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Location
Menomonie, WI
Undergrads
6,873
Tuition (in-state)
$16,690 ($8,944)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Academics: The degrees Stout has work well with an array of students majors and minors. Coping well with many students needs and education.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are quite a few majors to choose from at stout and they all have high job placement rates.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: The professors are really great and care about the students, there aren't really any teaching assistants which is nice and gets rid of confusion. Class sizes are small so you get the attention you need.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: I have yet to begin classes for my graphic design major but from looking on line it seems like a great fit for me. I will be having a great verity of art classes that will be challenging yet exciting and fun to take. UW-Stout is opening up its art programs and becoming more of an art school which will looking great for internships and jobs.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: I have yet to take any classes for my major. I have talked to fellow students that have taking the classes I will be taking makes me very excited to start them.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 250th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 250th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 385th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 420th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 673rd
    Best Academic Advisers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Most students at Stout believe they are getting a good education; however, the consensus on workload is that it is fairly easy. Academic workload and rigor depend on the major of choice. Art and design students may be in labs until 4 a.m., waiting for paint to dry, while hospitality and tourism students take a wine and spirits class and then go celebrate what they have learned until the art students' paint has dried. Although the general academic rigor at Stout may not be intense, the professors are there to help. Because class sizes are small, most professors know students' names and faces. They don't look at students and only see a number; they see a student that needs inspiration. There have been professors who have been known for meeting their students at McDonald's at noon on a Sunday to help them get back on track. However, there are also professors that teach the same information and give the same assignments for two separate classes. With professors and classes, it's all about taking the good with the bad.

One of the benefits of a medium-sized university like Stout is that you don't have to deal with TAs (teaching assistants). Nearly all classes are taught by professors. In addition, there is only one large lecture hall on campus, which can hold 250 students. UW-Stout is not a large research-driven university. The No. 1 priority is teaching—not research.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
20:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
331
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
140
Total FT Faculty
331
Faculty with Terminal Degree
76%
Average Faculty Salary
$57,356
Full-Time Retention Rate
70%
Part-Time Retention Rate
61%
Graduation Rate
52%
Programs/Majors Offered
47
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 34%
  • 20 to 49 students: 64%
  • 50 or more students: 2%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Management
  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 6%
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other: 4%
  • Hospitality Management: 4%
  • Operations Management: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Best Places to Study
  • Library (the upper floors are the most quiet)
  • Local coffee shops
  • Price Commons sunken lounge
  • Residence hall basement lounges
Tips to Succeed
  • Get a good roommate.
  • Get close with staff/professors as soon as possible.
  • Get involved.
  • Have a great time and don't rush through it.
  • Listen to your peers and ask for help.
  • Try to put yourself out there right away. The more people you know, the more ways there are in scoring the job you might want someday. It not only is school, but it's also the perfect way to achieve the networking preparation you need to succeed.
  • Work hard and play hard.
Did You Know?
  • UW-Stout is known for receiving the first Malcolm-Baldrige Quality and Excellence Award in higher education. In addition, it is the first polytechnic designated university in Wisconsin.
  • Stout focuses on applied learning. Not only will you learn the theory, but you will actually test that theory in one of Stout's 200-plus laboratories.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 17 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 17 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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