Why choose UW-Fox Valley?

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On top of all the great reasons to attend UW Colleges, each of the campuses stand out in their own way. Here are just a few reasons why UW-Fox Valley could be the U for You!

1) Live in the thriving Fox Cities area

UW-Fox Valley is located in Menasha, Wisconsin, near the beautiful Lake Winnebago. Students can live and study in this thriving town that’s just a short drive away from some of the state’s major cities like Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee.

2) Take a trip among the stars at the Barlow Planetarium

The Barlow Planetarium at UW-Fox Valley has been entertaining students and community members alike for 18 years. Visitors can attend astronomy night, see a laser show and learn about the secrets of our universe right on campus.

3) Or get to know our planet a little better at the Weis Earth Science Museum

The Weis Earth Science Museum gives visitors hands-on experience and a chance to learn more about our own planet. Visitors get an all-encompassing look at our world from fossils to earthquakes, and UW-Fox Valley students get in for free.

4) Receive personalized attention from faculty and staff

With a student population of around 1700, UW-Fox Valley offers a private school feel at a public school price. The campus’ exceptional faculty and staff make sure every student gets the instruction, guidance and attention they deserve.

5) Share your writing or work in a campus publication

Students interested in writing, photography, art and poetry can show off their talents in one of UW-Fox Valley’s student publications. The Fox Cry Review is an annual literary magazine where students, faculty and community share their creative art and writing, while those interested in reporting can contribute to the Fox Journal student newspaper. 

6) Play a college sport

Students  at UW-Fox Valley don't have to leave the sports they love behind when they finish high school. They have the opportunity to play a college sport  as part of the UW-Fox Valley Cyclones athletic teams.

7) Get a four-year engineering degree without leaving campus 

UW-Fox Valley is part of the University of Wisconsin system, which means students have the unique opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree through the Collaborative Degree Program. Students can earn a degree in engineering, nursing, organization administration and more thanks to partnerships with UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee and the UW System. 

8) Live in Fox Village student housing 

Students interested in experiencing all college has to offer can choose to live in Fox Villagestudent housing. The apartments are located just steps from campus and provide modern amenities, weekly events and plenty of opportunities to make lifelong friendships.

9) Check out art exhibits, theater productions or concerts at the Communications Arts Center

UW-Fox Valley’s Communication Arts Center is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts an art gallery and several musical and theater productions each year. Students and community members alike come together to enjoy these unique attractions.

10) Earn thousands of dollars in scholarships from the UW-Fox Valley Foundation

Students at UW-Fox Valley can earn thousands of dollars in scholarships to pay for college thanks to the UW-Fox Valley Foundation. The affordable tuition and generous scholarships are just a couple ways UW-Fox Valley makes higher education affordable.