Roses are red, violets are blue, here are 10 reasons UWO is for you.
1. Beautiful campuses
Charming communities and beautiful campuses. That can’t be overlooked. The Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses all are beautiful and unique in their own ways. The Fond du Lac campus has 40-plus acres of arboretum and prairie, while the Fox Cities campus houses Barlow Planetarium, the first major planetarium in Wisconsin, and a 51,000-square-foot communications and art building. The Oshkosh campus sits on 184.5 acres and takes just 15 minutes to walk across. All three campuses have also been recognized as a Tree Campus USA® multiple times.
2. Active student life
UW Oshkosh is one university on three campuses in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and the Fox Cities. This joining of three individual schools into one means that students have more opportunities than ever before. No matter which campus you choose, you’ll quickly find your place in this warm and supportive community, making lifelong friends and doing the things you love—whether it’s cheering on our champion athletics teams, exploring the arts or serving the community for a cause. More than 180 student clubs and organizations across all three campuses of UWO allow you to explore your interests, making lasting friendships and growing as a leader.
3. Champion athletics programs
UWO is a Division III institution that plays in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, one of the top leagues in D3. The Titans have won 47 National Championships, including the 2019 national championship for men’s basketball. The 19-sport department prides itself on nurturing student-athletes who are champions on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community. It also boasts 14 nationally recognized clubs sports, providing excitement for athletes and fans alike.
4. Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
Small class sizes mean students develop meaningful relationships with professors. At UWO, there is a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 35 for intro-level courses and 22 for advanced courses.
5. State-of-the-art technology in the classroom
Classrooms at UW Oshkosh are equipped with the latest instruments and technology for learning in the 21st century. Opportunities abound like nursing students who practice clinical skills in the Simulation Learning Center, business students who make hands-on investment management decisions in the Trading Room and future chemists who study the structural characterization of molecules in solution with a custom-built Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer.
6. Research opportunities
Students at UWO don’t just learn from research, they conduct it first-hand! UWO is a research-comprehensive regional university, which means our faculty and students collaborate every day on important research projects. UW Oshkosh receives $12-14 million annually for research and creative activities. Whether your interests land you in the science lab or art studio, you’ll work directly with world-class faculty on impactful research and creative projects.
7. Academic support services
UW Oshkosh doesn’t just offer academic options—it provides opportunities. Students can chart their own path, guided by advisers and professors who help them think through options and identify possibilities. With group tutoring and individual support, students get the resources they need to be successful in the classroom.
8. Impactful study-abroad opportunities
There are over 80 study-abroad options at UW Oshkosh. These high-impact opportunities allow students to gain a global perspective, bring their classroom to life, become a participant in a new culture, learn a new language in the country of its origin and add unique skills and experiences to a resume. It’s a life-changing experience.
9. Career and professional development
UWO faculty and staff understand that employers today expect students to supplement classroom learning with career planning and professional experiences. What sets UW Oshkosh apart is the abundant internships throughout the Fox Valley, as well as the support students receive in finding, interviewing and landing these opportunities.
10. Charming communities
The three campuses of the UW Oshkosh—Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Fox Cities—all reside in quaint towns in Wisconsin. The Fox Valley region, which includes Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Menasha, is located along the scenic Fox River and Lake Winnebago. The Fox Valley offers cultural activities, dining and entertainment, historic and natural beauty. Oshkosh is ranked No. 1 Best College Town in the United States in schools.com.