University of Wisconsin-Stout

712 S Broadway St, Menomonie, WI

University of Wisconsin-Stout rankings and awards


The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public, 4-year University located in the beautiful historic town of Menomonie, Wisconsin. Students enjoy living in a small, safe community with the amenities of charming downtown Menomonie, just 1 block from campus, but also have easy access to the amenities of a large city, being located just 1 hour from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Our renowned faculty, research opportunities, nationally recognized cooperative education program, and diverse program offerings prepare students well for fields in 6 career cluster areas: Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Science, Engineering & Math; Information Technology & Communications; and Human & Social Sciences. As a polytechnic university, our campus has a long and rich history of immersing students in industry-relevant, hands-on learning. In fact, we have 3 times as many labs as lecture halls, which is partially due to support from industry partners with nationally recognized companies like Target, Thomson Reuters, Sony, and 3M. If you are someone who learns best by doing, then UW-Stout is going to be a great fit – applied learning is what we do best! This type of educational experience is what leads students to find great success upon graduation, with a college-wide employment rate hovering in the 97-98% rate annually. UW-Stout at a Glance: • Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University (career-focused, hands-on learning) • 45+ undergraduate and 20+ graduate programs • Student enrollment ~8,000 • 150+ student organizations • 1:18 faculty-to-student ratio • Textbooks, Laptop, and various amenities INCLUDED in tuition/fees • Annual Placement Rate between 97-98% (within 6 mo. post-graduation) • 15% average annual rate of return for a UW-Stout degree • First-ever higher education recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige Award

Questions and Answers about University of Wisconsin-Stout

Mackenzie H.
6 months ago
Does UW-Stout offer any cultural clubs or programs for minority students?
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Hi Mackenzie! Yes, UW-Stout offers a few different clubs and organizations for minority students. You can find more information about those at Yoy might also be interested in learning more about our Multicultural Student Services Office, you can find more information at Please let me know if you have any other questions. UW-Stout Admissions
Colton A.
7 months ago
Can I earn my internship credit from a business if I already have been working there for three years?
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Hello Colton! That would be a great question for our career services office on-campus as they are the office that works with our current student population to grant internship credit. Feel free to email them directly at!
Ella B.
8 months ago
What is the average job placement after completing the film major at University of Wisconsin-Stout?
University of Wisconsin-Stout
This is a newer program and does not have annual employment stats yet. You can find the full annual employment report at
Jasmine S.
11 months ago
What locations does University of Wisconsin-Stout frequent in your study abroad program?
University of Wisconsin-Stout
There are quite a few locations our study abroad frequents! You can find more information about those locations and the types of study abroad program options at
Wynter S.
11 months ago
Do you teach classes that would help me reach my goal to become a folklorist?
University of Wisconsin-Stout
We have a program called Applied Social Science which would be an undergraduate degree that could help prepare to apply for a masters program to achieve your goal of becoming a Folklorist! Find more information at
Riley S.
1 year ago
Is University of Wisconsin-Stout test optional?
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Yes, we are currently test optional for our incoming first-year students. You can find more information about our admissions requirements at
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Majors offered at University of Wisconsin-Stout

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services

Academics at University of Wisconsin-Stout

ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Least Selective (90% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of Wisconsin-Stout Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of Wisconsin-Stout Students7%7%82%6%1%2%1%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of Wisconsin-Stout Students
< 5% Gender nonconforming
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Scholarships from University of Wisconsin-Stout (7)

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship


The Phi Theta Kappa Transfer scholarship is for members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and offered only to qualified students transferring directly from two-year colleges for a Fall semester start. Scholarship Deadline: the second Monday in June Eligibility: - Admitted to UW-Stout by June 1st - Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society - Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher Additional Information: - One $2,500 and two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded - Winners will be notified in mid-June

How to apply

A complete application includes: - The PTK scholarship application - The PTK scholarship application essay - A letter of support from the student's PTK advisor - Spring grades from the last institution attended For more information, visit

Transfer students
$1,500 - $2,500


Transfer Student Scholarship


The Transfer Student Scholarship is available for eligible transfer students intending a Fall semester start. Scholarship Deadline: the second Monday in June Eligibility: - Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your previous institution - Must be pursuing an on campus major (customized instruction students do not qualify) - Transferring a minimum of 24 credits, but no more than 90 credits - Admitted to UW-Stout by June 1st with final transcripts due by the second Monday in June - Completed your FAFSA to be considered for any need-based scholarship decisions Additional Information: - Each recipient will receive $1,000 with half the amount awarded in the fall semester and half in the spring semester. - Recipients will be notified by mail, email, and as a part of your financial aid package sent out in late June. - Scholarship dollars are limited and not all eligible transfer students will receive a scholarship. For more information, visit

How to apply

Eligible students are automatically considered.

Transfer students


Honors College Scholarship


The Honors College Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for select freshmen entering the Honors College. Application Deadline: the first Monday in February Eligibility: - Recent high school graduate admitted as a first-year student to UW-Stout for fall semester, contingent on acceptance to the Honors College. - Complete the Honors College Application by the first Monday in February (your Honors College Application will serve as your application for this scholarship). Additional Information: - 15 scholarships are available. Each scholarship is renewable for an additional three years ($1,000 per year) as long as the student maintains eligibility, for a total package of $4,000.

How to apply

Complete the Honors College Application by the first Monday in February. For more information, visit

First-year students


Common careers for University of Wisconsin-Stout students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)72k
Manufacturing Engineer66k
Mechanical Engineer65k
Project Engineer63k
Industrial Designer49k
Interior Designer47k
Graphic Designer44k
Based on 8,043 student responses
52kAvg. Early Career Pay
88kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
47%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Wisconsin-Stout

University of Wisconsin-Stout financial aid

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Student reviews of University of Wisconsin-Stout

by students







Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Access to outdoor activities
Safe campus
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Paityn Brown
Hiking And Backpacking
Art + 4 others



Good food, easy access to textbooks and computers, a wide variety of niche majors and concentrations, and a wide variety of clubs and fraternities/sororities. The newer dorms are much nicer and more liveable than the older legacy buildings, but if you have an art or engineering major you won't have to spend much time in your dorm anyways. They have a good system of support in terms of academic support, but they usually need you to reach out first. There is a wide variety of foundation scholarships available every year through a single campus-wide application which is very nice for easy grants.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There has been some unreliability with the food recently, as they don't pay a living wage to their food staff, so few students are doing on-campus work at the moment.

Preston Leigh
Disc Golf
Hiking And Backpacking



I like how open and free the campus feels, but this college is very theoretical physics-based. The professors (besides the Statics ones) feel very knowledgeable and are always willing to help

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The tuition increases and all of the fees included in tuition, on top of some professors. Make sure to use RateMyProfessor. In the last years of college here, many courses are Fall or Spring only so missing one class can set you a year behind

Olivia Ellis
Gender Studies



The staff at UW Stout is always ready to help you and they want to see you succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food science department prepares its students in all aspects of food safety but we do not do much in regards to learning different cooking techniques.

Melody Berg



So far, my education at UW-Stout has been a good experience. I have liked most of my classes and professors. There will always be a couple of professors that aren't great, but for the most part, they are helpful and care about your success. The food at the dining halls is usually pretty good, but there could definitely be some improvements made.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes, scheduling classes can be challenging because some classes may be only offered at one time and classes fill up pretty quickly. The food in the dining halls could be a bit better. The freshman dorms that haven't been renovated aren't the best, but they're not terrible. They aren't as nice as the newly renovated dorms.

Josie Finocchiaro
Baking + 3 others



I have found Stout to be very fun to be at, especially when in a good bit of extracurricular activities and keeping atop things such as school work and personal needs. Finding a balance is especially crucial, and making sure to ask for help is always easy as there are a ton of people meant to help students become acclimated and with finding the right career path.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think the most trying thing can be that some teachers are really aggravating and can therefore have very trying and stressful classes, but handling it is a matter of keeping your cool and just getting through it.

Graeson Smith
Music Composition
Music Production
Food And Eating



Many of the teachers are very understanding and flexible. You are provided a laptop (based on your program, either HP or Apple) and textbooks are included in tuition. Costs are kept pretty low while providing a great learning experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

As it is in northern Wisconsin, it is cold 3/4s of the school year.