The Benefits of a Private College

Each of Wisconsin's 24 private, nonprofit colleges and universities offers its own unique experience and advantages. On the whole, some of the benefits include:

  • Smaller class sizes. The average class size is 16 students, and most are taught by professors rather than teaching assistants.
  • Hands-on learning. You'll have the opportunity to get involved in academics and campus activities in ways you may not at other universities.
  • Availability of scholarships and grants. Ninety-six percent of all undergraduate students receive financial aid, and about three-quarters of the average financial aid package is scholarship and grant aid that does not need to be paid back (as opposed to loans).
  • Affordability. Don't be scared off by a sticker price:  the average out-of-pocket tuition is $5,500 after financial aid.


Learn more by visiting campus. Wisconsin Private College Week (July 9 - 14, 2018) is a great time to tour.

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