University of Wisconsin – River Falls

410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI

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UW-River Falls, a public institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in River Falls, Wisconsin, the school resides in a rural setting for students to study in. Enrollment at UW-River Falls exceeds 6,900 yearly.

Students may choose from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Agriculture Operations
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Most students at University of Wisconsin - River Falls scored within the range of 20 - 24 on the ACT. 90% of those students that apply are accepted to University of Wisconsin - River Falls, of which 50 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay approximately $8,000 and out-of-state residents pay $16,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is approximately $3,900 annually. University of Wisconsin - River Falls may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that qualify by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The UW-River Falls "Falcons" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the University of Wisconsin - River Falls website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates University of Wisconsin – River Falls accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Wisconsin – River Falls is around 5,900 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 18% enrolling as graduate students and 93% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $44 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $6,400-$7,700
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,800
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $270-$320 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $580-$700 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$2,990
Receiving Student Loans67%$7,116

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Wisconsin – River Falls may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

University of Wisconsin – River Falls has an overall graduation rate which is around 51%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years23%
Graduating in 5 Years23%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Montessori Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation (since 2013)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1986)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
    • * Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (since 1987)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Wisconsin – River Falls is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Football (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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