Ranked as the most diverse campus within the University of Wisconsin system, Parkside campus prides itself on being an easily relatable campus for student veterans. Why is that? Their campus is comprised of students of all ages.
I decided to take a look into UW Parkside to see what’s going on on campus to help student Veterans feel supported and comfortable.
UW Parkside Overview
University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin (between Milwaukee and Chicago) on Lake Michigan with a current enrollment of 4,407 undergraduate students. This public, rural, co-ed campus has tuition for in-state students currently at $7,326 and out-of-state at $14,889.
With 37 majors, 40 minors, multiple certificates, pre-professional programs, and online degrees Parkside seems to have an option for everyone.
Undergraduate majors fall under the following four colleges:
- Arts and Humanities
- Business, Economics, and Computing
- Natural and Health Sciences
- Social Sciences
Already Have Your Bachelor’s Degree?
Maybe you’ve already tackled a bachelor’s degree and you are interested in a master’s, or professional degree program. You can search through UW Parkside’s extensive course catalog for all degrees.
The Flexible Option Program (for students who have loads of other responsibilities other than just studying) offers nontraditional students the option of getting a degree more affordable and attainable.
“We support students by designing custom-tailored degree programs that meet the needs of today’s demanding job market, as well as students’ unique curiosities. Combining academic disciplines can energize new pursuits and discoveries, so we encourage students to create the interdisciplinary course program that suits their interests.”
For The Curious
But, it’s not only about degrees and minors. What about those curiosities you’ve always had? That’s what mini-courses are for at UW Parkside. Why limit yourself to just your area of study?
Veteran + Military Programs at UW Parkside
Now for what was promised, let’s dive into veteran and military programs. (All programs higher educational institutions are providing are explained here.) Parkside offers the following programs and resources to its current 229 military connected students:
- BAH $1,519
- Campus SVA Chapter
- Signed VA Principles of Excellence
- Club/Association for Veterans
- 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success
- Offers ROTC Program
- Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
- Awards ACE Credit for Military Experience
- Approved TA Funding
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Complies with the Veterans’ Choice Act
What Students Have To Say…
While these facts are great, I wanted to find out what students are saying on pages that aren’t UW Parkside owned or run.
Rated by its students, Parkside is currently ranked at 3.8/5 stars.
“The class sizes at Parkside are smaller than many other colleges in the UW system, which makes it easy to form relationships with not only peers but also professors. We have a diverse student body and faculty staff.” — Samantha, a junior at Parkside
What Is Happening On Campus?
After a thorough read of University of Wisconsin Parkside’s The Ranger News, I concluded that a copious amount of different activities and programs go on on and around campus. *ADVICE* Give the online edition a read of any an all institutions you are considering to see if it sounds like a place you’d like to be.
Veteran Student Reviews
How about some first account reviews of the Veterans programs on campus?
We found the Parkside Military Veterans Organization online page. There are loads of pictures from different events organized outside of campus for student veterans at Parkside and their families (including a Brewers game!). It’s a private online group forum so only veterans and military personnel attending Parkside have access to it.
Check out UW Parkside’s full profile on CollegeRecon to get more information on all military and veteran programming.
(Featured Image Courtesy of University of Wisconsin Parkside.)