Tuition & Fees

$8,037

$15,610

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,409
Declined + 800
Total Received 3,209
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Public

5,725

undergraduate students

414

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Animal Science
  3. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 1918
ACT 4678

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,139
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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River Falls, WI

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).

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 7% of male students
 
4 sororities 3% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
27%
500-599
55%
400-499
18%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
700-800
0
600-699
23%
500-599
39%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
23%
18-23
50%
12-17
19%
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
45%
12-17
16%
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
58%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,409
Declined + 800
Total Received 3,209

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Sarah Nelson
Director of Admissions
P: 715 425-3500
F: 715 425-0676
admissions@uwrf.edu

Financial Aid

54%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,196

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,428
Room $4,136
Board $2,440
Additional fees $1,609
Books & supplies $400
Total $15,013
Average Financial Aid - $7,196
Total with Avg. Aid $7,817

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,130,961
State $2,041,153
Institutional $200,681
Other external $373,812
Total $9,746,607

Non-need-based

Federal $156,251
State $66,804
Institutional $2,428,772
Other external
Total $2,651,827
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 715 425-3141
F: 715 425-0708
finaid@uwrf.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Robert Bode
Director of Financial Aid
robert.bode@uwrf.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

barbell, baseball, cheerleading, dance team, lacrosse, rock climbing, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

barbell, baseball, cheerleading, dance team, lacrosse, rock climbing, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, bag toss, basketball, broomball, dodgeball/trenchball, floor hockey, jujitsu, karate, kickball, pickleball, rodeo, running, shooting sports, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Crystal Lanning (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Freddy Falcon
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Engineering Technology
Agricultural Studies
Agriculture Engineering
Animal Science
Applied Computing
Art
Art Education
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Computer Science/Information Systems
Conservation/Environmental Planning
Counseling
Criminology
Crop/Soil Science
Dairy Science
Data Science/Predictive Analytics
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Exercise/Sport Science
Food Science/Technology
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geology
Health/Physical Education
Health/Wellness Management
History
Horticulture
International Studies
Journalism
Marketing Communications
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Montessori Teacher Education
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Physics
Political Science
Principal Licensure/Director of Instruction
Professional Development Learning Community
Psychology
Reading Specialist
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Stage/Screen Arts
Sustainable Management
TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Animal Science
  3. Elementary Education

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,139

total students

50%

in-state

50%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

5,725
students

Female
63%
3,600

Male
37%
2,125

7%

414
students

Female
70%
288

Male
30%
126

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

5,206
students

Female
64%
3,298

Male
36%
1,908

10%

519
students

Female
59%
302

Male
41%
217

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

76%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Germany
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Bryan Holzer
International Admissions Counselor
715 425-3500
bryan.holzer@uwrf.edu

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