University of Wisconsin-Parkside Reviews

  • 10 Reviews
  • Kenosha (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,378
88% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
70% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Hannah Lehman
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers a variety of undergraduate course options and fieldwork as well. Faculty members are generally willing to meet outside of class and respond on a timely basis to emails concerning coursework and miscellaneous information. Financial aide is available, and this university is an affordable option for those who are looking to further their experience education in the state of Wisconsin. Extracurricular activities such as clubs are offered to students. The school is big on student involvement and career building in this aspect. Independent studies are offered for undergraduates interested in the Psychological Sciences. Unfortunately there are no distinctions in the degree, such as Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, etc. At UW-Parkside many students have the opportunity to work on campus to pay for tuition. This school offers many options for career advancement and advising as well."
Mae
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"Wow. Where to start? Major- My advisor doesn't even have a degree anywhere related to the major he advises for and has a bias when it comes to cultures and continents. It's an International Studies major but he doesn't like European culture and called Asian culture not interesting. He also doesn't care about his students graduating and is awful when it comes to email. Housing- I lived in Ranger hall and it was ok. The showers are extremely cold and you rarely get hot water (unless winter break or shower at 1am). During summer they only have the Apartments open for summer housing. The Apartments do not have AC in the bedrooms, only one AC in the living room. This is a terrible design and idea for multiple reasons. 1. They give you a key to lock your door in order to say they are not at fault if someone steals from you (cause you should have locked the door) BUT you need the door open to let the AC in or sleep in 30 degrees C in July and wake up from heat exhaustion. 2. Sexual assault, if you leave your door open at night while you sleep to stay cool, there's no rule about your roommate bringing a bunch of guys over and getting drunk as they are all 21 . I would not be surprised if most of our sexual assault stats are based on this. ALSO, living with roommates in the apartment you share the living room and kitchen. One roommate left a bunch of trash and housing told the roommates that are still living there (me) to take her trash out. But when my Chinese friend left trash (she didn't her roommate did) they charged her. So housing is a bit racist honestly. I also talked to housing about the AC issue and they told me to get a fan. I have 2 fans and still wake up in sweat. Also, 500 dollars a month for summer housing with no bedroom AC and no dish washer? Not worth it. Dining hall- Food is often gross and the cooks often under cook french fries, how? I know Parkside is cheaper but it's not worth it. Go to Lacrosse or Milwaukee. If you do go to Parkside, avoid Housing and do a different major than I did. I take a lot of English classes here as I'm an English minor and the English department is amazing. I'm a senior now but if I could switch majors I'd be an English major."
Kaleigh Bauer
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2019
"I transferred to UW-Parkside after obtaining an associates degree at a local community college. UWP accepted almost all of my transfer classes and made it incredibly easy to jump right into a major/program of study. The university is on the smaller side, but has a ton of options for students to excel and earn good grades. I really did enjoy my time at UWP and I would highly recommend it to others for being cost efficient and valuable in terms of education."
Hailey Laracuente
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"Parkside was a great school that I attended from 2009 to 2012. I was in the Student Support Services program in college and those advisors helped me so much with my college career. My own advisor sat with me and talked with me about not only class problems but life as well. Without her help, I wouldn't have been able to graduate a semester early. We had a meeting every 2 weeks with our advisor and I was forever grateful for those meetings because I knew who my advisor was. I didn't feel like I was a number but more a person when I met with my advisor. My advisors also helped me fill out my FASFA every year for the following year. I was truly grateful for this program because I would have been lost without this program. It always felt like I had someone to cheer me on and I needed that being on my own, without my friends I went to high school with. They helped me prepare for the real world more so than most of my professors did. Parkside as a whole was very small and a close net school. I enjoyed the smaller school because it was easier to get around. I didn't have to walk a mile or two just to get to one class. There was also a lot of clubs and activities to choose from. Although I didn't participate in a lot of the activities or clubs, I still noticed there was a lot to choose from. Parkside is a good school to live on campus or just to commute. I chose to commute because I worked a lot of hours at the local hospital and I just felt like I wasn't ready to be on my own yet. Overall, if Parkside had more graduate programs and more online degrees, I wouldn't mind going back to Parkside. I really did enjoy my time there and it was a great experience."
Shazzy Class
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"It was the best experience in my life so far."
Xiomara
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2017
  • Degree: Spanish
"This college has a variety of programs to choose from, great professors and counselors. Diversity is great, everyone feels welcomed. The community is excellent and everyone helps each other. After graduation I got a job right away with my bachelors degree."
Stephanie L.
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2017
  • Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
"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."
Mariam Antaramian
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"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."
Thomas
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Small school with lots of opportunity to get involved. Take advantage of the direct contact with both faculty and staff."