Tuition & Fees

$8,014

$15,587

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,571
Declined + 879
Total Received 3,450
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Public

5,678

undergraduate students

432

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Animal Science
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1918
ACT 4678

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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 6,110
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
23%
500-599
39%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
26%
18-23
49%
12-17
19%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
61%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $44
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority 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

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,571
Declined + 879
Total Received 3,450

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

Financial Aid

52%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,820

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,014
Room $4,136
Board $2,390
Books & supplies $370
Total $14,910
Average Financial Aid - $6,820
Total with Avg. Aid $8,090

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,446,084
State $2,053,017
Institutional $209,806
Other external $309,036
Total $9,017,943

Non-need-based

Federal
State $77,187
Institutional $1,878,032
Other external
Total $1,955,219
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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
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Dance, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Broomball, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Crystal Lanning (men's)
Interim Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Northern Collegiate Hockey Association
Mascot
Falcons
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 Science
Art
Art Education
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Communication Studies
Communications Disorders
Communicative Disorders
Community Planning
Computer Science
Computer Science/Information Systems
Conservation
Criminology
Crop/Soil Science
Dairy Science
Data Science
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education/Counseling
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Food Science/Technology
Geography
Geology
Health/Human Performance
Health/Wellness Management
History
Horticulture
International Studies
Journalism
Marketing Communications
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Modern Languages
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Specialist
School Psychology
School Supervision/Instructional Leader
Science
Secondary Education
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Sustainable Management
Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Animal Science
  3. Biology

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

Pre-professional Programs

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

6,110

total students

51%

in-state

49%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

5,678
students

Female
61%
3,463

Male
39%
2,215

7%

432
students

Female
68%
294

Male
32%
138

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

4,988
students

Female
62%
3,062

Male
38%
1,926

13%

690
students

Female
59%
401

Male
41%
289

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
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

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
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

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
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

Katrina Larsen
Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Education/Executive Director for Global Connections
715 425-4891
katrina.larsen@uwrf.edu

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