891 as a manual training school, it has an enrollment of nearly 9500 students including international students from 47 countries to study in the USA.
The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs related to professional careers in the industry, technology, home economics, applied art, and other professions. Robert F.Cervenka School of Engineering of UW-Stout offers programs in mechanical, computer and electrical, manufacturing, and plastics engineering.
The University of Wisconsin - Stout holds the following rankings:
|Type of university||Public|
|Endowment||58.2 million USD|
|Graduate Employment Rate||98.7%|
|NO. of undergraduates(Fall 2019)||7289|
|No. of graduates(fall 2019)||1104|
UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University offers 50 undergraduate, 23 graduate programs and 3 advanced degrees in distinctive majors. The programs at University of Wisconsin are offered within six career clusters with a focus on applied learning, collaboration with business and industry, liberal arts and career outcomes.
The major areas of study include applied mathematics and science, art and design, business and management, social and behavioral sciences, education, family and consumer sciences, engineering, applied technologies, health studies, and technical communication. The academic programs are organized across 6 schools and a graduate school constituting 3 colleges namely:
For the past six years University of Wisconsin- Stout has a slight change in enrolment for undergraduate and graduate students.
The campus is spread across 124 acres in a rural setting. The campus includes 3 times the labs as the classrooms to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. The university grounds houses more than 150 student organizations and 18 NCAA varsity sports.
University of Wisconsin-Stout provides on-campus housing facilities to students across 9 residence halls. About 73% of the UW students feel living on-campus gives them a feeling of belonging.
University of Wisconsin-Stout offers admission to studentstwice a year i nthe fall and spring semesters. The admission process of international students is slightly different from that of domestic students. International students need to fulfill the following admission requirements to be eligible for admission at UW-Stout:
Application Portal: International students can apply to the University of Wisconsin - Stout in one of the following ways:
Application Fee: 100 USD(non-refundable)
Application Deadlines: University of Wisconsin - Stout follows a rolling admission policy for undergraduate and graduate programs. Few graduate programs have priority deadlines and firm deadlines based on the program of study. The applications for Fall 2020 admissions can be submitted as early as August 1, 2019. However, the university encourages prospective international applicants to apply at the earliest.
|Entry Term||Application Acceptance|
|Fall 2020||August 1, 2019|
|Spring 2021||May 1, 2020|
The following table illustrates the costs involved for the year 2019-20 to pursue an under graduate or graduate program for international students:
|Expense Type||Undergraduate (USD)||Graduate(USD)|
|Tuition and Fees||18,224(30 credits)||17,248(18 credits)|
|Food and Living Expenses||2,784||2,784|
|Books and Supplies||225||225|
University of Wisconsin-Stout offers scholarships worth 1.2 million USD annually on a competitive basis to deserving full-time international students. The scholarships are awarded based on their academic achievement, GPA, financial need, and continued participation in qualifying cultural and community service activities. The scholarship for international students include the following:
International Student Tuition Scholarship:
International students applying to Stout degree programs are automatically considered based on previous academic performance and financial need.
|Benefit||5,000 USD/year||6,000 USD/year|
|GPA(4.0 scale)||3.0 or higher||3.3 or higher|
Prospective applicants must complete the application for admission followed by #YAWH and application submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2020, for Fall 2020 consideration.
Based on high school/undergraduate coursework international students with a GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale) or higher for first-year undergraduate international applicants have 50% of the Non-resident Tuition Rate.
Stout University Foundation Scholarships
The foundation has a few scholarships for international students based on a number of factors including:
The deadline to apply and submit both the application and letter of recommendation is 11:59 pm on Feb 3, 2020. In the academic year of 2020-2021, scholarship winners will be notified by e-mail or mail by April 17th.
UW-Stout offers on-campus employment up to 20 hours/week during sessions and 40hrs/week during holidays to eligible F1 students. In addition to various employment opportunities across the campus, Dining Services is one of the major on-campus employers.
Students are paid 8.50 USD/hour initially, while Student Managers earn 10.50 USD/hour. They are paid an extra 0.50 USD/hour on weekend shifts.
UW-Stout maintains a strong alumni network by organizing events, program reunions, and travel adventures with discounts for rooms, tickets, and passes. Few notable alumni include the following:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$17,974 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Exams||Avg. Score||Min. Score||Max. Score||% Submitted|
|ACTCheck Detailed Score||22||19||25||98%|
|University of Wisconsin - Stout Enrollment||11232|
|Average Graduation Rate||40.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$17,974 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$16,998 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$408 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$6,714 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,142 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$6,694 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,142 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,118 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,142 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
I opted for this college because I wanted to play sports while getting my degree. Stout allowed me to play at the division 3 level while getting a degree in something I loved. The school is a very hands-on learning environment that I loved.
The course curriculum is very good. It includes a variety of subjects and areas of study that all students need to earn credits. Some of the general education curricula involve contemporary issues, global perspective, and natural sciences.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary