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About UW-Fox Valley

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is a fully accredited two-year collegiate campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Its commitment is to deliver the first two years of high-quality liberal arts studies necessary as a foundation to university arts and science degrees as well as specialized professional and occupational degrees. Emphasis on teaching excellence is the hallmark of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.

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You may contact us at:

University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952
Student Affairs: 920.832.2620
FAX: 920.832.2850
E-MAIL: foxinfo@uwc.edu

Also, the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is committed to providing cultural enrichment, resource and research information for all people in its community-service area (with the cooperation of other units in the University of Wisconsin System).

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley anticipates that the students who emerge from the freshman/sophomore experience on its campus will not only be prepared to pursue a final degree track, but, of greater importance, will be prepared to continue their intellectual growth throughout their lives.


At a Glance

UW-Fox Valley is one of thirteen freshman/sophomore campuses of the University of Wisconsin Colleges. Since our academic program focuses on the general education requirements necessary for any bachelor’s degree, it is possible to begin virtually any university or pre-professional major at UW-Fox Valley.


Basic requirements for admission as a new freshman: high school diploma with 17 academic credits: English (4 cr.), Math (3 cr. – including 1 cr. of algebra and 1 cr. of geometry), Natural Science (3 cr.), Social Science (3 cr.), and 4 cr. Electives. GED/HSED accepted. Class rank: upper 75%. Persons not meeting the listed requirements should contact the Assistant Director of Student Affairs.

Application may be made using the standard UW System Application. Apply at: www.apply.Wisconsin.edu

TestingUWFox Campus

ACT or SAT I required for entering freshman – ACT preferred. TOEFL is required for international students. English and math placement tests are required prior to registration.


In Fall 2014UWFox enrolled 1701 students. The student/faculty (classroom) ratio is approximately 25:1; the median class size is 30.

Campus Visit

Organized group visits and tours are offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. by appointment. Individual campus visits (no tour) are available on Monday evenings from 3:30 to 7 p.m. by appointment


Tuition for 2014-15-: Full-time (12-18 cr.)

  • WI Resident $2,509 per semester
  • Non-Resident $6,203 per semester
  • Tuition Facts

Financial Aid

Apply for federal and state financial aid programs via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Application should be made as soon as you have filed your taxes. Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, loans, and college work-study.


At UW Fox Valley, the faculty and staff are committed to recognizing and rewarding high academic achievement. Scholarships are sponsored through the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley Foundation, Inc. Scholarship award amounts vary from partial to full tuition, and some awards are renewable for up to two years. The deadline for scholarship applications is in February.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

There are over 30 clubs, organizations, athletics, or other activities for students at UWFox including: UWFox Ambassadors, Association of Non-Traditional Students, Campus Crusade for Christ, Universal Multicultural Association, Campus Activities Board, Political Science Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Association, Photography Club, Education Club, Cyclone Dance Team, Fox Cry Magazine, Fox Bytes, Drama Club, Literature Club, NORML, Gay-Straight Alliance, Aventuras, Amnesty International, Anthropology Club, Ballroom Dance Club, Biology Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Engineering Club, Grappling Club, Nursing and Allied Health Club, Philosophy Club, Political Science Club, Psychology Club, Sigma Kappa Delta, Sociology and Social Work Club, Students for Sustainability, University Studios, Veteran’s Outreach Organization, Writer’s Club.  Intercollegiate Athletic opportunities include Men’s and Women s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis and Soccer.

Activities for Credit: University Studios, UWFox Chorale, UWFox Jazz Ensemble, Fox Valley Concert Band, Fox Journal Newspaper, University Theatre.

Special Features

Guaranteed Transfer Program; Student Tutoring Program/Learning Center; Career Advising; Resource/Transfer Information Center; Faculty Advising; Developmental courses in Math, English, and Learning Skills; Informational sessions for adults; Collaborative bachelor degree programs with UW Oshkosh in Organizational Administration and Leadership Development and UW-Platteville in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; World-class Barlow Planetarium; The Weis Earth Science Museum.


University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is a campus of the UW Colleges, which is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UW Colleges is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.