Location
Kenosha, WI
Undergrads
3,252
Tuition (in-state)
$14,860 ($7,287)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 338 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Pester the Fin Aid office to make sure everything is goes well.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's hard to say since it is such an isolated school. The town seems rather removed, really.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Every parking lot is well lit and safe walk is available after dark.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone I have met on campus has been very friendly and helpful; willing even to help new students find their class before going to their own.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The only time talk of sporting events comes up is around the team members for the most part.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Since the majority of kids at the school are commuters its hard for students to connect. Seeing as the majority don't live in the dorm, becoming close friends seems more difficult. However, there are a very diverse variety of students, which makes everyone feel welcome.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I am a commuter, so it's hard for me to get a feel about what things would be like in the dorms. However I do hear stories about alcohol use and parties, so of course it goes on, but the officers are always out to keep things safe. On the other hand however I did notice that the parking police are very strict. If you do not have your parking pass visible, they will give you a ticket for sure.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is quite a variety of options to choose from when you leave campus. Since HWY 32 is right next to the school it is only a short distance to get to the restaurants. I'm not sure about any student discounts, but because there are a variety of fast food chains the cost is generally low.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I haven't experienced it yet.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There's the occasional problem with a computer but there's a lot of them and they all work well.

College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I have not experienced it yet, but there are MANY options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's just a place for you to eat, sleep, do homework, and hygiene. I personally prefer to spend most of my time at the Student Center and the other academic buildings.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Ehh, just like the academic rigor here, it won't blow you away. The Brickstone has the Fiery Hearth (typically Italian food), Cafe Creations (most variety) Down Home (fish, turkey), Bread Box (similar to Subway), and a grill place which typically serves burgers and fries. Then Subway is all the way on the other side of the academic buildings (Wyllie Hall).

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The most convenient places to eat off campus that are about a 5 minute drive are: Taco Bell, Burger King, Domino's and McDonald's. If you want more variety, you would have to go to Kenosha which is about a 15 minute drive from campus. I've had Cantonese food and eaten at one of my personal favorite noodle places called Saigon Cafe (which is family run).

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: As mentioned before, it is not difficult to get to know someone here. You'll most likely run into the same person 2-3 times a day depending on both of your schedules. Diversity is not so one sided where you might only see one type of ethnicity for every 50 other ethnicity.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I know some Greek students here, but I don't know them well enough to give my full opinion and rating on the life.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Being the only Division II school in the state of Wisconsin, it is kind of expected that the nice facilities would be tailored towards the athletes. Someone like me who plays tennis casually has to deal with a very poor upkeep on the courts. Don't expect to play tennis here at all if you do. I have never attended any sporting events here, so I do not know what the atmosphere is like. There was a recently renovated weight room on the ground floor of the Sports and Activity Center that replaced two racquetball courts before I arrived on campus, unfortunately. The weight room is very nice clean and it is used by more non-athletes as the athletes tend to use the weight room upstairs.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I know of a few apartments that is only about a 5 minute drive, but I personally don't know about the other aspects of the off-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Just because campus itself is not always fun, there are opportunities where you can make it fun. It is pretty easy to get known around here, as all the main academic buildings are connected. If you work, join a club, organization, or fraternity/sorority, you'll find that time will fly by and you won't really feel as bored as I may make Parkside seem to be.

1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It is in the middle of nowhere. Woods surround the campus. Although you could walk to a local grocery store or McDonald's, I wouldn't really recommend it as there aren't any sidewalks for pedestrian safety. In order to get around or off campus, I believe you need a bike at the minimum. The city of Kenosha is about a 15-20 drive. It won't blow you away, but I like how quaint it is. The lakeshore by downtown Kenosha is beautiful. Milwaukee is also a 45 minute drive on the highway. There are bus systems if you do not have a car to get to both cities, but I've personally never used the Coach USA which takes you to Milwaukee.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: For the most part, Parkside has not really gotten on my bad side because of their policies and strictness.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's Wisconsin, so don't be surprised if it is still cold by May. I'm used to it because I've lived in Wisconsin all my life.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Overall, the general education courses won't blow you away in terms of rigor. However, if you find the right professors, they will give you a decent challenge. This isn't an Ivy League school by any means. As for my specific major, mathematics, it is usually bunched with physics. Most people who major in mathematics usually compliment it with another field related to math such as computer science, business, and chemistry. The math and physics program itself is not that popular and I heard that they might completely drop the degree in that program due to budget cuts, which is very unfortunate.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Most of the computers on campus are Dell computers with an i5 Processor which gets the job done. The computer lab in Wyllie Hall has Macs which I have never personally used. When it comes to connectivity, it is hit or miss. On your phones and tablets, you can connect to 'eduroam', 'uwp ResNet' and 'uwp Wireless'. However, I could never manage to connect to 'eduroam' on my laptop. Sometimes, the internet will be spotty but most of the time it is because they are doing updates.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This campus is in the middle of nowhere. Literally. I have gone for many night walks on campus at 11 PM and I've felt safe on every walk after my first walk. The campus police do their job and are not too overbearing.

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