Why choose UW-Fond du Lac?

Photo of UW-Fond du Lac's commons building

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-Fond du Lac could be the U for You!

1) Study at a scenic, modern campus

UW-Fond du Lac recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation, which means students have the opportunity to grow and learn in the finest labs, classrooms and facilities. Outside of the classroom, students can enjoy the campus lake and the scenic arboretum that surrounds the campus.

2) Get in touch with nature through the Gottfried Arboretum

The UW-Fond du Lac campus sits next to the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, which features 42 acres of preserved native plant communities. Students can learn and enjoy this natural haven through classes, hikes and snowshoeing events.

3) Receive focused attention from faculty and staff

With a student population of around 600, UW-Fond du Lac 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.

4) Live and study in a central, convenient location

The UW-Fond du Lac campus is located just an hour from Wisconsin’s largest cities – Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee. That makes it easy for students to take a day or weekend trip to some of the state’s most popular destinations.

5) Attend, or act in, a show in the Prairie Theater

The Prairie Theater at UW-Fond du Lac is a state-of-the-art performance center that offers students the opportunity to perform in a number of theatrical and musical performances each year. These performances are a joint production put on by students, staff and community members, which provides an engaging, beneficial experience for all.

6) Get involved in a number of student organizations

College is a perfect opportunity for students to build on current interests, or find a whole new one. UW-Fond du Lac offers student organizations that cover a variety of interests and experiences including student government, bicycling, volunteering and more.

7) Play a college sport

Students  at UW-Fond du Lac 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-Fond du Lac Falcons athletic teams.

8) Experience Fond Du Lac's vibrant community on Lake Winnebago

Fond du Lac is a bustling, mid-size city situated on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake. Lakeside Parkis the centerpiece of the area, where students and community members alike enjoy swimming, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities.

9) Earn a four-year degree from a UW institution

UW-Fond du Lac is part of the University of Wisconsin system, which means students have the unique opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree without leaving campus. Students can earn a degree in engineering, nursing, organization administration and more thanks to agreements with UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee and the UW System.

10) Receive generous scholarships from the UW-Fond Du Lac Foundation

Students at UW-Fond du Lac can take advantage of thousands of dollars in scholarships thanks to generous alumni, staff and community organizations. It’s one more way UW Colleges makes higher education affordable and accessible for all.

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