University of Wisconsin-Parkside Reviews
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.
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.
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.