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University of Wisconsin-Stout

Menomonie, WI


  1. Nearly all (98.8%) of grads are employed within six months of graduation.
  2. Applied learning is demonstrated by having 3 times as many labs as classrooms!
  3. It is distinguished by being among the 3% of universities that are polytechnic.

About This Campus

University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused, comprehensive polytechnic university where diverse students, faculty and staff integrate applied learning, scientific theory, humanistic understanding, creativity and research to solve real-world problems, grow the economy and serve a global society. UW-Stout's programs prepare students for productive careers in business, industry, technology, education, human development, and art and design. UW-Stout's approach to education emphasizes these tenets: - Career Focus: offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates for professional careers. - Applied Learning: blends theory with practice to produce innovative solutions to real world problems. - Collaboration: works closely with business, industry and other educational institutions to benefit students and grow the economy.

Location Information

Menomonie is located only one hour east of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, close enough to enjoy all that a major metropolitan area offers, yet far enough to maintain an envied quality of life.

Helpful Information

There a lot going on in Menomonie, WI, despite being a small city. It is home to Lake Menomin, Red Cedar State Trail, Hoffman Hills, and Devils Punch Bowl. Its 150-year-old downtown features rich historic architecture and is home to the world-class Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, first-rate restaurants, and a large selection of independent locally owned shops. On campus, 3/4 of undergrads participate in student organizations. Learn more: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/student-life

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Menomonie
Population | 16,500
Enrollment | 8,393
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/09-12/22
Spring | 01/25-05/12

Campus Diversity

White | 86%
Black | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Asian | 4%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 5%
Other | 1%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
School of Education School of Art & Design, which includes Entertainment Design, Game Design & Development, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art

Notable Academic Programs

  • Hotel/Restaurant Management - Rated #5 in the U.S. on successfulstudent.org. The School of Hospitality Leadership has its own restaurant open to the public.
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management - Rated #5 in the U.S. on successfulstudent.org. The School of Hospitality Leadership has its own restaurant open to the public.
  • Apparel/Fashion Design - The Apparel Design and Development program and the Retail Merchandising and Management program have an excellent fashion design curriculum. Students run their own store on campus, create their own fashion line, and organize an annual fashion show that is open to the public.
  • Food Science and Technology - The program incorporates principles and concepts in the physical, biological and engineering sciences, and applies them to the scientific and technological aspects of food analysis, safety, development and processing. Facilities include 7 labs for experimental foods, food production management, sensory evaluation, research, food processing, dietetic assessment, and human performance, as well as 3 test kitchens.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Plastics Engineering - Only a few programs in the U.S. offer this Bachelor's degree. 100% of graduates are employed or continuing education.
  • Packaging Technology - Only a few schools in the U.S. offer a Bachelor's degree in this area. The employment rate for graduates is 100%.
  • Golf Course Management - It is the only program of its type to be endorsed by the National Golf Course Owners Association. It focuses on developing business management skills related to golf.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Advertising
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Network Security
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design
  • Dietetics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Food Science
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Military Sciences
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • Psychology
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Risk Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Studio Art
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Teacher Education
  • Technology Education
  • Tourism Management
  • Web Design
  • Women and Gender Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 70.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 20 ($316 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/14/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $125 Year Plan B Mandatory
Laptop Fee $390 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $120 Year Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee $150 Year Plan B Mandatory
Service Fee $200 Year Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: The e-Stout (Laptop) Fee: Students will receive a laptop for use while attending UW-Stout. This fee also includes the use of UW-Stout email, technology, network, etc.

Financial Aid

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/14/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 33% living on campus
  • Double: $7284 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $595
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Public transport is available but limited. More information can be found here: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/sustainability-stout/transportation/bus

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1452 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Students can choose from Six Baseline Dining Plans, each with different fund amounts. Rates and options can be viewed here: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/dining/dining-plans/campus-baseline-plan

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/14/20.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $709 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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