Why choose UW-Marathon County?

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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-Marathon County could be the U for You!  

1) Attend classes steps away from beautiful Marathon Park 

UW-Marathon County is located in Wausau, Wisconsin right next to the scenic Marathon Park. Often described as “an oasis within a busy city,” the park offers green space for picnics, tennis courts, a camping area and more.  

2) Receive personalized attention from faculty and staff 

With a student body of around 1100, faculty and advisors at UW-Marathon County are able to give the very best instruction, guidance and mentorship to each and every student. The tight-knit campus community means each student gets the attention they deserve. 

3) Live on campus among the student body 

Experience everything college has to offer by living in the modern, active Marathon Hall (LINK). Residents can form lifelong friendships, hit the books in the quiet study lounge, unwind in the game room and get involved in weekly social activities. 

4) Share your creative talent in campus publications 

MUSH is a campus literary magazine published each year where students and community members can share their art, writing, photography and more. Students interested in journalism and reporting can also contribute to The Forum, UW-Marathon County’s campus newspaper. 

5) Play a college sport 

Students  at UW-Marathon County 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-Marathon County Huskies athletic teams.

6) Enjoy the state-of-the-art campus theater 

Housed in the newly constructed UW Center for Civic Engagement, students can take the stage in UW-Marathon County’s state-of-the-art theater. The organization puts on a variety of productions throughout the year, from musical comedy to innovative contemporary drama. 

7) Experience the outdoors with surrounding amenities 

Located near the Wisconsin River Valley, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities students can enjoy any time of the year. From fishing to biking, skiing to hiking, the area around UW-Marathon County has no shortage of recreational opportunities. 

8) Learn new things and get inspired by the lecture and fine arts series 

Every year a student committee comes together to provide concerts, artists, exhibits, film showings and other productions as a way to bring engaging works to the campus. UW-Marathon County is proud to provide these events for students and community members alike. 

9) Take part in vibrant student life by joining a student organization 

UW-Marathon county is home to more than 20 student organizations, from creative writing to engineering, non-traditional students club to tabletop gaming club. With such an active campus, there’s sure to be a club for nearly every interest and student. 

10) Benefit from generous Alumni Foundation scholarships 

Students at UW-Marathon County can take advantage of thousands of dollars in scholarships thanks to donations from alumni, community and private organizations. These scholarships are just one more way UW Colleges makes higher education affordable.