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University of Wisconsin-Stout

Menomonie, WI

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 for us to enjoy all that a major metropolitan area offers, yet far enough to maintain an envied quality of life.

Helpful Information

There is lots going on in Menomonie, WI despite being a small city. You will be able to learn more about life in Menomonie and at UW-Stout through a student blog site called Stout & About found here: https://uwstoutandabout.wordpress.com/.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Fast Facts

Location | Menomonie
Population | 16,300
Enrollment | 9,619
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/05-12/21
Spring | 01/22-05/10

Campus Diversity

White | 86%
Black | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Asian | 4%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 3%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
All courses in the School of Art & Design are closed.

School of Education

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.
  • 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.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Plastics Technology - Plastics Engineering: Only a few programs in the U.S. offer Plastics Engineering.
  • Golf Course Management - The B.S. degree in Golf Enterprise Management focuses on developing business management skills related to golf and is endorsed by the National Golf Course Owners Association Board of Directors.
  • Packaging Technology - One of only a few schools in the U.S. that offer a B.S. degree in Packaging. The employment rate for graduates is 100%.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Golf Course Management, Plant Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Computer Graphics, Digital Storytelling, Photography, Theater Art

Athletics: Corporate Fitness, Fitness and Sports Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Sports Communication

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology

Business: Actuarial Science, Advertising, Business Administration, Entertainment Management, Gaming Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial Management, International Business, Logistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Operations Management, Product Design, Public Relations, Retailing, Supply and Logistics Management, Wine Business

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Communication Technology Management, Electronic Media, Electronic Media and Culture, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Film, Graphic Communication, Integrated Marketing, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Magazine Journalism, Mass Communication, Media News, Multimedia, Organizational Communication, Photo Journalism, Print Media, Publication Management, Publishing, Radio and Television Studies, Television, Television Arts, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security, System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Early Childhood, Human Development, Science, Special Education, Technical Education, Technology Education

Engineering: Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Business Writing, Creative Writing, English, English for New Media, Film Studies, Literature, Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Renewable Natural Resources, Sustainability Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Culinary Arts, Food Science, Food Science and Technology, Food Services Management, Food Services Management Technology, Nutrition

Forestry: Biotechnology

General Studies: Arts and Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Real Estate

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Sciences, Vocational Rehabilitation Therapy, Wellness

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Design, Industrial Management

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology

Interdisciplinary Studies: New Media

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Biomathematics/Biometrics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Directing, Dramatic Writing, Jazz Composition, Music, Music History, Music Performance, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Materials Sciences, Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Peace Studies

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Professional Golf Management, Professional Golf Management, Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Community Services, Gender Studies, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Technology: Architectural Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Packaging Technology, Plastics Technology, Technology Education



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None
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 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
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 (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15 ($492 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/15/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $125 Year Plan B Mandatory
Laptop Fee $405 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $230 Year Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee $150 Year Plan B Mandatory
Service Fee $100 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.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,491 per year.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B 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 06/15/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 33% living on campus
  • Double: $3482 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $425
  • Proximity to campus: 1
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1362 declining balance plan.

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