University of Wisconsin-Parkside Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (4)
The best college experience I've had was with the University of Wisconsin - Parkside. From the instructors to the extra curricular activities they have to offer, the university is by far superior to most. Once I graduated, I felt confident that I would land a job instantly due to the preparation from the courses and internship opportunities I was provided throughout my academic career.
I double majored in math and Spanish in order to be able to teach. The rigor was where it needed to be in order to keep students on their toes, learning, engaged, and accountable. I loved how small the classes were so that we were on first name basis with not only classmates, but also with the professor. I was able to have my Spanish thesis published after my Advisor reviewed it. My experience was great and awarded me opportunities to help others. During my senior year, I was able to mentor incoming freshmen. When I reflect back on my four years at UWP, I am filled with happy memories that make me happy I chose Parkside as my University.
Parkside is a small school with limited funds. As such, I found the quality of the instruction to be sub-par. This is not a problem if you are an independent learner who can learn easily from textbooks---but if you're not, then Parkside might be difficult for you. Parkside is not a school for students who depend on teachers for their education.
Small school with lots of opportunity to get involved. Take advantage of the direct contact with both faculty and staff.