University of Wisconsin -- River Falls

River Falls, WI

University of Wisconsin -- River Falls

River Falls, WI

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,342
Declined 627
Total Received 2,969
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Public

5,616

undergraduate students

396

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

University of Wisconsin -- River Falls, founded in 1874, is a public, comprehensive institution. Its 303-acre campus is located in River Falls, 30 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,012
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational

303-acre campus in River Falls (population: 15,510), 30 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Major airport and train serve Minneapolis-St. Paul; smaller airport serves New Richmond (20 miles); bus serves Hudson (10 miles).

  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

University of Wisconsin — River Falls
410 South Third Street
River Falls
54022

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46.53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • UW Pre-Vet Club
  • National Association for Music Education
  • Aspiring Educators
  • Agricultural Business and Marketing Society

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo
  • Finals Fest concert
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
72%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
42%
500-599
40%
400-499
14%
700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
51%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
56%
12-17
7%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.43

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,342
Declined 627
Total Received 2,969

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
academic GPA

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Chemistry, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computational Science
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Dairy Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Food Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health and Wellness, General
History, General
Horticultural Science
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Neuroscience
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sustainability Studies
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

6,012

total students

50.12%

in-state

49.88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

5,616
students

Female
64%
3,598

Male
36%
2,018

7%

396
students

Female
73%
291

Male
27%
105

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

5,061
students

Female
65%
3,279

Male
35%
1,782

10%

555
students

Female
58%
319

Male
42%
236

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
88%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

330

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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