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Nightlife: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 4 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 4 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 4 of 5 Stars

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Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 5 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 5 of 5 Stars
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I was very impressed when I visited UW-Oshkosh. I had visited numerous colleges before I tried UW-O. I was excited to see the business school and the opportunities that are available to the students through the program. The internships are priceless and create a great way to get a feel for what our career will be like when we graduate. I was super happy to see the fitness facilities available to students, also. It is important for students to take care of their health while studying. Though I won't be staying on campus, the housing that is offered to students is fantastic. The new dorms make life much easier than the old style dorms. Your social life is a great asset to studying. Being able to connect with and support other students is vital to a student's mental health.

Academics

The classes are well sized for the appropriate class. The classes that need more intense study are smaller so that more questions can be asked and clarification given when needed. For more general classes, the number of students is higher, but there is still help available when needed.

College Life

There are opportunities for everyone on campus. No matter what you are interested in, you can find a group to fit into. There is everything from athletics to music to science to Greek life. If you can't find something you like to do, you aren't looking. You have to pace yourself, or you can get over involved.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 2 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated n/a of 5 Stars
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I love the size of Oshkosh. It's perfect for me. The campus is located in an area that not to far from stores and restaurants allowing opportunities to get off campus with friends. The walking distances between classroom buildings is also efficient and well planned out. I love the freshman only buildings at Oshkosh. It has really allowed me to make friends who are in the same position as me and want to get out and try new things, but not alone. Being by others like myself as made a community that is really understanding. I will always remember all the things that I've been part of in the dorms and watched take place with my friends things such as pranks, girl talks and much more. My advice for prospective students is don't get all flustered with scheduling. Even if it seems like it's not going to work out, trust me it will.

Academics

I was able to take part in a new test program called Universal Studies Program (USP). This was thought to ease freshman into the college experience, but for me they were actually my hardest two classes. These classes consisted of roughly 20 people and I learned I did better in classes that were pits, 200 plus people. When people say how well you do will depend on the teacher, they are right. I believe that a teacher can affect that outcome. I felt I put a lot of effort in and did my work correctly as well as the rest of the class, but my teacher didn't think that one bit for anyone. Since I'm only a freshman I haven't really seen a lot of different teaching, but this one teacher really had a negative impact on me. College is all about organizing you time and knowing what to do with it. Once you figure that part out college will be one the best parts of you're life I think.

College Life

College is way different than high school. Say good-bye to clicks and hello to a group of people who want to start fresh, try new things, and develop themselves into individuals they want to be for the rest of their lives. In college you can really pursue your interests and get others involved to. You can start your own club or get involved in those that already exist. Clubs that you may not even think could exist, exist. There are traditional clubs from high school, but also major and minor clubs, individual sporting clubs, red cross and so much more. Some clubs are part of organizations as i mentioned red cross early. The opportunities provided allow you a way to find yourself and make friends. Campus Safety is big at every college. At Oshkosh there are campus polices, security checkpoints at night, CSO's that walk with you from place to place at night. All these measures are to keep students safe. Oshkosh offers trips through our fitness center on weekdays and weekends weather it be canoeing, snowboarding to shopping out of town. You can also explore the town from the the free bus transit that's offered to students on the weekends. As in high school athletics is always a way to show spirit. You can also tryout for teams if you're interested. If you want to play sports in college don't let the fear of not keeping up with school work stop you from trying out. It is possible to play and get school work done.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Nightlife: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 4 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 5 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 4 of 5 Stars
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Overall I really enjoy going to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The students are very friendly and helpful. The students are very willing to create study groups and help one another out because everyone is trying their hardest to succeed and they understand that sometimes that is achieved the easiest with the help of others. Living on campus was an easy transition because they Community Advisors work very hard to make it go as smoothly as possibly and are there to help any time there is a problem. The teachers are very willing to work with the students so each person has the best chance to succeed in life and school. The campus is very beautiful all year round, they have done some great landscaping which makes the campus very inviting and feel like home. One of my most memorable experiences at school would have been meeting my best friends. At the University of Oshkosh there is so much diversity in the students you can find people who are interested in the same things as you very easily. I am very happy about this because without that I would not have found people who work with my personality so easily, I can say with confidence that they are friends for life. If I am going to give a tip to a prospective students it would be to get involved in the many opportunities the campus offers because that is where you will meet all kinds of people and it gives you a fun and safe way to take a break for your studies for a while.

Academics

The professors are very friendly. All the professors I have encourage their students to come to their office hours with any questions or if you want extra help understanding anything that was talked about in class. Although college classes required a lot more studying then high school students are use to, it is not crazy over the top. If the students stay focused on their studies and stick to a study schedule there is more than enough time in a day to get your studying done along with hanging out with friends. I know many people who have time for studying, work, and having a social life on top of that. Although like many colleges there are pit classes, the University of Oshkosh has an interesting set up that is very helpful for incoming freshman. This year they started a program that is meant to make the transition easier for incoming freshman. The program has classes for freshman that are capped at 30 students, so even though freshmen might have a few pit classes, they are also granted two classes with 30 students or less. Along with the cap on the number of students, both of the classes will have the same students making it easier to set up study groups and figure out what study techniques work best for each new student. I have really enjoyed my transition into college and I do feel like Oshkosh has made that transition much easier.

College Life

College life at the University of Oshkosh has something for everyone. There are also so many different people to interact with. There are many different clubs and organizations available on campus. During the first week of school there is an event where all the clubs and organizations that the campus offers set up tables and give interested students information about the club or organization. The clubs range from Habitat for Humanity to dance clubs to organizations based on students majors. That is just a start of what the University of Oshkosh offers. There are many different athletic events though out the week and the campus does send out a mass email that lists the time, date, and location of the events. Other than that I do not know much about the athletics because I am not able to play anything so I do not follow them very closely. When it comes to weekend activities there is a wide range that the campus offers. Once a month there is Titan Night where there are crafts and other activities to do for free. Every weekend the campus shows movies in their movie theaters that are very cheep, for a student the movie is under 5 dollars and they provide free popcorn. Along with that the resident halls offer activities though out the school year. The campus safety is very great. There is campus police on campus year round and hall security that walk around the residence halls to make sure that everything is safe for the students. Along with the hall security, the front desk has someone sitting at it most of the day and after 9 pm only the front door can be used to get in and out of the building and everyone has to be checked in before getting into the building. When students are walking around campus there are blue light poles that students can push if they feel unsafe and it will alert the campus police of that students location. The last major safety measure that is offer is the safe walk program. At anything during the day if a student does not feel comfortable walking alone, students can call the safe walk program and have a person that works with the campus police sent to their location to be escorted wherever the student needs to go.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 4 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 5 of 5 Stars
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UWO like many other schools is what you make of it. There are many opportunities for involvement, programs to assist when struggling academically, fantastic work out facilities, and healthy dinning options, you simply have to choose yo use them! I am a Community Adviser, similar to an RA at other schools, this job is great. It helps you meet many people, immerses you in college life, and has fantastic benefits. There are many other job opportunities on campus and around campus. The Student Success Center offers job assistance, academic advising, tutoring, and many other fantastic opportunities. T

Academics

Many programs, a very competitive Nursing program, a strong education program, a budding business program, as well as one of the only radio, TV, film programs in the state. There are many foreign language opportunities which go hand in hand with studying abroad. Professors are great sometimes and suck others same as every other school .Campus is small fifteen minutes to walk across it. Classes are usually small around 30 people, but pit classes can be anywhere from 150-260 people. I rarely have homework and the load is pretty light.

College Life

There are craft nights, intramural, titan nights which are like giant parties, clubs and so many other ways to hang out with friends. They have a theater on campus for discounted showings, and a larger theater close to campus. We have great restaurants in Oshkosh, a large strip mall, and the biggest mall in Wisconsin is less than an hour away. Campus safety is enforced by CA's, University Police, and a Community Service Officer program. I made friends fast, as did my friends and classmates that attend UWO, and their Res life program makes switching from a terrible roommate a piece of cake.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Nightlife: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 3 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 4 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 4 of 5 Stars
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There is a nice atmosphere. I enjoy the smaller size of the campus and smaller class sizes. You get a great opportunity to connect and make friends with your classmates. Students tend to be serious but have fun. Students, professors, and staff are friendly. The professors really care about your success. There are plenty of interesting activities and opportunities.

Academics

It seems like most professors really care about the fields they teach, are very knowledgeable about the fields they teach, care about the success of their students, and are friendly. Class sizes tend to be small. There are only a few pit classes. I really enjoy the small class sizes because there are more one-on-one opportunities with the professors, opportunities for class discussions, and you tend to connect more with your classmates. I believe that the school's programs do a great job of preparing students for their desired careers. The workload is reasonable. Professors assign meaningful assignments and tend not to overwork their students. Most professors are willing to adjust deadlines and coursework depending on the stress of students.

College Life

Students are required to live in campus housing their first two years. I think this is a good thing because it encourages students to interact with fellow students and hopefully develop friendships and connections. Overall, there is a friendly atmosphere on campus. There is not as much diversity as other schools, but the students and staff embrace diversity. There are plenty of activities, clubs, and organizations that encourage students to interact, develop relationships, and become a better overall person. The university takes pride in its athletics. Most teams are very successful. They take pride in their work ethic. The university has a great intramural sports program. There are plenty of sports to pick from and competition is fun but not overly serious. Overall, the campus is safe. Events do occur but rarely. It seems like there are not many university sponsored activities on weekends. Many students socialize with friends and go to the bars if they are of age.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 1 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 3 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 2 of 5 Stars
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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. I would recommend to every student to get involved in the student government. 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 became involved in 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, It is a great way to meet new people, have fun, and help the university. When I was having trouble with a roommate, my floor, and one time even a friend, there was always someone to talk to. 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.

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Coming from a rather uniform, public high school in Illinois with not very much diversity, 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. With the smaller class sizes I do not just feel like a number and if you reach out to the staff and put in the effort then neither will you. Sadly however, Non-Traditional students pay about $400 extra per class and are subject to only online classes, which works for most adults, however the tuition at any Wisconsin state funded university keeps going up every year which limits a lot of people from attending. I would recommend that you check into do your general education classes at a technical college and transfer them in to pay less tuition in the long run.

College Life

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.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.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Nightlife: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 4 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 5 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 5 of 5 Stars
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As a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (UWO) I haven't been able to experience everything, but I have had the opportunity to see the great things our campus offers. One of the main reasons I chose to go to UWO was because it has a very welcoming environment. At other campuses I visited, I felt as if I was just one in a crowd while at UWO, it was homey and a place I could definitely see myself being happy for the next four years. The staff and students had a great welcoming quality that made me feel like each student really did matter to the school and that they were an important part of our campus. Another thing I really like about UWO was that the campus was small enough to take a 10 minute walk to get from one end to the other. Transportation is never an issue around campus, and although many people do keep cars on campus, one isn’t needed. Our campus is located right on the Fox River, so we not only have a great view, but also UWO is quite a quiet campus. There are only 3 roads that go through campus, so there is never much traffic either.Some of my best memories created at UWO have been made in the dorms. Although most people are excited to get out of the dorms, this is the place where you meet some of your best friends. At UWO, we are required to live in the dorms for two years, which is actually nice because we are exposed to many different people and able to develop new relationships and make new friends. Some of my best friends from UWO are in rooms right next to mine, and it’s fun to be able to just yell down the hall to them instead of having to call them up to hang out, help you out with this math problem, or edit your paper. Also, since our dorms are so big, you’re always meeting new people, and it’s so easy to be social or introduce yourself to someone new. I have one major tip for prospective students. Enjoy your freedom and get involved in things you want to do, whether that be sports, clubs, greek life, etc. You have so much more free time than you did in high school so take advantage of it. Enjoy your years in college because they go by so fast. With that said however, there is not much homework given in college so that might mislead you with how much you have to study for your classes, so make sure a good chunk of that time is set aside for academics considering that’s why you’re in college! So really, it’s all about balance. Balance your time between academics, fun, and getting ready for your future!

Academics

UWO offers a variety of programs and classes suited for any student. Within the university there are three different colleges, including the College of Business, College of Eduction and Human Services, and College of Letters and Science, and on top of this there is also a variety of preprofessional programs available. My major is part of the College of Letters and Science, as I am majoring in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) with an emphasis in Exercise and Fitness in pursuit to become a personal trainer. One of UWO’s best known majors, as well as one of the most competitive, is nursing. This program is one of the top in the state and only accepts the best of the best. Other programs at UWO also have just as high of standards for their students.As for classes, most of the general education classes are pit classes, consisting of 100 to 200 students, but even with this amount of people in classes, it is still easy to focus. Most professors have a great outline of class notes, or even a powerpoint presentation for you to follow along with in class. Once students move out of general education classes and into classes that are geared towards their majors and higher level classes, the class sizes become smaller and could range from about 10 to 30 students. In these classes, the smaller size is great because it allows students to be able to interact with and make connections with the other students in the class. It also helps develop/strengthen the student-teacher relationship. As everywhere, there are going to be professors that not everyone likes or gets along with, but for the most part, I feel UWO has some very good professors. Personally I love all the Kinesiology department professors! They are so easy to communicate with, always willing to help, and great resources. As I mentioned earlier, most professors give you the tools to do well in their class by giving lecture notes, powerpoint presentations, and many other resources. As long as students attend class and pay attention, classes shouldn’t be too strenuous. With that said also, UWO suggests that with every one hour spent in class, students should review material and study two to three hours. Although this may not be the case for every class, it is a good guideline to go off of generally.

College Life

Although our school is division 3 when it comes to sports, we do have some great sports programs, with athletes who are very passionate about their sport. And for those students who aren't able to participate in our NCAA teams, we have an awesome intramural program that gives a wide variety of students the opportunity to compete in sports they love and gives them a chance to have fun and be active. I personally work for the intramural department as well as participate in intramural sports, so I see the fun these student (as well as myself) have. On top of intramural sports, we also have some other great programs and clubs that are great to get involved in. At the beginning of each semester, UWO holds an event called the Taste of Oshkosh. This is a great event for students to attend to explore all the clubs and organizations our campus offers. Each club/organization that participates in this event has a booth and representatives to talk to students to get them interested in their club. There are way too many clubs and organizations to name them all, but I am involved in Titan Volunteers (a volunteer organization that participates in activities in Oshkosh and surrounding areas to help out the community) as well as Kinesiology Club (a club that exposes us to many different opportunities in the fields of health and athletic events, etc. Other organizations that are also at UWO are greek life, Colleges Against Cancer, Martial Arts Club, Sign Language Club, and club sports team like rugby, volleyball, and swimming. Clubs at UWO range from academic to religious, art and culture, government, foreign language, and social. Weekend activities can consist of anything. Sometimes you have to be creative, other times there are some great events that UWO hosts. Some of these events include Titan Nights. Titans Nights are a fun way for students to interact and have some fun. Titan Nights can include bouncy houses, bull riding, t-shirt making, cards, cotton candy, and more. For those 21 and older, there are a couple bars around campus that have live music occasionally. During the fall months, a Saturday afternoon can always be spent watching our football team. There are also other athletic events that occur on the weekends. If you find nothing else to do and want to enjoy some of the beauty of campus and the surrounding area, you could always go on a bike ride/run on the bike trail that is right next to the river. Through UWO’s student recreation center, there is a program called Xpeditions. Many outdoor activities can be rented at Xpeditions, which can also lead to some great weekend fun. Xpeditions offers things like bikes, roller blades, snow shoes in winter months, etc. Touching a bit on campus safety, I feel very safe on campus. The entire campus is well lit during the evening hours and we also have Safety Lights, which are blue lighted poles that are all over campus. These poles are used for people that feel like they are in an uncomfortable situation. The Safety Lights have buttons on them, and if needed you can push this button and the police will be there within less than a minute. It’s a great feature to have on campus and I feel it makes students feel safer. Through the campus police department, UWO also has Community Service Officers (CSOs) that walk around campus making sure everything is safe. Also, these CSOs can be called to accompany you on a Safe Walk. Safe Walks are available for anyone. CSOs will come to anywhere you are on campus and will walk you back to your living quarters so you don’t have to walk alone. With all of these safety measures on campus, I feel very safe being at UWO.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated n/a of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 4 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 5 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated n/a of 5 Stars
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I love the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The atmosphere of the campus is very pleasant and positive. The facilities are extremely nice, the gym is newly renovated and wonderful. The professors and other staff are always looking out to assist students and give them the tools they need to be successful. The campus is not too small but not too big- you can make it from one side to the complete other in less than fifteen minutes walking! The only negative about the location is the football field is across the river; which is a bit of a walk. I am a dual major: Elementary and Early Childhood Special Education and so far, I love the program! I have been involved in numerous on-campus students organizations which have led me to volunteer work and making connections with community members. I have started volunteering at the local elementary school which is less than ten minutes (walking) from campus. This is a wonderful opportunity that has been given to me thanks to the university.

Academics

The class sizes are wonderful- during my first semester, my largest class had only 30 students. I am a part of the Honors program which is a wonderful program and I truly recommend it- you receive many more opportunities and benefits... and have a small community which truly understands your studies and way of life. I did not have any professors I didn't like during my first semester. I have had positive relationships and each professor has been willing to assist me in order to help me succeed in my studies. Because of their help, motivation and encouragement, I have a 3.89 GPA after one semester.

College Life

The social atmosphere is very fun- there are ALWAYS things going on. During the week, there are study groups, fun, exciting sports events (which are highly attended- and our teams are awesome!) , group exercise classes at the gym, and other activities to rid you of stress and help focus on your studies. Campus is very safe and makes you feel at home. There are opportunities to "party" on the weekends and many people do, but the Reeve Union always sponsors events and fun activities that are an alternative to "going out". They work hard to include all sorts of activities to appeal to everyone. There are over 100 student organizations that are extremely helpful and active- there's something for everyone!

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 1 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 3 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 3 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 4 of 5 Stars
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The school provides challenging and personal classes. Students are not afraid to go to Professors for help. Professors are always reasonable and respectful. The value of the school is incredible and you get an amazing education. The services provided are wonderful and helpful. Weekends there are always something to do like seeing a movie. You never have to carry cash, all you need is your ID when making a purchase. When walking alone at night you can call Safe Walk for a CSO to walk you back to your destination.

Academics

Class sizes are generally smaller, in exception to a few. Professors are always friendly and there to help before or after class or at office hours. Classes are challenging, but manageable. Classes can be passed as long as the effort is there. Workload is minimal, as long as you keep up with it.

College Life

Athlectics are D3, so they don't get much attention. The school does provide weekend activities so you can stay sober. People are very friendly and easy to work with. Organizations are always looking for people and very welcoming. Campus safety isn't always the best, but they have Safe Walk so a CSO will walk you back to your dorm.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Housing: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Greek Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Diversity: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Off Campus Dining: Rated 5 of 5 Stars On Campus Dining: Rated 2 of 5 Stars Local Atmosphere: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Campus Facilities: Rated 4 of 5 Stars College Life: Rated 5 of 5 Stars Academics: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Safety & Security: Rated 4 of 5 Stars Athletics: Rated 3 of 5 Stars Job/Career Placement: Rated 3 of 5 Stars
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UWO is a great school if you are looking to meet new people from different places and there is plenty of things to do both on and off campus. One con however is that at Odessy Day they make the dining options seem plentiful and delicious, there are in fact three places that will accept meal plans and one of them is only on weekends for non-block meal users. Blackhawk is the main one and food there can be less than desirable, but there are some things that are reliable such as subs, stir fry and pizza.

Academics

If you are just starting to enroll you will partake in the program that pairs your Gen Eds. This can be beneficial however some of the teachers can be quite brutal but you'll be able to make it through with some dedication. Some advice is to attend the supplemental Instruction classes (SI) if they have them or to always do the online assignments on time.

College Life

The campus is quite safe and i never feel threatened while walking around at night. There are quite a few parties you can attend, once you're 21 of course, and there are plenty of clubs and organizations of every kind that you can join as well. This ranges form the Biology club to Pokemon Battle Club. Although i personally have not gone to athletic game yet I always hear good things about them and there are new people to meet here around every corner.

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