About UW-Marshfield/Wood County
Welcome home to UW-Marshfield/Wood County. Our wooded, 114-acre campus is located in a quiet, residential area. The campus is just west of downtown Marshfield – a community recently named one of the nation's best small cities. Marshfield is also home to Marshfield Clinic – one of the largest clinics in the U.S. - as well as the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, National Farm Medicine Center and St. Joseph's Hospital-Ministry Health Care.
Our campus offers something for everyone. Whether you're an older student returning to the classroom or a recent high-school graduate, you'll get a warm, friendly reception from our faculty and staff who are committed to seeing all of our students succeed.
Our alumni include doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, actors, journalists, musicians, research scientists, bankers, accountants, business executives, pharmacists, college professors and more. Our graduates go on to attend other prestigious colleges and universities, having received the best start to the life they want right here.
The UW-Marshfield/Wood County campus blends technology and art to provide a well-rounded, liberal arts education.
The campus features an art gallery, distance education classrooms, an arena-style Black Box Theatre, the 340-seat Helen Laird Theatre, enhanced space for drama, art and music, a full-size gymnasium, computer labs, the Hamilton Roddis Memorial Library, cafeteria, lounge and fitness center. Outdoor recreational facilities include lighted tennis courts, soccer and football fields, a baseball diamond and a 109.3-acre arboretum with a nature trail.
Our students enjoy individual attention, thanks to small classes, which average about 23 students, and a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Teaching is the top priority of our professors, who offer students personal attention and one-on-one advising.
Three of our faculty and staff are U.S. Fulbright Scholars. Dr Patricia Sthur, who taught and researched multicultural art education and integrated curriculum at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland; Dr. Julie Tharp, English, who taught literature and women's studies at the National University in Singapore and Dr. Jeff Kleiman, history, who taught American history at Poland's University of Lodz, have gained international perspectives to share with our students.
UW-Marshfield/Wood County is part of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, a multi-campus institution that prepares students for success at the baccalaureate level of education, provides the first two years of a liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, and advances the Wisconsin Idea by bringing the resources of the University to the people of the state and the communities that provide and support its campuses.
We grant the Associate of Arts and Science degree, which satisfies the general education requirements of the baccalaureate campuses in the UW System. Students who participate in the Guaranteed Transfer Program are guaranteed admission as juniors to their chosen UW campus.
In 2011-2012, The University Foundation awarded new and returning students merit scholarships totaling $65,000. Individuals, businesses and foundations in the Marshfield and Wood County areas support student scholarships through their annual donations to The University Foundation. In addition, more than 58% of our students receive financial aid.
The Office of Continuing Education provides non-credit programming that promotes intellectual stimulation, personal/professional growth, and cultural enrichment through a variety of non-credit seminars, workshops and short courses. Topics may vary from computer applications to theatre or art field trips or from gymnastics for kids to Elderhostels. To meet the needs of life-long learners, the campuses collaborate with business, industry, K-12 school districts, technical schools and non-profit agencies, increasing access to higher education.
The campus is the cultural center of the Marshfield community. "Arts at the UW" encompasses Campus-Community Players theatre productions, Performing Arts Series events featuring guest artists from around the world, Marshfield/Wood County Symphony concerts and Visual Arts Series art gallery exhibits. UW-Marshfield/Wood County students taking three or more credits get free tickets to these events.