UW-Stout is the first ever higher education recipient of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Award!
America has always been, and remains, the world leader in higher education (15 of the world’s top 20 universities are US universities-The Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018), and international students top 1.18 million in America today. US universities offer prestige, high quality academics, and a unique college experience-students improve their lives, no matter where they come from. ANC’s strong ties with a number of reputed universities from the USA have enabled thousands of local students to reach great heights of success. ANC hosted University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) recently, thereby giving the opportunity for hundreds of students considering study in the USA to explore their options. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is a public university located in Menomonie in the US state of Wisconsin. With overall employment within 6 months after graduation at 98.2%, well above the national average of 85.1%, UW-Stout is renowned for its focus on practical outcomes and one of only 125 polytechnic universities in America.
Unique Programs of Study Offered by UW-Stout
Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate degree programs in several fields, including Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Education, Hospitality, Science and Technology, Management, and Psychology in addition to 21 graduate degree programs. Every program offered by Stout is a combination of theory and practice, and students gain a well-rounded education through the curriculum that offers a balance of careerfocused and liberal arts content. In the words of Kerryn Johnson, International Admissions Counselor and Recruiter of UW-Stout, “Owing to Stout’s dedication to both academic excellence and technological innovation, the university stands out in academia as a perfect destination for students looking for an environment where they are challenged to achieve, explore new concepts, and practice what they learn in real world situations. All degree seeking students are eligible for our Co-op program. 1000+ students work as interns in nearly 600 organizations across the USA and internationally every year. This combination of paid internships and strong academics creates technologically adept graduates who are well received by the industry.”
Stout’s faculty comprises members who are leading scholars, scientists, researchers, artists, and industry experts. Distinguished by their academic abilities and accomplishments within their respective fields, they provide academic counselling for students. Easy access to professors for help both in and out of the classroom and 18:1 student faculty ratio produce a maximum educational benefit for students.
Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships for International Students
A degree from UW-Stout is a valuable investment, for “the average annual rate for return for a UW-Stout degree is 15%.” Also, “for every $1 that students invest in their education at UW-Stout, they receive $3.50 in additional earnings over their life time.” The total of estimated 2018-19 international student tuition and fees is $26,498 per year. Merit scholarships up to $6000 per academic year are available for international students. They are also eligible for a wide variety of scholarships offered by the Stout University Foundation.
Student Life at UW-Stout
There are several programs offered by the university for international students in order to ease their transition into the college experience in America and provide opportunities for social and academic development; “Pick One” program, for example, encourages every student to find at least one thing that interests them to become actively engaged in on campus. Students can choose from 160+ student organizations and 24 sport clubs. What’s more, Menomonie is ranked among the 15 best small towns in America owing to its high quality of life and low crime rate. Beautiful landscapes, spectacular theatres, sports events, summer open air concerts, breweries and wineries, 200+ retailers from jewelry stores to fashion wear boutiques, Menomonie Lake, golf facilities, a huge variety of housing, and kind and respectful neighbors all ensure that “Menomonie is the happy medium for those who love the countryside but do not wish to lose the many facilities and services of the big towns.” Recruiting and retaining a diverse university population is one of the 7 “Enduring Goals” of UW-Stout, and the university is excited to receive Sri Lankan students. Through ANC’s 2+2 US Degree Transfer Program, local students will make a smooth transition to UW-Stout.
ANC US Degree Transfer Program
A Guarantee of Successful Credit Transfer: ANC’s US academic partners deliver their degree programs without any localization at ANC. Credits earned at ANC meet the standards established in US universities University credit articulations with over 30 universities among the top 200 in the fields of Engineering, Science, IT, Business and Liberal Arts. Successfully placed over 2000 students on 150+ universities among the Top 200 in the US since 2002 Attend to college and visa applications, liaise with the universities for a positive acceptance, coach for visa, and conduct mock visa interviews etc. Educating students and parents on transfer options available, US education system, visa guidance, cost and financial aid etc. starts at the freshman orientation Students are encouraged to choose the best university in terms of credit transferability, ranking, affordability, and the opportunity to work in Sri Lanka upon graduation if they wish to return. Student performance is very closely monitored to make sure that they maintain a better GPA throughout one-on-one discussions with US university representatives and visa advisory sessions by the US embassy/ EducationUSA