University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI, USA

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
3.48 Average Rating

Lindsey from Lomira, WI

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
By having a mixture in class size I am beginning to see what works best for me. Pit classes are generally the hardest to learn in, but having a great professor makes things a lot easier. Professors are generally easy going & really are here to help you learn. They strive to learn your names & enjoy answering questions you may have.
Am enjoying being here
Oshkosh has something for everyone, whether you like sports, on campus clubs, or just relaxing there is something here for everyone. You will have no problem fitting in, especially if you choose to get involved in some way. Living in the dorms is pretty sweet too. The CA's are super helpful, as well as the rest of the Residence Life staff. The transition from high school to college is a breeze, especially at UW-O.
Bang for the buck
UW-O is one of the cheapest Wisconsin 4 year universities to attend. After touring other UW schools I found that for the amount I am paying I am receiving a much better education than other more expensive schools. Financial aide is readily available & often times students receive more money than needed.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early, tour the campus in the fall. Try to get a private tour if possible, there are more perks. Compare this school to others, although it will be hard to find a school cooler than UW-O. Don't overly stress about your application, but take time to be thorough in it. Make sure you talk to other UW-O students too, they can be very beneficial.
Great for these types of students
UW-O is perfect for students who are interested in experiencing new things. The campus is ideal for active students & athletes of all kinds. There is a club on campus for everyone, so you will be sure to find your niche.
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Elizabeth from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Coming from a small, private high school in Milwaukee, I did not know what to expect from my college classes. I was stunned to learn how diverse all of my classes are and how easy it is to understand my lessons. Whenever I do have difficulty with a class, my professors have always been there to help explain what it is that I am not understanding. None of my classes have been too challenging, but they have never been too difficult, either. All the professors are also very animated and make the class enjoyable and interesting.
Am enjoying being here
For perhaps the first month or so of my college experience I was very upset and lonely. I did not know a single person and I wasn't getting along with my roommate. But after meeting just one person and talking to my academic advisor my whole life has changed for the better. Not only did I change rooms, but I joined my hall government and then the United Students in Residence Hall association. I have met wonderful, well-rounded people who have made my life so much better. Now I am also the Director of Internal Affairs for that organization and get to personally help many new freshman along with returning students. But UW Oshkosh offers so much more than great friends, it offers a great education. My classes are always enjoyable thanks to my up beat teachers and staff. It is also a very safe, community aware neighborhood. The campus is small enough that everyone is united and you can always walk down the street to visit friends or go shopping.
Bang for the buck
UW Oshkosh is such an exciting school to attend. There are always community events occurring and so many diverse ways to get involved and meet new people. The residence halls are also very well kept and safe. There are many measures taken to ensure the safety and integrity of the residents, such as locked resident halls to anyone without a key card, and bathroom keys for every floor. Every night there are guards at each entrance to ensure the protection of students, as well. The university itself offers a wide variety of majors, minors, and general education classes for anyone to enroll. The classes are very educational, and always appropriately challenging.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend to every student to get involved in the student government. It is a flawless way to meet new people, have fun, and help the university. It is also extremely important to be aware of your own needs and attend to them. If you are having any troubles with your roommate, your floor, or even a friend, talk to someone. Never be afraid to reach out to your Campus Advisor, academic advisor, or the professional advisors located on campus. They will always help you to fix a situation.
Great for these types of students
This university is great for students looking for a way to be involved with other students and take on leadership roles. Anyone who enjoys helping those around them will feel right at home joining the different organizations who run campus life.
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Madysen from Neenah, WI

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes range from pit (100-200), to large (29-100), to small (12-28). However, each class is taught by a teacher who will be more than happy to help you if you ask for it. The teachers use many different teaching methods, meaning that you'll find at least one effective way in learning the material.
Am enjoying being here
I love the atmosphere here! People are really friendly and it's always nice to be able to email anyone from my classes and get a response within the next day or two saying what our homework is or with an attachment of the day's notes.
Bang for the buck
It is probably one of the best UW schools and it's relatively cheap considering if offers so many programs for majors and minors.
Tips for prospective students
The application process can be made easier as long as you strive for good grades and a good score on your ACT. And with a good application essay, you're almost guaranteed a spot in the college.
Great for these types of students
If you like learning about many different things and don't mind different learning styles, than this college is right for you. Most teachers use powerpoints for their lectures and class. However, some still plain lectures, so make sure to take good notes.
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Samantha from Sobieski, WI

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors are helpful and full of knowledge, and I'm having a great learning experience. The theatre department is especially great for hands-on learning first-hand. I've learned more about the theatre arts here in a few months than I have in four years of high school.
Am enjoying being here
Oshkosh is the perfect size--big enough that there are plenty of new people to meet, and from all social groups, but small enough that it's not impersonal. The surrounding community is beautiful and full of history and culture, especially downtown Main Street. The campus itself is compact so there's no ridiculous walking distance to your classes.
Bang for the buck
Of course all college is expensive, but Oshkosh is reasonably priced for the education you get. And the fitness and recreation center is included in the tuition cost already, as well as an extra interim class.
Tips for prospective students
Live in the freshman village, NBC! It's a great experience and everyone is going through their first year of college together. The NBC staff is so helpful, and together everyone helps each other get through the tough parts of college.
Great for these types of students
Those who want a personal college experience, theatre and visual arts majors, those looking to go into TV, radio, or film, and those who want an affordable but rewarding college.
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Kia from Oshkosh, WI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Just like every colleges out there I presume, this is a college. It's no longer high school. If you don't keep up with your studies you will not learn. Your educational experiences and learning experiences are based on your willing to learn.
Most professors teach at a decent pace where one cannot fall behind unless you skip class for a week. Some professors are even nice enough to go one on one with you after class to clarify any misunderstanding you might have.
Am enjoying being here
UW Oshkosh is a decent size campus with a nice community of people. Despite being surrounded by bars everyone knows their limits and the atmosphere is nice.
Bang for the buck
You get what you pay for. That doesn't mean people fully take advantage of all that they pay for. Either way, this University offers a lot of opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
Just like any other campuses. It's a little boring and sometimes things might not seem exciting. That's when your imagination kicks in and your life on campus becomes interesting.
Great for these types of students
It's a great university for any students I believe. For the party people, we have bars and frat houses all around campus. For the academic, we have a good library and a great student support building to help tutor students. For the gamers and those whole likes to play games, we have a good community of people who loves games.
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Briana from Madison, WI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Adjusting from high school to college is a HUGE task! It goes from daily assignments to studying, studying, and more studying. Time management and self discipline are the biggest necessities for succeeding in college. Oshkosh has wonderful professors that help their students jump feet first into the water but never lets them drown. The easiest way to get a good grade, besides studying, is getting to know the professors. They want to help you learn and succeed, that's what they are there for. Also, attend class because that's what will help you learn the most!
Am enjoying being here
When I came to Oshkosh, it was like UW-high school. Everyone from my school came here with me, which made me flustered because I wanted to meet new people and get away from all the drama. However, most of those people were weeded out after the first year because they all stuck together and didn't branch out and the city wasn't for them. Coming from a big city (Madison) to Oshkosh was a big difference but I wouldn't leave! I've met some of the best people here who all share the same personality, including my freshman year random roommate, of whom I still live with three years later. There is lots to get involved with on and off campus and promise to not disappoint.
Bang for the buck
Unfortunately I do not qualify for FAFSA but I have loans to help assist with tuition however Oshkosh is one of the cheapest tuitions in the entire UW system, truly getting you the biggest bank for your buck. The education is liberal, the campus is beautiful and compact with only a ten minute maximum walk from end to end.
Tips for prospective students
The food is great!! There are many choices, from pizza hut to Culver's style grill food to freshens smoothies to create your own salad to blackhawk commons where its all you care to eat! Were getting two new buildings this year, a brand new state-of-the-art environmentally friendly business building with a einstein bagels eatery as well as a suite style dorm building with air conditioning and wi-fi. The recreation center is only a few years old and is FREE to all active students. There is always parking available to commuters and/or students who want to keep a car on campus or a free (with student ID) bus transit throughout the entire city. Were right on the river so fishing for the day or renting a kayak can make a warm sunny day enjoyable. Finally, Oshkosh is in the middle of lively cities: Appleton is only a 20 minute drive while Green Bay and Milwaukee are about an hour.
Great for these types of students
What can I say that I already haven't! Oshkosh has been the greatest experience for college that anyone could ever imagine. The campus is close to 13,000 students but feels a lot smaller, the professors are super helpful and there is so much to do! Take full advantage of everything in college because these are supposed to be the best years of your life. Gain as much knowledge as possible and make the most of it.
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Tess from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
i love it here now, the people are great. yeah sometimes you come around people that you don't like or get along with but that happens at every college. the teachers really know how to help you out if you ask for it and that's what i like.
Academic Rigor
uw oshkosh pushes students to there full potential. they make sure every student has access to student help and knows how to use it.
Dorm Life
the dorms are very small but cozy. in the freshman dorms you really get to know people because we're all freshman and we're all making new friends so people tend to leave their doors open while they're in the room.
Food and Dining
there is so many different choices here. we have a huge buffet place everyday and on weekends everyone can go to reeve to pick out and order their food.
What to do for fun
they have so many clubs here. if you have a new club you want to create they will help you organize it. we have intramural sports that's a great way to meet new people and get a workout in and we have a rec center that is new.
Bang for the buck
discounts, discounts, discounts!! all you have to do is go into a place and show them your student id and ask if there is a student discount and most likely there is. also our meal program provides a lot of food for one meal! i can't ever eat it all at once.
Great for these types of students
this is quite the party school, so if you like to party come here!
Campus Safety
i feel so safe here! i am more safe here than i am at home in my neighborhood.
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Ariane from Menomonee Falls, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Oshkosh has a great campus that offers many options for students. It also has many groups, organizations and athletics for each any every students needs. I love the staff there because they will work with you on a personal level if needed.
Tips for prospective students
Oshkosh is a great school, but make sure that you are going there to work. The classes make you work, but are very rewarding. Don't be afraid to ask for help; the library has a lot of help programs
Academic Rigor
The academics at Oshkosh are very interesting and can be rigorous. No matter what the class is, the teacher makes sure to make it hard for the students but are not afraid to be there to help.
Dorm Life
The dorms are GREAT! They are set up so that you can make friends with both girls and boys. Also, there is lounges to hang out in big groups. All together, it is a great environment.
Food and Dining
The food options around Oshkosh's campus is great. They have a variety of options, from subs to pasta to pizza to salad. The thing I love most about the dining there is the buffet style. You pay for one meal and get as much food as you want and whatever food you want.
What to do for fun
I like to workout at the amazing Rec and Wellness Center. There is a rock climbing wall that's so much fun. I also like to go on the trails there. There is so much to do at the University of Oshkosh and I love it.
Bang for the buck
The dining hall is an amazing deal. You pay for one meal and get as much food as you want.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many options!
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Megan from Oak Creek, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This campus has a variety of ways to help you succeed in the classroom. First off, there are a mixture of big pit lecture halls or small size classes. If you're accepted into the UW-Honors program you're class sizes are no larger than 15 kids. Also, there are many posters hung up around school offering tutors. For me math has always been a struggle but the free math lab has tutors who are there especially for your individual math class. The teachers are always willing to help you or ask questions if you need to. Overall, this campus is a great educational UW school.
Am enjoying being here
I LOVE going to school at Oshkosh. This school has many things available to keep anyone busy. From tons of intermural sports, to regular season sports, to frats and sorority and many educational clubs. One of my favorite things to do during my free time is work at at the rec center. This rec center is newly built and is huge! There is indoor basketball courts, indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, a full track, 2 studios that offer free exercise classes (which are really fun!) and a variety of exercise machines!
Bang for the buck
Overall, the campus is really worth the money you pay. The only thing that I dislike about the money aspect of this college is that the food selection isn't worth the $1,200 you pay a semester. Some examples are: at one of the food locations (Reeve Memorial and Mi Taza) one single hard boiled egg is considered a side, which to me is ridiculous because another side could be chips, frys, mashed potatoes. Also, at Reeve Memorial, they are very picky at what you can add on to your meal. For example, at Titan Tacos, if you didn't want tomatos but wanted to add sour cream, they won't let you unless they charge you extra. Or on a burrito if you wanted beans instead of rice they won't allow that either. I feel that if I'm paying $1,200 a semester for food, I should be able to get what I want and where I want.
Tips for prospective students
A good tip is to meet the people on your dorm floor! It's really fun to get to know everyone because you'll be living in such tight quarters for a year. Also, stay active and be involved on campus. There are many ways you can meet people and have fun. I joined a soccer intermural team and it was so fun to meet new people and try something new.
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