UW-Green Bay At A Glance

A dynamic academic approach, exceptional facilities and a campuswide commitment to "Connecting learning to life" are defining elements of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Faculty members encourage students to develop their abilities as creative problem solvers, able to draw upon multiple perspectives to connect what they learn to real-life issues.

Students enjoy abundant opportunities for hands-on research, internships and employment. With a campus convenient to both the Door County resort area and the diversified economies of the Fox Valley corridor, the University and its students benefit from a great location.

Academic facilities are outstanding. The eight-story Cofrin Library connects to every academic building via enclosed concourses. Library and computer resources rank among the finest in the state, and new or newly expanded classrooms offer the latest in instructional technology.

The campus is rich in activities connecting students with new friends, classmates and the University itself. Among the "extras" are a bayshore park, arboretum and golf course, NCAA Division I athletics, a newly remodeled University Union, premium student housing (every room with a private bath) the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the brand-new Kress Events Center.

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The campus is located on the northeast edge of Green Bay, Wisconsin (metropolitan population of about 250,000) in a suburban area overlooking the bay.

Outstanding features:

  • 700 rolling, wooded bayshore acres, a nine-hole golf course and an arboretum with a five-mile biking/walking path
  • Well-equipped academic facilities including Mary Ann Cofrin Hall - the primary classroom building - and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the remodeled Laboratory Sciences Building
  • Concourse system connecting all academic buildings and the eight-story Cofrin Library
  • An impressive new fitness and recreation center, along with a 4,000-seat sports and concert venue, at the brand-new Kress Events Center
  • The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, a nationally renowned 2,000-seat performance hall which hosts national-caliber guest artists along with performances by UW-Green Bay students
  • A newly remodeled University Union; new residence halls with single rooms, private baths and apartment-style options


  • 6,549 total enrollment (Fall 2009 census)
  • 4,908 are full-time undergraduates
  • 4,066 of all undergraduates are women; 2,275 of all undergraduates are men
  • from all 72 Wisconsin counties
  • from 32 states
  • from 32 nations
  • 533 U.S. students of color
  • 75% of new freshmen live on campus
  • 22.4 is the new-freshman mean ACT score
  • 3.28 is the median high school grade point


  • 189 full time; 46% are women
  • 96% of tenure-track professors hold the Ph.D. or highest credential in their field
  • 25/1 is the student/faculty ratio
  • 70% of classes have fewer than 40 students
  • One-fourth have fewer than 20 students
  • Only 7% of classes have 75 students or more
  • Students choose from nearly 700 sections lecture courses and 100 labs or discussions

Top Majors (by degrees granted)

  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development
  • Communication
  • Elementary Education
  • Nursing
  • Accounting
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • English


  • Bachelor of Applied Studies (B.A.S.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (B.S.N.)
  • Master's of Management (M.S.)
  • Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy (M.S.)
  • Master’s in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning (M.S.)
  • Master of Social Work (a collaborative M.S.W. with UW-Oshkosh)
  • UW-Green Bay also offers a two-year Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) degree


Founded in 1965, UW-Green Bay is one of 13 degree-granting institutions in the highly-respected, tradition-rich University of Wisconsin System.

The University holds a full 10-year accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1413.

Individual programs with accreditations or approvals:

  • Chemistry, American Chemical Society
  • Dietetics component of Human Biology, American Dietetic Association
  • Music, National Association of Schools of Music
  • Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Social Work, Council on Social Work Education
  • Master’s of Social Work, Council on Social Work Education
  • Teacher Education, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


University of Wisconsin System

Kevin P. Reilly - President

University of Wisconsin System

Board of Regents (May 2010)

  • Jeffrey B. Bartell, Madison
  • Mark J. Bradley, Wausau
  • Judith V. Crain, Green Bay
  • Danae D. Davis, Milwaukee
  • Stan Davis, Madison
  • John R. Drew, Milwaukee
  • Tony Evers, Madison
  • Michael J. Falbo, Hartland
  • Thomas A. Loftus, Sun Prairie
  • Edmund Manydeeds, Eau Claire
  • Kevin Opgenorth, Platteville
  • Charles Pruitt, Milwaukee, President
  • Brent Smith, La Crosse
  • Michael J. Spector, Milwaukee
  • Jose F. Vasquez, Milwaukee
  • David G. Walsh, Madison
  • Aaron Wingad, Eau Claire
  • Betty Womack, Brown Deer

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

(May 2010)
  • Thomas K. Harden - Chancellor
  • Julia E. Wallace - Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Thomas D. Maki - Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance
  • Daniel J. Spielmann - Interim Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement